Did The New York Times fall down on use of the word ‘torture’?

New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet last week published a letter to readers about the publication’s change to use the word “torture” to describe “incidents in which we know for sure that interrogators inflicted pain on a prisoner in an effort to get information.” In a blog post, Jay Rosen shares his discussion notes on the topic, which include how you could see the change coming, how “the production of innocence” came into play, and what conditions led to the change.

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