Teenagers now look favorably on torture because the media taught them it was morally acceptable


Over at the Daily Beast, Daniel Stone dives into a study on torture conducted by the American Red Cross, reports the Huffington Post. “Americans’ opinions on torture seem to have fractured,” the report said, “largely on generational lines.”

So, who are the biggest supporters of torture? “A surprising majority — almost 60 percent — of American teenagers thought things like water-boarding or sleep deprivation are sometimes acceptable,” the study found. Overall, teens are “significantly more in favor of torture than older adults.”

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