Newsmakers: 1: Britney Spears's Ranking in a Forbes List of the World's Most Powerful Celebrities. Tiger Woods Is No. 2
The Foot in the Mouth of the South
CNN founder Ted Turner, notorious for putting his foot in his mouth, gave a big boost to the network's archrival, the Fox News Channel, last week when he equated Israel's military activities with terrorism. His comments, published on Tuesday in London, were greeted with outrage in the Israeli press, and the three major Israeli cable operators threatened to pull the plug on CNN for 24 hours in protest.
Turner, once dubbed "The Mouth of the South" for his ill-considered quips, quickly issued a clarification saying he regretted "any implication that I believe the actions taken by Israel to protect its people are equal to terrorism." …
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