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The Proper Use of Torture

First Sean Hannity called waterboarding to “dunking somebody’s head in water“. Then Charles Grodin went on Hannity’s show and asked him (since Hannity claimed that waterboarding was such a benign thing) would he be waterboarded? Hannity said yes (several times) and said he would do it for charity. Grodin immediately called his bluff and asked Hannity what he was doing the following Sunday.

Then Keith Olbermann got into the act, offering $1000 for every second that Hannity endured waterboarding, and twice that if afterwards he agreed that waterboarding was torture. But in this latest show, Olbermann took the challenge one step further:

Olbermann has found a SERE instructor who not only is willing to waterboard Hannity, but brags:

My point is quite simple: If Sean Hannity allows me to waterboard him, based on the criteria and the guidelines that have come out in these memos, I’m willing to bet that I will be able to coerce Sean Hannity. In fact, I’m even willing to bet that I can get Sean Hannity to say that Countdown with Keith Olbermann is his favorite show.

The gauntlet has been thrown!



  1. Sammy wrote:

    I’ll lay 8 to your 5 that Hannity talks his way out of it with some lame “liability” issue, even though a Playboy journalist didn’t have any such problem. (He figured he could go 15 seconds being waterboarded and lasted about 4.)

    Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 2:57 pm | Permalink
  2. Rich wrote:

    I love it. C’mon Hannity, words are cheap. Step up to the plate. Uh, the board.

    Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 9:58 am | Permalink
  3. Iron Knee wrote:

    Lie down on the board?

    Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 11:12 am | Permalink
  4. Iron Knee wrote:

    Huffington Post has an update on this:

    Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 3:29 pm | Permalink
  5. Kem Cho wrote:

    If KO believes waterboarding is torture, why would he allow his rivals to be waterboarded. Again, he is proving that results justify the means. What an idiot!
    Out to gain PR war. btw, I do not want Hannity or KO. They both make me puke.

    Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

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  2. Political Irony › It’s Torture! on Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 12:46 am

    […] Sean Hannity chickened out on his offer to be waterboarded for charity, but conservative talk show host Erich “Mancow” Muller decided to prove that waterboarding wasn’t torture by submitting to it. I wanted to prove it wasn’t torture. They cut off our heads, we put water on their face … I really thought “I’m going to laugh this off.” […]