Torture is Effective

Factually Incorrect Bias   Severe Impact
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Conservative Trope Examples

  • Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
    The movie strongly implies that waterboarding suspects directly led to the eventual hiding spot of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, but in reality bin Laden was eventually found after the C.I.A. tracked down his courier using conventional means.
  • Patriot Games (1992)
    Harrison Ford throws the IRA mole inside the British government down his basement stairs and shoots him in the leg so that he tells him about IRA terrorists coming for his family and British royals.
    Staff Aside
    You can't write many scenarios better justifying torture than to help terrorists from killing your wife and daughter.

How Trope is Biased

Factually Incorrect

  • Torture is not an effective interrogation technique in real-life

Impact of Trope: Severe

Severity: Very High   Prevalence: High