Saudi Prince Al Waleed on ‘The Daily Show,’ ‘Fox & Friends’ Segments: ‘I Take These Things Very Lightly’
A few months back “The Daily Show” memorably mocked a segment on “Fox & Friends.” The segment saw the hosts discussing the shady dealings of a Saudi prince who they believed to be giving money to the organization behind the proposed community center and mosque near Ground Zero in lower Manhattan.
Today, The New York Times spoke to Al Waleed, who said he does not believe the Islamic center should be built, citing the feelings of the 9/11 victims families, as well as its proximity to a strip club.
But he also weighed in on the “Fox & Friends” and “Daily Show” segments:
“It’s funny, it’s like a joke. I take these things very lightly,” he said.
Murdoch has since invested some $70 million in Al Waleed’s media company Rotana, and is working with the Prince’s company to launch a new, Arabic-language news channel to compete with Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya.