Calling the Manatee’s Bluff

Prodded by Charles Grodin, the other day Sean Hannity flippantly agreed to subject himself to waterboarding to benefit a charity for the families of U.S. soldiers. Last night, Keith Olbermann called his bluff and announced that he’s willing to pay $1,000 to charity for every second that the Fox News blowhard undergoes what many consider torture. “This is serious stuff. Put your money where your mouth is, and your nose,” said Olbermann.

“What a breakthrough it would be if, by having reality literally forced upon him, a buffoon like Hannity were to realize the deadly seriousness of this. The searing truth: that the moment of torture automatically makes the presumed bad guy recipient the victim, and makes the torturer into the evildoer.” Indeed.

I would be amazed if Hannity actually goes through with this.

Update: And speaking of torture, here’s a message from Satan.


10 Replies to “Calling the Manatee’s Bluff”

  1. The torturing of Hannity should come with the expectation that it will provide useful intelligence…say an admission that Hannity knows that FoxNews is nothing but a corporate propaganda agency and not a news network.

    If that happens, I’ll be ready to admit that torture *does* work.

  2. Good. I hope he does this. And it’s made as real as possible. This includes not being told when or how the torture will come about. Men with guns will come to his house or his work place, at a random point in time, and violently hood, gag, and shackle him before they drag him off. Then they can deprive him of time references to get him nicely bewildered and terrified. Finally, at some point, probably long after Mr. Hannity began sobbing and shivering on the cold wet concrete floor they sprayed with freezing water to clean up his fear-faeces, they’ll take him away to be waterboarded. And once they’re through, gag, hood and shackle him again and dump him back in the Fox studio to talk about his experiences.

  3. I have to wonder if Olbermann would take a bet for $1000 a second that he clings to the outside of a 110 story sky-scraper while an inferno raged inside?

  4. Hey, a waterboarding party to include the bunch – Limbaugh, O’Reilly, Beck, etc.

    I would even break my diet and make a huge bowl of popcorn for that.

  5. Hey Dad: So are you saying because there were those who soiled themselves so profusely because of 9/11 that it’s OK to shred the constitution and commit war crimes? Remember too that we (the US) have prosecuted those who have done the exact thing that we’re discussing.

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