Murdoch's Moral Dilemma: A Simple, Ethical Solution

As I discussed Thursday (1/10/12), Diana West has alerted us to the galling hypocrisy of Fox news personalities lambasting Al Gore for his sale of Current TV to Al-Jazeera, when News Corp (parent company of Fox News) CEO Rupert Murdoch owns an 18.97% stake in Saudi Prince Bin Talal's Rotana Media group, whose flagship "religious broadcasting" television network Al-Risala, is a maleficent mouthpiece for jihadism/Sharia supremacism, anti-Westernism, general xenophobia, and Jew-and broader infidel-hatred. In a series of additional posts (here, here, and here), West also makes the cogent argument for a "Fox effect," mediated by Bin Talal: Does any of this bear on Fox's failure to investigate, for example, the Abedin story? To alert Americans to the stealth jihad of the Muslim Brotherhood? How could it not have bear on the omission of such stories? I believe we are watching Alwaleed's [Bin Talal's] "Fox Effect." We don't report so you can't decide-or know anything about it. ...(Read Full Post)