Although the meeting centered on Arab media, this bodes ill for honest discourse about Islamic jihad in Murdoch-owned media outlets. After all, we have already seen the effects of Prince Alwaleed’s money upon Murdoch.
“Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s media meetings,” from Monsters and Critics, January 18:
Saudi’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has met Rupert Murdoch to discuss “future potential” alliances.
The prince – who is one of Saudi Arabia’s richest businessman – held talks last week with the chief executive officer of News Corporation, in New York, about projects they may work on together in the future.
The meetings, which mainly focused on “economic and investment issues, especially in the media sector”, specifically touched on Rotana Media, which provides Arabic and English television content in the Middle East and is owned by the prince….
If the deal goes ahead it would significantly strengthen the ties between two of the world’s leading media moguls.
The prince has helped build Rotana into one of the largest media conglomerates in the Arab world, with holdings in print, television, radio, film, digital and music.