LOU GRANT ON ALL-TIME TOP MASS MURDERER JOSEPH STALIN: The Rantblogger reports that Ed Asner has said: “I think Joe Stalin was a guy that was hugely misunderstood.”
What did we misunderstand, Ed? Did he kill more than 40 million people?
Ed Asner is, of course, one of the people on the long list of Hollywood liberals I compiled in response to Tim Rutten’s statement that “liberal Hollywood” is just “mythology.”
UPDATE: The guy who made the claim about Asner has retracted it. The retraction is bizarre, and worth reading. It makes you wonder how in the world the guy ever reported this to begin with. Anyway, I am leaving my original post up along with this update, as a lesson that you can’t believe everything you read.