AP cannot keep bias out of Charlton Heston's obituary [Karl]
You stay classy, Associated Press:
He engaged in a lengthy feud with liberal Ed Asner during the latter’s tenure as president of the Screen Actors Guild. His latter-day activism almost overshadowed his achievements as an actor, which were considerable.
Left unmentioned is the subject ofÃ‚Â the feud, which was Asner’s desire to use SAG as a platform to support the spread of communism in Central America.Ã‚Â Heston’s anti-communismÃ‚Â was a part ofÃ‚Â his opposition to McCarthyism and racial segregation.Ã‚Â His latter-day activism — pro-Second Amendment, anti-political correctness and anti-racial preferences — reflected a belief in individual rights that was consistent with his earlier-day activism.Ã‚Â What the anonymous AP author cannot stand is that Heston changed his party affiliation, though (as with Ronald Reagan) this was more a case of the party leaving Heston.
R.I.P., Mr. Heston.Ã‚Â
He was a far greater and more gracious person than the AP staff tasked with writing his obituary.
DAMN DIRTY APES!!!