An unfortunate graphic made its way across the screens of MSNBC viewers today. While attempting a neutral run-down on Trump’s newly-named CIA director, Gina Haspel, the reliably liberal network made a necessary reference to Haspel’s tenure as head of a CIA torture black site in Thailand: Originally noted by The Intercept‘s Elise Swain, here’s how MSNBC referred to Haspel’s moral, ethical and legal failure:
Ran the CIA’s first overseas detention site in Thailand, where she oversaw the rough interrogation of detainees.That’s an interesting way of describing what happened at the “Cat’s Eye” black site in Thailand. While Chief of Base, Haspel oversaw the torture and interrogation of various detainees, including Abu Zubaydah, who was infamously waterboarded 83 times until he quite literally lost his mind. Haspel frequently watched as the waterboarding occurred and once remarked, “Good job! I like the way you’re drooling; it Continue reading "MSNBC Calls Illegal Torture Program Overseen by Trump’s New CIA Head ‘Rough Interrogations’"