Jan 2, 2013

For Current TV, Al Jazeera > Glenn Beck

I'm no Glenn Beck fan (though I used to be), but this is pretty outrageous:
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.
So according to Current TV executives (see: Al Gore), Glenn Beck isn't "aligned with [their] point of view" (obviously), but Al-Jazeera, a network that uses questionable methods to be a primary source for terrorist propaganda, is?

It could be that A-J just offered them more money than Beck did, and they're using the ideology argument to bolster their progressive audience while they're in the news. But if they truly did mean it, and "point of view" was one of the criteria used to reject Blaze and select A-J, it adds a whole new level to the red-green (or in this case, black-green) alliance to undermine Western institutions.

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