by Dee Newman
It has been nearly a month since the right-wing torture-apologist for Fox News, Sean Hannity, agreed to be waterboarded for charity, claiming “it is not torture.”
Despite the fact that Keith Olbermann from MSNBC’s Countdown offered to give $1000 to a charity for our troops for every second Hannity lasted, the cowardly conservative refused to live up to his feign bravado.
In Hannity’s absence, Chicago radio host, Erich "Mancow" Muller, decided he would prove that waterboardering wasn't torture.
As you will see from the video below, it did not quite turn out the way “Mancow” had expected. In fact, he lasted no more than six or seven seconds, declaring that it was “worse than I thought it would be, and that's no joke!"
He went on to tell his listeners, "It is such an odd feeling to have water poured down your nose with your head back . . . It was instantaneous . . . and I don't want to say this: [it's] ABSOLUTELY TORTURE!"
Last night on Countdown, Keith Olbermann told his audience:
Mancow Muller had the guts to put his mouth where his mouth was, and the guts to admit he was dead wrong. As you saw, he not only said it is torture, but that he had nearly drowned as a boy, and it is drowning, and that he would have admitted to anything to make it stop.
So the offer to the coward Hannity — a thousand dollars a second he lasted on the waterboard — is withdrawn.
And to Mr. Muller, whose station’s publicity person contacted us yesterday saying she’d heard I’d offered ten thousand dollars to anybody who would do what he did –
You got it. Ten thousand dollars to the military-families charity of the man who did the waterboarding, Veterans Of Valor.
As to Hannity, you are now unnecessary.