December 10, 2014 9:30 pm -

There is nothing wrong with torture, it seems, except the word itself. At least that is what’s implied by a brazen attempt by an unidentified Congressional staffer to change the Wikipedia page on the CIA Torture Report. This is not the first time someone in the Capitol has been caught trying to manipulate facts on the popular reference website. I guess some in Washington simply can’t handle the truth … being on Wikipedia.


[su_center_ad]An anonymous Wikipedia user from an IP address that is registered to United States Senate has tried, and failed, to remove a phrase with the word “torture” from the website’s article on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s blockbuster CIA torture report. The unknown individual has attempted on at least two occasions — first on Dec. 9 and then on Dec. 10 — to remove a line describing the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques as “a euphemism for torture.” [su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

21 responses to Senate Staffer Tries To Remove ‘Torture’ From Wikipedia Page On Torture Report

  1. Obewon December 10th, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    How many of the 45 unidentified repub Senator staffers work for GOP Senators thinking they’re running for POTUS?

    Ted Cruz is the top TX GOP dingaling who thinks this helps cleanup his TX image. Runners up: Marco Rubio dimmest pretend candidate & never gonna ballot Rand Paul.

    • rg9rts December 11th, 2014 at 1:47 am

      All of them have their tickets to the clown car too

  2. Mike December 10th, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    How long is the public going to tolerate this horse s**t from our Govt? Bush and Cheney need to be indicted yesterday.

  3. baddog December 10th, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Sign the petition to ‘Indict George W. Bush and Dick Cheney’

  4. shocktreatment December 10th, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Such dishonest idiocy seems to be part of the new playbook, . Remember when Virginia’s legislature commissioned a $50,000 study to determine the impacts of climate change on the state’s shore, but ordered words like “climate change” and “sea level rise” be omitted from the study’s text?

  5. searambler December 10th, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    America tortures its enemies. It’s an absolute fact. Making us no better than them. Moral high ground? No fcking way, not anymore. Any enemy of ours who also uses torture can point to us and say ‘See? We’re no different from the Americans.’

    Thanks, GW. Thanks, Cheney. Thanks, Rummy. Thanks, Condi. You’ve made Americans around the world less safe because of your actions. How patriotic of you………

    • burqa December 10th, 2014 at 10:51 pm

      Past tense.
      Without the legal opinions that gave cover to it, anyone torturing a prisoner is liable to be prosecuted and sent to prison for a long time.
      One thing the CIA and military have learned is to make damned sure they have legal cover as well as written memos and such to be sure that those ordering this stuff are also liable.
      It’s over.

      • searambler December 11th, 2014 at 7:05 pm

        I fervently hope you’re right.

  6. burqa December 10th, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Identify the staffer.

  7. red-diaper-baby 1942 December 11th, 2014 at 1:08 am

    Shades of George Orwell and the Ministry of Truth!

    • OldLefty December 11th, 2014 at 7:21 am

      Shades of George Orwell and the Ministry of Truth!



      Rep. Mo Brooks Magically Turns Reagan’s Amnesty Into Clinton’s

      Transcript, from Chris Hayes;

      HAYES: When President Reagan granted deferred action to 200,000 people from El Salvador that had come here illegally, was he breaking the law in the same way?

      BROOKS: I have not seen the facts and circumstances —

      HAYES: But that would seem to be granting deferred action to people who come, wouldn’t it?

      BROOKS: Again, I have not examined what Bill Clinton did. This is a very serious —

      HAYES: No, no, no, I’m sorry but President Reagan. President Ronald Reagan.

      BROOKS: The individual facts are important, the mental intent of the actor, in that case, Bill Clinton, now Barack Obama. Those factors are important. Causation is very important. So there are a lot of things you have to look at before you pass judgment.

      CHUCK TODD: Very quickly on immigration. If the president goes through with his executive action, do you think Republicans and Capitol Hill ought to use even the power of shutting down the government to stop him from doing it?

      GOV. BOBBY JINDAL: Two things. I don’t think the president should shut down the government to try to break the Constitution. The reality is this. I do think the–

      CHUCK TODD: You think the president would be shutting down the government?

      GOV. BOBBY JINDAL: Oh, absolutely.

      CHUCK TODD: So you do want Republicans to fight him on this to the point that it could shut down the government?

      GOV. BOBBY JINDAL: Absolute– I don’t think the president should shut down the government.

      CHUCK TODD: But you’re twisting my question.

      GOV. BOBBY JINDAL: But wait, wait.

      CHUCK TODD: That means you want that kind of showdown?

      GOV. BOBBY JINDAL: Let’s step back and understand what we’re talking about. So the president said, “I want to break the law.” He purposely said I’m going to wait till after the election, because I know it’s not going to be popular to grant amnesty to millions of folks here that are here illegally. We had an election. He said his policies were on the ballot.

      Guess that’s what Bush meant by,

      “See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.” —President George W. Bush, Greece, N.Y., May 24, 2005

      Based upon;
      Persistence of Myths Could Alter Public Policy Approach

      “When University of Michigan social psychologist Norbert Schwarz had volunteers read the CDC flier, however, he found that within 30 minutes, older people misremembered 28 percent of the false statements as true. Three days later, they remembered 40 percent of the myths as factual.

      Younger people did better at first, but three days later they made as many errors as older people did after 30 minutes. Most troubling was that people of all ages now felt that the source of their false beliefs was the respected CDC.”

      Why do you think that Gingrich put so much effort into his 1996 GOPAC Memo, Language; A Key Mechanism of Control?

  8. rg9rts December 11th, 2014 at 1:46 am

    Anybets it was a gopee staffer…from Texas …where they rewrite history as they remember it.

    • allison1050 December 11th, 2014 at 7:37 am

      Flo ri duh??

      • rg9rts December 11th, 2014 at 8:11 am

        Another option for sure in the running

        • allison1050 December 11th, 2014 at 8:14 am

          mos def

  9. granpa.usthai December 11th, 2014 at 2:24 am

    well my goodness, if there’s nothing wrong with it, why try changing it?

    that don’t make no sense.

  10. Hirightnow December 11th, 2014 at 4:51 am

    Eventually, they’ll learn what the internet is…

    • allison1050 December 11th, 2014 at 7:36 am

      I wouldn’t put money on that 1.

  11. Suzanne McFly December 11th, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Well it is obvious they are trying to remove torture from all vocab pertaining to actions taken after 9/11. I have seen multiple people being interviewed and after every other word they would interject the phrase enhanced interrogation techniques. And they all just love to claim how much better the EIT is better than Obama’s drone usage, as if bush didn’t use drones.

    • allison1050 December 11th, 2014 at 7:36 am

      Thank you!

  12. fancypants December 11th, 2014 at 9:09 am

    the internet seems easy Wait until they have to hit all the library books Now that’s going to require a lot of help