September 19, 2005, - 12:07 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal announced that he has acquired 5.46% of News Corporation, the Rupert Murdoch company that owns and operates FOX News Channel, the New York Post, and several FOX stations around the country.
Prince Alwaleed, nephew of the late Saudi King Fahd, is the cretin who–just after 9/11–visited the World Trade Center remains. He offered then-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani a $10 million check for relief efforts, but then released a statement full of moral equivocations–rationalizing the murder of 3,000 innocent Americans and blaming U.S. foreign policy and “suggesting” it be changed.
Giuliani promptly returned the check with a statement: “There is no moral equivalent for this attack. The people who did it lost any right to ask for justification when they slaughtered . . . innocent people … Not only are those statements wrong, they’re part of the problem.”
Shortly thereafter, the Napoleonic Prince, who is affected by a strange tick, was also featured on a post-9/11 “60 Minutes” report that was even more offensive–filled with attacks on Giuliani, the U.S., and Israel.
Now, the Prince is one of the largest shareholders in News Corp, and said he may acquire even more shares. Will this affect FOX News’ editorial content in favor of his extremist views?
Hopefully not. But . . . I report, you decide.
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