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Asked About CNN's Future, Ted Turner Utters a Loud Sputter (October 10, 2006 )
News Busters ^ | October 10, 2006 | Brent Baker

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 ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: cnn; cnnfounder; faux; fox; foxnews; media; msm; nationalpressclub; rinos; tedturner; turner
Sorry if this was already posted; I did several searches...
1 posted on 02/07/2008 12:20:47 PM PST by george76
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2 posted on 02/07/2008 12:21:35 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

And of course the left has CNN.


3 posted on 02/07/2008 12:23:14 PM PST by saganite (Lust type what you what in the “tagline” space)
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To: george76
aka "blowing a raspberry" or issuing a "Bronx cheer."

Huh? I thought he was trying to imitate a death rattle.

4 posted on 02/07/2008 12:23:39 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Rattenschadenfreude: joy at a Democrat's pain, especially Hillary's pain caused by Obama.)
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To: george76

If that’s the case, why is Fox orgasming over McCain just like they did Giuliani?


5 posted on 02/07/2008 12:24:19 PM PST by Shadow44
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To: george76

We can always count on Ted to be a horses ass.


6 posted on 02/07/2008 12:26:37 PM PST by Octar
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To: george76

And as Mark Twain would say “I will postpone all activities to attend CNN’s funeral” .....


7 posted on 02/07/2008 12:37:54 PM PST by SkyDancer ("There is no distinctly Native American criminal class...save Congress - Mark Twain")
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To: george76

VIDEO:

http://newsbusters.org/media/2006-10-09-CSPTurner.wmv


8 posted on 02/07/2008 12:43:00 PM PST by jdm (A Hunter Thompson ticket would be suicide.)
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To: george76
"... the right-wingers have every right to have a network of their own and they've got one.”

I'm shocked that a dyed in the wool leftie actually acknowledges a right to free speach he might disagree with.

9 posted on 02/07/2008 12:47:16 PM PST by L,TOWM (Liberals, The Other White Meat)
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To: george76

How did such a refined and articulate man ever get to be so rich?


10 posted on 02/07/2008 12:59:11 PM PST by norwaypinesavage (Planting trees to offset carbon emissions is like drinking water to offset rising ocean levels)
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To: george76
"... the right-wingers have every right to have a network of their own and they've got one.”

Just the one, though. Left-wingers have CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, etc.
11 posted on 02/07/2008 1:00:08 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: george76
"... the right-wingers have every right to have a network of their own and they've got one.”

Ah, if only that were true.

12 posted on 02/07/2008 1:03:32 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

and of course, Fox isn’t really “right-wing.” It’s just not left-wing...which makes it seem right-wing.


13 posted on 02/07/2008 1:04:04 PM PST by Tex Pete
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

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.


14 posted on 02/07/2008 1:12:25 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: george76

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.


15 posted on 02/07/2008 1:13:45 PM PST by GadareneDemoniac
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To: All

Fox right wing?

Thats a tin-foil hat conpsiracy of the left

Fox News:

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


16 posted on 02/07/2008 1:18:24 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (A Vote For McCain Is A Vote For Hillary/Obama)
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To: george76
"... the right-wingers have every right to have a network of their own and they've got one.”

That's so magnaminous of Ted Turner... to let the right-wingers have a network. What a pompous ass!

17 posted on 02/07/2008 1:18:31 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: george76

Having a money making, popular news network is on Ted’s bucket list.


18 posted on 02/07/2008 1:21:46 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Benedict Arnold was against the Terrorist Surveillance Program)
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To: george76

Fox is not right wing in any way


19 posted on 02/07/2008 1:28:03 PM PST by omega4179 (suicide voter)
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To: george76

Turner had every right to Jane Fondle but he muffed it.


20 posted on 02/07/2008 1:30:41 PM PST by hgro (Jerry Riversd)
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To: george76
Looks like Ted is off his meds again. Every time he appears in public and does something stupid, we know that Lithium has not been consumed that day.

Anybody remember Newport and the America's Cup fiasco?

21 posted on 02/07/2008 2:26:24 PM PST by WarEagle (Can America survive a President named Hussein?)
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To: saganite

And of course the left has CNN.

and nbc, cbs, abc, msnbc, most news papers in the country


22 posted on 02/07/2008 2:27:46 PM PST by JFC (McCain almost has my vote)
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To: WarEagle; Grampa Dave; Milhous

Ted is understandably bitter having lost his ratings, his network, and now his mind.

We wish him well....</sarcasm>


23 posted on 02/07/2008 2:35:54 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: VeniVidiVici; LucyT

24 posted on 02/07/2008 2:38:13 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

LOL!

The funny thing about Ted Turner and Jane Fonda’s relationship is that he was the one that always had rug burns.


25 posted on 02/07/2008 2:59:27 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Benedict Arnold was against the Terrorist Surveillance Program)
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To: george76

Why did you post this article from 2006?


26 posted on 02/07/2008 3:06:39 PM PST by Atomic Vomit
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To: Atomic Vomit; Candor7; Fred Nerks; Liz; potlatch; editor-surveyor; Bruce 22-250; brityank; ...

Because this is another example of Ted Turner being a fool.

I would have posted in 2006 , too.

Just found it now.


27 posted on 02/07/2008 5:47:31 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: norwaypinesavage
How did such a refined and articulate man ever get to be so rich?

Ted Turner

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. ...


28 posted on 02/07/2008 11:32:38 PM PST by Milhous (Gn 22:17 your descendants shall take possession of the gates of their enemies)
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