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Sun Jan 6, 2013, 08:11 PM

80. I'm of 2 minds on this deal

note, he did have a 20% stake in the company.

First: Glenn Beck wanted to buy the station but was quickly and soundly rejected.

Second: They sold the station at great profit to Al Jazeera, which, while a solid news outlet, is owned by the state of Qatar--of which the largest source of wealth is derived from oil exports.

which is kind of hypocritical to personally profit from oil for a guy who is such an avid environmentalist.

But, he pissed off Glenn Beck, who could not handle such an affront to his ego leading him to incoherently rant about how Al Gore, the former vice president is "UnAmerican" for selling to Al Jazeera instead of him. How the decision was made on ideology (what is wrong with that?). I highly doubt Beckster was offering the same amount of money as Al Jazeera but then he doesn't have tankers full of petroleum funding his activities, just a bunch of teabilly internet subscribers

Kind of comical. Would Glenn Beck sell a media outlet to Al Gore? Probably not.

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