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.