Torture doc starts airing

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The doc Torturing Democracy is bubbling into the news again. AU media associate prof Rick Rockwell, writing on the blog iVory Towerz, says Maryland’s MPT has run the documentary, “but only a few weeks before the new Obama administration takes office.” By showing the doc, which deals with torture in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay, “this late in the Bush years also gives the program more the ring of history rather than a documentary about a current topic.” Dozens of stations aired the show last year before this week’s scheduled PBS airing.

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