Last month Sean Hannity agreed to guest Charles Grodinâ€™s challenge to subject himself to waterboarding for charity â€œfor the troopsâ€™ families.â€ The next day, MSNBCâ€™s Keith Olbermann took him up on his offer and pledged $1,000 to charity for every second Hannity withstood waterboarding. Hannity never took him up on his offer but another conservative radio show host who also thought waterboarding wasnâ€™t torture did:
â€œ[Waterboarding] is way worse than I though it would beâ€¦ Itâ€™s absolutely tortureâ€¦ If I knew it was gonna be this bad, I would not have done it.â€ â€“ Erich â€œMancowâ€ Muller
On Friday, Olbermann announced that he was rescinding the offer to Hannity, and instead giving $10,000 to Veterans of Valorfollowing radio host Erich â€œMancowâ€ Mullerâ€™s waterboarding attempt. Olbermann promised to donate to the charity Veterans of Valor, founded by Sgt. Klay South, who administered the waterboarding to Muller.