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May 2, 2002 8:37 AM

So, the CEO of Turner (JK) recently said the following to Cableworld...

JK: Because of the ad skips.... It's theft. Your contract with the network when you get the show is you're going to watch the spots. Otherwise you couldn't get the show on an ad-supported basis. Any time you skip a commercial or watch the button you're actually stealing the programming.

CW: What if you have to go to the bathroom or get up to get a Coke?

JK: I guess there's a certain amount of tolerance for going to the bathroom. But if you formalize it and you create a device that skips certain second increments, you've got that only for one reason, unless you go to the bathroom for 30 seconds. They've done that just to make it easy for someone to skip a commercial.

Now, take note that Turner is a part of AOL Time Warner, and that owns 1.1 million shares of preferred Tivo stock. Then, ask yourself the natural question, about what the hell is going on, and you will be where I am, confused.