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bloomington-lib Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:00 PM
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Saudi billionaire eyes new links with News Corp.
Source: AP

The Saudi billionaire whose investment firm is one of the biggest stakeholders in Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. said he is looking to expand his alliances with the media giant, in the latest indication that his appetite for growth remains robust even as his company retrenches.

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a nephew of the Saudi king and who was listed last year by Forbes as the world's 22nd richest person, met with News Corp.'s chief executive Rupert Murdoch on Jan. 14 in a meeting that "touched upon future potential alliances with News Corp.," according to a statement released by his Kingdom Holding Co. late Saturday.

Media reports have indicated that News Corp, parent to Fox News and Dow Jones & Co., among others, may be thinking of buying a stake in Alwaleed's Rotana Media Group, which includes a number of satellite channels that air in the Middle East.

Neither company has commented publicly on the possible deal, but the talks offer an indication yet that such an agreement may yet be in the offing.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100117/ap_on_bi_ge/ml_saud...
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:05 PM
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1. That will be the final stake in media worldwide...
Propaganda rules! :mad:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:57 PM
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22. It's the end of the world as we know it. No hyperbole.
Thought control.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:16 PM
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2. 9/11 financiers and Fox News.
A match made in Hell.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:59 PM
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6. "Cool. Smirk." - Commander AWOL (R)
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 01:01 PM by SpiralHawk
"We republicon fatcats just luv this shit. Smirk."

- xCommander AWOL (R)
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:45 PM
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11. No fucking kidding.
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:17 PM
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3. Unbelievable.
I am speechless.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:29 PM
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4. Money owning the media. I wonder how that affects the message?
I guess, that is how we get a Jessica Lynch story, or Pat Tillman story.
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Heywood J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:37 PM
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5. More 9/11 money gobbling up assets over here.
I wonder if Rupert will let the Prince beyond second base for that sort of money. It just goes to show that wingnuts alone won't prop up his network.
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pjt7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:10 PM
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7. Please let all Right Wing Folks
know, that Saudi Arabia owns a huge chunk of FOX.

This fact, freaks them out.
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Knockout Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:42 PM
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9. What's the big deal?
Goldman Sachs owns a huge chunk of President Obama yet no one makes a big deal about it.
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:04 PM
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13. DUers complain about that too.
Whenever the haves and the have-mores get together it is a big deal.
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jasi2006 Donating Member (544 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:11 PM
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15. Proof? nt
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Knockout Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:15 PM
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16. Re:Proof? nt => GOLDMAN SACHS = Obama's biggest backer?
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 02:20 PM by Knockout
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:18 PM
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17. What does that have to do with Fox News?
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Knockout Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:19 PM
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18. See Post 15
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:21 PM
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19. Okay you answered their question but it isn't relevant to this thread. nt
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:42 PM
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10. Kingdom Holding already owns a big chunk of CNN. Explains the heavy antiGore, antiKerry bias at CNN
over the last 10 years.
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SandWalker1984 Donating Member (533 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:33 PM
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8. Irony: folks scared of ragheads are watching FOX, partially owned by -- ragheads
Remember that the next time one of those loyal FOX fanatics starts preaching about how those other stations are all damn communist, nazi, socialist liberals. :rofl: :rofl:
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:00 PM
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12. Kicked and recommended.
Thanks for the thread, bloomington-lib.
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jasi2006 Donating Member (544 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:10 PM
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14. Now if FOX and Murdoch were lefties, the RW would know exactly what to do
with information. They would band together, send out their talking points to Rush, Hannity, O'REilly and others, tell Sarah what to say about it begin the propaganda machine on all the nightly news stations. What will the left do with this news? Will they even try to spin it their way? Do they know how? Will the media allow them to spin it? I won't hold my breath.
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LiberalLovinLug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:13 PM
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20. To ensure that the new breed of "journalists" will never have them in their crosshairs
Who controls the past now controls the future
Who controls the present now controls the past
Who controls the past now controls the future
Who controls the present now?"


Testify
Rage Against the Machine
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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:49 PM
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21. Lies as facts
by faux and friends.Turn off fox,no news is good news.
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truthbearer Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 07:41 AM
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23. House of Saud
More scandels from the house of Saud.

http://arabfocus.webs.com
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Piewhacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 11:06 AM
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24. So now you know what its really all about, boyz and gurl$ .
(it wasn't really all that big a mystery, now was it?)
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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 11:08 AM
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25. Don't the Saudis already control CNN?
:shrug:
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