On CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, Ted Turner said he thinks it’s “good” that American soldiers are committing suicide in large numbers because it shows an aversion to war.
Comments: The most insensitive remark I have ever encountered in my entire life. May God help those involved to forgive him. Nothing but the grace of Almighty God could enable forgiveness of such a remark.
Will any MSM outlet report this? If they do, will they point out that Ted is a big-time democdrat and MASSIVE Zerobama supporter? Will they try to "marry" Zerobama to Ted and insinuate that Zerobama feels the same way?
Actually, Ted, I think it would be a good idea if YOU committed suicide. It was obvious to me the old Tedster was under the influence of either drugs or alcohol (seriously) when talking to Piers Morgan. Check out his eyes. What a terrible waste of oxygen he is.
Their deaths likely having nothing to due with an aversion to war but rather being forced to watch 10 year old boys being sodomized and women beaten and raped by their husbands and not being able to do anything about it. Islam, the religion of peace!
Ted Turner should go to Afghanistan and serve with the troops for a year. He couldn't last a day! What a jerk! (Language modified for posting)
This remark follows the pattern of many of Turner's publicly reported statements which make him sound borderline mentally retarded. Such comments fall outside the boundaries of normal political differences. They are much more suggestive of a person with extremely limited comprehension who just cannot comprehend the complexity of things. How to square the hypothesis of low IQ with Turner's past business success is puzzling. The alternative explanation would be mental illness or substance abuse(or both) of an unusually stupefying degree. All possibilities could of course be present simultaneously. Whatever the cause(s), it is clear that there is something very, very seriously wrong with this man.
Even Jane said after the divorce that he was a miserable, bitter person. Obviously, nothing has changed. He can't stand the fact that most people have been so over him for such a long time...so, he tries to get attention by saying hurtful and horrible things. Of course, leave it to Piers and CNN to give him the opportunity. I haven't watched CNN or heard of Ted for many years. Save for Breitbart's reporting and this post, I wouldn't have known about it. More's the pity.
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