Cenk Uygur, obsessed by ideological purity and unable to engage in reasonable dialogue, has no business running for Senate, especially against a woman like Feinstein. Hell, he has no business running for dogcatcher
Is it because they're addicted to horrible people doing horrible things because it generates ratings? Hint: Yes.
When the Banter's Jeremy Fassler informed me this morning that Cenk Uygur had gone after us (again) on his show, I shuddered a little. Not because I was worried about The Young Turks blistering "take down" of our site, and not because of the rampaging 'TYT Army' waiting in the wings to go after us on Twitter. No, I shuddered because I knew I'd have to watch Cenk Uygur for more than 30 seconds in a row.
Cenk Uygur took to twitter to immediately blame "The Establishment" for losing the Georgia Special Election this week, and claiming only candidates he personally endorses can win.
Saying centrism is over before the French elections is like declaring the Falcons Super Bowl champions at halftime.
White male fragility is nothing against the forces of Twitter
Remember, once upon a time we were told "hackivists" were the future of progressivism. Boy, that really worked out well for everyone, didn't it?
Cenk Uygur attacked The Daily Banter (or "The Daily Fluffer"!) for being an establishment site shilling for corporate Democrats. Sadly Uygur is an intellectual lightweight with a penchant for lying so it wasn't difficult to unpack his festering stream of nonsense.
Why, how dare any of you neo-liberal corporate shills say that the hard left has purity tests?! That's just lie spread by the corrupt and useless establishment!
This morning Cenk Uygur tore CNN a new one for assuming the Democratic superdelegates would stick with her if she wins. He felt a lot differently eight years ago.
It's fine, guys, we're all just pro-establishment head-bowers.
Maybe we really all can get along.
It's not bias, it's a consistent point of view.
They've even managed to get Joan Walsh to disown Salon.
It looks like maybe Cenk Uygur will be able to talk the Berners down when Hillary Wins.
His flight from LAX to Miami got delayed. He could've taken it in stride like an adult or thrown a public tantrum. Guess what he chose.
The social media age is a wonderful thing.
He makes a few good points, but very few.
And everybody else is too mad at Obama for doing a totally brilliant thing. Take a freaking deep breath, people.
Numbers don't lie, and Cenk's being dishonest to his readers...
Cenk claims that what's being done to David Gregory is the same thing that was done to him three years ago -- namely that NBC is leaking damaging insider information and skewed ratings intel to the press on purpose to make Gregory look bad. But one of his claims is flat-out wrong while the others are nothing more than wild speculation with no proof to back it up.
A group headed by former Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer just inked a deal to provide $4-million in seed money to The Young Turks. Roemer is anti-choice, anti-gay marriage, anti-Obamacare and pro-torture, but hey, at least he wants to get money out of politics, which is enough for Cenk to think he's a-okay.
The drone in question isn't a government drone at all, but a radio controlled toy rigged up by a British hacker that can, the hacker claims, hover overhead while stealing your username and even your address from your smartphone. One guy. A hacker.
It's not that Elizabeth Warren would make a terrible president or that she's a lousy person -- she wouldn't and she isn't -- it's simply that Clinton has a much better chance of winning in 2016. That's not an opinion -- it's fact. But since the left is not only excellent at but seems to revel in shooting itself in the foot over and over again, Uygur's unicorn hunt is almost certainly going to become an article of faith in the run-up to the next presidential election.
Cenk Uygur is the main host and co-founder of the Internet talk radio show and television show, The Young Turks. In our '10 Questions With...' series, we talk to Cenk about his beginnings as a Republican, being replaced by Al Sharpton and finally being able to go on record about Keith Olbermann.
For the last month or so, we've talked a lot about how sloppy, scattered reporting has served to mislead readers -- perhaps deliberately -- about the details of various bombshell National Security Agency (NSA) stories presented by Glenn Greenwald and others. Outrage-porn and link-bait has on more than one occasion miraculously transformed into factual reality. The following is a case study in how it happens.
Last week, Cenk Uygur posted a segment of his show, The Young Turks, in which he picked apart one of my recent articles about the Snowden NSA situation and I really can't help but to respond to what Cenk and his partners said because I feel like my views were grossly misrepresented. I've been on Cenk's show many times and it would've been great to defend myself in person, but this will have to suffice.