October 22, 2010, - 11:49 am
Lachlan Murdoch is the smarter, more pro-Western son of Rupert Murdoch. When I wrote about Detroit’s local FOX News affiliate sending its reporters and anchors to host the annual dinners of the anti-Israel, pro-Hezbollah/HAMAS American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and spoke with him about it, Lachlan Murdoch swiftly put an end to this, calling the station manager. Sadly, Lachlan–who was originally groomed to take over his father’s News Corp empire–apparently had a falling out with his father and left back to Australia to start his own empire. (And the local FOX 2 News has resumed sending its anchors and reporters to host the ADC event.)
Pro-Palestinian James Murdoch Gets Saudi Prince Al-Waleed’s Endorsement to head FOX News
Even sadder, as I’ve noted previously on this site, Rupert Murdoch’s pro-Palestinian, pan-Muslim son, James Murdoch, is the heir apparent to take over News Corp, the parent company of FOX News, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, and the rest of a vast media empire around the world. His father, Rupert, is 79 years old. Now, James Murdoch has the endorsement of News Corp’s second largest individual shareholder, jihad-financing Saudi Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal.
The company’s second-largest individual shareholder, Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who holds 7 percent, said in an interview on “Charlie Rose” in January he endorses James to succeed Rupert.
A Harvard drop-out, James Murdoch started a hip-hop record label, Rawkus Records, which is home to Muslim rap star Mos Def. And, as the New York Sun reported in 2007,
The just-published diaries of a communications director for Prime Minister Blair, Alastair Campbell, indicate that James Murdoch launched into a foul-mouthed tirade that suggested that the behavior of Palestinian Arabs was justified by their poor treatment by Israelis. The outburst occurred at a private dinner with his father, his brother, Lachlan, Mr. Blair, and others at no. 10 Downing St. in January 2002.
The elder “Murdoch was at one point putting the traditional very right-wing view on Israel and the Middle East peace process and James said that he was ‘talking f— nonsense.’ [Rupert] Murdoch said he didn’t see what the Palestinians’ problem was and James said that it was that they were kicked out of their f— homes and had nowhere to f— live,” Mr. Campbell recorded.
Yet another reason that on this site we call FOX News by its more proper name, PAWNN–the Prince Al-Waleed News Network.
“Fair and Balanced”? Don’t bet on it.
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