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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:01 PM

LOL! Glenn Beck tried to buy Current TV

Glenn Beck tried to buy Current TV
By DYLAN BYERS

Before Al-Jazeera, there was Glenn Beck.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Glenn Beck’s media company, The Blaze, approached Current Media about a sale last year, but was told in the words of one source 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."

The Blaze "reached out to them to buy it," a source familiar with the talks told POLITICO. "They would have replaced Current programming with The Blaze programming, but were told on initial calls that Current wouldn't sell to someone they weren't ideologically in line with."

In explaining the reasons for selling to Al-Jazeera, Current co-founder and CEO Joel Hyatt told the Journal that the Qatari-based broadcaster "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."

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http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/01/glenn-beck-tried-to-buy-current-tv-153232.html

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:14 PM

1. Selling it to Beck would have been kinda like selling it to Al-Jazeera

 

Since the organization most in line with Beck's world view & goals is Al-Queda, and the first two letters are also "Al".

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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:16 PM

2. I think the attempted purchase was all a joke.

 

Just to see if Al would accept the offer.

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