The sale of Current TV to the Qatar-owned news organization Al-Jazeera has been finalized, failed presidential candidate and massage enthusiast Al Gore announced Tuesday.
But perhaps more notable than the fact that the longtime proponent of “environmental causes” has sold his pet project to a company that relies on oil money is the fact that Current TV actually rebuffed advances made TheBlaze to potentially buy the channel.
TheBlaze was reportedly told by the network 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 sources familiar with the situation.
“We were not allowed to the table,” Beck said during his radio show Thursday. “He didn’t sell to the highest bidder. He looked for, Who do I ideologically align with?
And you know who’s just loving everything about the sale of Current TV? Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh:
Exit Question (via Limbaugh): Now that Al-Jazeera’s running the show, will Current TV host and former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm have to wear a burqa?
Exit Answer: We’ll never know. She has already announced her plans to exit the network.
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This story has been updated to correct the fact that TheBlaze did not submit a formal offer to purchase Current TV.