Skip to comments.Asked About CNN's Future, Ted Turner Utters a Loud Sputter (October 10, 2006 )
Posted on 02/07/2008 12:20:44 PM PST by george76
Asked at the National Press Club's luncheon on Monday what do you see as the future vision for CNN now that Fox is gaining in market share and popularity?,
CNN founder Ted Turner leaned into the microphone and, prompting laughter and applause, produced a loud sputtering sound as he blew air through his lips with his tongue sticking out slightly -- aka "blowing a raspberry" or issuing a "Bronx cheer."
"... the right-wingers have every right to have a network of their own and they've got one.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
And of course the left has CNN.
Huh? I thought he was trying to imitate a death rattle.
If that’s the case, why is Fox orgasming over McCain just like they did Giuliani?
We can always count on Ted to be a horses ass.
And as Mark Twain would say “I will postpone all activities to attend CNN’s funeral” .....
I'm shocked that a dyed in the wool leftie actually acknowledges a right to free speach he might disagree with.
How did such a refined and articulate man ever get to be so rich?
Ah, if only that were true.
and of course, Fox isn’t really “right-wing.” It’s just not left-wing...which makes it seem right-wing.
That may be his point, actually. Fox has relatively no competitors. It’s actually sort of telling, because they ought to be doing so much better if you look at the total market size for each political stripe.
The market penetration for lefty news is 100%. The market penetration for conservative news is probably less than 10%. Large, pent up demand for good conservative programming, which is why Rush is going to clean up no matter what, even though he’s on the radio while most conservatives are out making a buck.
TV isn’t as competitive an industry as people make it out to be. If it were, you’d see better products.
I try not to be mean-spirited the older I get, but I really wish Ted Turner would follow in his father’s footsteps and go eat a bullet.
Fox right wing?
Thats a tin-foil hat conpsiracy of the left
Is part owned by Prince Alawaleed of Saudi Arabia....the same prince who Rudy Giuliani refused a $10 mil check from, for 9/11 recovery....as the prince blamed Jews for the attack
Rupert Murdoch owns a news network in Commie China...which is subject to much censorship by the ChiComs (I am sure the Dems would love that). To ease relations w the ChiComs (weak backing down) he married a Commie Chinese woman. Murdoch made a lot of concessions to ChiComs....before Google and Yahoo ever did
Rupert’s son, James, is slated to take over the parent company (NewsCorp). James is a bona-fide liberal who is buds w Al Gore and other libs
Of course, the pandering to the George Soros funded John McCain.
FNC is about as lib as CNN now. CNN may be a little more honest about it
That's so magnaminous of Ted Turner... to let the right-wingers have a network. What a pompous ass!
Having a money making, popular news network is on Ted’s bucket list.
Fox is not right wing in any way
Turner had every right to Jane Fondle but he muffed it.
Anybody remember Newport and the America's Cup fiasco?
And of course the left has CNN.
and nbc, cbs, abc, msnbc, most news papers in the country
Ted is understandably bitter having lost his ratings, his network, and now his mind.
We wish him well....</sarcasm>
The funny thing about Ted Turner and Jane Fonda’s relationship is that he was the one that always had rug burns.
Why did you post this article from 2006?
Because this is another example of Ted Turner being a fool.
I would have posted in 2006 , too.
Just found it now.
Turner's media empire began with his father's billboard business which he took over at the age of 24 after his father's suicide. The billboard business, Turner Outdoor Advertising, was worth approximately one million dollars when Turner took it over in 1963. Purchase of an Atlanta UHF station in 1970 began the assemblage of the Turner Broadcasting System. His Cable News Network revolutionized news media, coming to the forefront covering the space shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986 and the Persian Gulf War in 1991. ...
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