Marty Lederman asks:
Marty Lederman: Today's New York Times story about the arraignment of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed concludes with this sentence: "C.I.A. officials have said that Mr. Mohammed was one of three detainees who were subjected to the simulated-drowning technique known as waterboarding during interrogation, which is described by some as torture." If the Attorney General insisted that the sun rises in the west, would the New York Times treat it as a contested question?
The New York Times death spiral continues.