Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Seems to be a pattern here

Seems Ted Turner has a history of making comments comparing Rupert Murdoch and Fox News to Hitler. You think his world view may have colored the network he created and ran?

Broadcasting & Cable reported yesterday,

Ted Turner called Fox a propaganda tool of the Bush administration and indirectly compared Fox News Channel's popularity to Adolf Hitler's popular election to run Germany before World War II.

Back in 1996, ADL reported on similar shenanigans:

Ted Turner has apologized to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for comments he made recently comparing Rupert Murdoch to Hitler. ADL had written to the CNN Chairman that such inapt analogies "trivialize a profound historical tragedy," and should be avoided.

Meanwhile Fox News takes the latest incident in stride:

"Ted is understandably bitter having lost his ratings, his network, and now his
mind," said a Fox News spokesperson. "We wish him well."
(Story and links via Drudge.)