Talk:Ted Turner

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Ted Turner's Statement[edit]

I am accusing Ted Turner of making a misandric statement by advocating the banning of men from public office. I am not accusing him of having misandric tendencies because I don't know the man well enough, I am simply stating that his statement was misandric. If somebody said that black people, which I am one, should not be permitted to run for public office, I would accuse this person of racism. There is no such defense that this person is "condemning the actions" of blacks and not the color. A polite and tolerant person does not accuse "blacks" of committing certain actions. The same rules apply to a gender, male or female. It is nothing more than common sense. Maumau1000 (talk) 01:20, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

The question is if was he for real? He already made several nonsensical statements of which he latter apologized or retracted. (talk) 19:48, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

On 10/25/2012, Ted Turner said during an interview with Piers Morgan that he thinks it's good when U.S. soldiers commit suicide. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:16, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

Question claim related to "largest private landowner in US"[edit]

Someone may need to properly qualify this claim. The NYT article ignores the fact that Plum Creek claims, "Plum Creek is the largest private timberland owner in the nation with approximately 6.8 million acres.." PCL Investors. How does one reconcile these conflicting claims? Ted and John have NEVER individually had anywhere nearly that much land. Lupinelawyer (talk) 22:42, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

  • Two things. First, I would argue that we don't need to change it, because Plum Creek is not "private": it is a publicly traded company (ticker PCL on the NYSE). Second, if you disagree with my first point, then the change is to call Ted Turner the "largest human landowner", or the "individual who owns the most land" in the USA, since Plum Creek is, again, a corporation, not a human individual. --M@rēino 19:49, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

Third opinion[edit]

Just to note that I have given a third opinion regarding this article here. Formerip (talk) 00:24, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 27 October 2012 controversy section...add recent quote that is very appropriate[edit]

On CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, October24, 2012, Ted Turner said he thinks it’s “good” that American soldiers are committing suicide in large numbers because it shows an aversion to war. The truth wil set you free (talk) 22:53, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

This request doesn't suggest specific wording, so it is hard to act on (edit requests need to say "change X to Y"). But, this article is not protected now, so you can make your proposed change yourself. RudolfRed (talk) 00:42, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
It needs citing to a proper source though - one that actually indicates that it is noteworthy, rather than just a soundbite selected to make Turner look bad and it needs putting into context. AndyTheGrump (talk) 01:14, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

WCW request[edit]

Ted Turner is well known among wrestling fans for his overall ownership of WCW, as well as his personal feud with McMahon as a part of that. In the section that talks about Turner's business ventures, I would like to see if someone could create a paragraph about World Championship Wrestling. (talk) 20:45, 8 October 2013 (UTC)


According to this website, Ted Turner is an outspoken atheist and critical of religion. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:30, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

I very much doubt that would be considered a reliable source. It seems to be run by a single individual, with no evidence of editorial oversight. [1] You should also probably read the 'Controversial comments' section of our article, which cites a source which apparently contradicts this. AndyTheGrump (talk) 05:44, 16 November 2013 (UTC)