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Olbermann Doesn’t Think Hannity “Has The Courage To Even Respond To This”

olbermann_4-29b.jpgWhen Sean Hannity told Charles Grodin he would get waterboarded for charity last week, he probably didn’t think it would still be making news.

But then MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann offered $1,000 for each second Hannity lasted. The money would go to charity. But Hannity hasn’t responded.

The AP’s David Bauder talks to Olbermann about the challenge. “I don’t think he has the courage to even respond to this — let alone do it,” Olbermann said. “The idea of putting somebody in a position they have volunteered for, for charity, to respond to their own unsupportable claims, is in many ways priceless.”

Olbermann “concedes TV competition plays a part in his offer,” writes Bauder — last night Olbermann described the date as “the sixth day since Sean Hannity volunteered to be waterboarded for a military families charity.”

“If you expose people to reality, even with someone who is denying reality, that can have a powerful and important impact,” Olbermann told Bauder.

Will Hannity respond?

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Olbermann Takes Hannity Up on Waterboarding Charity Challenge

olbermann_4-23.bmpSean Hannity, the ball is in your court.

Last night on Countdown, Keith Olbermann took the FNC host up on his offer, made Wednesday on “Hannity” in a discussion with Charles Grodin, to get waterboarded for charity.

“For every second you last, $1,000,” said Olbermann. “Live or on tape, provided other networks’ cameras are there, $1,000 a second, Sean, because this is no game. This is serious stuff. Put your money where your mouth is, and your nose. Oh, and I’ll double it, when you admit you feared for your life.”

Guest Lawrence O’Donnell added fuel to the fire. “The reason Sean Hannity thinks torture is a good idea, the reason he thinks it works, is because it would work on him,” he said.

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Hannity Tells Grodin He’ll Get Waterboarded For Charity

hannity_4-23.bmpWhenever Charles Grodin stops by for an interview with FNC’s Sean Hannity, there’s going to be fireworks.

Grodin got in his usual cracks during his appearance last night — about Hannity’s make-up, and asking “Where’s Alan?” and “Are you dating Ann Coulter?”

But in a discussion about torture, Grodin asked Hannity if he would agree to be waterboarded, and it appears the FNC host agreed.

“I’ll do it for charity,” he said. “I’ll let you do it. I’ll do it for the troops families.”

It wouldn’t be the first time someone on FNC was waterboarded — correspondent Steve Harrigan underwent the tactic for a report in 2006.

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MLB Moves In to Former Home of MSNBC

MSNBC-MLB.jpgBrian Williams worked there, so did Phil Donahue, Charles Grodin, and Maury & Connie and countless other TV talent. Now the old MSNBC studio in Secaucus, NJ has a new tenant: Major League Baseball.

MSNBC moved out of the facility in October 2007 and into NBC News headquarters at Rockefeller Center. According to NJBiz.com, the state of New Jersey is giving “an incentive grant of $8 million to Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. of New York City and its Secaucus-based firm MLB Network, LLC, in exchange for creating 201 new jobs and investing $54 million in a television-production studio.”

“We have selected the old MSNBC studio in Secaucus on Hartz Way to work out of and will debut the MLB Network on Jan. 1, 2009,” says MLB spokesman Matt Bourne.