A source familiar with the negotiations between Al Gore’s Current TV and Glenn Beck’s The Blaze TV tells National Review Online that, while talks between the two companies were congenial, the immediate feedback was that “Al Gore cannot sell to Glenn Beck.” “They wanted to sell to somebody they are ideologically in line with,” he said.
In a statement on the sale, Gore said that Al Jazeera and Current TV are similar in the sense that both were founded “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.”
In the course of a 17-minute monologue on his radio show earlier today, Beck said of Gore, “He didn’t sell to the highest bidder. We were not allowed to the table.” He added, “I am proud to say that Al Gore finds my principles reprehensible but aligns his principles with Al-Jazeera.”
The complete monologue is below: