“Sensitivity Training” Urged for Ted Turner After Remark

WASHINGTON, D.C., MAR. 8, 2001 (Zenit.org).- At a meeting with CNN staffers in the network´s bureau here on Ash Wednesday, CNN founder Ted Turner noticed a number of employees had ashes on their foreheads.

“What are you,´´ Turner reportedly asked, “a bunch of Jesus freaks? You ought to be working for Fox.´´

After Fox News recounted the incident Tuesday night on “Special Report With Brit Hume,´´ Catholic League president William Donohue issued a diatribe about Turner: “He may be just as dumb as John Rocker, but unlike the Atlanta pitcher, he occupies a position of significant influence in our culture.´´

Reuters reported Donohue as adding: “That is why we look to his superiors at (CNN parent) AOL Time Warner to denounce Turner for his relentless attacks on Christians. Indeed, they might want to take a page from professional baseball and ship Turner off for some sensitivity training.´´