More details on TheBlaze's efforts to purchase Current TV were revealed in the opening moments of the radio show. Details HERE
In a stunning development yesterday Al Gore sold his TV network, Current, to Osama bin Laden mouthpiece Al Jazeera. TheBlaze TV actually inquired when Current went up for sale but were rejected by Gore because he wanted to sell Current to someone ‘aligned’ with his values. Naturally Gore felt totally comfortable with the terror tape network that is Al Jazeera.
"I want to talk about Al Gore here for a second, a guy who was 537 votes away from being the president of the United States during September 11th, has just sold Current TV to Al‑Jazeera. And I want to quote directly from the Wall Street Journal story. 'Mr. Hyatt' ‑‑ that's Al Gore's partner ‑‑ 'agreed to sell Al‑Jazeera in part because, quote, 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'," Glenn said.
"Al‑Jazeera is speaking truth to the American power and their truth is Osama Bin Laden's truth, is the Muslim Brotherhood's truth. Really? Other suitors who didn't share Current's ideology were rebuffed," he continued.
"So listen to that. If you didn't share their ideology which they said Al‑Jazeera does, they wouldn't even listen to you," Glenn said. "We didn't align with them, but Al‑Jazeera did."
Glenn verified that the quote in the Wall Street Journal was accurate.
Pat and the rest of the radio crew emphasized that Gore was 537 votes away from becoming President in 2001, one of the darkest times in America's history, and yet "he's aligned apparently with the people who are spewing anti‑American propaganda" for over a decade.
Glenn was also shocked that Gore, who became an evangelist for global warming after leaving office, could sell his network to Qatar. The state, which owns Al-Jazeera, derives most of its wealth from oil and natural gas.
"The guy, the guy is so, let me be kind, enigmatic that he can be the (vice) president of the United States and yet align himself with Al‑Jazeera, that he can say 'Global warming, it's, we're tired of waiting, we're tired of these big companies, we're tired of the lies, we're tired of this industry' and then he can sell his cable channel to an oil‑rich country that their money ‑ how did the government of Qatar afford the $500 million? How did they do that? Oil, what he is going against, that's the money ‑ he has blood money. If you believe in global warming the way he does and that it is imperative that it stops now, he has just taken blood money."
"You would think that he has no principles," he added.
But the worse thing, in Glenn's opinion, was the fact that just a decade ago Al-Jazeera was clearly seen as anti-American and a mouthpiece for Al Queda.
" If you were listening to this broadcast February 1st, 2002, I was saying something very similar to this: The Wall Street Journal has just reported that Daniel Pearl has been killed. He was beheaded by Islamic extremists. Because of this and everything else that's going on, Super Bowl security has been stepped up, this according to ABC News. Security measure for Sunday's Super Bowl has been with the St. Louis Rams and the New England Patriots. So unusual and so extraordinary that even the players are having a hard time getting around New Orleans this year. Also, an interview in which Osama Bin Laden justifies the killing of innocent people in the World Trade Center just a few months ago warns the West that it is facing an unbearable hell. This was suppressed by the Arab language satellite broadcaster Al‑Jazeera, according to executives at the U.S. news channel CNN. An hour‑long interview in which Al‑Jazeera leader says freedom and human rights in America are doomed was recorded by Al‑Jazeera in October but not released according to CNN."
Glenn added a line to the news of 2002 to show how much can change, saying, "Oh, and one final piece of news: Al Gore has just sold his Current network to Al‑Jazeera. Mr. Hyatt said they agreed to sell Al‑Jazeera in part because Al‑Jazeera was founded with the same goals we had for Current, end quote."
"Do you see the drift? Most people will say, no big deal. Al‑Jazeera, what difference does it make? It's Al Gore, blah, blah‑blah. Put it into the context of what you've always known to be true. Put it into the context in an interview with Osama Bin Laden justified the killing of those in the World Trade Center, justified the killing and said America is facing an unbearable hell that freedom and human rights in America are doomed, and Al‑Jazeera had it and did not report I. They recorded it! How did they even get their cameras there? They recorded the interview a ‑‑ I'm sorry, a few weeks after September 11th. They were granted access to the number one target in the world. Remember this is when Germany and England and everybody in the entire world was still holding hands with America, and Al‑Jazeera was granted access on this ruthless killer, they recorded his words and then refused to release them. And CNN had to come in and say Al‑Jazeera is out of control and an enemy of the state. That is who Al‑Jazeera is. And remember Hyatt's words, the partner of Al Gore yesterday, in today's Wall Street Journal: Hyatt said they agreed to Al‑Jazeera in part because, quote, Al‑Jazeera was founded with the same principles we had for Current, end quote."
"Maybe it's time somebody wakes up," Glenn said.