When Current TV was put on the block, a number of companies inquired about putting in a bid to purchase it. One of those buyers was former Fox News host Glenn Beck, who would have turned the channel into The Blaze, his digital TV network.
Before Al-Jazeera bought Current TV, TheBlaze looked into buying it but we were rejected by progressive owners.glennbeck.com/2013/01/02/did… WG
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) January 3, 2013
Apparently Beck’s company wasn’t even able to place a bid, because of its ideology, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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,” according to a person familiar with the negotiations.
Related: It has been a long road for Beck, from radio to TV to his own company. Watch him talk about his first big break in media here.