Current TV, now owned by Al-Jazeera, turned down offer from Glenn Beck

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.

Sadly, according to Hyatt, that’s not a joke.

  • Severe Conservative

    “to speak truth to power”

    Everyone take a drink!

  • American Infidels

    Here comes the Muslim outreach and soon to be on air Islamic programming..Better start complaining to your provider now.. And @FCC

    • American Infidels

      and that got me a fresh trip to #twittergulag someone tweet for my freedom! @iranaware

  • Martha Washington

    #CurrentTV Sold OUT 2 ~Al-Jazeera because they were both ”founded w/~Same Goals in MIND” which r 2 SUPPORT TERRORISM -Nice JOB #JackASS #HYATT giving ~Progressive RED COMMIES&KNOWN TERRORIST a SOAPBOX 2 SPEAKOUT AGAINST FREEDOM,LIBERTY,TRUTH&Justice——#Fail

  • Catchance

    No words.

  • terry mcclinton

    Absolutely frightening. Officially brain damaged!

  • TJ

    Oil rich Qatar now owns global warming in chief. Nothing better.

  • Dan Thorpe

    I am not surprised, this is the same person that said he invented the internet.

  • RightThinking1

    Consider the irony. Guys who have garnered bazillions, by selling the stuff that Gore despises, use the money to buy him out, but Gore says that he is ‘aligned’ with them.
    Well, he certainly is ‘aligned’ with their oil soaked money. The stench of hypocrisy always wafts in the wake of Lefties.

    • RogueRose

      He was never against the middle east oil interests, just the development of American oil… funny how that works isn’t it?? He’s been suppressing American energy development for a decade and the benefactors of his efforts just paid him off by purchasing his cable channel… Wonder who woulda seen that coming???

      • jgeorgia2000

        Excellent point…and right on the mark!

  • NitroBruce

    Great News…Time Warner cable announced that they have cut current tv from their lineup effective immediately !! Now if only the other providers follow suit!

  • Marty Luther

    I thought it was a Twitter hashtag joke.

  • Bill Turner

    Proves that Global Warming Activists are aligned with Muslim Activists.

  • peteee363

    ok, let’s have fun, turn the table. what if current wanted to buy glenn beck’s station, and he rejected them, can you imagine the media outrage?

  • ceemack

    So, a buyer who believes in “Death to America” is perfectly acceptable, but a buyer who’s trying to save America is beneath consideration.

    Pretty much tells you all you need to know about the modern “American” Left.

  • Joseph Phillips

    If cable providers were to cut propaganda, MSNBC would have been gone a long time ago.

    • Ronald

      True. But these days propaganda is entertainment for the masses who gobble up the false dilemma.

  • Snarky D

    “to give voice to those whose voices are not typically heard”

    Like voices hiding in caves in the mountains of Afghanistan. Sure, they may be calling for death to America but Al Gore really admires their commitment to saving the planet what with how they don’t use much electricity and all.

  • rinodino

    Yeah because Glen Beck would be so much better than AL-Jazeera, LMAO, two sides of the same coin

    • Ronald


  • Fido

    Big Al selling to Al Jazeera…

    NO philosophical disharmony there whatsoever….

  • mary kile

    In other words, ANYONE is better than a conservative. If that isn’t bigotry, I don’t know what is.

  • GTFOBigGovt

    I have to say sometimes Beck annoys me but I really think his leaving Fox had a big impact. And so did his turn to religious based focus. If his Agenda 21 stuff were on mainstream TV it would have been a BIG DEAL.

  • nc

    Will NOTHING embarrass libs?

    • Ronald

      Money comes first for many libs and many conservatives too. It’s not unique to one side or the other, unfortunately.

  • Randi Starr

    Didn’t watch before, won’t watch now.