Last week, actor Charles Grodin was on Sean Hannity’s show on the “Faux” News Channel. The conversation was brought up about waterboarding, which is the practice of simulated drowning.
Hannity (shown above) replied that he didn’t believe was torture. Grodin then asked, “We can waterboard you?” Hannity replied, “Sure…I’ll do it for charity. I’ll let you do it.”
Immediately, MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann offered to give $1,000 to military families for every second of waterboarding Hannity could withstand. “And I’ll double it, when you admit you feared for your life,” he said on his “Countdown” show. Hannity later back down from the challenge.
Which leads me to believe that Hannity’s show isn’t news, but entertainment. That it’s, in fact, nothing but a Hollywood spectacle.
If I had the money, I’d raise the anty up a notch. I’d torture Hannity into saying, “I’m a little pussy willow!” Or even worse, I’d tell him to say, “Rupert Murdock is a one-eyed, one-legged pirate with a parrot on his back!” (Which is true, minus the parrot!)
Hannity needs to prove to his fans that waterboarding really isn’t torture. If he has any guts (Most conservatives are gutless cowards, anyway.), prove to the world the technique isn’t a big deal.
What does he have to lose, his credibility? Not that he has any!