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  • How CNN Lost its Way

    12/05/2013 4:16:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2013 | Matt Towery
    ATLANTA -- Let's be honest, no matter how one paints it or spins it, CNN is a news network in trouble. I can talk about this because I have known far too many former CNN leaders, anchors, and alumni to not know a little bit about the history of the company. And let's be clear, the new man at the helm, Jeff Zucker, formerly of NBC is not the man to blame for the network's precarious position. He has tried many a new move and likely will attempt more as this once king-of-cable news continues to attempt to find its...
  • Ted Turner: Men Should Be Barred From Political Office For 100 Years

    09/23/2013 8:35:35 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 74 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Sept 23, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Media mogul Ted Turner reiterated an absolutely absurd idea Sunday. Appearing at the International Women's Earth and Climate Summit in New York City, Turner proposed “men be barred from political office. They could do everything else, be president of universities, business leaders, but they just couldn’t serve in any elected position for 100 years” (video follows with transcript and commentary): TED TURNER: Well, I came up with the idea at least 20 years ago that we needed more women in politics. It would take a different turn. And I suggested that men be barred from political office. They could do...
  • Ted Turner’s Son: Liberal CNN Is Hard to Watch (Mostly watches Fox News)

    03/21/2013 2:30:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 03/21/2013 | Bill Hoffmann
    The son of CNN founder Ted Turner says the cable news network his father created is now so liberal it’s difficult to watch — and has seen its ratings plummet as a result. “They’re pretty much to the left. I don’t think there’s any question about that,’’ Teddy Turner told Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show.’’ “I have a hard time watching them a lot of times.’’ Turner, who this week ran for Congress in South Carolina’s GOP primary and lost, added he’s not impressed at how CNN’s new president Jeff Zucker has tweaked the network. “They [may have] said,...
  • Blame Jane: Ted Turner's son says Fonda made dad a lib

    02/22/2013 10:34:42 AM PST · by topher · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com | Published February 22, 2013 | FoxNews.com
    Teddy Turner, son of billionaire media mogul Ted Turner and Republican candidate for Congress, said his father’s marriage to Jane Fonda prompted his major left turn. “I was raised in a different time at the Turner household … a very conservative household with capitalism and all of that kind of stuff,” the younger Turner told Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show.”
  • Teddy Turner: Jane Fonda Turned My Dad Into a Liberal

    02/22/2013 2:12:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 10:59 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    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. …
  • Ted Turner, Prodded by CNN, Calls for Nuclear Disarmament; Says “War Is Just About Over With”

    12/13/2012 4:14:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 13, 2012 | 17:01 | Matt Hadro
    CNN founder Ted Turner is well-known for his outlandish liberal views, and CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux teed him up on Thursday to rant against nuclear weapons, call for higher taxes on the wealthy, and announce that “the big, intelligent, well-educated countries have already quit war.” “President Obama, he says in his second term he wants to make climate change and protecting the environment a top priority. What do you think he should do? What should he do first?” Malveaux prodded the liberal Turner. He answered that Obama should do both and “might as well add getting rid of nuclear weapons too,...
  • Ted Turner: I Think It's "Good" U.S. Troops are Killing Themselves

    10/25/2012 4:30:11 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/24/12
    During an appearance on Piers Morgan Tonight, Ted Turner said he thinks it's "good" that U.S. soldiers are killing themselves because it shows humanity has evolved a distaste for war. Some have argued that Turner is expressing his satisfaction at U.S. troops killing themselves because it indicates that humanity is starting to spiritually evolve an aversion to war. However, Turner has repeatedly voiced his wish to see billions of people wiped off the planet via population reduction programs. If you think Ted Turner wants to save people from dying by ending war, then why does he also advocate the elimination...
  • WOW!… Ted Turner: I Think It’s “Good” U.S. Troops are Killing Themselves (Video)

    10/25/2012 12:29:19 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-25-2012 | Jim Hoft
    Ted Turner was on with Piers Morgan last night. He said, “I think it’s good U.S. troops are killing themselves.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnLdgAfX9twCNN posted the transcript: TURNER: It’s time to put war and conflict behind us and move on, and start acting like civilized, educated human beings. MORGAN: You made the point to me in the break there, more American servicemen have – TURNER: — are dying now from suicide over there than are dying in combat. MORGAN: That’s shocking, isn’t it? TURNER: Well, what — no, I think it’s — I think it’s good, because it’s so clear that we’re programmed...
  • (video) Ted Turner Thinks It’s Good That US Soldiers Are Killing Themselves

    10/25/2012 12:48:46 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 22 replies
    live leak ^ | 10 25 2012
    Ted Turner Thinks It’s Good That US Soldiers Are Killing Themselves + UN ought to be global police
  • This Week’s Birthday Boy—“Cuba’s Elvis!” Fidel Castro

    08/18/2012 2:30:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    “Fidel Castro could have been Cuba’s Elvis!” (Dan Rather.) “Fidel Castro is one hell of a guy! “You people would like him!” (Ted Turner to a capacity crowd at Harvard Law School during a speech in 1997.) “Fidel Castro is old-fashioned, courtly—even paternal, a thoroughly fascinating figure!” (Andrea Mitchell.) “Castro has brought very high literacy and great health-care to his country. His personal magnetism is powerful, his presence is commanding.” (Barbara Walters.) “Viva Fidel! Viva Che!” (Jesse Jackson while arm in arm with Fidel Castro himself in 1984.) "Fidel Castro is very shy and sensitive, I frankly like him and...
  • CNN might add reality TV to its programming schedule - report

    08/14/2012 8:14:36 AM PDT · by TomGuy · 16 replies
    Zap2It.com ^ | August 13, 2012 | Jean Bentley
    CNN could be adding a little more than the usual 24 hours of news to its lineup: the network is reportedly in talks with reality TV producers to spice up its programming schedule with some unscripted television.
  • CNN’s Jim Walton Resigns

    07/27/2012 9:57:18 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 76 replies
    FishbowlDC ^ | 7/27/2012 | Betsy Rothstein
    CNN President Jim Walton, who has been with the company for 30 years, has announced that he’s resigning. He will remain with the network until the end of the year. “CNN needs new thinking,” Walton wrote in a note to staff this morning. “I have interests to explore, I need to give myself time to do [them].” See various quotes and his note after the jump… From CNN PR: Jim Walton told the CNN organization today that he will step down as president of CNN Worldwide at the end of this year. He will continue in his current role until...
  • CNN Loses Half Its Audience in Past Year

    06/03/2012 5:50:37 AM PDT · by New Jersey Realist · 63 replies
    Newsmax email | 6/3/2012 | Unknown
    CNN in May suffered its worst month for ratings in nearly 20 years, according to Nielsen figures, and has lost 50 percent of its audience in the past 12 months. The cable network pioneered 24-hour news in the 1980s and for years was the top-rated news channel, but it has lost audience to Fox News and MSNBC in recent years and now lags both competitors in attracting viewers. CNN’s average audience in May fell to 388,000, with only 113,000 in the 25-54 age bracket that advertisers covet. Fox’s average was 1.65 million, and MSNBC’s was 658,000. “It’s really a bloodletting...
  • Ted Turner: U.S. and Israel Should Disarm to Prevent Nuclear Iran

    05/03/2012 10:39:25 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 33 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 5/4/2012 12:42 AM ET | Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing as a guest on Thursday's Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN, the news network's founder, Ted Turner, complained that a double standard exists between the U.S. and Israel being allowed to possess nuclear weapons while Iran is expected to be nuclear-free, as he suggested that all countries dispose of their nuclear weapons to persuade Iran not to build such weapons. After host Piers Morgan asked Turner what he would do about Iran if he were President, the CNN founder absurdly complained that Iran was being held to a different standard than Israel, without either he or Morgan noting Iran's support...
  • CNN Founder Ted Turner 'Spends One Week Each Month With A Different Girlfriend'

    02/29/2012 10:44:57 PM PST · by Steelfish · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | February 29, 2012 | Nick Allen
    CNN Founder Ted Turner 'Spends One Week Each Month With A Different Girlfriend' Ted Turner, the 73-year-old billionaire founder of CNN, has revealed that he has four girlfriends each of whom he spends one week with a month. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter the media mogul and philanthropist, who owns 28 homes including 14 ranches, said a week per month for each girlfriend was "pretty much the general rule." By Nick Allen 29 Feb 2012 Turner and his third wife Jane Fonda divorced in 2001, after 10 years of marriage, and the Oscar-winning actress has been replaced in...
  • Whatever Happened to Ted Turner?

    02/29/2012 8:08:19 AM PST · by BJ1 · 17 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 02/29/2012 | Stephen Galloway
    The "Mouth of the South" is no longer as he devotes his time (and $1 billion) to the U.N., jets between 28 homes and four girlfriends, misses Jane Fonda and opens up to THR about Rupert, Jerry and his abuse as a child. Says a friend: "He's definitely changed." "Isn’t that the thinnest billionaire’s wallet you ever saw?" Ted Turner gloats on a drizzling day in New York. "I’m really proud of it.” our editor recommends Rupert Murdoch 'Is Going to Have to Step Down,' Says Ted Turner (Video) CNN Leads Cable Channels in Whitney Houston Funeral Ratings The Philanthropy...
  • Ted Turner Says Climate Change is Critical

    06/26/2011 11:22:28 AM PDT · by Freemarkets101 · 21 replies
    Brian Koenig ^ | 6/26/11 | Brian Koenig
    Leftist media mogul, and founder of CNN, Ted Turner is spouting environmental propaganda, saying climate change is "probably the most serious - and, in all fairness, the most complex - problem that humanity has ever faced." And of course, Ted Turner is an expert on the environment, as he shipped his United Nations Foundation off to the northern part of Norway to take part in a telephone news conference: "It is really easy to understand how some people don't get it, because it's so complex and complicated," he said. Turner's asinine rambling came in response to questions posed by reporter...
  • Ted Turner: Climate Change ‘Most Serious ... Problem Humanity Has Ever Faced’ (This Is Hugh!)

    06/25/2011 8:32:29 PM PDT · by PROCON · 58 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | June 24, 2011 | Pete Winn
    CNSNews.com) – Media mogul Ted Turner says climate change is “probably the most serious--and, in all fairness, the most complex--problem that humanity has ever faced.” He added: “It is really easy to understand how some people don’t get it, because it’s so complex and complicated.” Turner took part in a telephone news conference on Thursday, held by his United Nations Foundation on the island of Svalbard, one of the northernmost regions of Norway. His comments came in response to a question posed by reporter Sunny Lewis of the Environment News Service about how to change the minds of climate change...
  • Media Mogul Urges Stringent Birth Control

    12/13/2010 9:15:49 AM PST · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 11 December 2010 | John Semmens
    Media billionaire Ted Turner urged world leaders to impose a sort of “cap-and-trade” system for live births in order to reduce the global population. Under the Turner plan, each person would be entitled to participate in procreating one child. This right could be sold or used. “There are just too damn many people,” Turner complained. “Everywhere I go there are crowds of people. A person can’t get any solitude or privacy anymore. We can’t go on like this. We’ve got to put a lid on this thing before it’s too late.” Turner argued that making the procreative right transferable “would...
  • Ted Turner - "Rwanda is just as clean a country as Switzerland" (Law Compels Monthly Clean Up)

    11/28/2010 9:45:11 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    ABC News This Week ^ | November 20, 2010 | ABC News This Week
    TURNER: Or don't have any money. One thing they can do is pick up trash. That's what I do. We're in New York now and yesterday I walked around the block and I picked up trash and put it in the garbage -- AMANPOUR: I don't believe you. TURNER: I swear to God. Absolutely. I pick up trash in Atlanta. AMANPOUR: Why? TURNER: Because I want to set a good example. President Kagame of Rwanda has passed a rule that on the third Saturday of each month, the entire country has to go out from 8 - 11 and pick...
  • US GOVERNMENT COMMUNISTS

    10/30/2010 8:26:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    ResistNet and CommieBlaster ^ | October 29, 2010 | Asst Natl Dir Mellie
    Communists, Socialists, Marxists, Maoists and Islamics are in the US Government. They all believe in a government that’s opposed to the US Constitution and, thus, the America our founders created. They want America to give up its sovereignty and to become a member of a one-world socialist government. For simplicity, let’s call them all “commies”. We began researching Obama and other commies in US Government and Media about 18 months ago and were shocked. Here’s the high-level overview of what we learned, which is chronicled in great detail at CommieBlaster.com: - America has been at war with communism for over...
  • Pickens Urged Bush to Take Iraq’s Oil (Pickens, Mad As Hell Turner, Cameron, Wyly Speak At AREDAY)

    08/23/2010 5:42:22 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Aspen Daily News ^ | Monday, August 23, 2010 | Andrew Travers
    As the last American combat troops left Iraq last week, Oil-tycoon-turned-clean-energy-innovator T. Boone Pickens was at the American Renewable Energy Day conference in Aspen, lamenting that the U.S. didn’t take hold of the rich oil fields in the war-torn Middle Eastern nation before they left. Pickens at first elicited laughs from an audience at the Paepcke Auditorium on Saturday night, as he bluntly made the case for America’s right to Iraq’s oil. Those laughs subsided as he recalled how he personally lobbied Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama to seize Iraq’s natural resources. “I’ve heard people accuse President Bush...
  • Chelsea Clinton Wedding Guest List Revealed [Streisand, Spielberg, Oprah, Ted Turner.......]

    07/14/2010 2:04:55 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 200 replies · 3+ views
    Chelsea Clinton Wedding Guest List Revealed Posted by Devon Thomas NEW YORK (CBS) It's wedding season and Hillary and Bill Clinton's daughter Chelsea has her guest list all sorted out. The First Daughter, 30, who is getting married on July 31 to Marc Mezvinsky, is throwing a wedding bash that will reportedly have up to 500 guests, including some of the biggest names in politics and entertainment. Just who made the cut? According to the Hudson Valley News, guests include President Obama, singer Barbra Streisand, filmmaker Steven Spielberg and his wife Kate Capshaw, and media moguls Oprah Winfrey and Ted...
  • Shrinking CNN taps Spitzer, Morgan

    06/15/2010 3:46:24 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies · 484+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 15, 2010 | NY Post
    Ted Turner must be flinging his remote at the wall in despair. CNN, the cable network he founded, is poised to turn its prime-time schedule over to two disgraced public figures, ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer and former British tabloid editor Piers Morgan, in its desperate bid to restore lost ratings. Hooker-loving Spitzer is thisclose to a deal to co-host an 8 p.m. talk show, sources said. Morgan -- a former editor of Britain's Daily Mirror being groomed to replace Larry King -- was caught up in a scandal in 2000 after he bought shares in a company before his paper touted...
  • We Know About Soros — But Who Is Maurice Strong?

    05/24/2010 7:10:46 AM PDT · by opentalk · 22 replies · 1,178+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 24th, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    Canadian mogul and avowed socialist Maurice Strong manipulates governments to benefit his "green" portfolio and those of his friends: George Soros, Ted Turner, Al Gore, and China. Intercontinental Exchange has agreed to purchase the parent company of the Chicago Climate Exchange, the preeminent market for trading carbon credits. This is a market that exists solely to capitalize on possible federal legislation that would mandate reduced greenhouse gas emissions or the purchase of “pollution credits.” Politicians created this market out of thin air by fiat, and not surprisingly, cronies of these politicians will be the beneficiaries. These climate change profiteers include...
  • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation

    05/18/2010 4:15:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies · 1,099+ views
    Times ^ | 24 May 2009 | John Harlow
    Some of America's leading billionaires have met secretly to consider how their wealth could be used to slow the growth of the world's population and speed up improvements in health and education. The philanthropists who attended a summit convened on the initiative of Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, discussed joining forces to overcome political and religious obstacles to change. Described as the Good Club by one insider it included David Rockefeller Jr, the patriarch of America's wealthiest dynasty, Warren Buffett and George Soros, the financiers, Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, and the media moguls Ted Turner and Oprah...
  • Ted Turner: Is God speaking in Gulf Coast spill?

    05/18/2010 7:56:03 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 66 replies · 1,009+ views
    CNN ^ | May 17th, 2010
    Sometimes referred to as “The Mouth of the South,” the CNN founder lashed out against religious believers in the past. He once dubbed Christianity a “religion for losers” and wondered aloud whether the Ash Wednesday observers around him at work were “Jesus freaks.” His marriage to Jane Fonda was rumored to become strained when she started finding religion. And while his stance has certainly mellowed with the years - he apologized for his past comments and joined with churches in 2008 to fight malaria - his suggestion that God may have had a hand in the oil disaster that killed...
  • Ted Turner: Is God speaking in Gulf Coast spill?

    05/18/2010 10:22:57 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 8 replies · 486+ views
    “I’m not a real religious person, but I’m somewhat religious. And I’m just wondering if God is telling us he doesn’t want us to drill offshore,” he said. “And right before that we had that coal mine disaster in West Virginia where we lost 29 miners,” as well as repeated mining disasters – “seems like there’s one over there every week” – in China. “Maybe the Lord’s tired of having the mountains of West Virginia, the tops knocked off of them so they can get more coal. I think maybe we ought to just leave the coal in the ground...
  • Ted Turner on the Fox Business Network Says Bulls**t on Live T.V. (Video)

    04/26/2010 4:09:12 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 6 replies · 436+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 4/26/10 | HAP
    I don't know who invited him on Fox, but he probably won't be invited back, Turner is on with T. Boone Pickens and responds to Fox Business anchor Brian Sullivan with the BS bomb (Video)
  • CNN’s Martin: ObamaCare Opponents ‘Probably Can’t Spell Communism And Socialism’ (video)

    03/22/2010 5:49:27 PM PDT · by pissant · 66 replies · 1,491+ views
    Young Americans ^ | 3/22/10 | Pat Dallard
    CNN’s Martin: ObamaCare Opponents ‘Probably Can’t Spell Communism And Socialism’
  • Yellowstone bison going to Turner's ranch

    02/02/2010 5:12:55 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 5 replies · 537+ views
    hosted ^ | Feb 2 | MATTHEW BROWN
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Billionaire Ted Turner is getting 88 Yellowstone National Park bison from a faltering Montana program that was supposed to put the disease-free animals on public or tribal lands. The animals were spared several years ago from a periodic slaughter of bison leaving Yellowstone because of worries about animal disease. They are now in a joint federal-state quarantine compound in southern Montana's Paradise Valley but could be moved to Turner's ranch within weeks, state officials said Tuesday....Turner will care for the animals for five years and in return wants 75 percent of their offspring.... Turner, founder of...
  • Ted Turner Advises CNN Not to Follow Fox News Opinion Model

    01/14/2010 2:45:07 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 18 replies · 1,100+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 14, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Since Lou Dobbs left CNN in November, citing a mutual agreement between he and CNN President Jonathan Klein that involved CNN going in a different direction, CNN's ratings have plummeted. But Ted Turner, founder of the first truly 24-hour cable news channel, doesn't see anything wrong with the channel's heading. CNBC's Joe Kernen asked Turner if he had any problems with CNN's direction during a "Squawk Box" appearance Jan. 14. "I know you love CNN," Kernen said. "It's your baby. I know you're not involved in running it anymore, but when you look at the way Fox News in 10...
  • Why doesn't the NBA and Major League Baseball have strict standards about who can own teams?

    10/16/2009 9:21:10 AM PDT · by ETL · 15 replies · 697+ views
    various sources
    Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958) is an American billionaire entrepreneur.[1] He is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, an NBA basketball team,[2]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Cuban ___________________________________________ Mark Cuban Backed De Palma's 'Redacted' to Promote New Movie Distribution Business By Lynn Davidson, September 4, 2007 Why does a small-budget movie like Brian De Palma's “Redacted” matter? Because of the ripple effects. The media have reported the film as "a ferocious argument against the engagement in Iraq for what it is doing to everyone involved.” Meaning the media are taking these deeply anti-war, anti-military storylines as De Palma intended, as a serious discussion of...
  • Ralph Nader, Fiction Writer (Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!)

    09/23/2009 3:46:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 682+ views
    Time ^ | 9/23/09 | Tim Morrison
    Ralph Nader has been many things: lawyer, consumer-rights bulldog, political activist and perennial third-party presidential candidate. He has now added a new title to his business card: fiction writer. His latest book, Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!, is a 700-page populist fantasy in which a small group of billionaires and media moguls — led by Warren Buffett and including Ted Turner, George Soros, Bill Cosby, Yoko Ono and Phil Donahue — pool their massive resources to reform the U.S. With the help of a $15 billion war chest and a p.r. campaign starring a talking parrot, the group successfully...
  • ANOTHER ANNAN IN U.N. OIL SCANDAL

    08/14/2005 5:05:36 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 33 replies · 1,752+ views
    NY Post ^ | Aug 14, 2005 | Anon
    August 14, 2005 -- LONDON — The $21.3 billion United Nations oil-for-food scandal has now widened to include the brother of U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Kobina Annan, the Ghanaian ambassador to Morocco, is said by investigators to be "connected" to an African businessman at the center of the scandal. The probe into Kobina's dealings are at an early stage and he has not been interviewed. However, investigators are understood to suspect that Michael Wilson, an African businessman, and Kobina had a business relationship at the time of the scandal. A source close to the investigation said: "We believe Kobina Annan...
  • The New Jacobin Elite

    06/24/2009 11:20:11 PM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 56 replies · 2,050+ views
    The New American ^ | Wednesday, 24 June 2009 | William F. Jasper
    The New Jacobin Elite | Print | Written by William F. Jasper    Wednesday, 24 June 2009 06:00 The Socialist Party of Great Britain is celebrating the reissuing of Peter Taaffe’s book, The Masses Arise: The Great French Revolution 1789 -1815. “Its republication by Socialist Publications, in time for the 220th anniversary of this great event in July 2009, is extremely timely,” says the party’s website. A different page on the party’s site promoting the same book instructs readers: “An understanding of the French Revolution remains crucial for all revolutionaries. Marx, Engels, Lenin and Trotsky studied it intensely to gain an...
  • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation

    05/24/2009 6:38:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 144 replies · 3,348+ views
    The Times ^ | 5/24/2009 | John Harlow
    SOME of America’s leading billionaires have met secretly to consider how their wealth could be used to slow the growth of the world’s population and speed up improvements in health and education. The philanthropists who attended a summit convened on the initiative of Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, discussed joining forces to overcome political and religious obstacles to change. Described as the Good Club by one insider it included David Rockefeller Jr, the patriarch of America’s wealthiest dynasty, Warren Buffett and George Soros, the financiers, Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, and the media moguls Ted Turner and Oprah...
  • Pro-Abortion Org Upset by LifeSiteNews' Coverage of Development and Peace

    05/10/2009 5:48:04 PM PDT · by topher · 5 replies · 783+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com -- Your Life, Family and Culture Outpost ^ | Friday May 8, 2009 | By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Friday May 8, 2009 Pro-Abortion Organization Upset by LifeSiteNews' Coverage of Development and Peace Recognizes and supports CCODP's funding of pro-abortion movement By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman UNITED STATES, May 8, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An abortion advocacy group in the US has criticized LifeSiteNews for exposing the involvement of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP) with the funding of pro-abortion, homosexualist, and anti-Catholic groups in foreign countries. "RH Reality Check," a blog created by Ted Turner's United Nations Foundation for the purpose of promoting abortion "rights," has published an article by a contributor who recognizes that, indeed,...
  • Dan Rather Memorial Award for Stupidest Analysis [MRC DisHonors Awards]

    03/20/2009 3:03:00 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies · 530+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | March 20, 2009 | unattributed
    "Not doing it [fighting global warming] will be catastrophic. We'll be eight degrees hotter in ten, not ten but in 30 or 40 years, and basically none of the crops will grow. Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals. Civilization will have broken down." -- CNN founder Ted Turner on PBS's Charlie Rose, April 1, 2008. Mark Levin presents the "Dan Rather Award for Stupidest Analysis", Ted Turner wins it, Ed Meese accepts on Turner's behalf.
  • Hanoi Jane Blogs

    02/05/2009 10:21:47 AM PST · by bloodmeridian · 14 replies · 571+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 2/5/2009 | Dr. Dave
    Like. Hi! I’m all excited today! I just started this blog! At 71! Which is so funny, since I'm such a luddite (wow! I didn't even know I knew such big words)...I'm a big fat technophobe. Like. I didn't even start shaving my armpits until my friend showed me how to do that last summer. Like. I also didn’t even google anything until my friend taught me how this past summer…because…well…I'm dumber than Nancy Pelosi!
  • UN exec picked for No. 2 at Homeland Security

    01/24/2009 7:06:27 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 33 replies · 559+ views
    AP ^ | January 23, 2009
    A top United Nations official who once served on the White House National Security Council has been picked for deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department, a move that would place two women at the top of the department for the first time. President Barack Obama's nomination of Jane Holl Lute, a retired Army major who worked on the NSC under President Bill Clinton, was announced Friday by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Napolitano and Lute are the first women to hold their positions. Since it was launched in 2003, the department has had three secretaries, two men and one...
  • Ted Turner

    01/05/2009 6:23:36 AM PST · by 7thson · 7 replies · 493+ views
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2151244/posts#7
  • Ted Turner's lies about Cuba (Lionizing Castro and Che Guevara)

    12/18/2008 7:31:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies · 1,161+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 18, 2008 | Humberto Fontova
    Last week during a FoxNews interview with Bill O'Reilly, Ted Turner, who founded what has become (in their own words) "the world's largest cable news network "claimed that Fidel Castro's Stalinist regime has never killed anyone. O'REILLY: Fidel Castro, do you admire the man? TURNER: Yes. O'REILLY: Now he has murdered people. He's imprisoned people. There are political prisoners now. He won't let his people use the Internet. Nobody can use that. And you admire the guy? TURNER: Well, I admire certain things about him. He's trained a lot of doctors, and they've got one of the best educational systems...
  • Ted Turner: KGB ‘Honorable Place to Work’

    11/30/2008 9:02:22 PM PST · by RDTF · 59 replies · 1,586+ views
    Breitbart/You Tube ^ | Nov 30, 2008
    "And the KGB, I think, was an honorable place to work. And it, it gave people in the former Soviet Union, a communist country, an opportunity to do something important and worthwhile."
  • Turner: KGB 'Honorable,' Iraq 'Naked Aggression' Like Soviets in Afghanistan

    11/30/2008 3:04:21 PM PST · by chessplayer · 36 replies · 1,347+ views
    “The KGB, I think, was an honorable place to work” with “worthwhile” achievements, CNN founder Ted Turner contended in an interview aired on Sunday's Meet the Press in which he blamed the U.S. for starting the battles with Vladimir Putin “by putting the Star Wars system in Czechoslovakia and Poland” and, when host Tom Brokaw recalled that Leonid Brezhnev reacted to Jimmy Carter's outreach by invading Afghanistan, Turner retorted with moral equivalence: “Well, we invaded Afghanistan, too, and it's a lot further -- at least it's on the border of the Soviet Union.”
  • Ted Turner Says He Saw Auto Industry "Crash" Coming - Video 11/30/08

    11/30/2008 11:45:12 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 20 replies · 497+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 30, 2008 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of bizarre CNN Founder Ted Turner appearing on Meet the Press where he told Tom Brokaw he saw the "crash" of the automotive industry coming years ago and declared that the "days of big automobiles" and "fossil fuels are over." Ted Turner has a history of saying outrageous things. The day may come when there will be viable alternatives to "fossil fuels," but their day is far from over. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Ted Turner on Tavis: Touting Abortions and Detente, Trashing FNC

    11/21/2008 12:37:35 PM PST · by outfield · 12 replies · 514+ views
    News Busters ^ | 11/21/2008 | Tim Graham
    On tour with his new book Call Me Ted, CNN founder Ted Turner unloaded more of his typical liberal nuggets on the Tavis Smiley show on PBS Tuesday. He pounded Bush’s pro-life position on the UN Population Fund: "We said we were going to pay, but the Bush administration never issued the checks. So women are dying of unsafe abortions." He still had old Cold War lessons: "I learned that the Russians, if you're nice to them - if you treat people with dignity, respect, and friendliness, they'll almost always reciprocate the same way." He trashed Fox News for backing...
  • Saudi cleric says 'depraved' TV moguls may be killed

    09/13/2008 6:45:48 AM PDT · by a_Turk · 36 replies · 128+ views
    AFP ^ | 9/12/208 | N/A
    DUBAI, Sept 12, 2008 (AFP) - A senior Saudi cleric has issued a religious decree saying the owners of television networks broacasting "depravation and debauchery" may be killed, Al-Arabiya television reported on Friday. "The owners of these channels propagate depravation and debauchery," said Saleh al-Luhaidan, chief justice of the supreme judicial council, the highest judicial authority in the ultra-conservative Saudi kingdom. He made the remarks on radio in response to a caller who asked him to give an opinion on what he said were "immoral" programmes on Arab television during the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, a source at...
  • Ted Turner's Next Prophecy: Food Riots 'Going to be More Commonplace'

    04/25/2008 2:03:40 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 41 replies · 92+ views
    businessandmedia.org ^ | April 25, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    The current food shortage is going to get worse before it gets better – at least that’s the way the founder of CNN sees it. Ted Turner was interviewed by CNBC’s Bob Pisani on the April 25 “Closing Bell.” He addressed the recent food shortages causing rationing and riots all over the globe and said it’s just a sign of things to come. “There are a lot of different problems being caused by an ever-increasing number of people in a finite-sized world,” Turner said. “The resources of the planet just can’t keep up with the demand and I’m afraid this...
  • Talk About Bad Forecasts!

    04/07/2008 11:15:48 AM PDT · by holymoly · 27 replies · 36+ views
    WOOD TV ^ | April 5, 2008 | Craig James
    Joe D’Aleo posted this chart on icecap.us a while back and I wanted to make sure you see it. Click on the chart for full size. “This is the latest decadal plot from February 1998 to February 2008 of global temperatures from Satellite (UAH MSU lower troposphere) (blue) and land and ocean variance adjusted surface (Hadley CRU T3v) (rose) plotted with Scripps monthly CO2 from Mauna Loa (green).”You can easily see the downward trend in temperatures over the past decade and the increase in CO2 over the same time period of about 6%. A decade definitely is not a long...