Torture Does Not Work Proofs John Oliver On His Latest HBO Show

Posted: Jun 15 2015, 6:14am CDT | by , in News | Latest TV News


Torture Does Not Work Proofs John Oliver on His Latest HBO Show

Sunday's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver tackled the topic of Torture. This episode is again a master piece on investigative satire. Watching it is no torture at all.

John Oliver investigates the US practice of torture triggered by the release of the US Senate Torture Report revealed horrifying details of America's interrogation program. HBO's Last Week Tonight got the actual Helen Mirren to read from the report. 

One of the disgusting torture methods detailed in the report is rectal rehydration. Pureed food was fed detainees through their rectum. It sounds not so bad when Hellen Mirren reads it. Oliver makes the case that torture does not work. It works in movies and TV shows like 24. Jack Bauer's solution is in most cases torture. In the real world torture is not leading to usable information. 

The report shows a short sequence of an interrogation specialist how to get information from a detainee and its more NCIS: Los Angeles Boathouse style. Watch the very educational and revealing episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver below. Education about torture is absolutely necessary when even a supreme court justice believes that torture works, just because it works for Jack Bauer on 24. A majority of Americans believes that too according to a survey. Hollywood is mostly to blame for it, but also some politicians argue that it works, when it clearly does not.

Last Week Tonight airs on HBO Sundays at 11pm.

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