February 24, 2010, - 1:16 pm
A few people sent me a Financial Times headline they read, today, on the Drudge Report, regarding Rupert Murdoch’s and FOX News Channel owner News Corp’s purchase of a large stake in Saudi Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal’s Rotana Media. But to readers who’ve been here since, at least, September, it is old news. I covered it here before FT and Drudge, back in the beginning of September. Read the details. And as I reminded you then, there’s a reason I call FOX News Channel, “PAWNN,” the Prince AlWaleed News Network.
FLASHBACK – DebbieSchlussel.com, September 3, 2009: Rupert Murdoch, FOX News Parent Co Increase Ties w/ Extremist Saudi Prince, Seeking Arab Street Viewers
Remember: read it here first, or get it from Drudge and FT (without my in-depth info and analysis), half a year later.
Rupert Murdoch + Prince AlWaleed = PAWNN
The only new and interesting–well not interesting, but stupid–thing I read in the FT article is the extremist prince (who was a proud donor to Palestinian homicide bomber telethons) claims he will now be able to learn about MySpace from Murdoch. Um, didn’t anyone tell him: no-one uses MySpace anymore and he might wanna learn about Facebook and Twitter?
Actually, that’s baloney. The terrorist-financing prince is no dummy, and he knows better. He couldn’t care less about MySpace. As I noted back in September, this deal is about FOX News, News Corp and Murdoch, getting their claws deeper–and their pandering turned up several notches–in the Islamic world and on the Arab Street; and about the prince getting his Islamo-propaganda more heavily promoted in News Corp properties. It has nothing whatsoever to do with MySpace.
Next, the prince will be telling us he wants to learn about 8-track tapes, as he purchases a major movie studio to spread more propaganda.
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