Glenn Beck was rejected by Current TV for being "too extreme." On Jan. 3, The Hollywood Gossip reported the station that Al Gore founded was bought by Al Jazeera after they rejected an offer from Beck's "TheBlaze." Although the station was previously anchored by Keith Olbermann and Eliot Spitzer, it decided that going with Beck's company wasn't a good idea.
THG reports that Current sold for $500 million and questions whether or not Beck's company even had that kind of cash. While the station doesn't have a ton of viewership, it seems to fit the bill for Al Jazeera. "Rather than simply use Current to distribute its existing English channel, Al Jazeera English (based in Doha, Qatar), Al Jazeera will create a new channel based in NYC (sic)" (The Hollywood Gossip).
Glenn Beck was rejected by Current and the choice to sell to Al-Jazeera has already caused some fall out. According to Zap2It.com, Time Warner has dropped the station upon hearing of the buy out. "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," a statement from Time Warner read.
Some people believe that Current TV rejected TheBlaze's bid for personal reasons. If you remember back a couple of years ago, Beck referred to Gore as "Hitler" -- and some think this rejection could be a little bit of payback (see video).
Did Glenn Beck's rejection surprise you?
© Effie Orfanides 2013