So good it has to be true! From The Wrap:
Glenn Beck says Al Gore refused to consider selling him Current TV before selling the channel to Al Jazeera, a network that Beck says “hates America.”
Current TV announced Wednesday that it had been sold to Al Jazeera, the network financed by Qatar. It plans to shut down Current’s lineup of liberal-skewing news and talk in favor of its own programming.
After the Wall Street Journal reported that Gore turned away interest from Beck last year, Beck took to the airwaves Thursday to offer his side of the story. He said his negotiators approached Current about buying the network in order to get Beck’s network, Blaze TV, into the 60 million U.S. homes reached by Current.
Beck said his people were told that the former vice president would have to be consulted on the possibility. Beck’s negotiators received a callback within 15 minutes, Beck said.
“Yeah, umm‑umm, no, not even interested,” Beck paraphrased the Current representatives as telling his people. “We ‑‑ our legacy is too important and there would quite frankly be too many people, too many friends that the vice president would have to explain why he’s selling to Glenn Beck.”
Instead, Current opted to sell to Al Jazeera, which Beck characterized Thursday as “a Qatar government outlet that ran every terrorist video and hates America.”…
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