Friday, June 03, 2005

Another Ted Turner whopper

If you're drinking anything, put it down lest it shoot from your nostrils when you read this (full article here):
Ted Turner – never known for his modesty - claims credit for helping end the Cold War, saying his 1986 Goodwill Games eased international tensions through sports competition.

"I thought, between sports and news and television and friendship, that you could end the Cold War," he told a conference of CNN employees and contributors marking the network’s 25th anniversary.

"And by God, we did."
Wow. A grave disservice is being done to our schoolchildren today, since I'm willing to bet that textbooks fail to mention the 1986 Goodwill Games...much less that they ended the Cold War!

What's next? Is Ted Turner going to take credit for inventing the Internet? Oops...someone already beat him to it, didn't he?