Ted Turner: China's Population Control Scheme Is Not 'Draconian'

<div style="float: right"><object width="212" height="172"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/fTME9ahQBWM&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/fTME9ahQBWM&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="212" height="172"></embed></object></div>Ted Turner's picture really should appear in the dictionary for the entry &quot;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Useful_idiot" target="_blank">useful idiot</a>.&quot;<p>The CNN founder -- who has previously <a href="/node/8225" target="_blank">called North Korea's dictator Kim Jong-il</a> &quot;sincere&quot; and &quot;non-threatening&quot; -- today told <a href="http://wamu.org/programs/dr/" target="_blank">NPR's Diane Rehm</a> that the Chinese government's one-child policy has been mostly successful, without being &quot;draconian&quot; (as reported by <a href="http://www.therightscoop.com/ted-turner-china-is-a-good-example-of-popul... target="_blank">TheRightScoop</a>):</p><blockquote><p>This is a quote from Ted that goes virtually unchallenged from Diane:</p><blockquote><p>“We do have the example of China, and they’ve done it without, uh, draconian, as far as I can see, draconian steps.”</p></blockquote></blockquote><p>For the full blog item, <a href="http://www.therightscoop.com/ted-turner-china-is-a-good-example-of-popul... target="_blank">check here</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
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