A week ago, Sean Hannity of Fox News agreed to do something no intelligent broadcaster would do: after touting torture as simply an "interrogation method," he agreed to guest Charles Grodin's challenge to subject himself to waterboarding, volunteering to do it for charity.
Thank God for Keith Olbermann! Calling Hannity's bluff, Olbermann declared that he would give $1,000 to charity for every second Hannity withstood waterboarding.
The world is waiting, but so far, there has been no response from the Hannity camp.
Malcolm Nance, a former master instructor at chief of training at the U.S. Navy Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape School (SERE) in San Diego described waterboarding in detail in 2007, “In the media, waterboarding is called "simulated drowning," but that's a misnomer. It does not simulate drowning, as the lungs are actually filling with water. There is no way to simulate that. The victim is drowning."
He continued, “Unless you have been strapped down to the board, have endured the agonizing feeling of the water overpowering your gag reflex, and then feel your throat open and allow pint after pint of water to involuntarily fill your lungs, you will not know the meaning of the word. "