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Teddy Turner: Jane Fonda Turned My Dad Into a Liberal
Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 10:59 PM | Bill Hoffmann

Posted on 02/22/2013 2:12:24 AM PST by Olog-hai

Ted Turner was transformed from a staunch conservative into a bleeding-heart liberal by none other than one-time wife Jane Fonda, according to the media mogul’s outspoken son.

But when the senior Turner moved to the left and then expressed an interest in running for president, Fonda deep-sixed the idea by saying she’d dump him, Teddy Turner told Steve Malzberg on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show.”

“I was raised in a different time at the Turner household … a very conservative household with capitalism and all of that kind of stuff,” Turner said. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: communist; janefonda; liberal; tedturner

1 posted on 02/22/2013 2:12:34 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

TT has two problems (one of which we can defer)...

1) technology he doesn’t understand
2) Mental gimmickry,


2 posted on 02/22/2013 2:28:42 AM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: Olog-hai
I grew up in the 80’s so when I hear the name Jane Fonda, I picture all kinds of bad ideas that festered throughout the 70’s- like fondue, disco, and peter pan collars. No one has fondue parties today. No one went out this afternoon and bought a brand new fondue set and an Abba CD. So why are people still going around spouting Jane Fonda's failed liberal mantras? Did it seem cool in the 70’s to be a disco-loving, peter pan collar wearing, fondue-eating commie traitor? Well, the 70’s are over. Disco is dead. And smart people stopped smoking the monkey grass and became productive, happy, well-ajusted Conservatives. Jane should be tossed out like green shag carpet.
3 posted on 02/22/2013 2:37:10 AM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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To: Olog-hai

I’d be willing to bet that leftism wouldn’t be the only bad thing one could get from that woman.


4 posted on 02/22/2013 2:39:12 AM PST by VR-21
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To: Olog-hai

Ted Turner was friendly with Fidel Castro, going fishing with him on Castro’s yacht. before ever meeting Jane Fonda.


5 posted on 02/22/2013 3:15:08 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Olog-hai

Ted Turner was friendly with Fidel Castro, going fishing with him on Castro’s yacht. before ever meeting Jane Fonda.


6 posted on 02/22/2013 3:15:32 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Olog-hai

Ted Turner was friendly with Fidel Castro, going fishing with him on Castro’s yacht. before ever meeting Jane Fonda.


7 posted on 02/22/2013 3:15:31 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Olog-hai

Anyone who watched the old TBS SuperStation in the late 70s and early 80s would remember that it leaned conservative.....you surely did not put liberal pablum on a station that was on every cable outlet in the south. I even remember TBS SuperStation did their own sitcoms like Down To Earth (about an angel sent to help a family...a very family friendly show). Even CNN had a Christian themed show (Good News I think was the title). Yes at one time Ted Turner was not the UN loving Liberal Globalist he is today


8 posted on 02/22/2013 3:54:57 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Olog-hai

and it was Jane Fonda who turned ME into a Conservative...


9 posted on 02/22/2013 4:06:18 AM PST by rhinohunter
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To: Olog-hai

Teddy, your daddy was a liberal long before he latched onto Jane Fonda.


10 posted on 02/22/2013 4:23:06 AM PST by Jemian
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To: Casie

Hate to tell you, but about 5 years ago fondue came back in style for a while. The trendy foodie magazines ran with it and before you knew it, the stores were filled with those melted cheesey/chocolate things. It died out pretty quickly, though.


11 posted on 02/22/2013 4:41:01 AM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

The one with meat was pretty popular or a good while then prime cuts went to $18 a pound ~ meatballs are no substitute, I can tell you that.


12 posted on 02/22/2013 4:59:36 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Olog-hai

Ted may not have always been a liberal. I can’t speak to that. But I do think he has always been a nut. I think he was a liberal-in-waiting.


13 posted on 02/22/2013 5:00:17 AM PST by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Jemian

At the very least, he hated Christianity before he met Jane Fonda. There are stories about him making fun of Christians and being hostile to Christians in the workplace long before he met Fonda.


14 posted on 02/22/2013 5:05:46 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Casie; mickie; flaglady47
You win Post of the Week for your humorous takes on Jane Fondue, peter pan collars, discos and shag rugs.

I'm still chortling!

Leni

15 posted on 02/22/2013 5:12:31 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Casie
lets not forget "porn star" mustaches and new cars that began to rust on the showroom floor.

CC

16 posted on 02/22/2013 5:59:46 AM PST by Celtic Conservative
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To: Casie

Cannot forget the polyester clothes including leisure suits, the much hated 55 mph speed limit, and Jimmy Carter. Oh, forgot inflation which ha made a comeback once again now that we are in Jimmy Carter’s 3rd term.

> Well, the 70’s are over.


17 posted on 02/22/2013 6:11:02 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: Casie

My bucket list only has one item. That’s to piss on Jane Fonda’s grave.


18 posted on 02/22/2013 6:12:46 AM PST by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: Casie

The sad thing about Jane Fonda is that I believe her liberalism is all she has left. Her career is basically dried up with only the token picture once every few years, which in reality doesn’t do much at the box office. Family, ??? never see or hear about her children. Do they even associate with her? As for her youth and beauty, both have faded because no matter how wealthy or how many hours of exercise she puts in, she can’t outrun the aging process.

My distaste for Ms. Fonda is not her liberalism; it’s what she did in Viet Nam while my cousin was fighting that war and eventually dying over there. After her famous visit and more famous photo, she should have had her passport taken away and refused entry back into the United States.


19 posted on 02/22/2013 6:47:59 AM PST by navymom1
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To: navymom1
The sad thing about Jane Fonda is that I believe her liberalism is all she has left.

Fonda was never a 'liberal.' She was a hard-core Commie in the 60s and still is today.

People like LBJ and Hubert Humphrey were 'Liberals' back then. People like Fonda hated both of them.

20 posted on 02/22/2013 7:14:14 AM PST by Ditto
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To: Olog-hai

She must have been good in bed.


21 posted on 02/22/2013 8:12:25 AM PST by montag813
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To: muawiyah

So you bought a fondue set? They were really selling at Williams-Sonoma!


22 posted on 02/22/2013 8:33:41 AM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Ditto; Olog-hai; kabumpo; Casie; VR-21; freedumb2003; SeminoleCounty; miss marmelstein; Jemian; ...
Fonda was never a 'liberal.' She was a hard-core Commie in the 60s and still is today.

I was going to say the exact same thing. Any American that would take it upon herself to visit Hanoi during the Vietnam War and make it obvious that her sympathies lay with North Vietnam is obviously a Commie. And I recall that Ted Turner did similarly some years later when he went to Havana to greet Castro.

One matter for son "Teddy" to explain here: IIRC, Ted Turner launched left-leaning CNN before he got involved with Fonda. So were there any other factors causing him to veer to the left earlier?

23 posted on 02/22/2013 8:44:25 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: All

Those who say Fonda is a hardcore Commie may in fact be right and I will gladly concede the point; however, I still wonder if it’s all she has left. A very lonely way to live isn’t it?


24 posted on 02/22/2013 9:35:06 AM PST by navymom1
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To: navymom1
"I still wonder if it’s all she has left. A very lonely way to live isn’t it?"

I just recently re-read the excellent book The Politics of Bad Faith by David Horowitz. You probably know that he was a former leftist, whose parents were both members of CPUSA. Your comment brought to mind something he wrote describing a letter to a friend who was unhappy with him over his 'abandonment' of the Left. In the letter he describes a 'memorial' for his deceased father (who never gave up his radical beliefs) given in his mother's living room. I give you this small passage from it:

”My father was a man of modest achievements. His only real marks were the ones he made on the lives of the individuals he touched. The ones who were there now. The memories of the people who had gathered in my mother’s living room were practically the only traces of my father still left on this earth. But when they finally began to speak, what they said was this: Your father was a man who tried his best to make the world a better place…your father was a man who was a teacher to others…your father was a man who was socially conscious, progressive… who made a contribution.

And that was all they said. People who had known my father since before I was born, who had been his comrades and intimate friends, could not remember a particular fact about him. Could not really remember him. All that was memorable to them in the actual life my father had lived – all that was real – were the elements that conformed to their progressive Idea. My father’s life was invisible to the only people who had ever been close enough to see who he was.”

25 posted on 02/22/2013 1:02:13 PM PST by VR-21
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Thanks for sharing that! Very telling.


26 posted on 02/22/2013 2:54:14 PM PST by navymom1
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To: justiceseeker93

Thanks for the ping!


27 posted on 02/22/2013 7:48:20 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Olog-hai; justiceseeker93; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA; ...

Nice to hear his son is a conservative.


28 posted on 02/23/2013 3:11:34 PM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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