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

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

My Twilight Years ~ Clint Eastwood

As I enjoy my twilight years, I am often struck by the inevitability that the party must end. There will be a clear, cold morning when there isn’t any “more.” No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat.

It seems to me that one of the important things to do before that morning comes, is to let every one of your family and friends know that you care for them by finding simple ways to let them know your heartfelt beliefs and the guiding principles of your life so they can always say, “He was my friend, and I know where he stood.”

So, just in case I’m gone tomorrow, please know this.

I voted against that incompetent, lying, flip-flopping, insincere, double-talking, radical socialist, terrorist excusing, bleeding heart, narcissistic, scientific and economic moron currently in the White House!
Participating in a gun buy back program because you think that criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbors have too many kids.