Monday, September 26, 2005

Saudis buy big piece of FOXNews

The Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal has purchased 5.46 percent of the Fox corporation. If you can't beat'em, join'em. Al-Waleed bin Talal, if you will recall, visited Ground Zero, left a $10 million check and a sour Taste in everyone's mouth when he blamed US foreign policy for the 9/11 attacks. Mayor Rudy sent him check back, saying,
"There is no moral equivalent for this attack. The people who did it lost any right to ask for justification when they slaughtered . . . innocent people . . . Not only are those statements wrong, they're part of the problem."
The real problem here will be the Saudi's attempts to use their stock to try to influence Fox's anti-terrorist views. I doubt they'll have much effect on Ailes or any of the others. I can't wait to see Geraldo reporting from the camel races, however.

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