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Did Radio Host Fake Waterboarding?

Last week, the conversion of radio host Erich “Mancow” Muller from a “waterboarding is not torture” position to “waterboarding is torture” after he underwent the procedure himself was a big story. Was it all a hoax? An email from Mancow’s publicist reads, “It is going to have to look ‘real’ but of course would be simulated with Mancow acting like he is drowning. It will be a hoax but have to look real.” Gawker also compares the video of Muller’s waterboarding to that of Christopher Hitchens’ and notices several differences. Muller’s publicist insists that “It was NOT a hoax.”

May 29, 2009 7:37 AM