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Fox Shareholder Prince Alwaleed Meets With News Corp Execs To Discuss How To ‘Strengthen The Alliance’

By Faiz Shakir  

"Fox Shareholder Prince Alwaleed Meets With News Corp Execs To Discuss How To ‘Strengthen The Alliance’"

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Yesterday morning on Fox & Friends, Fox News contributor Dan Senor observed that The Kingdom Foundation, whose chairman Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal (Fox News-parent company News Corp’s second-largest shareholder), 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. Watch it:

Last night on The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart — who last week labeled Fox News a “terrorist command center” — mocked the Fox network for its own association with Prince Alwaleed:

This is the proposed “terror mosque.” We know that it’s a “terror mosque” because the money may be coming from a bad guy, who definitely owns part of Fox News. Now, we know that he’s a bad guy because we just heard it on Fox News.

And by hearing it on Fox News, watching Fox News, I’m increasing their viewership. And their advertising rates go up. Now, part of that money goes to the bad guy we learned about on Fox because he’s their part owner – Prince al-Waleed bin Talal, allowing him then to make it rain, so to speak, on the “terror mosque.”

My point is this: If we want to cut off funding to the “terror mosque,” we must – together as a nation — stop watching Fox. It’s the only way!

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Prince Alwaleed has grown close with the Murdoch enterprise, recently endorsing James Murdoch to succeed his father and creating a content-sharing agreement with Fox News for his own media conglomerate, Rotana. As irony would have it, the Arab News just published this picture today of Prince Alwaleed meeting with News Corp executives to discuss how to “further strengthen the strategic corporate alliance between Rotana and News Corp”:

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Indeed, the terror politics that the right wing and Fox News like to play can easily be turned against them, revealing that their hyperbolic fear-mongering concerns are lacking substantive merit.

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