Euphemisms for torture

The US establishment media such as the New York Times becomes very coy about using the word torture to describe acts by its own government (such as waterboarding) that it did not hesitate to use when those same acts were used by other governments, preferring convoluted locutions such as ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’.

Simon Owens at TNW Media points to an enterprising person who has decided to help the NYT out of the difficulty of finding new euphemisms by creating a ‘New York Times Torture Euphemism Generator‘.

Now anyone can be as solicitous to the sensitivities of the US government as the New York Times!

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