Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Prince and the Fox

Want to hear something ironic? Via Bob Cesca, Saudi Prince Al-Waleed, one of the donors to the Park51 community center, aka the non-mosque not really at Ground Zero — is also an investor in Fox News.

…the Kingdom Foundation, al-Waleed’s personal charity, has donated a total of $305,000 to Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow, a leadership and networking project sponsored jointly by two of Rauf’s organizations, the American Society for Muslim Advancement and the Cordoba Initiative. Al-Waleed owns a 7 percent, $2.3 billion stake in News Corporation. Likewise, News Corporation owns a 9 percent, $70 million stake — purchased in February — in Rotana, Al-Waleed’s Saudi media conglomerate. Put another way: Rupert Murdoch and Fox News are in business, to the tune of billions of dollars, with one of the “Terror Mosque Imam’s” principal patrons.

How about that.