By MICHAEL WALSH
Why is Fox News in bed with the Saudi “royal” family? Now that Zacarias Moussouai is singing like a canary from his cell in the Supermax prison, all sort of embarrassing things have popped up:
Fox News Correspondent James Rosen reported on Wednesday night that a “major investor in the parent company” of Fox News has been implicated in financing the terrorist group al-Qaeda. Rosen made the embarrassing disclosure in a story on the channel’s “Special Report” show hosted by Bret Baier.
The alleged al-Qaeda financier, Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, is a very close friend of Rupert Murdoch and his family, who control major media companies like News Corp and 21st Century Fox. The latter is now the parent company of the Fox News Channel.
The second largest shareholder in the Fox News parent company after the Murdoch family, Alwaleed has been addressed as “Your Highness” during his appearances on the network. His recent appearances have made him sound moderate, while denouncing Islamic extremism and the ISIS terrorist group.
Fox News is to be congratulated for reporting on a developing scandal that puts its chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Rupert Murdoch, in a very bad light.
I’ll say. I’ve never quite understood the passion conservatives have for Fox News, which has grown tired and predictable over the past decade, except that where else are they going to go? To Brian Williams at NBC “News”? Still, the corrupting Saudi money at Fox surely must have had some influence on the network’s new coverage — and the reluctance of some of its stars to go after the Saudis.
Be sure to click on the second link above to get Rosen’s report. And then ask yourself these questions:
- Why haven’t the redacted pages of the 9/11 report been released, especially when at least two Democrats — former senators Bob Graham and Bob Kerrey – have raised legitimate public concern about the extent of the involvement of the “kingdom” in Islam’s attack on the U.S.?
- Why wasn’t Saudi Arabia eliminated on Sept. 12, 2001, the “kingdom” deposed, the oil wells seized and internationalized, and its funding pipelines to its mosques and madrassas dismantled?
- How corrupting has Saudi money been at the highest levels of the U.S. government, educational institutions and media companies?.…