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Glenn Beck Rejected In Bid To Buy Current TV, Told He Was ‘Not Aligned’ To Network’s Point Of View

Glenn Beck Rejected In Bid To Buy Current TV, Told He Was 'Not Aligned' To Network's Point Of View

Glenn Beck has been rejected in his bid to purchase Current TV, being told instead that he was not aligned to the network’s point of view.

Current TV was recently purchased by Al Jazeera, news that prompted Glenn Beck to tweet about being rejected in his attempt to buy the network. Beck tweeted: “Before Al-Jazeera bought Current TV, TheBlaze looked into buying it but we were rejected by progressive owners.”

The Wall Street Journal also reported on Beck’s failed attempt to purchase Current TV, reporting that Beck’s news network The Blaze approached Current. Instead, Beck “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,’ ” a person close to the negotiations told the Wall Street Journal.

Understanding the history of Current TV, it only makes sense that Glenn Beck was rejected, the Atlantic Wire noted:

“Well no kidding! Current TV is the network founded by former Democratic Vice President Al Gore, later anchored by progressive hero-villain Keith Olbermann and recently featuring liberal former New York governor Eliot “I Do What I Want” Spitzer. This is the network that Glenn Beck, the far-right fanatic that was too extreme for even Fox News to handle, wanted to buy. It’s entirely unclear how far negotiations between Beck and Current TV got, if anywhere beyond Current’s executives laughing TheBlaze crew out of the room.”

With Glenn Beck rejected, The Blaze will at least save on a hefty price tag that came along with Current TV. The network sold for a reported $500 million, well above what AOL paid for The Huffington Post close to two years ago.

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74 Responses to “Glenn Beck Rejected In Bid To Buy Current TV, Told He Was ‘Not Aligned’ To Network’s Point Of View”

  1. Jason Showalter

    So Beck is refused because he is not aligned with the views of the network so they sell to Al-Jazeera hmmmm so their views are what exactly?

  2. Mike Dalton

    Yup, thanks Current TV for confirming what your views are. Now I understand you.

  3. Janey Doe

    I'm LOVING it that Beck can buy and sell Gore! I'm not a big Beck fan, but find Gore to be an absolute LYING, HYPOCRITCAL moron!

  4. Janey Doe

    I'm LOVING it that Beck can buy and sell Gore! I'm not a big Beck fan, but find Gore to be an absolute LYING, HYPOCRITCAL moron!

  5. Janey Doe

    I'm LOVING it that Beck can buy and sell Gore! I'm not a big Beck fan, but find Gore to be an absolute LYING, HYPOCRITCAL moron!

  6. Janey Doe

    I'm LOVING it that Beck can buy and sell Gore! I'm not a big Beck fan, but find Gore to be an absolute LYING, HYPOCRITCAL moron!

  7. Frank Mabry

    How did the picture of my book become my comment thread it is the picture of my face book page sure however I thought this was run by Yahoo is it because I am signed into my face book account? Why does this bother me? I don't want my accounts linked or the chance that one is watching what the other is doing. does this linking help them figure out marketing strategies, or is it just another invasion of privacy. Technology scares me.

  8. Michael Carlysle Brotherton

    Glenn beck has jumped the shark he is no longer relevant in make believe issues.

  9. Stephen Clark Okawa

    is it because they have a funny sounding, middle-eastern name? could it be because they are middle-eastern owned news station? idiot.

  10. Stephen Clark Okawa

    clearly, you have no clue what communism is…or socialism for that matter. they're heavy-handed words that get tossed around so easily. my uncle lived in hungary during the hungarian revolution. trust me, you have no idea was communism is. and it's an insult to those people who actually live in communist countries and deal with dictatorships. idiot.

  11. Evony Demon

    Stephen Clark Okawa Probably less to do with the "funny sounding, middle-eastern name" and more to do with the Jihadist propaganda that they actually do distribute.

  12. Darren Beckley

    Glenn Beck should take a hard look in the mirror considering Current would rather sell to Al-Jazeera than to him!

  13. Jason Showalter

    Bullshit race card is used every day to silence dissent should we shrug that off as well? And if you are so blind to see that this countries constitution is being trampled on a daily for no other purpose but to incrementally push us into a communist dictatorship. The last thing Hitler and Stalin did before they had absolute control was take the guns away from their citizens and what happened there? "Absolute power corrupts absolutely" If you think that isn't their agenda then you are the idiot and I hope you don't live in America cause we don't need anymore hope and change followers the countries in enough trouble as it is.

  14. Richard Bacher

    "…Glenn Beck, the far-right fanatic that was New to handle", /This is a bald-faced lie, typical of this source. A concerted effort was made by far-left extremists to barrage corporations with emails. phone calls, and other forms of communication to force them to withdraw advertising from Beck's program. They did the same to Dr. Ruth Schlessinger and others and have attempted to take hannity and others off the air. Leftists believe in free speech only whern it's speech they agree with. They are engaged in a concerted effort to drive Fox off the airwaives. Beware when you are being told not to listen to certain media sources. The next step is government controlled news. You have it in Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, and Cuba, where only government controlled stations remain, where all free stations were closed and only government stations remained as sources of information… You had it in Nazi Germany, faschist Italy, Imperial Japan and the USSR and its many brutally controlled satellites. All of them ended up in poverty and oppression. When someone tells you not to listen to X station, chances are, that's precisely where your attention should be… especially when that person is a president who can't bear even justified criticism.

  15. Richard Bacher

    I do not represent Baylor University. Why does Facebook put that by my name. I attended there 60 years ago. Besides, upon posting, they left out words that were in the original submission.

  16. William Swirsky

    Yup The radical leftist environmentalists have a lot in common with the radical Islamists?

  17. Richard Bacher

    Your uncle lived under a system of 'managed news', i.e. pure leftist propaganda. No other sources existed, and that's swhat leftists are trying to inpose in America. Call it what you will, but it is most reminiscent of eve your uncle!kry communist-totalitarian regime of the past century. Ask your uncle!

  18. Toby Black

    Funny, I doubt that the Elian Gonzalez family would agree with you after their home, where everyone agreed that no criminal or lawbreaker was present, was invaded by a para-military force with machine guns. Kinda like Hungary '56 if you ask me.

  19. Sue Harris DeBauche

    Don't you just love how these little "news" propagandists use one-liners to catch your attention? EX: "Glenn Beck Rejected", "Hannity Losing Ratings" They actually make me read the articles and continue to defend Beck, Hannity, Rush, and Talk Radio. The little innuendo and half statement gimmics they use are long exhausted. Do you note, there is no reporter name associated to this article? It is so disgusting to see this stuff, it makes me want to smack the crap out of them all. The so-called "media" (let's just call them what they are–Propaganda Pushers for Arrogant O.) is doing a great injustice to this country, and hopefully more people will see through their BS. I can't wait for them all to go bankrupt–You think O will give them a stimulus? Sure he will–that's his game. That's how he won again–by fraud and deceit. No way do I believe the election was won honestly.

  20. Stan Mlynarczyk

    You feel that Al-Jazeera more reflects your point of view? Really? Perhaps you need to research Al-Jazeera, and I don't mean by listening to MSNBC.

  21. Charles Cromley

    Al-Jazeera is an Arabic Pro-Democratic News outlet. Apparently a lot of posters enjoy demonstrating how uninformed and lazy they are. (takes 30 seconds to look up.)

  22. William Carlson

    Get a life you old fart! Your first name fits your notes, Dick. Take your slanted Fox News BS and shove it. Glen Beck: a total disgrace to his, or any religion with his lies, half truths, and obvious prejudices. Also, What are you doing in Hawaii, manned by a Democratic governor, the home State of the President, and high costs and taxes? You should be based in a colder and more Republican friendly State like Alaska, where you might still see the Commies in Russia, or Sarah's Turkey grinding machine.

  23. William Carlson

    Get a life you old fart! Your first name fits your notes, Dick. Take your slanted Fox News BS and shove it. Glen Beck: a total disgrace to his, or any religion with his lies, half truths, and obvious prejudices. Also, What are you doing in Hawaii, manned by a Democratic governor, the home State of the President, and high costs and taxes? You should be based in a colder and more Republican friendly State like Alaska, where you might still see the Commies in Russia, or Sarah's Turkey grinding machine.

  24. William Carlson

    You may have attended, however, did you flunk out of the animal husbandry and Moose Milking classes at Baylor College? I suspect Baylor was not a University back in those Model T days, Goober.

  25. William Carlson

    Stan Mlynarczyk – Did you take Moose Milking classes at Baylor with Dick Bacher?
    It must have been in 6th grade before you, or anyone, could learn to spell your last name. Keep listening and watching Fox for all of the unbiased reporting.

  26. William Carlson

    I guess selling the network for $500 million means they are going broke? Define your definition of broke!
    Another dork that attended Baylor College in the 1800's neglecting to take basic math.

  27. Rick Faulk

    You are one big drippy Nordic asshole Carlson. Your reply to that gentleman was totally unprovoked and lacked and was just a personal attack on somebody you don't know. So I am going to return the favor, Gooberson.

  28. Rob Billeaud

    Mm, yeah takes 30 seconds to look up … from where? the al-Jazeera site? Of course they are going to make themselves try to paint themselves in a positive light. The people you call uninformed and lazy actually know what al-Jazeera is by the kind of news (propaganda) they distribute rather than Googling al-Jazeera to see what the organization says about itself. The "pro-democratic" comment is hilarious considering that the network is owned by a member of the Qatari royal family and largely funded by the Qatari government an absolute monarchy [read dictatorship]. So, I'm thinking you might want to reconsider who you call "uninformed and lazy".

  29. Rob Billeaud

    I don't understand the hatred directed toward Beck, particularly from the left. The guy is an entertainer. If you don't like his brand of entertainment, then don't watch. His schtick is being outrageous, that's what he does. After a while I get tired of him too, so when I do, I switch to someone else I'd rather watch. I don't care for John Stewart or Stephen Colbert either, I don't find either one of them very funny. So I don't watch them. I'm a conservative, but there is no liberal talking head that inspires the kind of visceral hatred in me that I see directed at Glenn Beck.

  30. Phil Solarz

    Ya gotta love it when they portray someone as a "far right fanatic" The truth or the facts are never a deciding factor in the progressive point of view.

  31. William S Kilgore

    Hay Stevie boy. Did you have an aunt that lived in communist Hungary? If you did, at least she was able to wake up in the morning and walk to work without covering her entire body lest she have her hands cut off or worse.

  32. Bobby Guagliardo

    Well that should tell you everything you need to know about the "point of view" of Current TV. Glenn Beck is "not aligned" to the "point of view", but Al Jazeera is? I think we can sum this up to Current TV being some pretty looney liberals.

  33. Jason King

    He hates him because he is black? Do you have evidence to support your claim?

    Does he not like him because of his politics? If you look at common variables there are many blacks he likes that have similar political views to his and many whites he does not like that have similar political views to Obama. I think the variable for dislike is more political than racial.

  34. George Ling

    they were the preferred distributor of bin Laden…so, yes- less to do with the funny sounding middle eastern name…

  35. Brenda Sizemore

    Despite its name and new ownership. Current TV is a wonderful network that shows news the big 3 won't show, like how Monsanto is trying to control crop seeds, which is leading thousands of farmers in India to commit suicide because they can't save their seed, they have to buy new from Monsanto every year at prices they can't afford. It does not promote jihadist views or anything close. One of the best programs they have is called "Democracy Now". I am a disabled vet and I watch this network at least some each day. I would hope that more people would. If you really what to know what's going on in the real world — watch Current TV. Your mind and prejudices will be changed.

  36. Roger Glasgow

    Richard Bacher , and the right in America are pushing Fascism, we are already a plutocracy, any move to the left to you people is called socialism Ronald reagon would be a leftist now days

  37. Roger Glasgow

    I listen to all networks, and do factchecks on what i hear, as of today I find the britts owned tabloid station to be the most untruthfull, station of all them, from editing statments to plain out lies

  38. Nena Jordan

    I am sooo Glad the stupid Al Gore did not win election the last time, othewise the jetlog was going to keep him out flying all the time. Glen Beck is a man of GOD and that is why the enemigs of America do not like him. Glen you may not own a TV station but your voice is been hear all over the world, patience that the Lord is coming with his wrath to all those that denied him. God Bless you!

  39. Anonymous

    Well I'm no Glen Beck the clown fan, but selling to a news (According to them.) group that was aligned with radical Islamic fundamentalists? Are the Arab countries going to let some of our new networks start broadcasting in their world? I don't think so.

  40. Anonymous

    Glen Beck is a clown, but selling a broadcast network to Al-Jazeera is stupid. Do the Arab countries let our networks broadcast in their countries?

  41. Eric Gall

    communism is A political and economic ideology based on communal ownership and the absence of class. Communism, which can be thought of as capitalism's opposite, says that in a capitalist society, the working class (the proletariat) is exploited by the ruling class (the bourgeoisie).

    While based on a Utopian ideal of equality and abundance, as expressed by the popular slogan, "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need," communism in practice has only existed under authoritarian government and has been the source of millions of human rights violations and deaths.

    Read more: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/communism.asp#ixzz2GxUIIzFU

  42. Darryl Brown

    thats kind of funny because Republiturds are now calling to eliminate the electoral college. Had they did that 12 years ago Dummy Bush would of never been elected and you would be saying President Gore.

  43. Susan Higgins

    So the far left can't be bought out by the far right. No surprises there.

  44. Sheila Forster Lucia

    I like Current too, will be interested in seeing if it does change much with the new owners and that Monsanto stuff is horrible, and they're also forcing their seeds in the US.

  45. Brenda Sizemore

    Actually, I got Current confused with LinkTV. The seed report was on LInkTV, another great station for alternative news options. Sorry for the mix-up.