Jan 3, 2013 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
Excerpted from The Atlantic: Every once in a while a tweet appears that’s so silly, it must be a joke. Like this one from Glenn Beck: “Before Al-Jazeera bought Current TV, TheBlaze looked into buying it but we were rejected by progressive owners.” Guess what? He’s totally serious. The Wall Street Journal caught the detail in its coverage: “Glenn Beck’s The Blaze approached Current about buying the channel last year, but 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,’ according to a person familiar with the negotiations.”
Excerpted from MSN: Who knew Current TV had so many suitors? Before Al-Jazeera snapped up Al Gore’s little-watched cable network, Glenn Beck tried to buy it, but, as Beck himself tweeted, “we were rejected by progressive owners.” The conservative media personality’s TheBlaze approached Current last year but 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,” according to a source familiar with the negotiations. Current’s new pan-Arab owner may not align with everyone’s point of view, either: Time Warner Cable yanked Current from its lineup within hours of the sale, right in the middle of Eliot Spitzer’s nightly show.