April 5, 2012

ted turnerI didn’t know nothin’ about Ted Turner until I read his Wikipedia bio last night and now I think he’s my favorite media mogul

Turner has a long-running grudge with fellow cable magnate Rupert Murdoch. This originated in 1983 when a Murdoch-sponsored yacht collided with Turner’s boat during the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, causing it to sink 10 km from the finish line. At the post-race dinner, Turner savaged Murdoch, later challenging him to a televised fistfight in Las Vegas.[27] In 2003, Turner challenged Murdoch to a fistfight, and later accused Murdoch of being a “warmonger” as Murdoch was backing President George W. Bush‘s invasion of Iraq.

I mean, come on!

It’s kind of a shame he lost control of his empire