… and perennial sufferer of foot- in- mouth disease Ted Turner apparently only cares about environment that he owns. He was caught on tape by Wolf Blitzer making an unusual number of fatuous statements, even for him. Not only does he apparently think the North Koreans are good guys *; when told that they could reach Alaska with nukes, he said:
(Blitzer) ” There are some estimates, by the way, that could reach Alaska.”
(Turner): “Well, what, the Aleutian Islands? There’s nothing up there but a few sea lions.”
Please, environmentalist friends– DO NOT give this man any more money!
*Blitzer: “But this is one of the most despotic regimes and Kim Jong Il is one of the worst men on Earth. Isn’t that a fair assessment?”
Turner: “Well, I didn’t get, I didn’t get to meet him, but he didn’t look, in the pictures that I’ve seen of him on CNN, he didn’t look too much different than most other people.”
Blitzer: “But look at the way, look at the way he’s, look at the way he’s treating his own people.”
Turner: “Well, hey, listen. I saw a lot of people over there. They were thin and they were riding bicycles instead of driving in cars, but ah-”
Blitzer: “Lot of those people are starving.”
Turner: “I didn’t see, I didn’t see any, I didn’t see any brutality in the capital or out in the, on the DMZ”.