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  • End of an era for TBS, Braves, fans

    09/30/2007 9:06:54 AM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 9 replies · 150+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | September 30, 2007 | Tim Tucker
    End of an era for TBS, Braves, fans For three decades, Braves games have been beamed around the country on TBS. They became America's Team — but Sunday, America will watch for the last time. All across America Sunday, thousands of people like Bill DeArmond of Winfield, Kan., will say goodbye to an old friend. For three decades, they have watched the national telecasts of Braves games on TBS, turning Atlanta's baseball team into — at least for a while — "America's Team." Today, America will watch for the last time. The Braves' season finale at Houston marks the end...
  • Jane Fonda slammed for not paying female employees

    08/19/2007 3:52:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies · 3,655+ views
    Yahoo! Movies ^ | August 16, 2007
    Veteran actress and feminist Jane Fonda has been slammed for not paying her female employees working in the actress' radio network Green Stone Media. The twice Oscar winner and the radio network's co-founder Gloria Steinem have been accused of "putting their own reputations above their female employees' finances." According to the New York Post, Fonda and Steinem are 'refusing to pay severance, and the founders won't file for bankruptcy protection because it would publicly embarrass Jane and Gloria.' However, the 'Klute' star's spokesperson has denied the reports and said that the accusations are unfounded. "This is pure speculation. There is...
  • Writer Dumps Hubby for Ted (Christian rapists blamed for Ted Turner)

    08/01/2007 10:47:39 PM PDT · by tlb · 18 replies · 1,189+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 1, 2007 | Richard Johnson
    <p>PULITZER prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler sent out an e-mail yesterday announcing that his wife had dumped him for billionaire Ted Turner.</p> <p>Elizabeth is Butler's wife of 12 years, Elizabeth Dewberry, 44, an author in her own right, who might be attracted to Turner, 68, because the media mogul resembles the grandfather who molested her as a child, Butler writes in the shocking e-mail.</p>
  • ( Ted ) Turner fights road paving

    07/27/2007 7:14:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies · 1,359+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | July 27, 2007
    Lawyers for media mogul Ted Turner persuaded a district judge to issue a restraining order blocking Gallatin County from paving a five-mile stretch of road that runs through Turner's sprawling Flying D Ranch south of here. Attorneys for Turner Enterprises Inc. obtained the order from District Judge John Brown. It bars the county from paving a segment of Spanish Creek Road. Commissioners said the county has been planning to pave the road for years. To save money, the county was planning to use millings - essentially ground-up rubble from other road projects - provided by the Montana Department of Transportation...
  • U.N. High Tech for Kim - Add Burma to the list of scandals.

    07/19/2007 9:09:58 PM PDT · by gpapa · 4 replies · 574+ views ^ | July 20, 2007 | Editorian Staff
    The United Nations' Cash for Kim Jong Il scandal is now six months old, so it's a good time to assess progress, if that's the right word. The evidence of misdeeds at the U.N. Development Program in North Korea continues to mount, but there's still no "urgent" and "external" inquiry, as ordered by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in January. Now the U.S. has uncovered evidence that in addition to transferring millions of dollars in cash that may have gone to help prop up Kim's grotesque regime, the UNDP also transferred dual-use technology. It did so without bothering to secure a U.S....
  • ( Ted ) Turner's Land Holdings Keep Increasing

    07/17/2007 9:11:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies · 3,654+ views
    North Platte Bulletin ^ | July 16, 2007 | James E. Ducey
    The 100-year tenure of the McMurtrey Family at a pioneer ranch in Cherry County ended June 26 with a public referee auction at Valentine. R.E. "Ted" Turner purchased the property by offering the highest bid. Turner bought the 26,332 deeded acres for nearly $10 million... The opening bid was $290 per acre. It was the largest ranch land auction ever held in Cherry County, according to Eric Scott, Cherry county attorney. The auction was ordered by the Cherry County District Court. Erba "Hub" McMurtrey built his ranch starting with Kinkaid homesteads with three McMurtrey Brothers in 1908. Ranch acreage increased...
  • Cartoon Network Mocks Judaism & Christianity with "Bible Fight" Game (Couldn't do that to Muslims!)

    05/08/2007 5:25:20 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 71 replies · 3,896+ views
    Adult Swim.Com ^ | 05/08/07 | Recovering_Democrat
    My spouse was watching "Adult Swim" on the Cartoon Network this past week. They ran a commercial promoting their web site, complete with fun little games a visitor can play. One particular game they promoted was called "Bible Fight". The video clip of the game they showed depicted an 2-D animated Jesus Christ "fighting" against his mother Mary and the baby Jesus. Mary fought with kicks, and Jesus Christ used his cross to hack Mary and the baby Jesus up. I couldn't find a good pic of that, but here is one of Jesus getting ready to fight "Noah" OR...
  • The World's Greenest Billionaires

    04/19/2007 11:01:35 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 16 replies · 796+ views
    Forbes ^ | 4/18/2007 | Devon Pendleton
    Some of the world's wealthiest are going green, spending their own greenbacks to protect the environment and fight global warming. In honor of the 37th annual Earth Day this Sunday, we are highlighting our picks for the 11 greenest billionaires. These moguls have made significant commitments to the environment, whether through investment in technology, commitment to earth-friendly living or simply by raising the world's environmental awareness. Among the green billionaires are high-profile folks like Microsoft (nasdaq: MSFT) co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen. Gates' investment firm invested $84 million in California's Pacific Ethanol (nasdaq: PEIX), which makes ethanol from corn;...
  • Court TV Changing its Name

    03/14/2007 4:10:28 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 9 replies · 477+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 13, 2007 | Yahoo! News
    NEW YORK - The name of Court TV is getting disbarred. Turner Broadcasting said on Tuesday that it will rename its cable channel to reflect a more action-driven lineup. The new name won't be revealed until summer and will take effect at the start of next year. Turner has been aggressive in branding its cable outlets to set them apart from competitors. TBS is geared to comedy and TNT does drama, for example. "We believe the brand needs to catch up with the programming," Koonin said. The move is being made despite a 31 percent increase in ratings this season...
  • Media mogul Turner takes a meaty poke at Murdoch

    11/16/2006 7:12:06 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies · 565+ views
    Denver Post ^ | November 16, 2006 | Aldo Svaldi
    Cable-industry legend Ted Turner has traveled the globe urging friendship instead of fighting. He even donated $1 billion over the past nine years to the United Nations to promote world peace. But don't ask him to share warm feelings about Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Corp., or Time Warner Inc., which purchased Turner Broadcasting System Inc. in 1996...
  • Clinton addresses group of philanthropists in home state

    11/13/2006 8:36:24 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 490+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) | November 13, 2006
    Excerpt - LITTLE ROCK — Former president Bill Clinton said Monday that he remembered the moment he realized he made the shift from a world leader to a philanthropist. "One day I was shaving in my house up in New York and Ilooked at myself in the mirror, and I thought, 'My God, I've become an NGO (non-government organization),'" Clinton told a crowd of 300 people gathered at his presidential libary in downtown Little Rock. ~ snip ~ "My climate-change initiative is being funded by Barbra Streisand and Rupert Murdoch," Clinton said, delighted by the unlikely alliance between the actress...

    10/11/2006 6:24:13 AM PDT · by radar101 · 16 replies · 1,078+ views
    Political Mavens ^ | 11 )ct 2006 | Stefan Kanfer
    Ten years ago they were bigtime winners and looked the part. Ted Turner was the embodiment of a swinging, swaggering billionaire with ideas springing from his brain like coins falling from the pockets of a pair of pants hung upside-down. His all news channel, CNN, was prospering and when he made a speech, everyone leaned forward and listened intently. Nobody broke up. And ten years ago, George Steinbrenner beamed as the Joe Torre era began, and the Yankees, no longer the Bronx Zoo curated by Billy Martin, started to run the table of playoffs and World Series. The Boss had...
  • Ted Turner: Give Muslim Extremists What They Want to Stop Terrorism

    10/02/2006 10:27:55 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 123 replies · 3,203+ views ^ | September 30, 2006 | Brad Wilmouth
    Posted by Brad Wilmouth on September 30, 2006 - 15:28. During an interview aired Friday on CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, when asked by host Deutsch how he would go about fighting terrorism, CNN founder Ted Turner argued that "you don't win people over by bombing them, you win them over by being friends with them," and soon recommended giving Muslim extremists what they want as a solution to terrorism. Turner, who in 2002 claimed that Israelis were guilty of "terrorism" against the Palestinians, on Friday's show advocated "being more even-handed in our dealing with the Palestinians and...
  • Boffo U.N. Fantasticks (Mark Steyn)

    09/25/2006 11:47:33 AM PDT · by JZelle · 7 replies · 812+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9-25-06 | Mark Steyn
    The last intervention in public affairs Ted Turner made was a month or two back, when he recounted what an agreeable vacation he had in Kim Jong-il's North Korea. (I sent him a postcard saying, "Wish you were still there.") He's now weighed in on the ayatollahs and his line's pretty straightforward: Why shouldn't Iran have nukes? "They're a sovereign state," he said. "We have 28,000. Why can't they have 10? We don't say anything about Israel -- they've got 100 of them approximately -- or India or Pakistan or Russia. And really, nobody should have them. They aren't usable...
  • Rosie O Donnell's Anti-Christian Smear (Don Feder On Les Queen's "Eevil Christians" Slander Alert

    09/22/2006 2:34:13 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 30 replies · 2,041+ views ^ | 09/22/06 | Don Feder
    While Muslims were busy threatening to kill the Pope, Rosie O’Donnell – talk-show host, constitutional scholar and celebrity airhead – was busy comparing conservative Christians to Islamo-fascists. On ABC’s “The View” last week, O’Donuts smeared committed Christians while trivializing the suffering of Islam’s many victims. Responding to the comments of her co-host that militant Islam is a threat to free people everywhere, O’Donnell – famous for her keen intellect – shot back: “Just a minute. Radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America where we have separation of church and state.” Actually , we...
  • Ted Turner says Iraq war among history's "dumbest"

    09/19/2006 6:02:23 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 72 replies · 1,299+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 20, 2006 | Daniel Trotta
    The U.S. invasion of Iraq was among the "dumbest moves of all time" that ranks with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor and the German invasion of Russia, billionaire philanthropist Ted Turner said on Tuesday. The founder of CNN and unabashed internationalist also defended the right of Iran to have nuclear weapons and the effectiveness of the United Nations and, in a jocular mood, advocated banning men from elective office worldwide in a Reuters Newsmaker appearance. The U.S. invasion of Iraq has caused "incalculable damage" that will take 20 years to overcome "if we just act reasonably intelligently." "It will...
  • $50M donated to create stockpile for uranium fuel

    09/19/2006 5:57:30 PM PDT · by jdm · 12 replies · 338+ views
    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, CNN creator Ted Turner and former Sen. Sam Nunn pledged $50 million to the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog agency Tuesday to create a uranium stockpile. The aim is to discourage countries from developing their own nuclear programs. The reserve would ensure supplies of low-grade fuel for nuclear power plants around the world. One example of a program they hope to discourage is in Iran, which critics fear is ultimately aimed at developing weapons. The Washington-based Nuclear Threat Initiative is hoping its financial pledge to the International Atomic Energy Agency will prod governments into action on creating the...
  • Campbell, Turner Throw Support Behind Sekula-Gibbs Campaign

    08/21/2006 6:31:23 AM PDT · by bgsugar · 11 replies · 585+ views
    Fort Bend Now ^ | 8/21/06 | Bob Dunn
    Campbell, Turner Throw Support Behind Sekula-Gibbs Campaign by Bob Dunn, Aug 21, 2006, 07 13 am Tom Campbell and Tim Turner, two Republicans who each campaigned to replace Tom DeLay in the race for Congressional District 22, have endorsed Houston Councilwoman Shelley Sekula-Gibbs as a write-in candidate for that seat. Campbell, who made his endorsement on Saturday, came in a distant second to DeLay in the March primary, then ran as a replacement candidate after DeLay announced he was leaving Congress. “Shelley Sekula-Gibbs is honorable and competitive and worthy of my support,” Campbell said on Saturday. Turner, a Houston businessman,...
  • Bill Clinton Pushes 'Peace Park' at Korean Demilitarized Zone

    07/02/2006 9:54:17 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 57 replies · 1,236+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 3 July 2006 | Amanda B. Carpenter
    DaimlerChrysler has pledged $500,000 to help former President Bill Clinton and Ted Turner build a “peace park” designed to “promote regional peace and stability” in the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea. The pledge is part of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), which is a global program to fund projects that focus on such things as “religion, conflict and reconciliation.” It is unclear how the park will inspire North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, who is now poised to test a missile that can reach the United States, to embrace “peace and stability.” The CGI revolves around an annual...
  • Adult Swim Picks Up 'Pee Wee's Playhouse'(Turner Broadcasting Welcomes Back Pee-Wee Herman)

    06/05/2006 6:45:42 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 33 replies · 2,317+ views
    TV WEEK ^ | June 5, 2006 | By James Hibberd
    The Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block has picked former CBS series "Pee Wee's Playhouse," the channel said Monday. The late-night network purchased the rights to all 45 episodes of Paul Reubens' quasi-children's show, which aired from 1986 to 1991. CBS cancelled the series after Mr. Reubens was arrested in an adult theater and charged with indecent exposure. Since, reruns of the series have been rare. Adult Swim said many of the episodes have not been aired since their original run. Adult Swim will launch the series July 10.
  • Ted Turner Bids Media Conglomerate Adieu (BARF!)

    05/19/2006 11:33:46 AM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 14 replies · 749+ views
    The AP via Yahoo! News ^ | May 19, 2006 | Harry R. Weber
    Ted Turner Bids Media Conglomerate Adieu Without Usual Flare ATLANTA (AP) -- Ted Turner was uncharacteristically understated Friday as he departed Time Warner Inc., the media conglomerate that swallowed his cable network company and slowly sidelined him as a mover and shaker in the businesses that he helped to create. The CNN founder told Time Warner shareholders at their annual meeting he regrets not being able to do more for them. "I just wish the last five years I could have made a bigger contribution," Turner said. "I hung in there as long as I could. I've done my best."...
  • Regulators put severe restrictions on salmon fishing

    04/08/2006 10:05:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 79 replies · 1,186+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 7, 2006 | KATU TV 2
    Federal regulators have voted to impose severe restrictions on salmon fishing off the coasts of Oregon and Northern California to protect dwindling populations in the Klamath River. The Pacific Fishery Management Council decided to close about 700 miles of coastline to commercial salmon fishing for most of June and July. Those are generally the most productive months of the season.
  • Ted Turner blasts the media, Bush -- and himself

    03/29/2006 2:33:10 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 12 replies · 819+ views
    AP via ^ | March 29, 2006
    ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- Ted Turner took shots Tuesday at the media for its coverage of sex and violence, at himself for losing control of the news network he founded, and at the Bush administration for going to war in Iraq. The outspoken billionaire philanthropist made his comments as he was being honored for promoting global understanding. "There's an awful lot of superfluous news, the pervert of the day and someone that shot seven people at a fraternity party," Turner told a crowd gathered at a downtown hotel. "Who needs it all?" Turner, 67, said he regrets losing control of...
  • Deal takes sheep off grazing allotment

    03/17/2006 8:22:02 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies · 758+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | March 17, 2006 | MIKE STARK
    Sheep don't mix well with grizzly bears and wolves. Now they won't mix at all on more than 70,000 acres in the Absaroka-Beartooth wilderness. A 74,000-acre sheep grazing allotment south of Big Timber in the Gallatin National Forest has been permanently closed and the ranchers who used it for generations have been paid to move their sheep elsewhere... The agreement is the eighth -- and second-largest -- in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem in recent years that has led to the retirement of about 300,000 acres from grazing. The latest involves the Ash Mountain and Iron Mountain allotments used for generations...
  • Hungry Mich. Wolves Turning on Each Other

    03/11/2006 11:00:51 AM PST · by george76 · 146 replies · 2,202+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 11 | JOHN FLESHER
    Gnawing leisurely on the remains of a moose carcass, the wolf pack's alpha male seemed unaware that mortal danger was coming ever closer. Suddenly the eight-member rival pack burst into view. The alpha scrambled to his feet, but too late. Howling and barking, the enemy chased him down and mercilessly attacked, killing the hapless victim within a couple of minutes. It's not unusual for the gray wolves on Isle Royale National Park to target each other, said John Vucetich, a Michigan Tech University wildlife biologist who witnessed the carnage from an airplane in January. But the rival pack's brazen invasion...
  • Ted Turner and Carla A. Hills to Step Down from Time Warner's Board of Directors

    02/24/2006 6:01:31 AM PST · by abb · 5 replies · 287+ views
    Time-Waner ^ | Feb 24, 2006 | News Release
    Ted Turner and Carla A. Hills to Step Down from Time Warner's Board of Directors February 24, 2006 New York -- Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) today announced that R.E. "Ted" Turner has decided not to stand for re-election to its Board of Directors and Carla A. Hills, a former US Trade Representative, will step down in accordance with the Board's retirement policy. Both will continue to serve as Directors of Time Warner until the company's 2006 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Time Warner's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dick Parsons said: "Ted Turner's legendary record as a media pioneer and...
  • Fox Eyeing Turner South?

    02/17/2006 5:34:34 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 8 replies · 409+ views
    News Multi-Channel ^ | February 17, 2006 | Mike Reynolds 2/17/2006 6:00:00 PM
    With an eye toward grabbing more sports rights for its regional sports network, FSN South, Fox Cable Networks could be nearing a deal with Time Warner Inc. to purchase Turner South. Turner South, a regional network that offers entertainment programming, also holds long-term rights to Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves, the National Hockey League’s Atlanta Thrashers and the National Basketball Association’s Atlanta Hawks. Time Warner is also looking to sell the Braves. Fox officials declined to comment. A Turner spokeswoman would only say, “We are in discussions on both assets. We will not comment on those negotiations.” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
  • 'CNN should be doing serious journalism' (Ted Turner barf)

    12/17/2005 4:16:35 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 17 replies · 610+ views
    The Times of India ^ | Saturday, December 17, 2005 12:31:24 am | TOI
    NEW DELHI: Former media baron Ted Turner regrets the fact that he lost control over CNN, the 24 hours news channel that he had started in 1980. Addressing a meet of group of industrialists, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Turner said that he could have run the organisation better than the way it is being run presently. He said following the merger of CNN with AOL, he was pushed out of the company. "I regret the loss of control over the company." Following the merger of America Online (AOL) with Time Warner in 1999, the group company...
  • Kim Jong Il Has Face Transplant

    12/02/2005 12:39:36 PM PST · by MaineVoter2002 · 5 replies · 386+ views
    Kim Jong Il Has Face Transplant, Comes to US as Ted Turner WASHINGTON, DC --- A recent story about a new face transplant procedure has now explained a bizarre interview with Ted Turner by Wolf Blitzer. Turner returned from a trip to North Korea this week and told Wolf Blitzer that Kim Jong Il isn't evil and should be given a chance to give up his own nuclear capabilities and be trusted. His reason? Kim Jong Il doesn't look evil in photographs. Hours after the bizarre exchange, federal agents arrested the person looking like Ted Turner and confirmed he was...
  • Ted Turner says Iraq 'no better off' after U.S.-led war

    11/28/2005 11:06:15 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 55 replies · 998+ views
    AP ^ | November 29, 2005 | Staff
    Media mogul Ted Turner said Monday that Iraq is "no better off" following the U.S.-led invasion that ousted dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003. Delivering the 141st Landon Lecture at Kansas State University, Turner said the world is at a "critical juncture" and compared the situation to that of a baseball team down two runs in the seventh inning. The philanthropist and founder of Atlanta-based CNN gave the lecture to a less-than-full auditorium. Earlier this fall, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev delivered a similar message of peace to a packed room as he marked 20 years of the reforms he championed....
  • THe reason I returned to FreeRepublic

    11/12/2005 11:57:48 PM PST · by Coral Snake · 26 replies · 1,239+ views
    myself ^ | 11-12-2005 | Coral Snake
    For those of you who are wondering why a former "Clown" with a bad reputation for bashing FReepers would want to come back here with his original screen name, I largely came back to FreeRepublic because of exposure to three websites together with the passage of the recent San Francisco handgun ban. These websites are: If any FReeper has any friends who are even remotely on the "gun grabber" side of the Gun Rights issue he or she should be exposed to these websites. They are a goldmine of information about the DEADLY side of "Gun Control". One hundred...
  • (Ted) Turner: Give North Korea a Break

    09/20/2005 10:04:13 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 11 replies · 469+ views
    News Busters ^ | September 20, 2005 | Megan McCormack
    As reported by Brent Baker in today’s CyberAlert, Wolf Blitzer was taken aback by CNN founder Ted Turner’s defense of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il and his treatment of the North Korean people. Turner disputes Blitzer's charge that the North Korean leader's regime is "despotic", insisting, "he didn't look too much different than most other people." When Turner declared we should "give 'em a break," and insisted that North Korea poses a "non-existent" threat to the U.S., Blitzer suggested North Korean missiles could reach Alaska. In response, Turner stated: "Well, what, the Aleutian Islands? There's nothing up there but...
  • To Blitzer's Amazement, Turner Defends Jong, Treatment of People

    09/20/2005 10:54:27 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 33 replies · 375+ views
    Media Resource Center ^ | 20 Sep 05 | Brent Baker
    Monday afternoon on CNN, to Wolf Blitzer's astonishment, Ted Turner, just back from a visit to North Korea, declared his belief in the sincerity of North Korea and how the U.S. can trust the regime's new deal to not build nuclear weapons. Turner rejected the "despotic" characterization of Kim Jong Il, insisting that "he didn't look too much different than most other people," or that he treats his people brutally since Turner saw the people "were thin," but "they were riding bicycles." When Turner declared North Korea is not a "threat" to the U.S., Blitzer suggested their missiles could reach...
  • Ted Turner Sides With North Korea on Nuclear Energy, Report Says

    08/19/2005 7:36:14 AM PDT · by Cableguy · 12 replies · 351+ views ^ | 8/19/05 | Patrick Goodenough
    Billionaire environmentalist and media mogul Ted Turner believes Washington should give in to North Korea's demand to keep its civilian nuclear energy program. That demand is a key sticking-point in disarmament talks and an area of emerging disagreement between the U.S. and its South Korean ally. The CNN founder visited North Korea last weekend to discuss his vision of turning the demilitarized zone dividing the peninsula into a conservation park. Half a century of minimal human activity in the strip of no-man's land has enabled rare plants, animals and bird life to flourish. During a subsequent visit to Seoul, Turner...
  • North Korea - CNN founder (Ted Turner) meets with Pyongyang officials

    08/15/2005 9:24:08 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 12 replies · 425+ views
    CNN founder meets with Pyongyang officials SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Yonhap) -- Ted Turner, the founder and former chairman of the U.S. cable channel CNN, was welcomed by senior North Korean government officials in Pyongyang on Monday, the North's news media reported. Turner, whose real name is Robert Edward Turner, met with Kim Yong-dae, vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, the North's official Central News Agency said. Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan, the North's top delegate to the six-party talks on the communist state's nuclear program, and some other officials concerned also attended the meeting, it added....
  • Ex-CNN president (Ted Turner) arrives in North Korea

    08/13/2005 7:47:28 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 57 replies · 1,421+ views
    Ex-CNN president arrives in North Korea SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Yonhap) -- Former CNN President Ted Turner arrived in North Korea Saturday, heading a 10-member delegation that included a U.S. congressman, the North's media reported. Turner flew to the North's capital, Pyongyang, with Curt Weldon, a Republican congressman from Pennsylvania, and former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Donald Gregg, the Korean Central News Agency said in a brief report. The group is scheduled to visit South Korea Aug. 15-18. Their itinerary in South Korea includes a meeting with former President and Nobel peace laureate Kim Dae-jung. The KCNA report gave...
  • AIM Says Ted Turner's CNN Runs False Ad from Turner-Funded Group

    08/11/2005 7:55:47 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 7 replies · 550+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | August 10, 2005 | Not Given
    WASHINGTON -- Accuracy in Media editor Cliff Kincaid disclosed today that a false ad running on CNN against Judge John Roberts is sponsored by a group funded by CNN founder Ted Turner, creating a serious conflict of interest for the news network. "The Ted Turner connection to the group sponsoring the ad may explain why it's being aired," said Kincaid, "and why CNN is disregarding evidence that the ad is blatantly false." _______________break_____________________ "But will CNN identify the ads as coming from a group funded by its founder?" asked Kincaid. "Will CNN tell the full truth about its own connection...
  • Ted Tuuner to meet with North korea on truning DMZ into ecological peace park?

    07/27/2005 7:07:53 AM PDT · by LW McMurray · 8 replies · 178+ views ^ | 7/26/05 | Lanceredstaterant
    Just learned from a Korean friend that Ted Turner is visiting North Korea next month to discuss turning the DMZ into a Park. (This is not a joke!). The North Koreans have agreed to meet with the former CNN founder to discuss his ideas on a revamp of the most heavily fortified and land mined area in the world. Im having a very difficult time adjusting to the idea that the DMZ, will become a park of "Peace". .......
  • Turner to stump for DMZ ecology (Are starving North Koreans endangering the environment?)

    07/23/2005 2:07:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies · 814+ views
    Atlanta Journa Constitution ^ | July 23, 2005 | MARK BIXLER
    Ted Turner plans to visit North Korea next month to promote plans to protect plant and animal life in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, a swath of heavily fortified no-man's land that also contains rare and endangered species. The CNN founder and philanthropist will join a list of prominent opinion-makers in academia and journalism to travel recently from the United States to one of the most secretive nations on Earth. Analysts say North Korea has cracked open the door at least in part in hopes of explaining its view that concern over its nuclear program would be...
  • Green Theology

    06/28/2005 1:55:23 PM PDT · by Coleus · 50 replies · 1,264+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | November 2000 | Elaine Middendorf
    Green TheologyAustin Ruse, President of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, the only Catholic lobbying group at the United Nations in New York, reports that there are a number of troubling groups circling around the UN. One such group is fairly new and as yet little-reported movement called the United Religious Initiative (URI), now active in 58 countries and 33 states in the U.S. It has been described as "an exclusive, decentralized organization, a spiritual partner of the United Nations." URI positions support population control, environmental extremism, and are radical on sexual matters. A new document signed by URI's...
  • An American Traitor: Guilty As Charged [Jane Fonda]

    06/10/2005 5:48:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies · 5,491+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 6-10-05 | Henry Mark Holzer and Erika Holzer
    An American Traitor: Guilty As Charged By Henry Mark Holzer and Erika | June 10, 2005For three decades Jane Fonda obfuscated, distorted and lied about virtually everything connected with her wartime trip to North Vietnam: her motive, her acts, her intent, and her contribution to the Communists’ war effort.  With the aid of clever handlers, she so successfully suppressed and spun her conduct in Hanoi that many Americans didn’t know what she had done there, and, more important, the legal significance. Three years ago, our book, “Aid and Comfort”: Jane Fonda in North Vietnam (McFarland & Co.), laid bare...
  • Turner: CNN Focuses Too Much on Perverts

    06/02/2005 10:26:03 AM PDT · by bravosounds · 10 replies · 766+ views
    Turner: CNN Focuses Too Much on Perverts Email this Story Jun 1, 7:46 PM (ET) By KRISTEN WYATT (AP) CNN founder Ted Turner, right, leans over to speak with Rebekah Stewart, left, before he... Full Image Google sponsored links Get Tax Debt Relief Today - We'll settle your tax debt and stop collection fast. As seen on CNN. Quick Tax Debt Relief - Local Tax Attorneys 800 750 7500 Free Consultation. Proud BBB Member ATLANTA (AP) - CNN should cover international news and the environment, not the "pervert of the day," network founder Ted Turner said Wednesday as...
  • Ted Turner Credits Castro with Inspiring CNN International

    06/02/2005 9:17:30 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 45 replies · 1,371+ views
    MRC ^ | Thursday June 2, 2005 | BrentBaker
    During an appearance Wednesday to celebrate CNN's 25th anniversary, CNN founder Ted Turner, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, recalled that he was inspired to launch CNN International after Fidel Castro told him, "Ted, the whole world needs CNN. I watch it all the time and it's very important to me." Turner also, reporter Jill Vejnoska relayed, "credited his international Goodwill Games with helping end the Cold War." Turner's comments came during a June 1 session emceed by Christiane Amanpour at the Techwood Drive lawn in Atlanta of the building where CNN was started in 1980. CNN on Wednesday played excerpts throughout...
  • Turner: CNN Focuses Too Much on Perverts

    06/01/2005 5:32:46 PM PDT · by NCjim · 29 replies · 921+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 1, 2005 | KRISTEN WYATT
    CNN should cover international news and the environment, not the "pervert of the day," network founder Ted Turner said Wednesday as the first 24-hour news network turned 25. Turner, an outspoken media mogul who started CNN in 1980 but no longer controls the network, said he envisioned CNN as a place where rapes and murders that dominated local news wouldn't be emphasized, but he's seeing too much of that "trivial news" on the network he created, now second in ratings to Fox News Channel. "I would like to see us to return to a little more international coverage on the...
  • Turner reflects on CNN at 25

    06/01/2005 8:28:55 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies · 325+ views
    CNN ^ | Wednesday, June 1
    Says he would do some things differently if still in chargeATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- CNN founder Ted Turner said Wednesday he would do things differently if he still held the reins at the news network he founded 25 years ago.And he expressed bitterness toward the man who agreed to the deal that wrote him out of the organizational chart more than five years ago."The only thing I can suggest, and I love it the way it is, but I would like to see us return to a little more international coverage on the domestic feed and a little more environmental...
  • CNN Celebrates 25 Years with Special Programming, Global Conference

    05/29/2005 6:48:32 AM PDT · by pissant · 20 replies · 568+ views
    I-newswire ^ | 5/24/05 | staff
    i-Newswire, 2005-05-24 - CNN/U.S. will air “Defining Moments: 25 Stories that Touched Our Lives” on Wednesday, June 1, an intimate recounting of the biggest television news events from the past quarter century as told by the newsmakers and journalists who lived through them. The two-part special airs from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and then from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. Special anniversary editions of Larry King Live, which is celebrating its 20th year, airs from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. All times Eastern. On June 1, 1980, CNN signed on the air as the world’s first 24-hour news network....
  • Ted Turner may have inspired UN 13 Moon Calendar

    05/19/2005 10:36:10 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 5 replies · 419+ views
    CFP ^ | May 19, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    On the day after the election of Pope Benedict XVI, it was Ted Turner time at the United Nations. The 2005 prestigious Alan Cranston Peace Award was presented to Turner, former CNN media mogul, and the man who once referred to Christianity as a "religion for losers". Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev presented the award on behalf of the Global Security Institute (GSI). This is not the first UN accolade bestowed on Jane Fonda’s ex-hubby. In August 2000, Turner was the keynote speaker at the World Peace Summit, held in the UN General Assembly Hall. "New Age billionaire Maurice Strong...
  • Bias at PBS? N.Y. Times Incredulous

    05/06/2005 6:35:31 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 17 replies · 2,914+ views
    HumanEventsOnline ^ | May 6, 2005 | by L. Brent Bozell, III
    The old news: PBS is still a liberal monstrosity transforming the hard-earned dollars of many Bush-loving taxpayers into fire-breathing Bush-loathing programming. The new development: The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has plans to get serious about seeking a better balance of political views on PBS. From the sound of a New York Times front-page story May 2, they must have been waving smelling salts in the face of liberal reporters. Kenneth Tomlinson, the "Republican chairman" of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting was said to be pressing aggressively to correct "what he and other conservatives consider liberal bias." The Times approach, pretending...
  • AIM Report: U.N. Covers Up Payments to Journalists

    05/05/2005 8:14:37 AM PDT · by JesseJane · 9 replies · 898+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | March 11, 2005 | unknown
    In the past, U.N. agencies have also sponsored "traveling seminars" for journalists so they write positive stories about U.N. projects. When conservative commentator Armstrong Williams was exposed for taking money from the Bush administration, his credibility was cast into doubt and news organizations expressed regrets for having had him on the air to comment on public policy issues. Williams was tainted by a conflict of interest that should have been revealed to the viewing audience. He was said to be a channel for Bush administration propaganda.
  • Jane Fonda's book tour

    04/20/2005 7:15:10 PM PDT · by Chieftain · 187 replies · 9,432+ views
    Swiftvets and POWs for Truth website ^ | Tue Apr 12, 2005 | Terry Boone
    Dear Everyone, We were able just today to get the itinerary for Jane Fonda's book signing tour. We are encouraging all Vietnam Veterans and their family, as well as all concerned Americans, to protest her signings. This is Operation Street Corner, now used for another traitor, Jane Fonda. Watch the Operation Street Corner website for pictures and information about our protests ( There is nothing posted yet, as we are getting the word out first to our email listservers. Thank you so much for your time and help! I will be sending out additional information about Jane soon. See Hanoi...