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Wednesday, January 26, 2005
CALLING NURSE RATCHED
“If I only had a little humility, I'd be perfect.”
Drudge has posted TED TURNER COMPARES FOXNEWS TO HITLER, but I remember back in the 80s when he was a conservative and sang the praises of Ronald Reagan. Was that in his pre-Lithium days? All of which reminded me of an article by Bill Croke two years ago in The American Spectator.
Ted's Terrible Troubles
By Bill Croke
Published 2/10/2003 12:02:00 AM
Ted Turner has been in the news lately. The legendary media titan resigned his seat on the board of AOL-Time-Warner, where the value of a share of its stock decreased 70 percent in the last two years. Consequently, Turner's personal net worth shrunk from roughly $7 billion to $2 billion in that time. It's gotten so bad that his financial advisers finally got him to switch his legal residence from Georgia to Florida to take advantage of the Sunshine State's absence of a state income tax. And Turner recently dumped 450,000 shares of AOL-Time-Warner stock, a portion of which went to the United Nations as part of his well-known pledge of $1 billion to be paid over ten years.
MORNING AFTER UPDATE: As it turns out, Crazy Teddy merely played the straight man for those fun-sters at FOX, and I'll bet Rove put him up to it, too :)
TED Turner is at it again. The Mouth of the South — who had to apologize in 1996 when he compared News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch to Adolf Hitler — yesterday compared Fox News Channel to the Fuhrer. Addressing the National Assn. for Television Programming Executives in Las Vegas, Turner acknowledged that Fox News had overtaken CNN to become the top-rated cable news network, but noted that Hitler got the most votes when he was elected to run Germany. A Fox News spokesperson responded: "Ted is understandably bitter having lost his ratings, his network and now his mind — we wish him well."