Somewhat fewer readers might recall that in 2004, he criticised George W Bush for his "culture of censorship".
However, with this ringing our ears, there is some very exciting news. Mr Burns is about to release an unflinching documentary about Senator Ted Kennedy, that will no doubt get to the bottom of what really happened at Chappaquiddick.
UPDATE: Got 8 minutes you don't need back? Here 'tis. "The sea for me has always been a metaphor for life..." You mean, sometimes you can drown and sometimes you swim. Mmmh an ominous start. Hang on - it's not a documentary, it's a hagiography. There's your answer then. Could it be that George W Bush has censored it?