Thursday, December 08, 2005

Saudi Influence, Again

Frank Gaffney Jr. reports on the growing Saudi influence on the USA media:

On Monday, the controversial Saudi billionaire and royal, Prince al-Walid bin Talal, made a stunning revelation during a panel discussion at a conference in Dubai on "the Arab and World Media." According to Middle East Online, after criticizing the "pro-Israel" bias of the U.S. media, the Prince "accused Arabs of not being pro-active in fighting the allegedly slanted media."

Prince al-Walid then proceeded to reveal an example of the sort of pro-activity he as in mind. He recently purchased roughly 5 percent of the voting stock of NewsCorp, the parent company of Fox News. As Middle Ease Online reported:

During last month's street protests in France, the U.S. television network Fox — owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation in which Al-Walid himself has shares — ran a banner saying: "Muslim riots." "I picked up the phone and called Murdoch.. . . . (and told him) these are not Muslim riots, these are riots out of poverty," [the Prince] said. "Within 30 minutes, the title was changed from Muslim riots to civil riots."

The Saudi influence continues to corrupt. He may be buying Murdoch (and the Savoy Hotel in London) but al-Walid can’t buy the Internet! The truth will prevail.

By the way, this was the same Arab that after gloating at ground zero and insinuated that America had it coming, offered a multi-million dollar donation. Rudy Giuliani told him to shove his check.


Always On Watch said...

Last summer, I posted (twice, I think) on the Saudi prince's investment in Fox News. Of course, he's exerting influence on the stories and the slants on those stories.

This cuddling up to the Saudis will exact a dearer price than it has already. I'm sorry to say this.

Pastorius said...

He is a surprisingly unsophisticated man, thinking he can buy New York, and thinking he can admit telling Murdoch how to portray news stories.

Once again, we gotta love our enemies when they tell the truth. And, because the Islamofascists are so unsophisticated, they tell the truth most of the time.

Jason Pappas said...

Yes, AOW, I remember but didn't have time to look-up the links. Pastorius has a good point: they don't hide their feelings and plans. They seem to have a need to stroke their ego that borders on the infantile. Probably no one since Hitler was so blatant on their philosophy. Nor so full of themselves that they can't wait to take credit for what they've done or announce what they are going to do. But then they deny it ... taqiyya. They cheer bin Laden after 9/11 and then say Zionist did it. Typical of a four year old mentality!