A Grand for Every Second He's Tortured
Olbermann ready to shell out to see Hannity waterboarded
By Gabriel Winant,  Newser User
Posted Apr 24, 2009 9:24 AM CDT

(Newser) – It may have been an attention-seeking stunt when Sean Hannity volunteered to be waterboarded. If so, it worked, at least to get the attention of Keith Olbermann, who kept the long-running MSNBC/Fox pundit-smackdown going last night by putting money on the table. Olbermann offered to give $1,000 to military families for every second Hannity is waterboarded, the Huffington Post reports.

Olbermann said he wants Hannity, who denies that the procedure is torture, to have “reality literally forced upon him.” The MSNBC host also offered to double his donation if Hannity is honest about how bad it is, or as he put it on-air, “when you admit you feared for your life, when you admit the horrible truth—waterboarding, the symbol of the last administration, is torture.”