Ted Turner was ousted from Time Warner Inc. five years ago. I suppose he's still somewhat angry. This is some of the things he had to say when they let him out to speak at the National Association for Television Programming Executives' conference:
While Fox may be the largest news network [and has overtaken Turner's CNN], it's not the best, Turner said. He followed up by pointing out that Adolph Hitler got the most votes when he was elected to run Germany prior to WWII. He said the network is the propaganda tool for the Bush Administration.
A Fox News spokesperson: Ted is understandably bitter having lost his ratings, his network, and now his mind, we wish him well.
I beg to differ! Obviously Ted lost his mind years ago. You just need to google for a few seconds to come up with the "evidence" (It would take some psychiatrists and a thorough investigation to prove it beyond serious doubt) .
Reports of Turner's idiocy have become so frequent that they're arguably not even newsworthy, in a man-bites-dog sense. They're tiresome, really. Like shark-attack stories. Or Darryl-Strawberry-arrest stories.
In fact, in the very same interview in which he made the Israelis-as-terrorist claims, Turner tried to explain away his most recent faux pas, a February speech in which he praised the September 11 hijackers as "brave," although maybe a "little nuts."
Thursday, January 27, 2005
Posted by Uncle Sammy at 11:30 am