Waterboarded Shock Jock Mancow: 'Absolutely Torture'

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2009 4:42 PM CDT

(Newser) – A Chicago radio host submitted himself to a waterboarding demonstration to prove it isn’t torture, but it didn’t work out that way, NBC affiliate WMAQ-TV reports. “Way worse than I thought it would be, and that’s no joke,” Erich “Mancow” Muller said. “I don’t want to say this: absolutely torture.” The Marine who administered the technique said the average person lasts 14 seconds. Mancow lasted 6.