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Thursday, January 21, 2010

On the Selling of the Presidency... Supreme Court decision will clear the way for Muslim billionaires to sway federal elections

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a nephew of the Saudi king who was listed last year by Forbes as the world's 22nd richest person, met with News Corp.'s chief executive Rupert Murdoch on Jan. 14 in a meeting that "touched upon future potential alliances with News Corp.," according to a statement released by his Kingdom Holding Co. late Saturday.

More here:
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=9584104


And, it appears that Alwaleed is already making his presence felt at News Corp -- the Saudi prince has chosen the man who will be Rupert Murdoch's successor, should Murdoch die or choose to retire.
The Saudi prince has announced that he he has decided that James Murdoch shall be Rupert Murdoch's successor at News Corp when the elder Murdoch is ready to retire, and, Alwaleed says that he will back his protege to succeed Rupert Murdoch regardless of the elder Murdoch's wishes in the matter.
On the Charlie Rose show this week, Alwaleed announced,
"If he (Rupert Murdoch) doesn't appoint him, I'll be the first one to nominate him to be the successor of Mr Rupert Murdoch, God forbid if something happens to him. "

More here:
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7b0b1924-06f5-11df-b058-00144feabdc0.html

(If I were Rupert Murdoch, I would be very, very nervous.... and, from now on, VERY, VERY careful.)

Now, let's stop for a minute, and take a look back at what Alaweed was doing in 2005:

Saudi Billionaire Boasts of Manipulating Fox News Coverage

Press Release | December 7, 2005

WASHINGTON—Accuracy in Media (AIM) is urging a full inquiry into a report that a Saudi billionaire caused the Fox News Channel (FNC) to dramatically alter its coverage of the Muslim riots in France after he called the network to complain. The Saudi billionaire, Al-waleed bin Talal, is a friend of News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch and controls an influential number of voting shares in the company. “This report underscores the danger of giving foreign interests a significant financial stake in U.S. media companies,” declared Cliff Kincaid, editor of Accuracy in Media."

More here .

(the link below used to take you to the article, but it has since been tampered with -- click and see where it goes now. Why is that, I wonder.................)
http://www.aim.org/press-release/saudi-billionaire-boasts-of-manipulating-fox-news-coverage/

Let me say it again -- the Saudi King's nephew PUBLICLY ADMITTED, five years ago, that he told FOX News what news to report.
Since then, he has been buying up News Corp stocks and insinuating himself into the inner operations of News Corp, to the point where he is now telling Rupert Murdoch who his successor should be, whether Rupert likes it or not!

NOW, with those facts firmly in mind, let's get a look at TODAY'S headlines:

Supreme Court OKs Unlimited Corporate Spending on Elections

The justices overturn a century of U.S. electoral law by a 5-4 vote. Millions of extra dollars are expected to start flowing from big business to Republican candidates.
By David G. Savage

January 22, 2010

Reporting from Washington - Overturning a century-old restriction, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that corporations may spend as much as they want to sway voters in federal elections.

In a landmark 5-4 decision, the court's conservative bloc said that corporations have the same right to free speech as individuals and, for that reason, the government may not stop corporations from spending to help their favored candidates.



More here:
http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-na-campaign-finance22-2010jan22,0,850920.story



Get your burkas ready, because it's only a matter of time before Prince Alwaleed and News Corp buy themselves a United States Presidential election.

Thanks to the five panderers of SCOTUS, even a corporation with connections to the Taliban could conceivably influence our elections -- our Supreme Court has just pandered our country to all and sundry, and has declared America and her election process to be available to anyone with the money to buy them.

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