Tag Archives: Christopher Hitchens

But why are we only testing water-boarding?

Christopher Hitchens tried it almost a year ago and lasted all of a few seconds. Now, right-wing radio host Erich “Mancow” Muller has done so again, fared no better, and come to the same conclusion: Yes, waterboarding is torture. Sure, in the context of the debate in the United States over the interrogation techniques adopted…

Believe him, this is ‘Experiential Journalism’

“Experiential journalism” is a word that trips off the tongues of many Indian newspaper managers. Don’t just tell the story, bring alive the event “experientially” by becoming “a protagonist rather than a mere reporter”, they write in their jargon-filled memos to editors. By this, the manager really means snap a few pictures of some havaldar…