January 28, 2011, - 3:24 pm
Saudi Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal’s influence as FOX News’ second largest individual shareholder is getting worse. This morning, in FOX News’ ongoing coverage of the “popular” uprising by extremists in Egypt, the network’s anchors repeatedly referred to Egypt as “America’s closest ally in the Middle East.” Fred Taub of Boycott Watch called and told me about it. And others contacted me, as well. People noticed.
PAWNN: Prince Al-Waleed’s FOX News Says Israel No Longer America’s Top Mid-East Ally
Why did they notice? Well, because America’s closest ally in the Middle East is and always has been ISRAEL, NOT Egypt. Israel has always provided the best, most valuable intelligence to America. And Israel has always voted consistently with the U.S. in the United Nations more than ANY other nation on earth. In contrast, Egypt is slow to share information with the U.S., and it repeatedly votes against us in international bodies and forums, choosing to side with Communist, Third World, and other anti-American countries. By any measure available and/or imaginable, Israel is and has always been America’s best–and frankly, ONLY–friend in the Mid-East.
So, why does FOX News utter this BS?
Well, by design. On Israel and a number of other issues FOX News has repeatedly changed its nuance from center-right to consideration of the liberal point of view. And that goes especially on Islamic-related issues. As I noted, Prince Al-Waleed bragged that he phoned Rupert Murdoch and got him to change FOX News anchors’ reference to Muslim riots in France to “civilian riots.” That’s why I call FOX News Channel, PAWNN (the Prince Al-Waleed News Network) . . . as opposed to PAWN (that’s Prince Al-Waleed’s Newspaper a/k/a The Wall Street Journal).
And I wouldn’t be surprised if he and his minions aren’t at work on this, too. This uprising, like the one in Tunisia, isn’t good for fellow well-heeled Sunni aristocrats, like the Prince, in Saudi Arabia. They can’t afford such an uprising there.
And frankly we can’t afford these uprisings either, as they will only replace semi-comfortable-with-America dictators with democratically elected extremist Muslim nutjobs who support Bin Laden and the Muslim Brotherhood. That’s the “democracy” for Arabs that the Bush Administration pushed and which resulted in HAMASastan and ultimately Hezbollahstan. And now Obama is massaging this crap, too.
Moreover, referring to Egypt as America’s “closest ally in the Middle East” won’t change that. It’s asinine. And it’s a lie.
Again, ISRAEL is America’s closest–AND ONLY–ally in the Middle East. Bar none.
New FOX News slogans: “Fair” and halal. We sharia, you decide.
More from Mark Hass, Director of EducateUSA:
All morning today I have been listening to FOX News repeatedly say that Egypt is America’s closest friend in the Middle East. Unfortunately that now appears to be true. Israel has once again been belittled and disrespected by both the FOX News network and our State Department. . . .
The U.S. government is in high level discussions with the Muslim Brotherhood because our government feels the Brotherhood should be considered a powerful and viable political partner in the region. Our U.S. Government is playing both sides. They support the dictatorship in Egypt, and they support the probably future controlling Islamist party which is instigating the riots in Egypt.
May G-d protect Israel from both “our closest friends in the Middle East”, and from America.
AMEN, Mark. Right on, brother.
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