In an interview with the New York Times’s Amy Chozick, media entrepreneur Glenn Beck discusses his flirtation with acquiring Current TV, which founder Al Gore sold early this year to Al Jazeera for $500 million. From the interview:
Is it true that you expressed interest in buying Current TV?
Yes. I didn’t speak to him, but I was told that Al Gore didn’t want to sell to me.
When you heard Al Jazeera was buying it, what did you think?
I thought that Al Gore saw me more as an enemy of America than Al Jazeera, which I found fascinating coming from the former vice president. Or maybe he doesn’t believe a word he says. He sold for twice the amount of what it was worth.
And when asked how his fans responded to his support of gay marriage, Beck replied, “I don’t care. The point is that government shouldn’t be involved in marriage.”