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Murdoch’s Moral Morass: A Simple, Ethical Solution

January 12th, 2013 · No Comments · Essays

Murdich Bin TalalWhat good is it for a man to gain the whole world,

yet forfeit his soul?

Mark 8:36

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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.

Unfortunately, while most conservative outlets have maintained a stony silence about this moral perversion, the Left’s nasty and superficial televangelist to the potheads,  John Stewart, filled the void and weighed in with a devastating ~ 5-minute segment on Fox News’s hypocritical preening.

Let me offer a simple ethical solution to Murdoch’s self-inflicted moral dilemma: Murdoch gets Saudi Prince Bin Talal to buy out Murdoch’s investment in Bin Talal’s Goebbels-like media venture Rotana/Al-Risala, and uses the proceeds to buy out Bin Talal’s share of News Corp—a “reverse” stock swap.

The current status quo/quid pro quo is no different than being business partners with Goebbels during the Nazi era, and certain moral lines need to be drawn by others if Murdoch—and his staff (at for example, Fox News, and The Wall Street Journal)—are all too blind to see the blatant moral cretinism for themselves.


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