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January 26, 2005

Put a cork in it, Ted.

NewsMax.com is reporting on a Broadcasting & Cable story of Ted Turner shooting his mouth off at the National Association for Television Programming Executives' conference. Turner, founder of Turner Broadcasting, the parent company for CNN, CNN Headline news and Superstation TBS has seen the "empire" he built dwindle as FoxNews soars past them as the leading cable news network.

Turner is reported to have compared FoxNews to Hitler, saying 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. "There's nothing wrong with that. It's certainly legal. But it does pose problems for our democracy. Particularly when the news is dumbed down, leaving voters without critical information on politics and world events and overloaded with fluff," he said.

A FoxNews spokesperson responded by saying, "Ted is understandably bitter having lost his ratings, his network, and now his mind. We wish him well."

That's why I watch Fox. They know how to have a sense of humor.

Posted by Jack Lewis at January 26, 2005 05:01 AM

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All I can say is that Ted and Jane deserve each other.

Posted by: bryanm at January 26, 2005 01:15 PM

Ted dumped her after she accepted Christ. Bigotry apparently knows no limits with Ole Ted.

Posted by: Jack at January 26, 2005 01:34 PM

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