Thursday, March 26, 2009

Torture on Television

Once again on Lost last night we saw that torture works as a means of extracting reliable information. 

Experts in information gathering repeatedly tells us that torture is not a way to gather reliable information, and yet TV shows like 24 and Lost continue to show it as a way of finding out the truth. 

In last night's episode, the truth that was found out was so outrageous, no one believed it anyway ... but it was actually the truth. 

I love Lost, so I'm not turning against the show because of this facet of it, but it does continually annoy me that they insist on glorifying the usefulness of torture. 

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