The Saudi Prince, The Mosque And Fox News (NPR)

The proposed construction of an Islamic center and mosque close to ground zero has inspired intense scrutiny from news outlets — and few have outstripped the Fox News Channel in their interest. Yet the parent company of Fox News shares a financial backer with the imam who is at the center of the firestorm. The second-largest holder of voting stock in News Corp. is Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal. Through his philanthropies, Waleed has given generously to initiatives pursued by the imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf.

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