Thursday, January 17, 2013
Cenk Uygur of the Young Turks
Cenk Uygur is not just another political pundit. Unlike political pundits on the left but on the right Cenk sets himself apart from the pack simply by telling the truth. People like to characterize his views as liberal or progressive but if the political spectrum was what was in the 60s, 70s and 80s Cenk would be a moderate. It seems today to telling the truth and calling a liar a liar somehow makes one a liberal.
Earlier in life Cenk held what are considered conservative views. In fact in the 90s, he supported and voted for Republicans. By 2000 after seeing the hypocrisy of the Republican Party and its members he voted for Al Gore in 2000. He was logical enough to see that when it comes to most issues the Democrats are right and the Republicans are wrong. He saw Bill Clinton take a train wreck of an economy that he inherited from 12 years of Republican control and turn it into the longest sustained prosperity in the history of the United States.
You have to admire a man who can look at the facts and change his mind. Yet admire a man who doesn't hold his ideology with this zealotry a religious fanatic.
For a short time Cenk Uygur had a show on MSNBC and in spite of the fact that his show continued to rise in the ratings the suits, and I don't mean the Hart Schaffner Marx suits, I mean the Armani suits, and a tailor-made suits decided to take him off the air. Turns out that his honesty, integrity and hard-nosed style angered some of the criminal elite in Washington DC. Some piece of trash at MSNBC offered him a lot of money to take a less visible role on the corporate controlled prescription drug advertising whore of a network. They were afraid of what Cenk might say. They were afraid that he might tell the truth on members of the criminal elite so they tried to buy him. They threw a lot of money at him to stay but Cenk told them very nicely to go fark themselves.
Right now the only talking heads on MSNBC that I think is worth a shit are Ed Schultz and Chris Mathews. Pierce Morgan is mealymouthed, Lawrence O'Donnell is the same blowhard that Keith Olbermann was and Rachel Maddow is a bit too smug although she's not one to pull punches. Like Ed Schultz and Chris Matthews, Cenk is not afraid to call a punk a punk and a liar a liar. Like Ed Schultz, he doesn't mince words. If MSNBC wants to grow its audience they need to hire more honest and aggressive journalists and newsmen like Cenk. Cenk is a real guy who simply tells it like it is while offering an honest and fresh perspective.
I would urge my readers to subscribe to the Young Turks on you tube or follow him on Twitter. Or watch them on Current TV