welcomed CNN founder and billionaire Ted Turner, who said he was not surprised when his former network was eclipsed by Fox News. "I knew that a right-wing network would pose a threat to us," Turner said, "because not only was CNN pretty much in the middle, but so were CBS, NBC and ABC. The far right did not have a voice." The Factor
took issue with Turner's characterization. "You can't possibly think that Fox News is a far right operation, the far right hates me. Either you don't watch or you don't know what you're talking about."
Returning for a second segment, Turner defended his left-leaning politics. "I'm not apologizing for my political views. I've come to them after a lot of careful thought and research, and I consider myself a progressive." Showing just how "progressive," Turner expressed his admiration for Fidel Castro, claiming the dictator has "trained a lot of doctors and they've got one of the best education systems in the developing world." The Factor
was bewildered by Turner's viewpoint. "Castro is a killer who enslaves people who don't see things the way he does. If you admire him, why wouldn't you admire Mussolini? What's the difference?"News Link: Revealing Ted Turner autobiography