Did Glenn try to buy Current TV?

Glenn responded to this story on radio this morning – watch the segment and get the details HERE

Late Wednesday, Brian Stelter with the New York Times broke the news that Al Jazeera would be acquiring progressive cable news network Current TV. Al Jazeera had been seeking entry into the U.S. market, and the deal will allow them to put their own programming on in place of Current on televisions across the country. But the Wall Street Journal has uncovered an interesting piece of information: Glenn Beck and TheBlaze TV tried to purchase the network and were rejected.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Mr. Hyatt said they agreed to sell to Al Jazeera in part 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.” Other suitors who didn’t share Current’s ideology were rebuffed. 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.

Based on Hyatt’s quote, the owners of Current TV didn’t want Glenn to purchase Current TV and put TheBlaze in millions of home across the country because they didn’t agree with his point of view. They must not feel the same way about Al Jazeera, a news organization that ran an op-ed comparing Glenn to a terrorist.

Glenn has taken issue with Al Jazeera in the past, noting their connections to Islamic extremism and their anti-American leanings in their reporting.

Had TheBlaze successfully purchased Current TV, the current lineup of TheBlaze TV would have replaced the existing progressive programming in 59 million homes in the United States.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Time Warner Cable announced they would be dropping Al Jazeera America as a result of the change in ownership.

  • http://twitter.com/Agonzo1 anthonybgonzalez

    Did Al Gore just send US JObs overseas?

    • Brian Wolf

      Al Jazeera America features American journalists broadcasting from New York and Washington D.C., in addition to reporters based throughout America.

  • http://twitter.com/DaTechGuyblog Peter Ingemi

    That says a lot, remember if Newsweek had been purchased by Newsmax it might still be in print

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Good try Glenn, it would have been a success with you at the helm. I wish I could have seen the look on Al Gores face when he screamed “GLENN BECK WANTS TO BUY MY COMPANY!!!”

    Seeing the steam bellow forth from his ears, his eyes glowing deep red and the flames shooting from his mouth, nose and fannie before the fire-suppression system kicked in would have been a real treat.

    • Anonymous

       well, you know…Al Gore did invent the internet and global warming…what more can we ask of him…what a dumbass (Al, not you)

      • http://twitter.com/antiimbeciles Lev Tolstoi

        No, you BOTH and the insane fk Beck are dumb  asses! Jesus, what oblivious
        to reality morons  we have in  this country!!

        • http://www.facebook.com/bert.cole1 Bert Cole

           ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

          Case in point!

        • Anonymous

          Wah ha ha ha ha!!!! What a totaly epic tool you are. Fk you and the camel you sucked then road in on. Go back to bed with your mom.

        • Clynn Lee

          With a name like Tolstoi one can guess you are a liberal ass that has no Idea who Jesus is!!!!  You will be cursing Jesus while you die Lev!

          • Anonymous

             Tolstoi was a devout christian and his writings influenced the beginnings of christian anarchist thought.It is the belief that there is only one source of authority to which
            Christians are ultimately answerable, the authority of God as embodied
            in the teachings of jesus. More than any other Bible source the sermon on the mount, especially Jesus’ call to not resist evil but to turn the other cheek, is used as the basis for christian anarchism.

          • Anonymous

             this guy is not a good representation of tolstoi

          • Anonymous

            Jesus was a liberal by today’s standards

          • Maria46

            Hardly.  While preaching God’s love, Christ taught us that it is personal, and from that we learn that giving is personal, not government responsibility.  It is common knowledge that conservatives are more generous than liberals.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joshua-Heinreich/100000188924119 Joshua Heinreich
          • http://twitter.com/DelanaJamie Delana Jamie

            You bring Jesus into the middle of your hateful rant? http://www.StartworkingwithGoogle.qr.net/jO4I/QHtUM-WDcnsMxg

          • http://twitter.com/peggymeeks54 Peggy Meeks

             Are you CRAZY??? Comparing Jesus to a liberal?? Really?? You won’t be saying that or ANYTHING when you come face to face with Him my friend!!

          • http://twitter.com/StollSr David Stoll Sr

            No, Jesus did not believe man was perfectable. And, He definitely did not think we would ever solve our various societal struggles through trust in human endeavor. And, most importantly, He believed in the Almighty Creator Of All That Is:God. That disqualifies him for inclusion in the modern liberal club. The words of The Lords’ Prayer explain his position. You can believe what you want, but, can’t you keep our Savior out of it?

          • Anonymous

            My bad, i meant to say Jesus was a socialist.

            Mark 10:21: Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

          • Joe Robinson

            Exactly he did not say. “Go take the belongings of others and give them to the poor so that you can have treasure…” Did not say “Submit to have your possessions taken by force so that you can be a gregarious, and caring philanthropist, providing comfort those who want to sit on their butt, smoke crack, and vote without an id at multiple locations numerous times ..”

        • http://twitter.com/schmitzebra Michael D Schmitz

          You bring Jesus into the middle of your hateful rant? You are anti-Christ!

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CZJ5UXEITIYOKVMHXENJRYGCAE Perry Obsternoffan

          Obviously the product of a inner city public school system

        • Anonymous

          Its to bad this country gave you and your WELFARE addicted relatives a place in the best country in the whole world,please,go back where your ass came from,and its probably Soviet Union and i am sure you are JEWISH.
          LOVE GLENN BECK and missed him on FOX.

        • Anonymous

          SHUT UP –  tolstoi would rotate in his grave over that comment!  JERK!
          The point is that we already have to bend over backwards to satisfy these parasites in our country, why do we have to put up with them – go f… home where it does not matter how you dress running around, how + where you pray, why and who you stone or honorkill, what animal you f…, what child you marry (6 and younger??) I for one spit out in front of you! 

        • Anonymous

          SHUT UP –  tolstoi would rotate in his grave over that comment!  JERK!
          The point is that we already have to bend over backwards to satisfy these parasites in our country, why do we have to put up with them – go f… home where it does not matter how you dress running around, how + where you pray, why and who you stone or honorkill, what animal you f…, what child you marry (6 and younger??) I for one spit out in front of you! 

        • http://twitter.com/JamieMurphy4 jamie M.

          the REAL Tolstoi said “The mist important thing is to tell the truth”. obviously you are no tilstoi, and since al-jezera never tells the truth, your idol Tolstoi would hate them, in fact if truth is the issue, then the blaze is definitely the winner.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CZJ5UXEITIYOKVMHXENJRYGCAE Perry Obsternoffan

        Well you are right in that he helped invent global warming, er climate change, er … ah heck I can’t keep up. :-) 

        • Anonymous

          When I grew up, it was the “New Ice Age” that they were warning us about!

    • http://www.facebook.com/paul.suss Paul Suss

      I believe that you like Glenn, Correct? I started to read it, negatively. ??

      • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

        I do like Glenn Beck, and the ‘good try Glenn’ is in reference to him trying to buy Current TV. I would have loved to see the look on Al Gores face when he found out Beck wanted to buy it…hence the ‘flames coming ouf of…’ references.

        Guess I should have been more specific.

    • Anonymous

      Actually, All Gore made a $100M on this deal with Al Jazeera, and he was a 20% stakeholder so I doubt he cared about the buyer. Fact is “Th Blaze” could never have matched that offer.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pmed1983 Pablo N Lynnette Medero

      jesus was a person with principles, not conservative or liberal or libertarian.

      HE WAS NOT A POLITICAL PERSON!

      SPIRITUAL PERSON, OKKKKK

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Geoffrey-Bramhall/100002519257285 Geoffrey Bramhall

      Love the visualization! Any body got a match? We could put him out of his misery.

  • http://twitter.com/AskGrace Happy Harriet

    Oh WAAAAaaaa!  Disappointed that Glenn didn’t make that purchase, or rather, wasn’t allowed to.

    I cannot wait for Mr. Beck to return to cable.

    • TeXasCoastFisherman

      Absolutely, Harriet !!

  • http://www.facebook.com/laura.g.carmack Laura Green Carmack

    It seems there is no end to what the left will do to pollute and ruin the freedom of speech in this country.  I so pray that good people like Glenn will succeed in getting their messages out but the left is working hard to bury them.  Interesting to note that TW Cable is dropping Al Jazeera America.  Aren’t they firmly in the leftist category?  We are changing our service to get rid of TWC as we don’t knowingly support the left if we can help it.

    • Anonymous

       its not like glenn would have been willing to sell his channel to them if it was the other way around.  they’re doing business based on their principles, even if they aren’t the same as ours its still commendable.

  • Ambie

    I wish I could accomplish a small fraction of what this guy has done

    • http://twitter.com/antiimbeciles Lev Tolstoi

      You can do that in 5 min, eat some s*** and then  spew it all over the media! You must
      be the stupidest person on earth to look up to this vile,  sick fk!!

      • Anonymous

        Someone took a dump on your keyboard, and you’re spewing it all over the internet now. Go lick the s*** off your fingers loser.

      • http://www.facebook.com/TweetsTweney Tom Tweney

        Comrad Tolstoi. You are a typical “USEFUL IDIOT” as Lenin and Stalin called their followers. Pricks like Gore and like you are still flogging Progresssive Socialism (Communism) when all over the world countries have thrown it out as unworkable. You LIEberal Dummycrats are a joke, “EH”  BWAhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    • Anonymous

      You have got to be kidding. He,s insane.

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.suss Paul Suss

    We still have Patriots, even if it takes money and negativity

  • http://twitter.com/antiimbeciles Lev Tolstoi

    What an insane fuck you are, moron!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jess-Hansen/706136909 Jess Hansen

    1. I would love to see Glenn Beck have a cable station.  It would be a guaranteed money maker, apparantly he will have to do it from scratch, however, given his ratings I think it would be easy to get cable stations to take GBTV.

    2.  I have no problem with Al Jazeera, they have their point of view, I would watch it 2 or 3 times per week, honestly they are no more anti-American than the rest of the MSM.

  • Anonymous

    I wish Beck could have bought it. I’m sick and tired of seeing that Stephanie Miller Talking Liberally on the guide. She is such a loser.

  • http://www.facebook.com/susan.h.cantrell Susan Harr Cantrell

    I don’t see Current TV having much viewer ship.  Way to go Time Warner Cable

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1209512798 Ed Hardiman

    What?  There isn’t a motivated well-funded group of rapists and serial killers who want to buy Current TV?

  • Anonymous

    They said that Al-Jazeera had the same view as Al-Gore.  They both tell lies so I guess they are right

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IT36XJAPTRVTEROIGAF34CRDSE Dmobile

    Time Warner has dropped Current TV as of 8pm last night.  I dont blame them. They might as well have sold it to Russian Television RT or Glenn Beck.  Al Gore, you sir are Toast!  I wll never listen to you or Al Jezeera again.  Why would you go do that to yourself?  I am a life long Democrat, but depending on what Obama has to say about this, I may be burning my voting card.  I watched AlJezeera celebrating when we got hit on 9/11.  I am a Democrat and a Disabled Veteran.  All American!  I am not down with Al Jezeera!  Didn’t they broadcast that American guy getting his head cut off with a pruning knife? Boy did the Arabs dance that night.  Gore you are a real loser and I hate that I ever voted for you!  Oh by the way, you’re “OFF THE AIR”  Peace in the middle east!  You just set the Democrats back 10 years!

  • http://profiles.google.com/incomeradar Gary VenRooy

    Ironic…  They didn’t want Glenn to buy it because he’d be “An Inconvenient Truth”.

  • http://celebrity-smack.com Celebrity Smack

    figures. 

  • http://twitter.com/schmitzebra Michael D Schmitz

       When a nation governed by the people eventually choose evil over good, their laws become corrupt and that nation ripens for destruction.
       God bless you and keep on going, Mr. Beck

  • http://www.facebook.com/glendori.abercrombie Glendori Abercrombie

    this is scary it a shame Glenn didnt buy it our country is going downhill fast.Good for Time-Warner!!!

  • Anonymous

    Maybe Gore needed duct tape for a change…..

  • Anonymous

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001569309691 Gina Green

    It appears that most everyone who commented on this sight really shouldn’t bother, because you don’t have anything constructive to say. What is being reported for you to know is the facts.  I prefer to hear fact and believe this is just another way to control our thoughts. To bad most of you missed the point as you just wish to remain stupid.

  • http://www.facebook.com/deborah.young.75054 Deborah Young

     

    Now we all understand GB’s gloating when he obtained the
    rights to the “Fire Tornado” video and Al Gore didn’t!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CZJ5UXEITIYOKVMHXENJRYGCAE Perry Obsternoffan

    I have no doubt that Al Gore and company have much more in common with Muslim extremist backing, America hating, corrupt, despicable, tyrannical organizations then with Glenn Beck. 

    The only thing I am surprised at is that they feel comfortable enough to admit it openly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Raymond-Benne/1442512963 Raymond Benne

    Good job Time Warner! i am actually a little surprised that they dropped it. It isn’t politically correct after all…

  • shane

    When Glen left Fox didn’t he make a big song and dance about TV being dead and Interent broadcasting being the future?. Now, having spent 2 years in the wilderness, he seems desperate to be back on as many TV’s as possible. I believe it’s known as coming back with one’s tail between one’s legs.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/zerses Zerses

      You really want our nation’s demise, don’t you?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ken.watkins.775 Ken Watkins

    Al Jazeera was founded with the SAME GOALS WE had!  Who is we????  Traitor! 

  • Anonymous

    Al Jazeera ?

    That today is Arabic for “Fox Arabic” btw.
    Based in your little Petrol Station outpost in the Gulf.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/zerses Zerses

    Our laws should be protecting us from foreign governments in our media – and businesses that are predatory! (google NAFTA Texas highway – keep it to the last month and see what the dear “conservative” governor is about to do TO the great state of Texas! 50 YEARS of tolls to SPAIN!)

    Freedom of speech for AMERICANS unless they want their own Constitutions that protect them as well, and they do not.

    As a silenced American, I take umbrage that our legislators are working to destroy us from within with their blind bickering, slothful, and cowardly actions.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1103686247 Joyce Ward

    THIS SHOULD WAKE UP ALL AMERICANS, but I know it won’t.  Maybe it will wake up some Americans…I pray every day that it will, but GOD is still in control…!  Current t.v. was never a favorite of mine and it would have been awesome had Glenn acquired it, but them selling it to an Islamic extremist tells me exactly where our country is headed. They should NEVER have been allowed to purchase ANYTHING in our GREAT country.  That was America’s 1st mistake…!  TheBlaze is the greatest…!  I LOVE the TRUTH and TheBlaze doesn’t hold back.  

  • Anonymous

    I think the world just got a little bit warmer.

    To think that Mr. Gore was *this close* to being President.

  • Anonymous

    Here come those tears again!

    • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

      Here come the trolls again. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/gary.cramer.716 Gary Cramer

    $400 million in Al Gore’s pocket is too much money for that network.  If Glenn had bought it, all of the liberal’s that subscribe would have cancelled their subscriptions.  Glenn has other opportunities that are better suited for the Blaze network.  Just the thought of making Al Gore richer is disgusting!

  • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    Al Gore took big oil money instead of Glenn’s money now we know which one he hates more.

  • Anonymous

    Al Gore epitomizes the greedy, heartless CEO the left was portraying Gov Romney during the general election. You dont hear the media critizing Al for trying to get out of paying his “fair share” and the disgusting media destroyed a good and decent man’s character so that BO is re-elected!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MGZHHWXNR5AII7AL7TAILWI4GM Laf

    I would have   bought it through a surrogate, signed whatever agreement, bankrupted the danged thing, re-organized it in my image.

    We have to start playing like the left. We have to start playing by ear, and changing the rules as we go.

  • http://twitter.com/cmdorsey cmdorsey

    CAIR can also stuff their DEMANDS where the sun shines NOT. Devils from the depths of HELL

  • Anonymous

    omg . nooooooo .

  • Anonymous

    No, he is a immigrant from former Soviet Union and have no brains.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Bashaw/1066839458 Scott Bashaw

    Its hard to tell the differance between Islamic Terrorist’s and Todays Democrats

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DNWD4PWJ5JTWAZ6VRMFCLXGSOA Dan

    I will NEVER watch TV run by Al Queda or Al Jazeera or any other radical muslim front.  I will be happy to listen to balanced and freedom-loving muslims anytime (and I believe the majority are such). But this new “Current TV” affiliation will not fly at my home, where we believe in TRUTH, JUSTICE, FREEDOM and a LOVING GOD!

    • TeXasCoastFisherman

      Hear Hear.

  • Johngalt1

    I disagree.
    Teach a man to fish rather than give him a fish is not liberal
    Render unto Ceasar is preserving status quo that’s conservative
    Compassion for the poor and infirm is conservative . Compassion for the lazy is liberal.
    Dying on the cross is living up to ones responsibility. Jesus didn’t want to die at first. “Lord why have you forsaken me” being responsible is conservative.
    I could go on and on.
    Christianity is conservative

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FVONTN7NFYTGM7O4B4QIGRMWAU Ling Ling

    The owners of Current TV were jews. Al Gore (whose father was business partners with Armand Hammer. Big jews don’t have Gentile business partners! Armand Hammer was a Communist jew), and Joel Hyatt (a zionist jew). Glenn Beck tried to purchase Current TV and was turned down because “……we are sensitive to networks not aligned with our point of view”. So, they are aligned with Al-Jazeera’s point of view, else they would not have sold them the station. My point is that muslims and jews ARE THE SAME. There is no difference. They work together, which is what I have been saying all along.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FVONTN7NFYTGM7O4B4QIGRMWAU Ling Ling

    But you watch jewish-owned TV stations.  How is one antichrist better than the other??

    • http://www.facebook.com/TweetsTweney Tom Tweney

      Big difference DING a’ LING.  Jews know enough to wear underarm deodorant

  • http://www.facebook.com/TweetsTweney Tom Tweney

    Just another example of Liberal Dummyocrats allowing the takeover of the USA by Islamo Facists, with the Ayatollah Barack Hussein Obama at the helm. I can’t wait to see boneheads like Gore and others like him, when they are forced to kneel on prayer rugs. Hmmm perhaps they already do.  “EH”

  • Anonymous

    PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ray-Williams/100001156761329 Ray Williams

      Is that your name. or is that what you do?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Geoffrey-Bramhall/100002519257285 Geoffrey Bramhall

    If ever we needed more evidence that the liberal left does not respect the
    values of this country, this is a gold plated example.  And for shear hypocrisy,
    Gore’s tax evasion on the deal is sublime.  I guess Senator Kerry is breathing a
    sigh of relief as this gets him off the hook as the #1 hypocrite
    concerning the sales tax on his yacht.

  • Anonymous

    You Again  – SHUT UP   nobody is interested in your bla bla.- look for anoother websit – maybe AJ tell them your crap.

  • Anonymous

    You Know GB thoughts? I don’t think so.  GB  has more brain, honor and heart in his little finger than you could ever come up with.  I am sure he had his plans already in place back then. And MORE POWER TO HIM.

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  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    Glenn Beck got run off of Fox News because of the boycott against him.

    Now he’s talking about buying a network for $500 million?

    Who would invest in a media organization that has no advertisers?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ray-Williams/100001156761329 Ray Williams

      I’ts not George Soros

  • http://www.facebook.com/mark32136 Mark Crouch

    How many massages will $100,000,000.00 buy?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-J-Nellett/1580432719 Michael J Nellett

    Al Gore just figures that the money from Al-Jazeera is the same color as the money from Glenn Beck so why not. So Al Gore has “written off” at least 50% of America because we don’t have the same beliefs that he does? Go work your snake oil, global warming BS on the Arabs Gore and see how welcome you really are to them?

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.beam1 ‘John Beam

    Maybe after Al Jazeera finds that they cannot be profitable with Al Gores boondoggle, Glenn will get another shot at it…

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  • Alice Marie Ribby

    WHEN WILL THE PLANTATION PEOPLE WAKE UP??? Just think, not too many years ago, Al Gore occupied the second highest seat of power in America. He didn’t just recently develop his “point of view” like a new convert He’s probably held these beliefs for many years; even as he was taking his Oath of Office. I keep thinking of him as “Gore the Whore” but I’m trying to stop thinking of him like that. It insults all the honest whores in the world.

  • Anonymous

    I realize that we live in America and we have a proud heritage of freedom, liberty and freedom of choice. But there comes a time when common sense has to have a play in our decisions to do what is going to effect millions of people. I believe the Muslim faith has millions of people who practice thier faith in peace and true at heart. But just like Christianity there our those who take there faith in a distructive direction. Al Gore is a man who though he used America to make his millions He at heart hates it. And just like soros He hates it and I beieve he should be deported as and enemy of the State. He’s discusting

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  • http://twitter.com/Cmeflow2011 Kel

    Good grief, that is all we needed, this Becker head nut job blasting his Nazi rants across
     America. The man is insane.