September 3, 2009, - 1:05 pm

Rupert Murdoch, FOX News Parent Co Increase Ties w/ Extremist Saudi Prince, Seeking Arab Street Viewers

By Debbie Schlussel

Rupert Murdoch and FOX News are about to increase their dangerous intercourse with a vehemently anti-Israel Saudi Prince’s business interests.  And you can bet it will affect FOX News’ already soft coverage of Islam and negative stories involving violent Muslims.

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Rupert Murdoch + Prince AlWaleed = PAWNN

Several years ago, I told you about Saudi Prince AlWaleed Bin Talal’s purchase of 5.46% of News Corp., the parent company of FOX News (and now of the Wall Street Journal), through AlWaleed’s Kingdom Holding Co.

I also told you about Prince AlWaleed’s bragging that when FOX News reported on the perennial Muslim riots in France, he called Rupert Murdoch, demanding the word “Muslim” be removed.  A half hour later, FOX News was calling these Muslim riots “civilian” riots, with the word Muslim nowhere to be found or heard.  This is why I routinely refer to FOX News by it’s real name, PAWNN–the Prince Al-Waleed News Network.

And as I reminded you, AlWaleed is the sleazy, keffiyeh-encrusted Saudi who, just after the 9/11 attacks, offered then-New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani a $10 million check, if America would change its foreign policy on Israel, implying that the Israelis are morally equivalent to the 9/11 Islamic terrorist hijackers.  And he supported Palestinian homicide bombers.

Now, Prince AlWaleed has declared he’s upped his (Kingdom Holding’s) stake in News Corp to 5.7%.  Alwaleed also owns Rotana Media, the company that has the exclusive rights to broadcast FOX News Channel in Saudi Arabia.

But that’s not the news here.  The news is that AlWaleed Bin Talal’s 5.7 percent share of News Corp. is about to jump even higher because Rupert Murdoch and News Corp. are increasing their incestuous business holdings in Saudi Arabia and Prince AlWaleed’s media ventures there.  Murdoch and New Corp. are looking to buy 20% of Rotana, and apparently the deal will be for an exchange of News Corp. stock.

Yes, not only will AlWaleed yield even more control over what’s shown on FOX News–the way he did with the Paris Muslim riots, but Murdoch and News Corp. will likely take further steps to please their new Saudi patrons.  The given reason for News Corp.’s investment in Rotana is that it needs new markets, due to falling ad revenue in the U.S. and Europe.

A stake in Rotana could help expand News Corp.’s presence to the more than 300 million people in the Arab world.

And don’t think this means that Murdoch will make News Corp.’s offerings to the Arab world more pro-American or pro-West.  The Arab street doesn’t want that.  It’s consuming Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya, where the great satans are America, Israel, the Jews, Christians, and the West.  To compete with them, News Corp. will have to do the same.  And it’s a sure bet that it will.  Murdoch doesn’t invest to lose money.

Moreover, Rotana owns the rights to more than 2,000 Arabic movies and a large Arabic music library.  These are movies and music mostly made and recorded by Muslims.  And Murdoch/News Corp. will have to harvest the “value” of these properties in order to reap a return on investment.  That means giving these movies and this music greater distribution.

I can only imagine the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, and anti-Western themes that are surely among a significant portion of them.  That’s a mainstay theme of contemporary Arabic “cinema” and song.

But with Murdoch and News Corp. now major investors in this company, I want have to imagine much longer.  This propaganda will get a bigger audience.

And lest you say this is “just business,” that’s not the case either.  Despite his open hatred for Jews, Israel, and America–put on naked  display in a “60 Minutes” interview with AlWaleed–the Murdoch and AlWaleed Bin Talal familes are close and have long ties, according to the Wall Street Journal.

You have to ask yourself how Rupert Murdoch can both accept an award from a prominent Jewish organization and give a speech decrying growing anti-Semitism and Israel-hatred, and continue to do business and remain friends with one of the world’s top and most influential anti-Semites and Israel-haters.

Well, the answer is easy:  He’s a hypocrite.

There’s nothing fair and balanced about it.  Or the news he’s giving you.

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76 Responses

You are so full of it

Mike Gray on September 6, 2012 at 4:53 pm

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