February 1, 2007, - 10:13 am

Man Who “Dated” (Euphemism) NBC’s Campbell Brown is New Saudi Ambassador

By Debbie Schlussel
Saudi Arabia, yesterday, appointed Adel Al-Jubeir–the country’s cold-hearted former press flack and eternal BS artist–to be the country’s U.S. Ambassador.
As I’ve noted on this site many times, Al-Jubeir “dated” (euphemism) NBC News correspondent and “Weekend Today” host Campbell Brown for a long time, a total conflict of interest. It affected her coverage of Saudi topics in the news, such as the 2002 visit of then-Crown Prince (now King) Abdullah to the Bush ranch in Crawford, Texas.

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New Saudi Ambassador Adel Al-Jubeir “Dated” NBC’s Ditzy Campbell Brown

At the time, the U.S. acquiesced to Abdullah’s insistence on no women in the Air Traffic Control Tower or on the tarmac at the Waco Airport. Brown conveniently did not memntion this, but instead delivered a gushing story on Abdullah. Very pleasing to her then-boyfriend, Al-Jubeir, I’m sure. Ditto for her friendly interviews with HAMAS leaders, recipients of a lot of cold, hard Saudi cash.
For those who are not familiar with Al-Jubeir, he went to high school part of the time in Texas and was most prominently seen defending Saudi Arabia everywhere in the media after 9/11. His appearance on “60 Minutes” defending the Saudi’s holding hostage of the American children of Patricia Roush, was a most cold-hearted one.
Look for more of that with Al-Jubeir’s performance as Saudi Ambassador. The man has no emotion or sense of the importance of empathy and compassion for Americans whose children are kidnapped by Saudi nationals and others whose family members were murdered by 15 Saudi hijackers on 9/11.

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12 Responses

What’s the TV series based on this to be called, “Riyadh”? (Like CBS’s “Dallas”?) How do you say “telenovela” in Arabic?

Jeremiah on February 1, 2007 at 11:24 am

Jubeir was the guy who Rudy Giuliani told to shove his $10 million up his ass when Jubeir decided that in addition to giving the money to 9/11 charity, he wanted to lecture the US on its Middle East politics.

Ripper on February 1, 2007 at 12:31 pm

Al-Jubeir wasn’t the guy who offered New York $10 million. That guy was Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. Al-Jubeir was a fine media spokesman for the Saudi government and I’m sure he’ll make a fine ambassador. Good luck, Mr. Adel Al-Jubeir.

Norman Blitzer on February 1, 2007 at 12:48 pm

Ripper: It was the Saudi prince Alwaleed Bin Talal who tried to “compensate” Giuliani for what his henchmen did on 9/11, and more importantly “negotiate” about Israel’s involvement with Palestine along the way. It was more like a flavored sugar-coated indication that the terrorists had just started their work.
http://archives.cnn.com/2001/US/10/11/rec.giuliani.prince/index.html
Alwaleed has also donated 40 million to two American universities for spreading islamic crap.
He’s also donated 6 million to the local terror supporting group ADC.
http://www.americansagainsthate.org/releases/PR-binTalal.htm

anonymous twit on February 1, 2007 at 2:04 pm

and instead of opening our coastlines to drilling they are giving algore a nobel peace prize..
if no one fights back we deserve it.

playertwo on February 1, 2007 at 3:32 pm

Guess the media is, quite literally, in bed with the enemy.

sonomaca on February 1, 2007 at 3:41 pm

“Dated”? You couldn’t possibly mean that she was having sex with the man without benefit of marriage? Wouldn’t that make her a Saudi concubine?

CornCoLeo on February 2, 2007 at 12:27 am

She dated that?? Totally gross, didn’t she marry a decent guy though? That saudi is hideous, how could she date him?

CarpeDiem on February 2, 2007 at 1:33 am

NBC News has a long history of deliberately ignoring conflicts of interest. The wife of the Fed Chairman Greenspan, now the “Money Honey” shacking up with the chairman of the company she is supposed to cover, and this woman. NBC News has a bad rep and they deserve one.

Duke on February 2, 2007 at 10:46 am

Let shove Al-Jubeir up Norman Blitzer’s arse. That is if theres any room left with Norman’s head already occupying it.

TheOmegaMan on February 2, 2007 at 1:53 pm

TheOmegaMan, I have more brains in my bowels than you and Thee_Bruno have in your heads!

Norman Blitzer on February 2, 2007 at 7:03 pm

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