Waterboarded Mancow Weighs in on Torture, Keith Olbermann, Sean Hannity

It’s official: Kansas City export Erich Mancow Muller is back on top…

Two years ago the Chicago-based, syndicated radio shock jock-turned-issue oriented talk show host took a major hit. Dropped by his Windy City home base and off local airwaves there for better than a year found him in a rough patch.

Now erase, erase…

Because last fall Mancow mounted a historic comeback on Chicago superstation WLS and he’s been kicking butt and taking names ever since.

Which brings us to last Friday when a skeptical Mancow submitted to an on-air waterboarding.

Not a mere stunt, mind you – this was the real deal.

“When I was living in Raytown there was a deep part of the river down there and I went in the water and I drowned,” Mancow says. “And some construction workers pulled me out and I had to be revived. So as a man who has drowned, I have a unique perspective.”

How do waterboarding and drowning differ?

“This wasn’t like drowning,” Mancow says. “It’s a lot worse. It was like having my brain unplugged. And by the way, I went into this laughing. But I felt like I was going to die. I had chest pains. My wife and I got down on our knees (later) and prayed that I would live.”

Mancow’s boarding landed him on three straight MSNBC Keith Olbermann shows – last Friday, the day of the waterboarding, Tuesday and yesterday.

“Look, I don’t want to be used as a tool against the military,” Mancow says. “The three men the military waterboarded they got great information from – they were doing it to save lives- so I would say go ahead.”

The bottom line on waterboarding after undergoing it: “Yes, I think it’s torture, but I don’t know if I care,” Mancow says. “Would I do it to save my daughter or your daughters’ lives? Absolutely.”

The event drew Mancow into an ongoing debate between Olbermann and Fox News Sean Hannity. Olbermann contends waterboarding is torture and Hannity has insisted that it is not.

Going in, Mancow was with Hannity’s. No mas.

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11 Responses to Waterboarded Mancow Weighs in on Torture, Keith Olbermann, Sean Hannity

  1. Anonymous says:

    John Utah
    not even mancow being waterboarded ON olbermann’s show would get me to watch msnbc. check the ratings. I’m not alone.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Jason blogz
    Sean Hannity needs to follow through with what he promised he was going to do and help raise money for charity. Oh yeah, and be waterboarded. Keep in mind, it’s not like he offered up to do it for nothing, he said he’d do it for our troops, for charity. I’ve created a petition for people to go to and sign to help encourage Hannity. You can get the link at http://jasonblogz.com/?p=282

  3. Anonymous says:

    FYI Olbermann paid ten grand to Mancow’s charity and withdrew his offer to donate it to Hannity’s charity if he submitted to being waterboarded. So that ship has sailed.
    It is my understanding that MSNBC’s ratings and Olbermann’s in particular have been on the rise and Fox’s on the wain. I’ll look into it and report back.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The Donger
    Keith Olbermann is a tool. The only thing that sucks more than him are his ratings. If NBC wasn’t so in love with the left, he would of been gone a long time ago and co-hosting The Lighter Side of Sports with Kurt Rambis.

  5. Anonymous says:

    MSNBC on Lifesupport
    If it were possible, the GE board should be sued by the stockholders (I’m one) for keeping MSNBC on the air. How many millions has this dreadful ‘news’ channel lost in the last 10 years?

    The whole Obermann/Chris Mathews garbage during the election was pathetic – Mathews was practically humping Obama. There is no more objective journalism left in this country, from either side.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Mancow quote:

  7. Anonymous says:

    Last evening our night watchman Cajun Boy reported that Chicago radio talker Erich “Mancow” Muller may have faked his waterboarding for publicity. We talked to both Muller and his waterboarder this morning, and the whole thing is a farce. Muller wasn’t waterboarded.

    “We went into this thinking it was going to be a joke,” Muller said very quickly when we called him. “But it was not a joke

  8. Anonymous says:

    If only the press would put as much effort into investigating REAL waterboarding instead of trying to debunk a stunt by a worthless drive-time radio DJ. Yes, it’s possible that it was staged for publicity (the video sure seems like Mancow wasn’t put under duress for more than about 4 seconds) – Mancow’s whole career has been about shameless self-promotion… but so what?

    Does the “expert” opinion of Mancow hold more weight than ACTUAL INTERROGATORS or people like Jesse Ventura who was in the military and underwent SERE training?

    Don’t listen to celebrities, don’t listen to chickenhawks like Limbaugh, Cheney and Gingrich who talk tough, but ducked their own chances for military service – listen to experts who back up their talk with facts.

  9. Anonymous says:

    “Not a mere stunt, mind you – this was the real deal.”

    Great job checking this one out, Hearne. That there is some solid journalism.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Hipity Hop
    By Mancow Muller May 29, 2008

    I am not a magician. Many news cameras were there!

    Obviously, it was on the radio and I wasn

  11. Anonymous says:

    I know the difference, Hearne. Not clear that you do. Is this the reason your peers at the Star had no respect for you?

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