April 24, 2009

Shep Smith Hates Torture

At the risk of getting thrown off of LOA, let me say that I enjoy Shep Smith. Dude flies off the handle from time to time, and is prone to bloopers. I imagine if Fox News subscribed to Shep's moral prohibition on torture, we'd see a lot less of Glenn Beck.


Manny said...

That made my day.
"I'm not trying to say whether torture is right or wrong."
"There are two schools of thought to whether it was effective or not."
"It doesn't matter, we don't do it."

That is the point. It might be effective. Cutting someone's limbs off one at a time is effective in getting them to tell you shit. Shooting family members in succession is an effective way to get people to confess. But we don't do that.

FOX News... wonderful.

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Snickerdoodles McPoppycock said...

Yeah, I've seen a few different clips of this dude acting more more like a humanoid with rational thought than anyone on Fox News. Although... It's kind of a sad state of affairs when objecting to torturing another human being, who hasn't even gotten a fair trial is a praiseworthy event. The bar for American civility has been set pretty low in recent years. Actually, it's probably been that low since the beginning.