The AP reports:
The Saudi billionaire whose investment firm is one of the biggest stakeholders in Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. said he is looking to expand his alliances with the media giant, in the latest indication that his appetite for growth remains robust even as his company retrenches.Has anyone ever noticed that Fox News does very little on the Islamic threat to America? Even Glenn Beck, for all the good he does, has done virtually NOTHING on the Council on American Islamic Relations' (CAIR) ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. When Bill O'Reilly interviews representatives from CAIR, they are given a pass when it comes to those ties. You will also not likely see an opposing guest who knows what CAIR is on at the same time.
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a nephew of the Saudi king and who was listed last year by Forbes as the world's 22nd richest person, met with News Corp.'s chief executive Rupert Murdoch on Jan. 14 in a meeting that "touched upon future potential alliances with News Corp.," according to a statement released by his Kingdom Holding Co. late Saturday.
Media reports have indicated that News Corp, parent to Fox News and Dow Jones & Co., among others, may be thinking of buying a stake in Alwaleed's Rotana Media Group, which includes a number of satellite channels that air in the Middle East.
An incredibly well-researched WND article reminds us of those riots in France in 2005 in which bin Talal contacted Murdoch when he didn't like how the rioters were being portrayed:
As WND reported, during violent street protests involving Muslim immigrants in France in 2005, the Saudi prince persuaded Murdoch to change a screen banner that identified the unrest as "Muslim riots."I cover this in my January 17th show. I hope you check it out. Click HERE.
"I picked up the phone and called Murdoch (and told him) these are not Muslim riots, these are riots out of poverty," bin Talal said. "Within 30 minutes, the title was changed from 'Muslim riots' to 'civil riots.' "
Fox News has acknowledged it changed the banner after receiving complaints from unnamed Muslims abroad. It has not denied bin Talal's influence in its internal operations.
h/t to DRUDGE