Our Designated Killers

'Where Is the Outrage?'

There have been no full-scale investigations of the CIA's torturing of prisoners in secret interrogation centers on our military bases.

Dana Priest was one of the reporters who broke the torture story in the December 26 Washington Post. Recently, I asked her why there's been so little follow-up in the rest of the media. "It's hard," she said, "to keep a story going when there's no outrage, as in Congress"—where there have been no calls for hearings. Moreover, as Daniel Ellsberg told Editor & Publisher (January 27), "People in newspapers are reluctant to build on or give credit to someone else's scoop."

The ungenerous free press—handmaidens to the Bush administration's alternative legal system and shadow Constitution!

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