Rebecca Tishler: Criticizes headline about CIA director

Published: 5/28/2018 2:07:27 PM
Criticizes headline about CIA director Gina Haspel

I was appalled to see the Gazette’s irresponsible reporting of Gina Haspel’s confirmation as CIA chief on the front page on May 18 (“Haspel becomes 1st female CIA chief”).

The headline frames her confirmation as the “1st female” in her position, as if the confirmation of a war criminal — who refuses to admit that torture is immoral — is some kind of achievement for the feminist movement. It is morally repugnant to elect and then celebrate someone like Haspel, no matter their gender.

Rebecca Tishler


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