So now, line up MSNBC along with News Corp, Channel 4 and the like because this time they seem to be headed all the way in that direction. A proposed stunt masked as Current News reporting uses the latest buzzwords of 'Waterboarding' and 'Torture' to double tag-team Keith Olbermann with Fox News' Sean Hannity against the sensibilities of viewers like us. Reality TV now takes on the News, but who will win remains to be seen......
Jason Linkins of The Huffington Post reported on April 22 that actor Charles Grodin offered up his usual dose of guest sarcasm, this time aimed at Fox News host Sean Hannity, during which the two reached this somewhat 'golden moment' in Television :
HANNITY: I am for enhanced interrogation.GRODIN: You don't believe it's torture. Have you ever been waterboarded?
HANNITY: No, but Ollie North has.GRODIN: Would you consent to be waterboarded? We can waterboard you?
HANNITY: Sure.GRODIN: Are you busy on Sunday?
HANNITY: I'll do it for charity. I'll let you do it. I'll do it for the troops' families.
From there, Olbermann laid out his offer: "For every second you last, a thousand dollars -- live or on tape, provided other networks' cameras are there. A thousand dollars a second, Sean, because this is no game. This is serious stuff. Put your money where your mouth is, and your nose. Oh, and I'll double it when you admit you feared for your life, when you admit the horrible truth -- waterboarding, the symbol of the last administration, is torture."
If there's a way to put reigning media darling Susan Boyle on the cover of Popular Mechanics, I think they'll do it !
To see how twisted the whole thing is getting, check out the LEGO recreations of Waterboarding and other torture-related incidents in American prisons, as seen on Legofesto's Flickr Photostream. He's been keeping track long before Obama became a contender for the White House.