The conservative media personality's The Blaze approached Current 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 source familiar with the negotiations.
So it is to be assumed that Al-Jazeera, the pan-Arab television network is more "aligned" with Al Gore's progressive views than the right-wing views of Glenn Beck. Time Warner Cable has already removed Current TV from their line-up. Fox News is critical of Al-Jazeera's slant to the news, too.
Al-Jazeera has been criticized for having a pro-Islamist bent, and accused of working with members of Al Qaeda.
Fox News also reports the financial aspects of the deal, which they remind us was made with Current TV, funded by the Emir of Qatar, an oil rich entity.
Gore netted $100 million with his 20 percent stake in Current TV when it was sold for a reported $500 million on Wednesday.
There have been plenty of snide remarks and online comments about Al Gore pocketing such a profit from the oil industry after all of his efforts for climate change and global warming.