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At Fox News, business is business

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At Fox News, business is business

Will Juan Williams get to hitch a plane ride with Fox's 2nd-largest investor?

It was a very good week for former National Public Radio commentator Juan Williams. He pinned his colors to the conservative mast, got fired from a presumably low-paying job with a public broadcaster, and hired into a very high-paying one with The Fear Network.

The irony, of course, is that – as Jon Stewart has pointed out – Fox News is a subsidiary of News Corporation, in which (Muslim) Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal is the second-largest investor, with a stake weighing in at around seven percent of shares, valued at around $3 billion.

The Prince, of course, as one of the world's richest men, doesn't fly commercial. So his newest employee has nothing to worry about.

Roberto De Vido is a communications consultant, writer, cartoonist and jack of many trades. The former chief of Tucson Sentinel’s East Asia Bureau, he now lives in California (make of that what you will).

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