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Ed Asner Adds His Voice
to ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Protest

New York Times, by Michael Cieply

Original Article

Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/13/2013 4:39:19 PM

LOS ANGELES — Sunday dawned crisp and clear here, with wintry (for Southern California) temperatures lingering in the 40s and 50s. But the rhetoric was already hot, as Hollywood got ready for a Golden Globes ceremony at which the table talk — if not the stage banter — almost inevitably will turn to the political flare-up around “Zero Dark Thirty.” “I would like to condemn the movie” for making it appear that torture was effective in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, Ed Asner said in a telephone interview on Sunday morning. Mr. Asner said he

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Yawn - Old Leftists stage a ´protest´ by picking up the telephone. BTW, what happened to Gitmo as a cause célèbre?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jimK1, 1/13/2013 4:48:24 PM     (No. 9114583)

Ed has to be older than dirt and not quite as smart, why is he still here?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: navybrat, 1/13/2013 4:50:06 PM     (No. 9114584)

Listening to or watching this geezer is torture.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 1/13/2013 4:53:03 PM     (No. 9114586)

Awright, who broke wind? C´mon, I can smell it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: msctex1, 1/13/2013 4:55:11 PM     (No. 9114589)

Human rerun.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: rinohunter, 1/13/2013 5:02:45 PM     (No. 9114597)

Move along...nothing to read here.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ecclesiastes, 1/13/2013 5:04:19 PM     (No. 9114600)

Who´s Ed asner?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: tusker, 1/13/2013 5:05:10 PM     (No. 9114601)

Don´t forget, this senile old socialist-communist bastage was right there with Bow-Hussain-Boy and without either one of these mental giants the Islamic´s answer to Hitler would never have been brought to ground.

Socialists everywhere, give thanks for both of these magnificent traitors in the name of our lord and saviour George Soros and all they, and the rest of Hollywood´s drug addled scum have done to undermine the United States of America and turn it in to a minority run cesspool.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Dante, 1/13/2013 5:14:58 PM     (No. 9114610)

Give it a rest, Ed, you demented old drunk.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: keekng, 1/13/2013 5:17:55 PM     (No. 9114613)

Why are the libs complaining, wasn´t the movie supposed to be a PR coup for Bam Bam?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: vesicant, 1/13/2013 5:22:50 PM     (No. 9114620)

This is the tragedy of ingrown back hair.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/13/2013 5:35:35 PM     (No. 9114635)

Wow!

Eleven posts already...
and I get to be the one to say...

Ed Axxwipe.

It´s an honor just to be nominated for this...
and I thought I´d just be counting all the others who beat me to it... (sigh)

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Reply 12 - Posted by: john56, 1/13/2013 5:36:57 PM     (No. 9114637)

Ed: Here´s one instance where you and Dear Leader(US) can say, "It´s Bush´s fault." Well, actually, "It´s because of Bush´s actions," but we´ll take the former.

You were okay on MTM Show in the 70s, but you have been a pain in the arse ever since.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Ecclesiastes, 1/13/2013 5:46:15 PM     (No. 9114645)

Never mind. I Googled him.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: Newtsche, 1/13/2013 6:03:38 PM     (No. 9114655)

Asner made a career playing gruff but loveable. The loveable facade has been dropped leaving a nasty, sour and arrogant reality. Upside? He couldn´t sell dimes for a nickel.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/13/2013 6:06:37 PM     (No. 9114657)

The stupid thing is that waterboarding had nothing to do with finding Bin Laden, but it did help us with other intel.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: noproblems, 1/13/2013 6:25:06 PM     (No. 9114671)

this story is not worthy of Ldotters

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Reply 17 - Posted by: eoddad, 1/13/2013 6:34:34 PM     (No. 9114691)

For those to young to remember Ed was a much beloved actor on TV who outed himself as a clueless Commie and sent his career into free fall. I always preferred Ed the Talking Horse better, as some might remember. Wilber.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: f64, 1/13/2013 7:19:25 PM     (No. 9114734)

Why do all these old Socialists always approach room temperature asymptotically?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: edgar, 1/13/2013 7:19:55 PM     (No. 9114736)

Classify this protest under, "You can´t handle the truth!"

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Reply 20 - Posted by: joew9, 1/13/2013 7:35:18 PM     (No. 9114743)

I have to start to wonder if the reason so many of the Senators and Congressmen will say that torture does not work is they know it´s a lie but they are part of a disinformation campaign directed at the enemy.

McCain said it didn´t work and then later when he talked in a candid moment about his own experiences he admitted that it worked on him.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: jeffreyabigail, 1/13/2013 7:37:49 PM     (No. 9114745)

It´s been all downhill for Ed since he was Lou Grant on the Mary Tyler Moore show in the 1970´s.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: javaboy, 1/13/2013 8:02:26 PM     (No. 9114769)

fta: "Mr. Asner said he and fellow actor Martin Sheen planned to join in a letter, drafted by yet another actor, David Clennon, asking fellow members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to factor in matters of conscience when casting awards votes."

Odd how this only seems to be the case when they don´t agree with something. My hat´s off to Sony for calling him out on it.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: ocjim, 1/13/2013 8:12:44 PM     (No. 9114780)

Is there anything more pathetic than a yammering old Leftist? Asner´s gone from the lovably irascible --- ´´I hate spunk! ---´´ Lou Grant to this tedious Leftist piece of work. Take your meds and go soak your head, Ed.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bubber, 1/13/2013 9:02:25 PM     (No. 9114813)

A refill for Edward G. Robinson... anyone who does not agree...you get genocide...

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Reply 25 - Posted by: dirtydave, 1/13/2013 9:05:23 PM     (No. 9114816)

I really have no interest in seeing Zero Dark Thirty, but it seem all the wrong people are trashing it for all the right reason. I may go after all just to give them raspberry.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: LadyVet, 1/13/2013 9:15:48 PM     (No. 9114828)

I went to see Zero Dark Thirty. It was OK, not great. Any American would or should be proud that our military carried out its duty and got OBL, so that part of the movie was the best part. But that part seemed disjointed from the rest of the movie, which was about the female CIA agent. And the camera work was a mess. The camera was too close, too jerky, too out of focus. You´d think that with all the modern technology, that they could at least make a technologically competent film. I can understand why the director did not get a nomination for an Oscar.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/13/2013 9:23:29 PM     (No. 9114835)

Asner was positively charming with the late Lois Nettleton in the Hallmark movie, "The Christmas Card." It was a Christian-themed movie and one of our new favorites at Christmas. Can´t believe Ed is such a political loon.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: kono, 1/13/2013 9:52:03 PM     (No. 9114856)

Asner´s still breathing? I thought he joined the Deceased Commie Actors club a few years ago.

Who cares where he added his voice? Nothing´s come from his pie-hole since at leat Mary Tyler Moore Show days that´s even been worth hearing, anyway...

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Reply 29 - Posted by: eorsc, 1/13/2013 10:07:45 PM     (No. 9114869)

I´ve been sick of ol´ Ed for a long long time. By the way Ed, I am going to see Zero Dark Thirty--maybe TWICE.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: zoidberg, 1/13/2013 10:16:35 PM     (No. 9114874)

Lou Grant emitting a Loud Grunt.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: dvc, 1/13/2013 10:49:57 PM     (No. 9114904)

Double failure of the give-darn test.
Fail #1: NYT as source.
Fail #2: Ed "Lenin" Asner involved.

Not read due to double failure to care.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: flatwater, 1/13/2013 11:52:01 PM     (No. 9114962)

You can smell the stench of this Communist piece of excrement from here....

(...Wherever "here" is.)

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/14/2013 12:06:04 AM     (No. 9114975)

Is he still yapping his libtard America hating trap? Like Jimmah Cahtah, ants and flies- he just won´t go away!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: PChristopher, 1/14/2013 2:01:08 AM     (No. 9115006)

Is he still alive?

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Two months ago, a petition bearing more than 110,000 signatures was delivered to The Post, demanding a ban on any article questioning global warming. The petition arrived the day before publication of my column, which consisted of precisely that heresy. The column ran as usual. But I was gratified by the show of intolerance because it perfectly illustrated my argument that the left is entering a new phase of ideological agitation — no longer trying to win the debate but stopping debate altogether, banishing from public discourse any and all opposition. The proper word for that attitude is totalitarian. It


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