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Arabic Fox News

Posted: 07-10-2010 02:23 PM
by SETIsLady
Murdoch, Saudi prince team up to launch ‘Arabic Fox News’
Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch has partnered with Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal to launch a new 24-hour news network for the Arab world, a move that has drawn mockery from Murdoch's critics and questions from media experts.

First and foremost among those questions is whether a news service linked to the famously pro-Israeli Fox News will resonate among Arab viewers.

"Fox News, famous for its uncomplicated, gung-ho and pro-Israel stance whilst maintaining a mocking notion of neutrality, does not seem like a likely partner" for the Middle Eastern news network, writes David Roberts at the Gulf Blog. "Their coverage of Middle Eastern issues is far from renowned or competent."

The new channel, based in Saudi Arabia, "will focus on development in Saudi Arabia and the Arab world on the political, economic and social fronts," Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the world's 19th-wealthiest person according to Forbes, said in a statement. ... -fox-news/

Re: Arabic Fox News

Posted: 07-10-2010 04:44 PM
by kbot
SETIsLady wrote: Murdoch, Saudi prince team up to launch ‘Arabic Fox News’ ... -fox-news/

Oh Geez!!!!!!

I have two older brothers. The eldest is a teacher, and has been teaching overseas since the 70s - just hates the American-style of education. Anyway, he was working one year in Saudi Arabia, and our Mom sent him a package for Christmas, including some chocolate Santa Clauses. When he went to pick-up the package, the authorities made him open the box so they could examine the contents. When the say the Santa Clauses, they went nuts, creaming at him, clling him an "idol-worshipper", whipped out their swords and beheaded the Santa Clauses (which were all of about 6 inches high.....) These people are insane.......