A reader writes:

I was listening to “Here and Now” on NPR [yesterday] afternoon. There was a story about a Guantanamo detainee named Mohammad Jawal, and my jaw dropped when host Robin Young said, “Previous attempts at trying Jawal failed when judges threw out evidence obtained under torture.” Yes, she actually said the word which must never be spoken.  It’s even in black and white on their website.

I’m going to write the NPR ombudsman and complain about this blatant violation of NPR policy. How dare she use the English language properly!

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