CNN TURNER'S REPORTED 'FUHRER' COMMENT DISTURBING, SAYS
New York, NY, September 27, 1996...The Anti-Defamation League called
Ted Turner's reported remarks comparing Rupert Murdoch to Hitler "quite
"As many and as serious as your business or personal differences with
Mr. Murdoch," Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, wrote to the
CNN Chairman, "comparing him to Hitler trivializes a profound historical
tragedy. Hitler's deeds resulted in the deaths of millions, and a war which
gripped the world for six years. The comparison is an insult to the memory
of the millions of victims of Nazism." Today's New York Post reported
that Mr. Turner referred to News Corporation Chairman Murdoch as being "like
the late Fuhrer."
In 1995, ADL called a similarly offensive remark by Mr. Turner to his attention
when the CNN Chairman stated his inability to buy a network made him feel
like "those Jewish people in Germany in 1942.".
"Once again," Mr. Foxman wrote, "we urge that such inapt
analogies to the Holocaust be avoided."
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.