CBS Revives Conspiracy Theory That Reagan Conservatives Got Ed Asner’s Show Cancelled

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[See NewsBusters for more.] In a tribute to mark the passing of liberal actor Ed Asner, CBS This Morning on Monday revived a kooky conspiracy theory that liberal CBS cancelled his ‘80s TV show Lou Grant to appease Reagan-era conservatives. reporter Carter Evans pushed the conspiracy theory that CBS bowed down to conservatives by cancelling Lou Grant in 1982. Given that Asner would eventually embrace the “9/11 Truth” movement, his paranoia isn’t shocking. Here’s Evans: "Asner was elected president of the Screen Actors Guild in 1981 and he used that platform to frequently criticize the Reagan administration. In 1982, despite being a top ten rated show, Lou Grant was cancelled. Asner always believed his politics were the reason." 

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