"The New York Times' editorial policy — it cannot be 'torture' if the United States does it — obfuscates the truth and actively bolsters government propaganda," says Glen Greenwald. "Many of the same tactics used by the U.S. are magically transformed into unambiguous 'torture' when used by China, notwithstanding the categorical denials by the Chinese Government that the tactics they use never rise to the level of 'torture'. Torture, by definition, is something U.S. officials do not authorize; it's only what those Evil Other Governments do. That's the propagandistic message delivered over and over to Americans not only by the government officials who did it, but by The New York Times as well."