Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ted Turner, global citizen

The single most unfortunate business transaction of the second half of the twentieth century was the day CNN founder Ted Turner sold the network to TimeWarner.

On Tuesday Turner gave CNN's Lou Dobbs a piece of his mind. Voicing disagreement with the host's position against Mexican migrant workers in the US, Turner said:
How about from Canada? That's what worries me. Why don't we build a wall up there too?

I don't like walls.
I remember we had a president who said,"tear down this wall." Now we are building a wall against Mexico. And the Israelis are building one against the Palestinians. And I've seen it too. And I don't like 'em. I think we need a world where people can go back and forth as they want to. . . .
Here's the interview on video -- the part where he talks about walls is in the last quarter of the video. In the earlier part Turner says he doesn't think the US government should bail out the idiots running the US automobile industry. They certainly are idiots -- for all the reasons Turner gives.
Especially, see this Jotman post: The Eleven Voluntary Initiatives of Ted Turner

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this, Jotman.

    They used to call Ted Turner "The Mouth of the South." Well, sometimes that's a good thing.



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