Former Fox News host Glenn Beck tried to buy Current TV last year but was rejected, Yahoo! News reports.
The conservative media personality confirmed the details in a Tweet that has garnered some attention:
“Before Al-Jazeera bought Current TV, TheBlaze looked into buying it but we were rejected by progressive owners.”
That account, according to Yahoo!, turned out to be true.
In a statement to The Wall Street Journal, a source familiar with the situation told the newspaper the following about Beck’s interest in the company:
“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.’ “
Current TV was founded by former Democratic Vice President Al Gore, and was anchored by Keith Olbermann.
But Beck is considered to be a far-right fanatic, so the purchasing of Current TV didn’t make sense, according to Yahoo! News.
The network’s reported sale price was $500 million, minus the $100 million for Al Gore, who owned 20 percent.
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