The NYT And “Torture” Ctd

A good sign from today's Charlie Savage piece:

Mr. Obama’s increased unilateralism in domestic policy has relied on a different form of executive power than the sort that had led to heated debates during his predecessor’s administration: Mr. Bush’s frequent assertion of a right to override statutes on matters like surveillance and torture.

The trouble, of course, is that this only confirms the original diagnosis. The NYT was in thrall to power, not truth, under the Bush administration. Now that administration is over, it need not euphemize the obvious.