Glenn Beck rejected, Al-Jazeera accepted by Al Gore in Current TV buy

al-gore-glenn-beck-current-tv.jpgCurrent TV, the progressive media company founded by Vice President Al Gore and his business partner Joel Hyatt, has been acquired by Al-Jazeera. After apparently having previously rejected conservative talk show host Glenn Beck as a possible buyer.

Beck tweets, "Before Al-Jazeera bought Current TV, TheBlaze looked into buying it but we were rejected by progressive owners."

But that's not Beck just being flippant on Twitter. The Wall Street Journal reports that "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."

Current TV is now owned by Al-Jazeera, the Qatar-owned Pan-Arab news channel that Gore says in a statement shares Current TV's mission to "give voice to those who are not typically heard; to speak truth to power; to provide independent and diverse points of view; and to tell the stories that no one else is telling."

Al-Jazeera plans to relaunch the channel as Al-Jazeera America, which is causing some cable providers to drop the channel. Time-Warner says in a statement, "Our agreement with Current has been terminated and we will no longer be carrying the service. We are removing the service as quickly as possible."

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