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Muslims urged to buy influence in world media
Reuters ^ | Sept. 13, 2006

Posted on 09/13/2006 11:44:02 AM PDT by Alouette

RIYADH (Reuters) - Muslim tycoons should buy stakes in global media outlets to help change anti-Muslim attitudes around the world, ministers from Islamic countries heard at a conference in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.

Information ministers and officials meeting under the auspices of the 57-nation Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the world's largest Islamic body, said Islam faced vilification after the September 11 attacks, when 19 Arabs killed nearly 3,000 people in U.S. cities in 2001.

"Muslim investors must invest in the large media institutions of the world, which generally make considerable profits, so that they have the ability to affect their policies via their administrative boards," OIC chief Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu told the gathering in the Saudi city of Jeddah.

"This would benefit in terms of correcting the image of Islam worldwide," he said, calling on Muslim countries to set up more channels in widely-spoken foreign languages.

Muslim stakes in Western media are minimal. Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal owns 5.46 percent of media conglomerate News Corp., the Rupert Murdoch-run group behind the Fox News Channel. The U.S. channel is generally seen as right-wing and no friend of Arab or Muslim interests.

(Excerpt) Read more at today.reuters.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aljazeera; alreuters; axissally; cair; goebbelswouldbeproud; islam; media; mediabias; mediawar; muslims; propaganda; traitors; treason; trop; usefulidiots; wot
Muslim stakes in Western media are minimal.

They p0wn AP and Reuters

1 posted on 09/13/2006 11:44:03 AM PDT by Alouette
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2 posted on 09/13/2006 11:44:23 AM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 97-103)
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To: Alouette

Air America is for sale...


3 posted on 09/13/2006 11:45:26 AM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: Alouette

You think they haven't already?

Take a look at the media and its sell of the muslim line.


4 posted on 09/13/2006 11:45:39 AM PDT by sandra_789 (.)
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...

Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING


5 posted on 09/13/2006 11:45:59 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: Alouette

We need to stop enriching the Wahhabi kingdom! It's time for a Manhattan project to find alternative oil sources and alternative energy sources.


6 posted on 09/13/2006 11:46:13 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("Love is the fusion of two souls in one in order to bring about mutual perfection." -S. Terese Andes)
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To: P-40

I'm sure they could get a good deal on the NYT or the LAT. But then, they already own them, I guess.


7 posted on 09/13/2006 11:46:26 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Alouette

Your gas money at work.


8 posted on 09/13/2006 11:46:28 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Alouette
Muslims urged to buy influence in world media

Well, that would solve Katie's sign-off problem. She would say, Allahu Akhbar!

Through her bourqua.

I'm a little surprised she doesn't say that now.

Shalom.

9 posted on 09/13/2006 11:46:47 AM PDT by ArGee (The Ring must not be allowed to fall into Hillary's hands!)
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To: Alouette
Muslim stakes in Western media are minimal. Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal owns 5.46 percent of media conglomerate News Corp., the Rupert Murdoch-run group behind the Fox News Channel. The U.S. channel is generally seen as right-wing and no friend of Arab or Muslim interests.

A US channel generally seen as right-wing by liberal critics of Rupert Murdoch who've been hounding him in England and Australia since the 1960s.

More aware viewers see News Corp. executives giving money to Democrat presidential campaigns.

Fox News is to the right of CNN but CNN US is to the right of CNN Europe/World. Doesn't mean a thing.

10 posted on 09/13/2006 11:51:14 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: Alouette
"Muslim tycoons should buy stakes in global media outlets to help change anti-Muslim attitudes around the world, ..."

They can change my anti-Muslim attitude by stopping the murdering and doing good in the world not by "telling me" how good they are.

11 posted on 09/13/2006 11:56:02 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (Religion of peace my arse - We need a maintenance Crusade)
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To: kittymyrib

Yup. Sad. They look to be prospering from following the will of Allah more than we are following the will of the Burger Supreme Court. Big surprise.


12 posted on 09/13/2006 11:56:59 AM PDT by kinghorse (I calls them like I sees them)
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To: weegee

Try buying part of the state-owned media outlets in their countries.


13 posted on 09/13/2006 11:57:48 AM PDT by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: Alouette

How much of FOX do they own already 40% 45% add what they own of companies that own FOX stock, it is probably well over 50%!

Their reporting against the islamofascist and other terrorists and aljazeera dropped dramatically when they saudis bought that 40% chunk


14 posted on 09/13/2006 11:58:30 AM PDT by TimesDomain (www.timerealms.com)
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To: Alouette
Muslims urged to buy influence in world media

What ever happened to the "good old days" of just slicing out the infidels' tongues when they told the world the truth about Islam?

15 posted on 09/13/2006 11:59:45 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Dems - Your conduct is an invitation to the enemy, yet few of you have heart enough to join them.)
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To: Alouette

Howzabout urging them to stop killing people? That'd go a long way to improve their image in the media.


16 posted on 09/13/2006 12:01:12 PM PDT by PeterFinn (Anything worth fighting for is worth fighting dirty for.)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen
They can change my anti-Muslim attitude by stopping the murdering and doing good in the world not by "telling me" how good they are.

That's because you think for yourself and don't believe everything you hear on the MSM like a good brain numbed Demobot.

17 posted on 09/13/2006 12:02:02 PM PDT by magslinger (If at first you don't succeed, squeeze, squeeze again.)
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To: Alouette

The fact that special interest groups can buy large media outlets and twist the way news is presented is not only an accepted pracitce but is publicly acknowledged in this article speaks volumes about why the 'old media' is in trouble and the 'new media' is gaining ground.


18 posted on 09/13/2006 12:07:17 PM PDT by contemplator (Capitalism gets no Rock Concerts)
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To: P-40
And they wouldn't even have to substantially change the editorial views. Putting OBL on Air America would make people slightly curious as to when Rhandi Rhodes stopped shaving and learned proper English.
19 posted on 09/13/2006 12:07:44 PM PDT by .cnI redruM (The LORD spoke to me ..."Do not call conspiracy everything that these people call conspiracy")
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To: .cnI redruM

WHy not just keep on killing yourselves and innocents to make your point? After all muslims will be knows as cowardly terrorists that hide behind women and children for the next 1000 years. You might as well just play it to the finish.


20 posted on 09/13/2006 12:12:07 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Somebody important make....THE CALL!)
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To: samadams2000

You have a point there. I was quite unfair to OBL on my prior comment. If you can reach him in Hades, please forward my regrets.


21 posted on 09/13/2006 12:14:07 PM PDT by .cnI redruM (The LORD spoke to me ..."Do not call conspiracy everything that these people call conspiracy")
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To: Alouette
Muslims urged to buy influence in world media

Huh? Why spend the money? Most of the MSM "journalists" are
already agents of Jihad!

BUT...if we can get them to spend all their revenues on a dying
MSM instead of nuclear weapons...
22 posted on 09/13/2006 12:18:31 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Alouette

Once again, life imitates the movie "Network." Paddy Chayefsky was ahead of his time.


23 posted on 09/13/2006 12:20:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Alouette
"Muslim stakes in Western media are minimal."

Memo to al-Reuters: Horse hockey!
24 posted on 09/13/2006 12:23:29 PM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (Mid East Ceasefire = Israel ceases but her enemies fire)
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To: ClaireSolt

Many countries have "state owned" media, even in the West.

Canada and England among them.

Maybe not exclusively state run but still...


25 posted on 09/13/2006 12:23:54 PM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: Alouette
The muslims need greater ownership of American media. Dozens of prisoners decapitated and still Americans don't get to see the footage.

How can we bow to our new masters if we don't see what they do to scare us into submission?
26 posted on 09/13/2006 12:25:51 PM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: Alouette
Maybe the Muzzies can buy a bigger share in ERROR AMERIKA.
27 posted on 09/13/2006 12:32:34 PM PDT by pointsal (q)
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To: P-40
I just heard on Rush that Air-America is about to file bankruptcy.
28 posted on 09/13/2006 12:33:58 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: Alouette

"Muslim tycoons should buy stakes in global media outlets". I say save your money,global media outlets are spinning for you already !!!


29 posted on 09/13/2006 12:35:14 PM PDT by Obie Wan
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To: Alouette

They own a chunk of Fox too.

It's a successful strategy.


30 posted on 09/13/2006 1:01:36 PM PDT by Shermy
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Muslim tycoons should buy stakes in global media outlets to help change anti-Muslim attitudes around the world, ministers from Islamic countries heard at a conference in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.

Here's a better idea to change attitudes: Stop practicing and promoting violence!

31 posted on 09/13/2006 1:18:22 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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32 posted on 09/13/2006 2:15:18 PM PDT by SJackson (The PilgrimsóDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do!)
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To: sandra_789

Exactly - just look at the garbage foisted upon us by PBS and NPR.


33 posted on 09/13/2006 3:15:48 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: weegee
"Fox News is to the right of CNN but CNN US is to the right of CNN Europe/World. Doesn't mean a thing."

Agree, weegee, in the end they are all just one big pile of "bleep".

34 posted on 09/13/2006 3:56:16 PM PDT by apro
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"Their reporting against the islamofascist and other terrorists and aljazeera dropped dramatically when they saudis bought that 40% chunk"

Remember how long it took them to tell us those youths burning down Europe were actually MUSLIM YOUTHS.

35 posted on 09/13/2006 3:58:26 PM PDT by apro
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To: weegee

So?


36 posted on 09/13/2006 4:18:02 PM PDT by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

As Ann Coulter once said: "I'll believe Islam is a religion of peace when Muslims stop killing people."


37 posted on 09/13/2006 4:33:19 PM PDT by rickmichaels (Snakes on a plane? That's nothing. Muslims on a plane...now THAT's scary!!!)
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To: Alouette

"Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal owns 5.46 percent of media conglomerate News Corp"

He already owns American universities including Harvard and Georgetown.

http://www.forbes.com/lists/2006/10/0RD0.html


38 posted on 09/13/2006 10:12:47 PM PDT by dervish (the worst are filled with passionate intensity)
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