Gore Turned Down Glenn Beck For Qatar

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    Gore Turned Down Glenn Beck For Qatar​



    By Alana Goodman
    03 January 2013


    Glen Beck was too "right wing" - So Gore sold to "an authoritarian-Islamist government that has criminalized homosexuality, discriminates against non-Muslims, prosecutes journalists, and has a “Not Free” rating from Freedom House."

    Before Al-Jazeera, there was Glenn Beck.

    According to The Wall Street Journal, Glenn Beck’s media company, The Blaze, approached Current Media about a sale last year, but was told in the words of one source 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.”

    In explaining the reasons for selling to Al-Jazeera, Current co-founder and CEO Joel Hyatt told the Journal that the Qatari-based broadcaster “was founded with the same goals we had for Current,” including “to give voice to those whose voices are not typically heard” and “to speak truth to power.”

    Sure, Al Jazeera can “speak truth to power,” as long as the powerful are not in Qatar.


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    I'd turn down Glen Beck for a Klondike bar.
     
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    Al Gore would have turned down Glenn Beck for an American version of the old USSR Pravda news bureau.
     
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    Hey.....don't pick on Al Gore! Didn't he get a Nobel Peace Prize just like our honorable president? It's just another terrorist indoctrination into the US that he and Obama have both been working toward.....
     
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    Hey, it's the "free market", what's wrong or illegal about the sale? We have good relations with Qatar, so what's really the big deal? Beck has his own network, it's available on satellite tv.
     
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    ALGOREZEERA?

    Sounds catchy and edgy, in a loony liberal progressive sort o' way.
     
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    Do we know what Beck's offer was? How do you know it was "free market"?... particularly when the information sited tells us that Beck was refused for ideological reasons.
     
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    Nothing.

    And of course if Gore were a republican this wouldn’t be an issue.
     
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    ummm..... yeah. So? Who gives a rat's ass about Glenn Beck anyway? Oh!! Thats right, rw kool aid drinkers like you wehrwolfen you assclown. :fu:

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    Who cares what Beck's offer was? Selling one's interest in a business is not part of the "Free Market"? A person can sell or not sell their interest in a business to who ever they want, that in itself is being free. Do you think that a person who has a large stake in Foxnews should sell their interest to Soros because he made them a larger offer than the Kock brothers?
     
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