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January 25, 2005

Ted Turner Loses It After Losing It (WuzzaDem)

I think we've all heard this via Drudge:

Media mogul and noted hothead Ted Turner blew his top today at the National Association for Television Programming Executives' opening session in Las Vegas, comparing Fox News's popularity to Hitler's popular election to run Germany before WWII.

But it was remarks Turner made once he left the podium that has media insiders-and others- wondering about his mental capacity. Sources close to Turner say he has been complaining-loudly and to just about anyone who will listen-about what he sees as an 'alarming increase' in deceptive advertising.

After his speech, Turner cornered a well-known Madison Avenue exec and, pointing a finger in his chest, looked him in the eye and said, "Maybe you can't believe it's not butter, but if you ask me it tastes like dog crap!"

Turner later shouted at a waitress trying to refill his coffee, "I tell you that Ned guy is an idiot. Instead of bellyachin' about how he 'Lost another loan to Ditecth,' he needs to figure out how to compete. It ain't brain surgery, it's a freakin' mortgage, for chrissakes!"

As a group of concerned friends quietly led Turner out of the room, a few people near the door could hear him as he exited the building; "It just doesn't make any sense I tell ya - if there was really an orange grove behind the OJ section, it'd cost 'em a fortune to keep the stuff cold - their margins would be shot to hell on utility bills. It doesn't make sense!"

Posted by John at WuzzaDem

Update: Basil over at Basil's Blog has a good roundup on what other bloggers are saying about Mr. Turner here.

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