ripped from the headlines

Jessica Clark

Watching "Law and Order: Criminal Intent"--a doctor who helped to torture victims at Guantanamo is now confessing that applying those torture techniques to a patient turned him into a killer. From the mouths of cops: "torture changed him."A sharp contrast to "Law & Order" shows a few years ago, which depicted anti-war journalists as cynical and unpatriotic manipulators, and Muslim families as oppressive and immoral.A hopeful sign? Or just market forces at work?

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Jessica Clark is a writer, editor and researcher, with more than 15 years of experience spanning commercial, educational, independent and public media production. Currently she is the Research Director for American University’s Center for Social Media. She also writes a monthly column for PBS’ MediaShift on new directions in public media. She is the author, with Tracy Van Slyke, of Beyond the Echo Chamber: Reshaping Politics Through Networked Progressive Media (2010, New Press).
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