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My View: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Shows Torture Playing Key Role in Getting bin Laden

Opinions are like…

Sadly, just an opinion of other people’s opinions. (1) I can watch this film and form my own opinion. (2) I can go to my local coffee shop or pub to get an opinion—i.e., I don’t need to waste my time reading Greg Mitchell’s opinion of opinions. (3) I think journalism’s goal is to get to truth. I suggest Mr. Mitchell try a Google search on “FBI agent interrogation,” just for starters. Or read some of the other Nation writers. Yes, I’m suggesting a little research before writing an article.

I hope this isn’t a trend in Nation articles. Careful, trust is hard to gain and easy to lose. I was going to read some of Mr. Mitchell’s books. The titles sound interesting, but now I suspect he doesn’t do the hard work (research and search for the truth), so why should I bother to read (let alone pay) to read his opinions (even if they are his opinions of others’ opinions)?

Brandon Fouts

Bainbridge Island, WA

Dec 13 2012 - 9:36pm