I suffered through roughly four hours of morning punditry yesterday and heard NOT ONE MENTION of the New York Times story which revealed the existence of a classified Presidential Directive authorizing torture rendition.
The impact of this story is enormous. The Bush administration has pledged in every forum available that they do not condone torture. We all know the truth, but information regarding this directive proves that they are liars, perjurers, and criminals. Say nothing of the fact that they've embarrassed us all.
And now, the mainstream media have become accomplices.
(I want my four hours of life back. Pay up, Russert. The only mention or use of the word "rendition" in this context came from Dave Foley, of all people, on Real Time with Bill Maher Friday night prior to the NY Times breaking the directive story.)