Thursday, January 10, 2013
West on Rupert Murdoch's Ikhwannabe TV
The perspicacious and intellectually courageous journalist and writer Diana West has just published an exposé which unveils the breathtaking hypocrisy of the various News Corp entities that have been lambasting Al Gore's sale of Current TV to Al-Jazeera.
Why are the attacks hypocritical? News Corps (and Fox News) CEO Rupert Murdoch co-owns the full-throated Muslim Brotherhood Arabic language Al-Risala via his 18.97% stake in Saudi Prince Bin Talal's Rotana Media group.
Al-Risala, the flagship "religious broadcasting" television network of Rotana is an odious mouthpiece for the Sharia supremacism, anti-Westernism, general xenophobia, and Jew-and broader infidel-hatred spewn forth from, and sadly pathognomonic of, contemporary Middle Eastern broadcast media.
While Diana summarizes earlier analyses of Al-Risala's programming by the Anti-Defamation League, and an especially comprehensive analysis by Steve Stalinsky of the invaluable Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), her report, uniquely, draws explicit attention to Murdoch's investment in this Arabic media megaphone for the dissemination of jihadist hatred.