Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Turner: Fox = Hitler

Drudge reports on an address Ted Turner made before a standing-room-only crowd before the National Association for Television Programming Executives. Link.
While FOX may be the largest news network [and has overtaken Turner's CNN], it's not the best, Turner said.

He followed up by pointing out that Adolf Hitler got the most votes when he was elected to run Germany prior to WWII. He said the network is the propaganda tool for the Bush Administration.

"There's nothing wrong with that. It's certainly legal. But it does pose problems for our democracy. Particularly when the news is dumbed down," leaving voters without critical information on politics and world events and overloaded with fluff," he said.

A FOXNEWS spokesperson responded: "Ted is understandably bitter having lost his ratings, his network and now his mind -- we wish him well."
Should we be surprised that statements like that draw loud applause from a room full of TV executives. I'm sure that, if the room had been filled with TV reporters, or even print-press reporters, it would have drawn the same loud applause. The MSM is in denial. The more Fox News eats their lunch, the more they tell each other that they have nothing to learn from "that pack of Nazis."


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