Chris Wallace, Torture Defender

by Andrew

They really are coming out of the woodwork now. Here is Chris Wallace signing off on a segment today, effectively dismissing moral and ethical and practical objections to torturing human beings. I always thought that the role of a moderator on these things was to remain in some sense neutral. But Wallace is clearly a Cheneyite, a believer in torture, and the dispensability of the rule of law when Republican presidents have a chance to torture terror suspects at will. As Media Matters notes, he also stated last week that on waterboarding, that "I'm with Jack Bauer on this." Jack Bauer is a fictional character.

For my analysis of Wallace's joke of an interview, see here and here. His advocacy of torture as an allegedly neutral journalist is a disgrace.