The Wall Street Journal reported via Newsmax that Glenn Beck was rebuffed in his bid to buy Current TV from Al Gore who preferred Al-Jazeera instead.
Before pan-Arab broadcaster Al-Jazeera bought Current TV, the fledgling cable
news network founded by former Vice President Al Gore, conservative commentator
Glenn Beck had pursued purchasing the company — and was rejected.
Wall Street Journal revealed that when Beck’s TheBlaze TV sought ownership of
the Current broadcasting network, the bid was rejected because the principles of
Beck’s company did not align with those of Current.
“Other suitors who
didn’t share Current’s ideology were rebuffed,” reporters Keach Hagey and John
Jannarone wrote in the Wall Street Journal. “Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze approached Current
about buying the channel last year, but was told that ‘the legacy of who the
network goes to is important to us and we are sensitive to networks not aligned
with our point of view,'” according to a person familiar with the negotiations.”
The former vice president confirmed the sale Wednesday that reportedly
netted $500 million, saying in a statement that Al-Jazeera shares Current TV’s
mission “to give voice to those who are not typically heard; to speak truth to
power; to provide independent and diverse points of view; and to tell the
stories that no one else is telling.” Gore will take home $100 million for his
20 percent stake in the network.
Current TV, Al Gore, Al-Jazeera, Hamas? All aligned with the same point of view. Take a look at this video.
Al-Jazeera fighting “honestly and justly on the foreign front”. They should feel right at home here in America as part of the fourth branch of government.