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But even news coverage that strives to be unbiased cannot be completely objective. When the torture scandal at Abu Ghraib hit the news, officials in the Bush adminis- tration claimed it was the work of a few bad apples, but skeptics dug deeper and came up with the Justice Department's interpretation of existing laws banning torture abroad (posted.