Asner is famous for his roles in the 60’s sitcom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and its spinoff “Lou Grant.” The public knows him less well as a DSA Marxist, Communist Party USA affiliate and 9/11 “Truther.”
In 1984, Ed Asner was one of the “co-sponsors” of the Ninth Annual Banquet of the Labor Research Association. This organization was identified as a Communist Party USA front. It cooperated with the Soviet international front group, the World Federation of Trade Unions.
Asner has long been involved in the US’ largest Marxist organization – Democratic Socialists of America.
In a fund raising letter of May 1990, on DSA stationery, Asner stated:
DSA believes in a fundamental redistribution of wealth and power in this country…Join with progressive public officials like Congressman Ron Dellums and San Francisco City Supervisor Harry Britt…who are working through DSA to bring together the day-to-day battles for social change with the longer-term strategies and visions.
Your contribution of $20, $35, $50, $100 or more will make you a “card-carrying” democratic socialist. It will push forward the work of promoting democratic socialist alternatives and building a progressive majority in the Nineties.
Ed Asner was one of 100 “prominent Americans,” including President Barack Obama’s later disgraced Green Jobs Czar Van Jones, who signed an October 26, 2004 statement calling on the U.S. Government to investigate 9/11 as a possible “inside job.”
…we have assembled 100 notable Americans and 40 family members of those who died to sign this 9/11 Statement, which calls for immediate public attention to unanswered questions that suggest that people within the current administration may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.