The sale of Al Gore’s left-wing television network Current TV to Qatar-based Al Jazeera has raised a number of eyebrows on both sides of the aisle, particularly after TheBlaze’s offer was rejected for what Current TV described as ideological reasons.
The Wall Street Journal related last week that officials at TheBlaze were told “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 host Joy Behar appears to be falling in step with Al Gore, overlooking her open-minded, liberal principles when discussing her new employer.
After “The Late Show” host Jay Leno jokingly asked her whether Osama bin Laden would be her new boss, Behar replied: “To me it’s like ‘Al Gore, Al Jazeera, Al Pacino.’ It’s all the same thing to me.”
The comedienne continued: “I just work there…I’m learning Farsi, you know.”
But when Leno mentioned Glenn Beck’s offer to buy Current TV, Behar’s tone changed.
“Yes, that would have been a nightmare,” she said seriously.
Click here to read more about how women, minorities, and homosexuals are treated in Qatar– which funds Al Jazeera– and Behar’s potential future with the network.
And here is the entire segment– in which Behar attempts to explain that Beck buying Current TV would be like David Letterman buying NBC– via Newsbusters:
- Who Really Owns Al Jazeera? And What’s To Become of Current TV’s Hosts?
- Al Gore’s Current TV Rebuffs Advances by TheBlaze, Agrees to Sell Channel to Al Jazeera
- Limbaugh on Sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera: Gore ‘Took the Oil Money Instead of the Beck Bucks!’
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