Thursday, October 25, 2012

This is CNN

Surely, I thought, the context of Ted Turner's remarks that he's glad American military personnel have a higher suicide rate the last several years would explain why it appeared that he was gleeful at the thought of dead American troops.

Indeed, the context did provide the explanation: Ted Turner is a vile son of a bitch:

TURNER: It’s time to put war and conflict behind us and move on, and start acting like civilized, educated human beings.

MORGAN: You made the point to me in the break there, more American servicemen have –

TURNER: — are dying now from suicide over there than are dying in combat.

MORGAN: That’s shocking, isn’t it?

TURNER: Well, what — no, I think it’s — I think it’s good, because it’s so clear that we’re programmed and we’re born to love and help each other, not to kill each other, to destroy each other. That’s an aberration. That’s left over from hundreds of years ago. It’s time for to us start acting enlightened.

Turner clearly isn't programmed to love and help American soldiers.

Remember when it was shocking that American reporters might be "neutral" in a war involving American troops? Ted Turner would need to become a tiny fraction of his current vileness to approach the relatively hyper-Patriotic stance of Jennings and Wallace back in 1989.

Good grief, we're at war because our enemies aren't interested in putting war and conflict behind us. They keep trying to kill us. Chat them up with your stupid kumbaya theories, will you, Ted?

You wonder why I have so little respect for the modern institution of our news services?

Tip to Instapundit.