Olbermann offers Hannity $1,000 per second to be waterboarded.

April 23, 2009 | By | 4 Replies More

Hannity mouthed off and Olberman called him on it. Now we’ll watch as Hannity tries to figure out how to get out of keeping his promise.

Consider that Christopher Hitchens actually subjected himself to the process, giving him credibility when commenting on waterboarding.  Unlike the detainees, Hitchens knew the entire time that he had the power to immediately stop the process .  He lasted about 15 seconds.


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    Sean Hannity is afraid to even raise the issue of waterboarding anymore.

    Instead, he's attacking President Obama for using dijon mustard on his hamburger. http://gawker.com/5244126/obama-orders-burger-wit

  2. Erich Vieth says:

    Conservative radio personality Mancow Muller decided to undergo waterboarding to prove to himself and the world that it is not torture. The result: He lasted only a few seconds and he concluded that it WAS torture.

    We must keep in mind that Muller and Hitchens knew that they could stop the terror any time they wanted. They were not restrained. Compare that with what the United States did to its prisoners, who were restrained, uninformed and not knowing whether they would be killed in the process every time they were hauled out for another round of waterboarding. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/22/mancow-w

  3. Qaz says:

    I, for one, wanted to clearly hear the dialog and focus on every detail of this process. The video producer went berzerk with background music, for dramatic "effect". This demo is all ready quite dramtatic. This video is for torture evaluation, not "feel good" entertainment. The sound effect music is a distraction.

  4. Qaz says:

    Waterboarding, dragged into the open, is now available for clinical assessments and emulations by viewers worldwide. Can there be any doubt that waterboarding shall be a "no-cost" tool of choice (leaving scant evidence against perpetrators) henceforth, in unlimited applications? As long as videos remain on the web showing heads being severed (a "slow" 35-60 sec. process, right?), so shall waterboarding videos, for permanent reference, by those preparing to employ the process. This video fails to caution on the necessity for use of a (200-$400) pulse oximeter,the hazards of cardiac arrest, and the necessity for standby medics (proficient in CPR, with a defibrillator).

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