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  •  does keith now get that the hannity WB is stunt (3+ / 0-)
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    GN1927, drational, Lady Libertine

    with no value? turley talks about similar situation and the big difference where person knows they won't be killed or faux torture in training.

    Add in fact that WB was not done in isolation but as part of combo torture package.

    Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Mohandas K. Gandhi

    by Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse on Tue Apr 28, 2009 at 07:40:48 AM PDT

    •  I think Keith is right on this issue. (2+ / 0-)
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      Rita in DC, GN1927

      Hannity was shooting off his mouth, saying waterboarding isn't a big deal, that he would be fine with it.

      If nobody called him on it, his viewers would be strutting around forever, saying "Hey, it's not a big thing - Sean Hannity offered to be waterboarded!"

      It IS a big deal.  It is NOT a joke... and it is not a damned game.  It is TORTURE, and we have prosecuted others for doing it.

      Hannity doesn't get to shoot his mouth off on national television and not get called out.

      He won't do it.  He's too cowardly.  He'll pretend he never said it, that he doesn't hear Keith talking about it, and he will lose credibility - and so will the idea that waterboarding isn't torture.

      Talk is cheap.

      "Spread happiness... share it with all those who seek it." - Keith Olbermann

      by Diogenes2008 on Tue Apr 28, 2009 at 07:44:26 AM PDT

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      •  But let's not participate in the charity event (0+ / 0-)

        I know KO needed to call out Hannity for his casual "no big deal" response. But. If Keith keeps pushing this, we will have frat boys doing it to each other for initiation or ROTC guys thinking they can raise money for the troops, or some 12 year olds thinking they can try it on each other. Any migration of the discussion of waterboarding of people held against their will into demonstrations for the sake of "that's the way we train, so no big deal" should be off limits.

    •  I was watching on Friday night (1+ / 0-)

      with a keen eye for this, after Id been in the kos convo here, with KO and with MB...

      I was satisfied. KO gave it a whopping total of about 30 seconds, near the very end of the show, and handled it very skillfully, I thought. Just the right amount of attention, calling out-ness, and ridicule, but not overboard.

      Buy the ticket, take the ride. ~HST

      by Lady Libertine on Tue Apr 28, 2009 at 08:09:13 AM PDT

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