Shoe-thrower tortured?

We hope it's just bad reporting. It's a total outrage if it's true.

Published December 15, 2008 10:36PM (EST)

I sincerely hope this is bad reporting.

No matter what kind of stunt Iraqi TV reporter Muntader al-Zaidi pulled, the idea that he'd be tortured for this is simply outrageous.

By Thomas Schaller

Thomas F. Schaller is professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the author of "Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South." Follow him @schaller67.

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