Wondering why FOX NEWS isn’t the FOX NEWS it used to be? Follow the money which will lead you right to the purveyor of the most radical form of Islam: Saudi Arabia.
Joseph Farah, an American of Arab descent, and publisher of World Net Daily, GW Bulleting, and WhistleBlower, confirms what most of us have suspected about FOX: Saudi money (in the form of a percentage of ownership) has influenced the way FOX presents stories on the Middle East and Muslims.
According to Farah:
Fox News is still inviting spokesmen from the Council on American-Islamic Relations on its programs where they pose as reasonable and legitimate representatives of a Muslim “civil rights” organization, despite the fact that CAIR has been definitively exposed by the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department as a “co-conspirator” in the largest terrorism-financing trial in American history, as a front for the international Muslim Brotherhood – the notorious parent organization of Hamas and al-Qaida – and for being closely associated with a large number of convicted terrorists or felons in terrorism probes, as well as suspected terrorists and active targets of terrorism investigations.
Recently, after the “Christmas bomber” almost killed 288 people over Detroit, CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper was given an entire segment on “The O’Reilly Factor” to argue that Muslims should never be profiled because being a follower of Islam doesn’t make an airline passenger any more likely to be a terrorist than being a Swedish grandmother. The real danger, he explained, is that Muslims in America are going to be unfairly persecuted by bigoted Americans.
How could this happen, especially after the recent release of the devastating exposé of CAIR and its network of jihadi-supporting allies, “Muslim Mafia,”which caused leaders of the bipartisan Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus to hold a Capitol Hill press conference demanding multiple federal investigations of CAIR? More to the point, why has Fox News, among others in the media, blacked out any and all reporting on the Muslim Mafia book, based in part on a daring and successful six-month-long, ACORN-style undercover operation to expose CAIR?
You might remember Saudi Prince al Waleed bin Talal, nephew of Saudi King Abdullah, who, right after the World Trade Center destruction at the hands of primarily Saudi terrorists, New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani famously turned down his offer of a $10 million donation for disaster relief after Talal suggested U.S. policies in the Middle East were actually to blame for the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
A few years ago, Talal, who then owned 5.5 percent of the Fox News Channel’s parent company, News Corp., boasted of his influence on the network’s principal owner, Rupert Murdoch, and explained how he persuaded him to alter on-air content about “Muslim riots” in France to make them more palatable to adherents of Islam.
Meanwhile, CAIR, which claims falsely to receive “no support from any overseas group or government,” was revealed in “Muslim Mafia” to have received a $500,000 gift from the very same Saudi Prince al Waleed bin Talal – not to mention gifts of $112,000 from Saudi Prince Abdullah bin Mosa’ad, at least $300,000 from the Saudi-based Organization of the Islamic Conference, $250,000 from the Islamic Development Bank and at least $17,000 from the American office of the Saudi-based International Islamic Relief Organization.
If Talal was able to influence content on the Fox News Channel back in 2005 as a minority shareholder in News Corp., is it not likely he and his Saudi friends would have a much more significant influence on Fox News today as major partners of the principal owner?
Fox’s continued pandering to CAIR – a group the U.S. Justice Department and FBI both say unequivocally is tied to terrorism is especially disturbing. Maybe people at Fox News are just blissfully unaware of the facts regarding CAIR. Maybe they just don’t knowCAIR has admitted fundraising for a major terrorist group. Maybe they don’t know CAIR has been described by experts as a “cancerous pro-jihad group.” Maybe they aren’t aware of the fact that a CAIR adviser and speaker at its events says attacks like the one at Fort Hood are justified. Maybe they don’t know CAIR gave thousands of dollars to the cop-killing leader of a violent sect intent on Islamizing the U.S. Maybe they don’t know about CAIR’s shocking al-Qaida ties.
Although FOX is still far better than competing news stations, there’s a problem at Fox – a big problem. The evidence suggests Saudi money is negatively influencing news coverage. WND
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