Emmy Award-winning The Mary Tyler Show actor Ed Asner recently asked a Fox News producer if he could “piss on” him after he was confronted about a California Federation of Teachers video that showed cartoon rich people urinating on poor people.
Fox News host Sean Hannity and other conservative pundits first began attacking Asner on Tuesday after the animated ad that he narrated appeared on the federation’s website to explain how rich people used tax evasion, tax loopholes and tax cuts to become even richer.
On Wednesday, Hannity announced that he had sent an ambush producer out to confront the “left-wing Hollywood actor” outside his job at a New York City theater over the “disgusting hit piece.”
“I don’t remember a thing I said on it or a word I said on it,” Asner told the producer. “But I agreed to do it for California teachers. I approve this message.”
“There’s a part of it where talking about things trickling down and they have like rich people peeing on poor people,” the producer explained.
“How disgusting,” the actor snarked. “It should be reversed.”
“So you don’t remember that?” the producer pressed.
“Do you have any money?” Asner later asked.
“Ah, yeah,” the producer replied.
“Can I piss on you?” the actor quipped.
Hannity sarcastically concluded that Asner’s comments were “pretty classy.”
“I guess it’s true there’s really no business like show business,” he added.
Watch this video from Fox News’ Hannity, broadcast Dec. 6, 2012.
Watch the original California Federation of Teachers video below.