Before Al-Jazeera bought Current TV, TheBlaze looked into buying it but we were rejected by progressive owners.glennbeck.com/2013/01/02/did… WG
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) January 3, 2013
Everyone’s favorite Westlake resident/gold hucksterÂ Glenn Beck is back at it, this time with a sales pitch for America: let me back into your homes. Seems earlier this week, before Al Jazeera purchased Al Gore’s little-watched but oft-lauded Current TV, Beck made an offer. According to the Wall Street Journal:
[Current TV CEO Joel] Hyatt said they agreed to sell to Al Jazeera in part because “Al Jazeera was founded with the same goals we had for Current,” including “to give voice to those whose voices are not typically heard” and “to speak truth to power.” Other suitors who didn’t share Current’s ideology were rebuffed. Glenn Beck’s The Blaze 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.
Beck’s response: RT a bunch of people who agree with him.
So Current TV was okay with Al Qaeda’s favorite news network buying it, but not Glenn Beck? glennbeck.com/2013/01/02/did… Wow.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) January 3, 2013
— Joseph Kerry (@josephkerry) January 3, 2013