Thursday, February 11, 2010


Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal owns almost 10% of News Corp! That's the leading sentence in a news article that reveals the distinct displeasure of Joseph Farah, owner/publisher of the far right WORLDNETDAILY. News Corp, as you know is the parent company of Fox News.

CEO Rupert Murdoch is the only shareholder with more control. What's funny is that this news, which isn't really new, has Mr Farah in a real tither because he is only now finding out just how close the Prince and Mr Murdoch have become.

You see, Prince Alwaleed owns the Saudi equivalent to Fox News in his country: Rotana M
edia. There have been recent reports that expose the number of times the Prince influenced the reporting of international uprisings that he felt placed a negative light on Taliban rebels in Europe. I know what you're thinking.

Joseph Farah noted the incident where Alwaleed had boasted in the past about forcing Fox News to change it's content relating to its coverage of riots in Paris. Poor Joseph. You see, this brings a whole new level of suspicion on the validity of Fox News.

While speaking at the Constitutional Coalition Conference a few days ago, Farah noted correctly that such foreign ownership of American media is “really dangerous.”

I looked up this Farah character and the conference and found this quote from the man:

There’s a flaw, a real compromise in Fox that you need to understand. And if you care about national security, you especially need to be attentive to it. And that is that Fox News parent company is News Corp has a significant ownership by a Saudi prince that many of you will be familiar with because right after 9/11 this prince very famously offered Rudolph Giuliani a big multi-million dollar check to rebuild and Giuliani told him to stick the check where the sun don’t shine because this guy was basically blaming America for what happened on 9/11.

So then I looked up Alwaleed and found he had just been interviewed by Neil Cavuto as he reaffirmed why he has a personal stake in influencing American politics. Nice.

The Saudis need America to continue it's addiction to foreign oil. The Prince intends to keep Saudi Oil the number one source. What the connection with Fox News is, I don't know. Commentators on that channel continually confuse terrorists with the average Muslim on a daily basis, which is no different than the Amnesty/Open borders advocates when they confuse Immigration with Illegal Immigration. So I would have thought they would be less friendly toward each other.

It would be prudent to also expose that Alwaleed owns almost $5 billion dollars worth of Citigroup so he intends to help defeat any additional taxing of the major lending institutions proposed by the Obama administration. Remember the new rules of campaign finance that the Supreme Court just gave us? Get ready people! What's more...If you think that 15% limit on credit card rates has a chance, think again.


Anonymous said...

The Saudis own a good chunk of AOL as well, and as the parent company of Time Warner, supporting Time Warner, which controls television cable in this area, is financially supporting the Bin Laden family of Saudi Arabia and its business interests--which gained wealth in part due to their oil deals with the United States--and of whom a member is named "Osama."
Anyone who saw the Michael Moore film "Fahrenheit 911" would have learned this.
It is all business people--that part of it is never really "news."
On another note, I see that Ira Fussyfeld has again ordered my posts in his online edition to be rejected in that I commented that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's politics and Hinchey's opposition to her was righteous according to the apparent impending deportation of the couple who run the restaurant in Saugerties back to Argentina after they spent a great deal of effort working with the Feds trying to catch illegal aliens.
Of course this wouldn't remain such a political hot button if Obama had found a policy to revive agriculture as per the purity and family farm structure that once existed in this country, but Obama has completely ignored that, completely ignored immigration, and instead has focused on Obama 2012 from the moment he was sworn into office. Nader doesn't have a family to support--why are American voters so damned DUMB??
You have some of the hardest working people in the world and the next trend is to want to send 'em all back to Mexico or South America or wherever. No decency at all in politics. Stop with the suggestions along these lines please Mike, you really can't be serious. What, are they going to build a high-speed train to send millions of people back to oppressive Mexico etc? Yeah, right. No, they just play INS bullscrap while nothing improves in this country due to stupid politics. And I DO mean wholly STUPID!!

Anonymous said...

Saudi Prince and FOX? Not a big surprise... Some Saudi Princes and Bush Jr, Richard Cheney and some other folks associated with a few big (and I do mean BIG) monied clubs that we don't hear too much in the media? A-yep. That's how I've read it... Oil, blood and money... media conglamorates and sold out journalists...

The list goes on...

Is it (International controls of the US of A via media conglamorates, big time scammers, far right extremists and corporate giants...) going to get worse if the latest court ruling (the one that treats corporations like they actually have hearts, brains, empathetic spirits and fungus covered toenails) stays "as is"?

I imagine so.

Too bad the average person doesn't find the time to read the news - from a bunch of different sources and perspectives - more.

Even a half hour a day would probably help...