Saturday, May 30, 2009

Mancow: My Waterboarding Was NOT a Hoax

For a conservative talk show host who would readily state (and has) that he wouldn't agree with much of Keith Olbermann's opinions (and vice versa), Erich "Mancow" Muller has been spending a lot of time on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann." He appeared again Friday to address rumors that the waterboarding he underwent to see whether the technique was constituted torture was a hoax. While he admitted it was a "stupid radio stunt," he said that the events in the demonstration were in fact real.

Let's use some common sense here: if Mancow, a conservative, was perpetrating a hoax, why would he call it torture? Calling it torture just fuels the arguments from the left, not the right-wing. Using common sense, therefore, there's no reason to believe he was lying and that, in fact, he felt the waterboarding was torture.

Remember also that Vanity Fair writer Christopher Hitchens tried the same "test" last year and concluded:
"Well, then, if waterboarding does not constitute torture, then there is no such thing as torture."
As Mancow said:
I'll tell you how sick this is. This is an awful analogy but it's all I can come up with. It's like saying that Mike Tyson's daughter didn't really hang herself because she wasn't in the gallows, she didn't ghave the official rope, it wasn't official. [...] There's dark forces behind this; I really believe this. Forget the truth. A lot of people, Democrat and Republican alike, have banked on this not being torture.
Watch Olbermann's commentary, as well as Mancow's response:

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1 comment:

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The guy is absolutely fair, and there is no suspicion.