Will Hannity be Waterboarded?

Friday, April 24, 2009

In an interview with Charles Groddin on 4/22/09 Sean Hannity stated that he would be willing to be water boarded for charity. Last night, Keith Olbermann threw down the gauntlet and offered to pay $1,000 for every second Hannity was water boarded. This is leading many to ask the question, will Hannity be water boarded? The question I would raise is what’s the down side?

Hannity has the chance to prove his point on enhanced interrogation, expose the left as hypocrites, while supporting the troops all in a single act. No doubt Sean would raise serious bucks for charity from Olbermann and others if the challenge was taken. I wouldn’t be surprised if Obama or at least Rahm Emmanuel would chip in a dime or two. A stunt like this would show very serious support for our troops, many who have suffered worse from the war. As well as show support for a technique that has helped save some of their lives.

Meanwhile, Olbermann and those of his ilk would be exposed as the haters they truly are. Olbermann explicitly wants video footage of the event as a condition of the charity. The reason for this is obvious. No doubt a video of Hannity being water boarded would provide hours of enjoyment for those who would rather see and degrade a well known conservative by water boarding for charity, than to use the technique on a psychopathic killer for the purpose of saving lives.

Yes, the duplicity of the far left is never ending. As Olbermann pointed out, water boarding is serious. So tell me who's sicker? The one who offers to be water boarded for charity, or the one who wants to pay and video tape it?


Devrim said...

Correct me if I am wrong, but Hannity offered to be water boarded as long as Olberman pays per second, and all proceeds go to charity.

So, Hannity isn't going to make an extra dime out of this (maybe apart from the increased ratings). Olbermann needs to take this challenge up; just for the sake of being "fair and balanced", and O'Reilly, Van'Susteren, Cavuto should join in the effort.

P.S. The monies contributed by Olberman should not be tax deductible.

April 24, 2009 at 4:02 PM


Not quite. Hannity said he would be waterboarded for charity on his show. Olbermann said that for every second Hannity was waterboarded he would donate $1,000.

April 24, 2009 at 4:28 PM
Devrim said...

I had to re-read the whole article again, I am with Hannity on this one, especially after Olberman threw in the gauntlet.

I had been egged, pied, dunked in Jello to raise a couple bucks. If it is going to raise $1000 per second, as long as the money goes to the charity of my choosing, I'll submit myself to water boarding. Olberman wants to video tape it, go ahead, nothing wrong with pay to play there but as I said, any contributions Olberman makes, are non-tax deductible.

April 24, 2009 at 9:33 PM
Devrim said...

BTW I asked tL, it is just fair for me to ask you, what do you weigh ? Cause there is that study that came out of England saying if you are a fatso, you are contributing to global warming therefore your ass is very taxable, we just can't decide if we should tax according to a linear or geometric model.

April 24, 2009 at 9:40 PM
The Law said...

Olbermann is egging on Hannity because he is the most ridiculous person on TV. All talk and propoganda, and no bite.

When Palin was runnign for VP, she pledged to support children with special needs, but refused to donate money to the special olympics (which is also questionable because her own child has special needs). For every blantant lie she told on the campaign trail (pretty much the "thanks, but no thanks" bit) he donated $1000 to the special olympics... wound up being something to the effect of $12,000. He did this to point out her hypocracy, and he's doing the same to Hannity. Hannity is mocking torture an you're blaming Olbermann for calling him out on it?! I know we come from different sides of the political landscape but let us not allow our ideologies to cloud our sense of what is right and wrong.

April 28, 2009 at 1:59 PM


I almost missed your post here.

You are missing my point here. It's a no win for Olbermann. If water boarding is torture and torture equals immorality and Olbermann believes this and offers to pay to have someone tortured? What does that say about Olbermann?

By all means, I think Hannity should have been called out on this and as I pointed out, he should go through with it.

My point is, I expect people to practice what they preach. In my opinion, Hannity is indictable for not taking the challenge, but Olbermann is just as indictable for making it.

I know you are very passionate about this subject, but be honest with the ramifications of the stance you take. If water boarding is torture, it means that it is cruel to do to terrorist prisoners, but also wrong to do to conservatives. Once again, I'm calling them both out.

April 28, 2009 at 10:24 PM
The Law said...

My apologies =) Now that we're on the same page I definitely see where you're coming from, and can agree with that.

April 29, 2009 at 12:08 AM

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