Saturday, January 23, 2010

What do you think?

Do you suppose Glenn Beck's adoring fans would be surprised to find out that the largest share-holder (other than the Rupert family) in Fox News' parent company, News Corp., is Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al-Saud of Saudi Arabia?

Alwaleed came to most Americans' attention following the 9/11 terror attacks when New York City mayor Rudy Guiliani turned down a $10 million donation from Alwaweed over a controversial comment he had made about U.S. foreign policy. As Media Matters noted, several Fox News personalities criticized Alwaleed at the time. Fox News host Sean Hannity called Alwaweed's comment an "egregious, outrageous, unfair offense." That was before Alwaweed purchased a seven percent stake in its parent company.

Then again, Rupert Murdoch doesn't seem to bother them.



Captain Dave said...

Do not bring up facts that might rock what they believe. It is easy to hurt yourself when you are in such a little box.

Anonymous said...

OK, this made me laugh. Oh, the irony!