Former U.S. vice president Al Gore's television channel is facing criticism for its decision to sell its liberal-oriented network for $500 million to the pro-terrorist and anti-American Al-Jazeera network over conservative commentator Glenn Beck. In response, it brought Colin Powell into the mix. The Daily Caller, about the moderate Republican statesman: "Current TV co-founders Joel Hyatt and Al Gore seemingly attempted to help insulate themselves from criticism for selling their TV network to Al-Jazeera by invoking the name of former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell. Only, the story they tell about Powell’s relationship with Al-Jazeera is not true, a spokeswoman for the general tells The Daily Caller. 'Colin Powell told Al [Gore] that Al-Jazeera is the only cable news network he watches,' Hyatt wrote in a Current TV staff email Wednesday announcing the sale of the network."
The article continues about the Powell camp's response: "But in a statement to TheDC, Powell spokeswoman Peggy Cifrino said the general watches many cable news networks — not just Al-Jazeera. 'General Powell watches a number of foreign news channels to include Al-Jazeera America. He also watches U.S. cable channels,' she wrote. In follow up email, Cifrino clarified that she meant Al-Jazeera English, not Al-Jazeera America, which is what Current TV is slated to become."