You can’t even believe Fox News anymore.
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdul aziz Al-Saud said at a news conference in Dubai that he called up Rupert Murdoch and complained about the company’s coverage of the Paris riots.
In response, the company altered its news coverage.
“I picked up the phone and called Murdoch and said that I was speaking not as a shareholder, but as a viewer of Fox. I said that these are not Muslim riots, they are riots,” Campaign Middle East magazine quoted the prince as saying.
“He investigated the matter and called Fox and within half an hour it was changed from ‘Muslim riots’ to ‘civil riots’.”
The prince said his intervention had been an example of how Muslim people can change the portrayal of their religion in the western media — although few Fox viewers will have his contacts.
It is not the first time he has admitted to trying to influence Mr Murdoch’s coverage of sensitive issues. — Guardian Unlimited
Bin Talal owns 5.46% of News Corporation, Fox’s parent company.