Mancow Muller Waterboarding

Mancow With Klay South

I was in the WLS radio studio when nationally syndicated radio host Mancow Muller subjected himself to waterboarding torture to “prove” that the technique was not torture. His experiment proved him wrong. Marine Sgt Clay South (winner of two Purple Hearts medals) was on hand to administer the test as well as a Chicago paramedic. When asked if Mancow would be able to sustain water being poured on his face, Clay said,” The average person can take this for 14 seconds," "He's going to wiggle, he's going to scream, he's going to wish he never did this."The radio host thought this would be a piece of cake saying, “I go swimming all the time. I can hold my breath under water for at least 30 seconds. It will be easy” Mancow was strapped down on a 7 foot table and his feet were elevated and restrained. Clay covered Mancow’s face with a wet towel and held Mancow’s nose as he prepared to let the water start flowing. “I will count to five,” Clay said and then cruelly let the water flow at the count of two as he took Mancow by surprise.
Mancow lasted about 6 or 7 seconds before he “threw in the towel” and bolted up sputtering and shaking. "It is way worse than I thought it would be, and that's no joke, "Mancow said, likening it to a time when he nearly drowned as a child. "It is such an odd feeling to have water poured down your nose with your head back...It was instantaneous...and I don't want to say this: absolutely torture. That's drowning."He then said that the seven seconds of experiencing waterboarding instantly helped change his views on the interrogation tactic. "I wanted to prove it wasn't torture," Mancow said. "They cut off our heads, we put water on their face...I got voted to do this but I really thought 'I'm going to laugh this off.'" "If I knew it was going to be this bad, I would not have done it."After finishing his WLS radio show. Mancow traveled to the WGN-TV studio to discuss the event live on the Noon news. Even though it had been a few hours since the waterboarding he was still shaken and trembling.What might have started out as a typical radio stunt turned into a learning experience that Mancow said he would never forget. He admitted that if he were interrogated by waterboarding technique he would confess to anything including “having sex with Shaquille O’Neal on the family dining room table during Thanksgiving.” Remind me next November not to go to his house for dinner.
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EDITORS EXTRA: Keith Olberman, of MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olberman" made a challenge to Sean Hannity, of Fox News Channel's "The Sean Hannity Show" that he would pay him $1,000 for every second he lasted getting waterboarded. Did he hear back from Hannity? No. But conservative nationally syndicated talk show host, Mancow Muller, did subject himself to waterboarding, live on air. Mancow thought he could last a minute or longer, thought waterboarding was a joke - but to his shock and amazement, lasted only 7 seconds...saying after it was over "It is torture."Marine Sargent, Klay South, did the waterboarding. Sgt. South is a veteran of the Iraq war and a two time purple heart winner. While clearing houses during the push into Falujah in 2004, Sgt. South was shot in the face at point blank range. What followed were over 50 operations and years of healing, both physically and emotionally. Sgt. South established "Veterans of Valor" - a charity to assist and encourage recovering veterans and their families: Olberman stepped up to the plate and told Mancow he would donate $10,000 to Veterans of Valor. Both Mancow and Sgt. South are honored by the donation. See Mancow on Countdown with Keith Olberman Tuesday, May 26, 2009.