Glenn Beck: Al Gore Wouldn’t Sell Current to Me, Chose Buyer That ‘Hates America’

Glenn Beck at CPAC 2010. Photo: Gage Skidmore CC

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.”…

[continues at The Wrap]


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6 Comments on "Glenn Beck: Al Gore Wouldn’t Sell Current to Me, Chose Buyer That ‘Hates America’"

  1. alizardx | Jan 3, 2013 at 5:58 pm |

    Al Jazerra “hates America”, Glenn Beck merely hates every American who is not a white!!! / Christian / right-wing extremist. Interesting choice.

    More interesting questions – why did Al Gore sell Current, where did Glenn Beck get the idea that he could run a left-centrist political news site with right-wing extremist content anywhere but into the crapper.

  2. BuzzCoastin | Jan 3, 2013 at 7:31 pm |

    TV hates America
    who cares which misanthrope uses it

    it’s a weapon of mass destruction
    worshiped as a god by its slaves

  3. "Big" Richard Johnson | Jan 4, 2013 at 12:23 am |

    What does that Canadian asshole know about America anyway?

  4. Ittabena | Jan 4, 2013 at 2:14 am |

    Oh sing that same old song Glenn. We don’t believe it or you, but keep singing. Do ya ever wonder if there is some secret place where he and Alex Jones sit and have dinner and let the absence of their hair down. Oh wait, Glenn is applying the Vicks to his eyes again, he’s gonna really sell it to us this time.

    Carlisle (sp) was wrong; “nothing is as it seems” is all we really know and all we need to know.

  5. Dingbert | Jan 4, 2013 at 9:27 am |

    Much more likely scenario: Beck couldn’t afford it.

    He has his own channel on Roku called “The Blaze” (which is, to me, a very misleading name). He charges $9.95 a month. That’s more than Netflix or Hulu. If he is charging that much while still trying to compete against multiple free Fox News channels, I’m guessing he’s not doing so well financially.

  6. Coyne Tibbets | Jan 5, 2013 at 4:49 am |

    Gee why won’t you sell that station to me? You aren’t planning to use it for political reasons, are you?

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