June 17, 2013
Legendary Hollywood film star and voice actor Ed Asner called in to the Alex Jones Show near the end of Sunday’s broadcast, publicly voicing his support for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
“Why do I get a call from you?!” a pleasantly surprised Jones asked Asner.
“It’s been a long time,” Asner stated. “I’m still an admirer of all you do and I guess you’re one of the last voices left standing in this so-called democracy.”
Members of the Infowars crew in California were able to locate and interview the staunch supporter of the 9/11 truth movement, convincing him to call in to Alex’s Sunday show.
“What do you make of the NSA spying coming out and funding Al Qaeda to attack Syria, sir?” Alex quizzed the 83-year-old television, film and stage actor.
“I think they’re looking to stir up things and perhaps create the genesis for World War III,” Asner replied, correctly accusing the military industrial complex of perpetuating endless wars to justify its existence and funding. “It furthers the control of the corporate business over the people of our country. It further makes us all sheep.”
Asner also weighed in on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s plight after leaking sensitive data the U.S. government says could have undermined national security.
“Isn’t it good news the NSA stuff is coming out?” Jones postulated. “Or is it too little too late?”
“Well, I think what we’ll have to find out is: What are they going to do with him?” responded Asner. “If they leave him alone, then there is still democratic principles at work in this country. If they try to crucify him like they did Manning – or still are attempting to crucify Manning – then…”
“That’s right, I think Snowden’s a hero. What do you say?” Alex inquired.
“I do, too… and [if] press, media doesn’t rise up and try to defend him as openly as possible, then the government will truly be labeled, ‘fascist,’” Asner said.
Alex also asked Asner to divulge his favorite acting role. “Well I can’t deny the extent I identified with the character in Rich Man, Poor Man,” the former president of the Screen Actors Guild said of his representation of father Axel Jordache in the 1976 American television miniseries.