Ted Turner Calls Rupert Murdoch A Cheap Bastard

Increasingly irrelevant media ex-mogul Ted Turner appeared in Denver yesterday for a college fundraiser. The famously mouthy philanthropist couldn't resist taking a shot at a former rival:

But don't ask him to share warm feelings about Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Corp., or Time Warner Inc., which purchased Turner Broadcasting System Inc. in 1996. "There is one person I don't like," he said of Murdoch. Turner lambasted Murdoch - whose net worth is $7.7 billion, according to Forbes magazine. "He gives nothing to charity," said Turner, whose net worth is estimated at $1.9 billion.
Ted, Ted, so ungenerous. And unfair: Murdoch gives away millions each year.

Media mogul Turner takes a meaty poke at Murdoch [Denver Post]