September 30, 2005, - 12:10 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
After first shamelessly ripping it off from this site, Israel National News a/k/a Arutz Sheva, an excellent news source– which I read regularly to see what’s REALLY going on in Israel and the rest of the Middle East–finally cited my blogpost as the source of their story on Saudi Prince AlWaleed Bin Talal’s acquisition of 5.46% voting stock in NewsCorp, the company that owns and operates FOX News Channel. Unfortunately, the site waited four days to do so–after the rest of the Internet improperly cited them for MY work.
Here’s their report:
Saudi Prince Buys Large Share of Fox News
02:21 Sep 30, ’05 / 26 Elul 5765
(IsraelNN.com) Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal has purchased 5.46 percent of the Fox corporation, according to Gulf Daily News, raising concern that the conservative Fox News may soften its anti-terror stance due to the views of the new shareholder.
Journalist Debbie Schlussel, who originally broke the story, notes that Al-Waleed, the nephew of the late Saudi King Fahd, was last in the news when he visited the World Trade Center’s remains just after the September 11th attacks and offered then-New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani a $10 million check for relief efforts. Al-Waleed then released a statement blaming US foreign policy and support for Israel for the attacks.
Giuliani returned the prince’s check with a statement that, “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.”
Published: 16:55 September 25, 2005
Last Update: 02:21 September 30, 2005
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