"I'm like Rupert Murdoch marinated in Ted Turner... I am a ferocious businesswoman who looks very, very closely... at the bottom line but I'm not ruthless. I don't try to hurt people by telling not truths. I think Ted Turner is that way." Jane Fonda tells GoldDerby.com her tough-talking character in The Newsroom is loosely based on her media mogul ex-boyfriend Ted Turner.