Today's response by a Fox News spokesperson to a stupid attack leveled against the number 1 cable network by "the mouth of the south," Ted Turner, shows that they learned their lesson well.
Drudge provides this account:
TED TURNER COMPARES FOXNEWS TO HITLERSo did Ailes threaten to sue Turner? Not this time. He smacked Turner up side the head with good old-fashioned scorn mixed with perfectly applied ridicule.
Ted Turner called FOX an arm of the Bush administration and compared FOXNEWS's popularity to Hitler's popular election to run Germany before WWII.
Turner made the controversial comments in Las Vegas before a standing-room-only crowd at the National Association for Television Programming Executives's opening session.
His no-nonsense, humorous approach during the one-hour Q&A generated frequent loud applause and laughter, BROADCASTING & CABLE reports.
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." (link)Perfection.