Stewart: Fight Terror, Stop Watching Fox
'Shadowy Saudi' funding mosque is major News Corp shareholder
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2010 5:48 AM CDT
Updated Aug 24, 2010 7:26 AM CDT

(Newser) – Jon Stewart is continuing to heed Fox News' advice to "follow the money trail" behind the Ground Zero mosque. The Daily Show host—who labeled Fox a "terrorist command center" last week—notes that Fox hosts criticizing the mosque referred to a Saudi donor who allegedly funds radical groups ... without mentioning Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's name, or the fact that he is the second-biggest shareholder in Fox's parent corporation.

"The guy they're painting as a sinister money force owns part of Fox News," Stewart said, using Fox hosts' logic to conclude that by watching Fox, viewers are helping supply Talal—and consequently the mosque—with more "terror dollars." Fox, Stewart says, is either "evil or stupid" for not mentioning its own connection to Talal.

 

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