My Twilight Years by Clint Eastwood-Fiction!

My Twilight Years by Clint Eastwood-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:
This is a forwarded message allegedly written by actor Clint Eastwood called “My Twilight Years.”

The Truth:
 
This message has been found anonymously posted in boards around the Internet long before it was attributed to Clint Eastwood. It appears that someone tacked on his name to the story and attached his photo to lend it credibility.
The attribution of this opinion remains a mystery, according to a March 7, 2014 article in the Austin American Statesman’s political fact check website, which said they did not know if Eastwood wrote the opinion, but they had their doubts.  Request for confirmation from the Statesman went unanswered by the movie star.
The Statesman did manage to contact Paul Miller, the publisher of Eastwood’s hometown newspaper, the Carmel Pine Cone. Miller responded, “I’ve covered Mr. Eastwood for 20 years, and gotten to know him fairly well, and I can (un)equivocally state that he would not do such a thing. If a ‘chain mail’ that purported to come from him arrived in our newsroom, I would not even spend two minutes to check it out; I would just ignore it.”
Posted 02/21/14 Updated 04/07/14

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