FOX's hypocrisy continues in touting its own "trusted" coverage of the news and hosts who claim to have the best interests of the nation at heart while FOX has a major shareholder who flaunts manipulating the news and allegedly maintains ties to terrorism like Saudi prince Al-Waleed bin Talal. The network's coverage proves especially dangerous when people end up subjected to the network's biased coverage in places such as military bases, an area that should be devoid of a network that would baselessly accuse the Commander-in-Chief's administration of including "people who have the Jihadis' best interest and not our best interest at heart." Fortunately, as the furor over FOX's hypocrisy and its ubiquity continues, so has the critical action it has inspired. A Turn Off FOX reader let us know about his outrage and what he has done about it.
I am a retired DOD Civilian and use the recreation facilities at a nearby base. I am subjected to being present when Fox News is televised. Since learning of the Saudi Prince Talal's stake in Fox his support of families of suicide bombers, his funding and support of CAIR which is influencing Fox's coverage of anything related to Islam, I have begun a campaign to inform as many Public Affairs Offices of this unsavory relationship. More than 135 U.S. service members have died at the hands of suicide bombers. I have researched the statistics available through iCasualties and have identified the personnel killed and their associated commands. I am in the process of contacting those commands. I have written letters to the editors of the local press and also to Stars and Stripes. I may eventually contact family members and ask if they would be willing to discuss the circumstances of their loved ones deaths and the implications of having a major "news" network funded in part by a sympathetic de facto terrorist. I am sickened by the crass capitalist motivation by these people at FOX. Members serving in the military need to understand who is not on their side. Enclosed is a copy of the letter. Anyone interested in helping with this project may contact me-- put "Military FOX" as the subject of the E-mail.
Al Quaeda and other radical Islamists' employment of suicide bombers as a tactic has destroyed more than 135 lives among our defense forces. One man in particular is renowned for his unabashed contributions of $25,000 to the families of the bombers who attack our troops and sacrifice themselves to their cause. Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a member of the Royal Family, now owns a 7 percent interest in Robert Murdoch's News Corp., the parent company of Fox News, making him the 4th largest investor. He funds and supports the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, which lobbies on behalf of Islamic Interests and is blacklisted by our government. CAIR is identified by the FBI as an unindicted terrorist co-conspirator. Bill O'Reilly actually called CAIR's National Communications Director a "stand-up guy." FOX News is compromised and questions regarding loyalty to our troops and commitment to our foreign policy goals arise. Why would any military facility allow or encourage a viewership of FOX News at their bases? How does a commander explain to the troops that they are to watch this propaganda network and somehow ignore the people helping to kill, murder, and otherwise harm these viewers, who are in fact principles of the media and support the efforts to reduce this viewership by killing them? Please explain how endorsing a "stand-up guy" who aids and abets those who blow themselves and other people to bits isn't an insult? I question the wisdom and policy of any DOD facility that encourages or promotes a business that attracts investors like Talal. Service members and their families deserve more respect than that.
Indeed, service members and their families do deserve much more than that. Before the military, or any other branch of government, forces people to watch the network, FOX has a lot of questions to answer about its own motives. Glenn Beck once inconceivably asked Keith Ellison, the first Muslim Congressman, to "prove to me that you are not working with our enemies" simply because of Ellison's faith. Given the mounting evidence against FOX, perhaps Beck, FOX, and Al-Waleed bin Talal should try to prove that now. Until they do, people need to keep the pressure on them for their dubious intentions -- and choose to Turn Off FOX.
Contributor to BuzzFlash and writer for Turn Off FOX.