Ed Driscoll

What Would Lou Do?

During the early, carefree days of the Blogosphere, Bill Whittle wrote a superb (and long) essay titled, “Celebrity“. In it, he described the gap between soft-brained Hollywood and hardheaded reality as The Lou Grant Effect:

The talented Ed Asner, the actor who played Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, is politically to the left of Mao. Put Ed Asner and Lou Grant in a steel cage, let them talk politics for five minutes, and Lou Grant would kick Ed Asner