Turner's chief executive calls Justice Department ‘clueless’ about AT&T-Time Warner deal

The head of Time Warner's most profitable unit didn’t mince words on Tuesday when asked what he thinks about the U.S. government’s efforts to block AT&T’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner.

Martin, who was once chief financial officer at Time Warner, was unusually outspoken for a corporate executive with a pending acquisition ahead. He was interviewed by CNBC reporter Julia Boorstin as part of Recode’s Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, California.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte