Scarborough Takes Bin Laden Movie as Proof Torture Works

"On Monday morning's Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough led a panel discussion of Frank Bruni's New York Times op-ed piece, "Bin Laden, Torture and Hollywood," which is about the depiction of torture in the forthcoming hunt-for-bin Laden film Zero Dark Thirty. In textbook Morning Joe fashion, the assembled panel debated some of the finer points of Bruni's piece, but none of them challenged Scarborough's assertion that the film proves that torture works, and was crucial to the killing of Osama bin Laden, an assertion that the film's screenwriter admits, and that the facts demonstrate, is false."*

Zero Dark Thirty, a movie depicting the hunt for Osama Bin Laden features a scene in which he is being tortured. Joe Scarborough cited this scene as proof that torture is an effective way to deal with suspected terrorists. John McCain disagrees. Cenk Uygur analyzes Scarborough's flawed logic.

*Read more from Tommy Christopher/ Mediaite:
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/joe-scarborough-claims-zero-dark-thirty-torture-scene-true-screenwriter-and-facts-disagree/

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