A few days ago, 60 Minutes‘ Lesley Stahl did a lengthy interview with former director of the National Clandestine Service Jose Rodriguez in which he discussed the CIA’s interrogation techniques. During a portion where Rodriguez discussed using “sleep deprivation and dietary manipulation” on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Stahl worried aloud that those techniques sounded like ”Orwellian stuff.” The conservative media pounced on the quote, accusing Stahl of thinking that drinking Ensure (the dietary supplement that the CIA has suspects drink) is torture. It was all very, very silly. However, it did result in us getting this (very, very silly) video!
The video is of Glenn Beck testing out Stahl’s theory (or the theory that conservatives has prescribed to her) that Ensure is torture by…taping his co-host Stu Burguiere to a table, draping a cloth over his face, and water boarding him with the chocolatey drink.
Does it make much sense? No. But it definitely makes for good TV. Or radio. Or web TV. Whatever. Just watch it, ok?
Watch the video from GBTV below:
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