24 and torture. Yes, again.
It's the issue that will not die.
Torture and 24.
Newsweek is the latest to weigh in on the never-ending controversy about 24's portrayal of torture and its impact on real-life interrogators in the field. Even though the show's producers have said they're going to scale back on such scenes (you could've fooled me with the promos for next week with Jack Bauer threatening to remove a Russian official's fingers) the issue continues to be hotly debated.
The Newsweek piece includes an interview with a former U.S. Army specialist about interrogation tactics, as well as a quote from an unnamed Pentagon official saying that he (or she) hasn't heard of allegations regarding U.S. soldiers pretending to be Jack Bauer in interrogation rooms.
Yes, you read that correctly. A Pentagon official is issuing statements about a fictional TV show. Saying that it's not real. Maybe the American Medical Association will soon issue a statement about the real impact of hypothermia to combat the miraculous recovery of Meredith Grey on Grey's Anatomy last week.