Fox News decided that “radical left-wing Hollywood actor” Ed Asner needed to be taken to task for his role narrating a “disgusting hit piece” on rich people. In an animated video for the California Federation of Teachers, to make a point about “trickle down economics” and America’s outrageous and ever-widening income disparity, a rich person is seen taking a piss on the head of a poor person. (Yesterday Fox News decided that the video was “controversial” and invited the pathetically inconsequential Daily Caller publisher Tucker Carlson on to pretend he was all offended by it… as if he gives a shit.)
Since nothing gets Fox News viewers more excited than make-believe outrage—not even Viagra—Sean Hannity sent one of his minions to track down Asner and stick a mic in his face.
It didn’t go very well, as you can see in the clip. Via Raw Story:
The Fox producer asked Asner: “Do you remember the video? Do you know what I’m talking about?”
“I don’t remember a thing I said on it or a word I said on it,” Asner replied, “but I agreed to do it for California teachers. I approve this message.”
“There’s a part of it where talking about things trickling down and they have like rich people peeing on poor people,” the producer explained further.
“How disgusting,” Asner said. “It should be reversed.”
“So you don’t remember that?” the producer asked.
“Do you have any money?” Asner asked with a smirk.
“Can I piss on you?” asked the actor.
And… end scene.
Good on Ed Asner. He treated this Fox News clown with ALL the respect he deserved.
Speaking of pissing on people, if frat-boy dickhead Sean Hannity was on fire on the ground in front of me, and I’d just drunk a six-pack, let’s just say that I’d hold my fire.