The Fox & the U

Calling all Fox viewers (and those who love them), please respond.

Sean Hannity had Dick Miniter on last night to talk about how them lib'rul universities are unable to offer fair and balanced instruction because they take money from "bad guy[s]" like Prince Al-waleed bin Talal for their Islamic studies programs..."

According to Ellen, Hannity cried "So will these grants lead to free and open debate on campus or do they come with some type of strings attached?"


Ellen continues:

"Hannity might want to ask his boss, Rupert Murdoch, that same question. A 1999 press release by News Corporation, announces that Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal owns more than 5% of FOX News Channel's parent company."
As the screen read, "Dirty money?" Miniter answered that the reason Harvard and Georgetown accepted the money is "because these universities already believe this message... and teach that America's the problem, that our support for Israel and our arguments against terrorism is the problem." No examples or sources were provided to back up his claim.
There is, however, decent evidence to back up the fact that Fox's coverage is effected by bin Talal's 5.46% stake in Newscorp, as detailed earlier this week in Peek:
"Covering the riots in Paris last November, Fox ran a banner saying: "Muslim riots." Bin Talal was not happy. "I picked up the phone and called Murdoch... (and told him) these are not Muslim riots, these are riots out of poverty," he said. "Within 30 minutes, the title was changed from Muslim riots to civil riots."

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