Glenn Beck offered to purchase Current TV, but they rejected him. Now, they've officially been purchased by Al Jazeera...—
Joe Henderson (@jhenderson93) January 03, 2013
Glenn Beck has confirmed that he had approached Current TV about buying the cable channel but was turned down because he was not “aligned” with the network’s point of view. So is it any surprise that Al-Jazeera was given the go-ahead?
The Wall Street Journal reports that Current’s Joel Hyatt agreed to the sale 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.” Beck, on the other hand, would have replaced Current’s programming with his own TheBlazeTV.
Hearing that Al-Jazeera will not change the editorial policies of Current TV. Then again, why would they need to?—
Stephen D (@MrPartisan) January 03, 2013
Sadly, according to Hyatt, that’s not a joke.