Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Terror? Hey...must be the money

Meet Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal. No...he's not some supercool cop or private investigator as his kick-ass 'stache and Raybans would lead one to conclude. As Benen points out, according to FOXNews, he's the "questionable ties" funding the Park51 center. And as Nelly once sang...must be the money!!!

Former Bush administration official Dan Senor appeared on "Fox & Friends"
and pushed a fairly specific angle: "The Kingdom Foundation, which has been a
funder of Imam Rauf in the past, the Kingdom Foundation, so you know, is this
Saudi organization headed up by the guy who tried to give Rudy Giuliani $10
million after 9/11 that was sent back. He funds radical madrassas all over the
world." Brian Kilmeade added, "And he funds this imam."

We were all set not to believe a word of this (it is FOXNews, afterall) until we discovered the Prince has far more sinister ties: outside of the Murdoch family, Prince Al-Waleed is the largest shareholder in News Corp. Seriously...here's a pic that just came out of the Prince meeting with News Corp executives. That means he not only funds "terror mosques," but he also funds hate-&-ignorance-peddling news programs like Fox & Friends. Wow...this is awkward. And damn funny. Just watch Jon Stewart:

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At this point, it's no shock that FOXNews feels comfortable with this kind of duplicity. It's par for the course. Their viewers obviously have no desire to actually be told the truth. But the hypocrisy is entertaining.

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