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.



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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33 Responses


btilly on September 3, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Please spare us the caps. Save that for the Islamists and serial killers.

    sorrow01 on September 4, 2009 at 1:00 am

Perhaps we should change the name of Fox News to

Jarhead on September 3, 2009 at 1:34 pm

What’s this, Ringo Starr trick-or-treating at Gracie Mansion?

Cassandra on September 3, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Good one Cassandra. I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. Doesn’t the cloth these Ragheads wear on their heads look like something you would put on the ground for a picnic?

    Jarhead on September 3, 2009 at 2:59 pm

      like are you stupid or what , did you know that jesus used to wear like that 2000 years ago, you moron. Like, you people where do you live for gods sake.
      it looks like you don’t know anything about christ’s history and how he looked like or what he wore. what a bastard moron

      ray on August 30, 2010 at 12:14 am

“Good one Cassandra. I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. Doesn’t the cloth these Ragheads wear on their heads look like something you would put on the ground for a picnic?”

Or find in a stereotypical Italian restaurant?

Bob Porrazzo on September 3, 2009 at 3:05 pm

Let’s see:

MSNBC has the noted anti-semite Pat Buchanan on as an analyst all day long and has even posted on its website Buchanan’s most recent Hitler-apologist column that is so bad that even the Daily Kos calls it crazy and anti-semitic.

CNN has Christiane Armapoire who continually puts out pro-Muslim, pro-Palestinian, and mostly anti-Israel documentaries and news reports.

So, thus far, even with Al Waleed’s money and influence, FOX News, while far from perfect, is still better than the other cable news channels on these matters.

As I recall, about a year ago, FOX produced an hour documentary about the Muslim honor killing of two teen age girls in Texas. So obviously Al Waleed has not had complete oversight as to what is reported on FOX. Granted, with his increased relationship with Murdoch, this can certainly change for the worse.

J: Stop making excuses for FOX News. They fired the anchor who did those anti-Muslim reports, E.D. Hill. Pat Buchanan–even though he works for MSNBC–is constantly on Sean Vannity’s show, including on his FOX News show to promote his pro-Hitler book. You have no idea what control or oversight AlWaleed has. We only know about one instance where he bragged. How many where he didn’t? Then, there’s Geraldo and Carl Cannon’s anti-Israel comments and reports, etc. CNN and MSNBC don’t pretend to be conservative and pro-America or “fair and balanced.” FOX News claims these things and ISN’T. That Prince AlWaleed doesn’t have “complete oversight” is neither the issue nor the standard. It’s that he has ANY AT ALL. Wake. Up. DS

jayeeegee on September 3, 2009 at 3:32 pm

Don’t The Saudies just kill ya…………

Rollie Robinson on September 3, 2009 at 3:37 pm

It is only now that I find out (thanks to Debbie) that the anchor who did the Muslim honor killing reports on FOX was fired.

Although I shouldn’t be surprised. Almost EVERY US government ex-official is on the Muslim payroll. Every US middle east studies department is fully penetrated by Wahabbist Saudis. Dhimmi graduates of said middle east departments are now in all branches of the US government including the White House, the FBI, the CIA, the US Military, the State Dept, the NSA, and the US Congress. Muslims have penetrated the US Media. Take a look at the UPI, for example.

To top it off we have the big BO taking us into National Socialism and Dhimmitude. I thought it wouldn’t get any worse after Europe decided to become the walking dead (Eurabia) but it is getting worse. I don’t see any turnaround on the horizon.

Arius on September 3, 2009 at 4:24 pm

The Saudis are using their money to buy the west out.
Once they own the majority stake in businesses and governments they will control the people. They will be able to dictate, as they are already doing, what propaganda the western people are to see and what truths they are not to see.
That is almost a reality and the dummy’s on the left will not see it coming until it bites them right in the ass.

al-Kidya on September 3, 2009 at 10:47 pm

I find Fox News coverage to be pro-Israel compared to the other networks, and Fox’s sister papers NY Post and The Sun (UK) are very pro-Israel. Debbie you’d enjoy the Daily Mail online, too. All the Jewish moms in the UK read it.

A1 on September 3, 2009 at 11:04 pm

Not making excuses, but I watch both FOX and CNN, and thought that Fox was better than CNN, although I never watched Sean. I cannot believe they got rid of E.D. How come?

mindy abraham on September 4, 2009 at 6:36 am

    ED Hill’s contract was not renewed simply because she got “old,” at least by Fox News standards. First she lost her spot on Fox in Friends in the AM to a younger (former Miss America) anchor, and then her subsequent news show was replaced b younger and hotter looking news readers. (Even though ED kept in great shape and always looked great, being the oldest female anchor on the station ultimately turned out to be a liability for her.)

    Contrary to what was stated above, ED was not fired because of the documentary the aired on FOX News regarding the honor killing of the two teenage girls in Texas last year. ED just hosted the documentary. Greg Jarrett did the actual reporting from Texas for the documentary, and he still works for FOX News as a weekend anchor.

    jayeeegee on September 4, 2009 at 12:12 pm

The first nefarious thing I noticed about Fox News was during the election when people mistakenly referred to Obama as Osama. After a few weeks of these gaffes I noticed that on the ticker reader at the bottom of the screen instead of it reading OSAMA BIN LADIN when there was some news blip about him, it then and still now reads USAMA BIN LADIN.
I thought it was interesting that after 7 years since 9/11 BIN LADIN suddenly had a name change.
It would have been easier for Obama to use his legal name of Barry Soetoro than change the name of a terrorist (putting muslim before terrorist is redundant)

wolf2012 on September 4, 2009 at 10:43 am

There goes the neighborhood.

The last bastions of rational thought sold out… FOX and the WSJ.

How much longer will the haters still be hollering about the “Jew controlled” media… let’s see: AOL/Time Warner/CNN, ABC, NBC, Newcorp/FOX/WSJ… all heavily invested in by Saudi Arabia… by some napkin wearing sperm farmer who loves to brag about how HE makes sure the news is “fair” and “balanced”…against “Israeli massacres” etc….

Phreak on September 4, 2009 at 10:49 am

After Rafik Harriri died, Prince Alaweed wanted the Prime Minister’s job in Lebanon (His mother is from a prominent Lebanese Sunni family). The Lebanese people told him to take a hike and rebuffed his advances.

Prince Alaweed actually got a fluff piece on CNN not too long ago.

Fox is not conservative, but opportunistic and shrewd. After the last election, they were told to go softer on Obama by Murdoch and the news coverage is reflective of that.

O’Reilly, Hannity and Beck are all cryto conservatives. Perfect example of how they are not conservative is the little attention they paid to Savage’s woes in England earlier this year.

dirtyleb on September 4, 2009 at 10:50 am

    dirtyleb – I agree with you about Fox News, and I most definitely don’t support them. I would like to know where in the MSM, cable or any televised media is there a place that has true conservative values and does not pander to the left or the Muslims. The only reason I turn on Fox News is occasionally they have a news story that none of the other broadcasters will cover.

    Jarhead on September 4, 2009 at 11:00 am

Ole Prince raghead is trying very hard to buy influence in the states, Fox news is no different than the dozens of places he has bought into and is trying very hard to control the propaganda that comes out of if. If I printed the list it will scare the hell out of you and should concern every American. This SOB is an enemy of the US, our Constitution, and our way of life.

Drakken on September 5, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Thanks for the update on the Fox News sell-out. As per usual, you are ahead of the curve in reporting this.


RichardG on September 6, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Murdoch probably remains strongly pro-Israel, his greed overrides his politics. He’s always been staunchly anti-Communist but sucked up to the Red Chinese for years as he successfully convince them to give him exclusive satellite rights for the entire nation. Forget Murdoch’s political leanings, always follow the money trail.

H. Felton on September 6, 2009 at 5:20 pm

My pro-Obama friends have been spewing anti-Murdoch vitriol for months, and I admit, as a Fox fan I ignored their anti-Fox diatribes. Up to the present time Fox News appeared to be the only Cable Network that has been Fair & Balanced both politically and toward Israel. However, I admit, that as of late, I have noticed a softening toward the Saudis with sweet stories about growing opportunities for women and Saudi desalination projects. Nothing political, but certainly telling. So far O’Reilly, Beck & Hannity haven’t been infected or sullied by Saudi money and of course, Krauthammer, has always been a loyal friend of Israel. As for CNN and BBC–neither hide their blatant anti-Israel bias. So, if Fox succumbs and follows suit, we will have lost our only sane and fair Cable News voice.

LS: Sean Vannity repeatedly has anti-Semites and Israel-haters, like Pat Buchanan, Al Sharpton, and John Zogby, on his show. And both he and Beck repeatedly glorified and had Darrell Issa–the jihad’s fave Congressman–on as a guest. Yes, they are infected and sullied. DS

L. Sharon on September 7, 2009 at 8:54 am

    I would like to know where in the MSM, cable or any televised media is there a place that has true conservative values and does not pander to the left or the Muslims. The only reason I turn on Fox News is occasionally they have a news story that none of the other broadcasters will cover. I am not defending Fox, but where else can we see what the supposed right views on a daily basis? We do need to see what is being doled out to the public so that we can counter with a true conservative response.

    Jarhead on September 7, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Due to our fiscal irresponsibility in the last 50 years we are now owned by the Chinese and Saudis. They will own private corporations and run our government by proxy. Debbie let us not be disobedient slaves now.

CaliforniaScreaming on September 8, 2009 at 11:23 am

The Ameridiots must forget all about the Democraps and the Repugnacrats and must vote for individuals with a Constitutional platform, willing to sign the Articles of Freedom drafted by the Continental Congress `09, convened in St. Charles, IL, November 11 through the 22 of 2009, and represented by delegates from We The People from forty-eight states of the Union. Having joined in the tradition and spirit of the Founding Fathers Continental Congress of 1774.

Henry on January 22, 2010 at 12:06 pm

I made a url for this page

Noah David Simon on February 9, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Proof beyond doubt that dark days are ahead!

Micheal on March 12, 2010 at 2:22 pm

It’s the Jews that are running the media… I don’t understand why we get dragged into israels war??

Tony on July 6, 2010 at 6:08 am

Jews illegal occupation of Palestine cause the evil in this world. If we sorted out the problem I think the world would be a much more for safer place.

I recommend you all read books by Noam chomsky …. Open your eyes and smell the coffee.
What the Jews are doing INS wrong!

Sanjay on July 6, 2010 at 6:42 am

hey did you all beer guzzlers football coach potato lovers, that you neighbourhood bank is probably owne by Alwaleed bin talal:
Citi Group which own Citi bank, and he has shares also in Chase bank, and if you google you will find that he has shares with Wachovia, a lotta them.

ray on August 30, 2010 at 12:30 am

Debbie, it looks like Fox News is actually stoking the virulent anti-Moslem hysteria and hatred that’s YOUR stock in trade. Don’t you think that you owe the morons who listen to you an apology?

A Thinking Texan on September 4, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Why did u fold and cut a commercial with a question what is John 3:16. I ‘lllook it up. I’M disappointed with your network whicch I view every day.

anthony staiano on February 4, 2011 at 8:07 pm

You are so full of it

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

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