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Is Ed Asner an opponent of conservatives and Fox News? The actor, who stared on 'The Mary Tyler Moore Shore' and 'Lou Grant,' calls himself a socialist. He recently appeared in a cartoon that was created by the California Federation of Teachers that blasts the financially elite for not paying their "fair share" of taxes. 

Asner narrates the eight-minute video, which is called "Tax the Rich: An Animated Fairy Tale" and appears on the CFT website.

“In 20 years, rich people doubled their share of the land’s income. Schools, public safety, roads, parks libraries, pubic transportation all went into decline. The rich people didn’t care,” says Asner during the narration. “They bought their own teachers, police, garbage collectors and transportation.”

At one point in the video, Asner criticizes “rich people who bought newspapers and TV and radio stations and Internet companies and paid them to repeat over and over, ‘some day you will be rich too. There is no alternative’.”

Conservatives are not happy with this video. Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel played clips of the video, alongside the Daily Caller's Tucker Carlson and Daily Beast columnist Kirsten Powers.

“There’s really no overstating how dumb this is,” Carlson, a conservative, said. “The idea that there are any California teachers currently in classrooms in charge of children who agree with that, is horrifying.”

“It was pretty bad. I have to say, even I found it offensive,” added Powers, a liberal. “It was too much demonizing for my taste.”

The video and the Fox News discussion of it can be seen here.


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- Edward Asner
- Sean Hannity
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- FOX NEWS channel

Written by: Hamatosan
Dec 4th, 2012, 10:42 pm

Anonymous

Message Posted On Dec 5th, 2012, 7:11 am
I want to know how much everyone involved in Ed Asner's Broadway production is earning-the janitor, the ticket takers,the concession workers,the caterer,the wardrobe/makeup staff, the other actors and actresses. Let's see if he's as "equal" as he pretends to be. Then, let's see their automobiles compared to his. Let's see their homes compared to his. Let's take a look, shall we?
lordkinbote

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Message Posted On Dec 5th, 2012, 12:16 am

I doubt if Kristen Powers was on Sean Hannity's show that she's actually a liberal.  She was brought on to agree with Hannity, which he does (and FOX News in general does) all the time to give him cover to say, "See?  This even this liberal/black/minority/whatever agrees with me.  So, I must be the reasonable opinion and this thing I'm railing against is OBVIOUSLY crazy and offensive."  Haven't seen the cartoon, but from the quotes here, I see nothing wrong with what he says or even that RADICAL.  Maybe by today's standards, but not in an over all sense.

Anonypuss

Message Posted On Dec 4th, 2012, 11:34 pm
The fact that 97 percent of US income growth in the last ten years has gone to the top one percent (overwhelmingly, to the top 0.001 percent, in fact), even though labour productivity has doubled - while the bottom 90 percent lost seven percent of their income... that speaks for itself, as to who owns government, media, education, finance, land, banks, agriculture, industry, and the end monetary end of it. *** F--k FOX Lies, watch tvrage-dot-com / shows / id-33606 for a dose of the grim, destructive reality the archbeasts has set up for our planet, with might, propaganda and unremitting indoctrination...
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