Susan, it's different from the kitty washing machine one. The "cat bath hell" is the one with a lady washing her cat in her kitchen sink.
The former is absolutely sick and I don't understand why people would do that to their pets, but the latter is actually pretty tame. The cat is upset but the lady is handling it in a way that SEEMED to be safe. Let's just hope the soap she was using was appropriate for cats. He screamed like a banshee while being washed, but my Raph screams like a banshee when he wants to be fed.