Fox News = Terrorist Funder

Ken AshfordRight Wing and Inept Media, Right Wing Punditry/Idiocy, War on Terrorism/TortureLeave a Comment

Yesterday morning on Fox & Friends, Fox News contributor Dan Senor observed that The Kingdom Foundation, whose chairman is Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, is a funder for the Cordoba House Initiative. 

“The Kingdom Foundation, so you know, is this Saudi organization, headed up by the guy that tried to give Rudy Giuliani $10 million after 9/11 that was sent back, funds radical madrassas all over the world,” Senor said. “And he funds this imam,” Fox host Brian Kilmeade chimed in. 

Okay, so Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Tanel is a bad guy because he chairs an organization which funds the Cordoba House Initiative (aka "the Ground Zero mosque").

But guess what else is significant about Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Tanel?

Outside of the Rupert Murdoch family…. he's the largest shareholder of News Corp (the corporate owner of Fox News). Why, there's even a picture of him published today meeting with News Corp executives to strengthen ties between his Arab news conglomerate and News Corp.

That's right.  Even though they didn't come right out and say his name, Fox News accused a person who owns 7% of Fox News…. of funding terrorist organizations.

Fox News wants Americans to believe Al-Waleed bin Talal is responsible for funding Islamic radicalism. Fox News doesn't want Americans to know that Al-Waleed bin Talal is also responsible for funding Fox News.

Well, what must be do about that?  Stop watching Fox News.  Jon Stewart explains:

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Although poking fun, Stewart actually asks a relevant question: When talking about this terrorist funding Saudi prince, did Fox News correspondents not know he was a major shareholder… or were they being evil by intentionally not mentioning his name?