July 30, 2009 11:45am
Hustler October Issue
Source: Flynt Management Group, LLC
by: Company Press Release
(BEVERLY HILLS, CA) -- ''When I set out to prove that waterboarding at Guantanamo was not torture,'' Erich ''Mancow'' Muller says, ''I didnít realize I was jamming my tongue into a hornetís nest. Being the fall guy wasnít as much fun as Lee Majors made it seem on television.''
The Chicago shock jock allowed himself to undergo the so-called ''enhanced interrogation technique'' that has been the flash point of Americaís debate on torture and how far we, as a nation, will go to get information from terror- related prisoners.
In the October issue of Hustler magazine, Muller admits that his decision to get waterboarded in his studio Ė and his subsequent admission that he now truly believes it is torture Ė is a lose-lose for him.
''Everyone instantly hated me,'' he says. ''Bleeding-heart liberals thought it was some conservative attempt to mock them. Republicans felt betrayed. Reporters have told me privately that Cheney and Bush hated my test.''
Muller has been accused of staging the whole thing as a hoax. Watching the video makes that a tough one to swallow.
''For years I thought that waterboarding wasnít torture,'' he says. ''and now I do. It was instantly horrific.'' He adds that he drowned as a kid and says being waterboarded was worse.
But has that changed his stance on whether or not it should be done by this nation during wartime?
Mullerís full, disturbing description of his experience is in the October issue of Hustler. On Sale now.
Half Life of Fear: The Nuke Industryís Deadly Gamble
The idea of nuclear energy has its appeal. If we could use the power of the atom to safely meet our nationís unquenchable energy needs we could crawl out from under the hanging sword of foreign oil. A single kilogram of uranium, supporters say, can produce more energy than 200 barrels of oil. Nuclear fuel, they say, will alleviate the global warming problem. And itís safe, safe, safe.
If nuclear power is our shining future why arenít we there yet? The October issue of Hustler magazine examines what the author calls the ''Ten Big Lies'' nuclear proponents want us to believe:
No one in the United States has died as a result of nuclear power and only 4,000 will die due to Chernobyl. Nuclear plants canít explode. A nuclear plant can withstand the impact of an incoming aircraft used as a missile. Uranium fuel is abundant. The ''peaceful'' atom. Franceís nuclear ''success'' story. Nuclear power is inexpensive. Nuclear power doesnít contribute to global warming. Nuclear power is needed. New designs are inherently safe. Is it all gloom and doom? Are there any upshots at all to nuclear tech? The complete arguments, point-by-point, in the October issue of Hustler. On Sale now.
Also This Month:
Pro Sports Killing Fields. For every Tom Brady or LeBron James that hits the heights of his professional trade, there are a thousand who end up battered, maimed or killed. From body-crushing track wrecks to deadly bouts in the squared circle, we have your season tickets to sports gone bad.
Shusterís Secret Identity. He looks like Superman but heís chained to a pole. And, well, she looks like Lois Lane but sheís wielding a whip. What gives? Inside the erotic art of Supermanís co-creator Joe Shuster.
Porn Star Karaoke. Like any other after-work spot, this Burbank, California bar is filled with local workers looking to blow off some steam and have a little fun at the mic on Karaoke night. But this is the Valley and these workers are porn stars. Can they sing as well as they act?
The Porn Star & the Treasury Secretary. Similar tax issues but one is in prison and the other sits in the seat of Washington power.
Robert Scheer on bailouts for the banks but bupkis for cash-starved states.
Nat Hentoff on why Obama isnít exactly sprinting to punish CIA interrogators accused of torture.
Alex Bennett on why keeping street drugs illegal means big bucks for corporate America.
And the hottest spreads, raunchiest cartoons and the absolute best in erotic entertainment.
All in the October issue of Hustler. On sale now.
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