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Rupert Murdoch Eats Cat (Stevens) Food

Reported by Melanie - February 16, 2005

On February 15, 2005, the BBC reported that Yusuf Islam, also known as Cat Stevens, the London Sun, and the London Sunday Times (both owned by Fox News's parent company, News Corp.), reached agreement over a libel suit Islam filed against both newspapers:

Singer Islam gets libel damages

The singer was barred entry to the US last September
Yusuf Islam, the singer formerly known as Cat Stevens, has won substantial damages from two UK newspapers which falsely claimed he supported terrorism.

The Sun and Sunday Times also published apologies after they made the false allegations in two articles in October.

The papers had suggested US authorities had been right to refuse his entry into the country in September.

Mr Islam said the settlement cleared his good name, and the damages would help victims of the Asian tsunami.

He said that both newspapers have now acknowledged that he is not, and never has been, involved in or supported terrorism, and that he abhors all such activities.

Comment: Do you suppose we'll see this tomorrow on Fox, the terror-and-fear-channel? I say, no way.

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