Olbermann may be off with his assertion that the long torture debate "ended today", but he does highlight an intriguing mile marker.
Nutjob radio host Eric "Mancow" Muller, fomenter of memes such as Obama as a secret Muslim, or the Michelle Obama racist videotape, hired a military specialist to waterboard him live on air to help prove that the practice was nothing like torture.
He lasted six seconds.
Muller parrots conservative talking points, but isn't considered part of the Limbaugh-Kristol-Hannity axis. One can hope, however, that more media figures claiming that waterboarding isn't torture will attempt similar stunts of their own.
Jesse Ventura asserted on Larry King two weeks ago that given a waterboard and one hour he could have Dick Cheney confessing to the Sharon Tate murders.
Now THAT would be appointment television.
via The Daily What