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Commentary: Selective Release of White House Documents

NPR's Daniel Schorr, senior news analyst, says that the net effect of the selective release of documents relating to prisoner abuse is to maintain "presidential deniability" -- that is, to suggest that however punitive Attorney General John Ashcroft may be, President Bush viewed these issues in humane terms.

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Daniel Schorr passed away on Friday, July 23, 2010. See an obituary, photo gallery and an archive of Schorr's commentaries for NPR.