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Cenk Uygur On Why He Left MSNBC: ‘I Didn’t Want To Work In A Place… That Didn’t Challenge Power’
Medialite ^ | July 21st, 2011 | Frances Martel

Posted on 07/21/2011 4:47:43 AM PDT by tlb

Former MSNBC host Cenk Uygur’s departure from the network earlier today was fairly quiet for a close-to-primetime host, and the network made it clear it was his choice to leave. It didn’t take long for the newly liberated Uygur to address his fans.

In the end, he explained, it boils down to this: Cenk Uygur is a tiger, and MSNBC tried to cage him.

“They offered, honestly, a lot of money,” Uygur explains in his message, where he also says the role would have been a smaller one– “contributor, etc.”– instead of the alternate program the MSNBC statement suggested. He then explained something an executive once told him when he began as host: “there are two audiences– the audience you’re trying to appeal to, the viewers, and management.”

Management took him aside in April, he explains, and told him to “tone it down” because “people in Washington are concerned about your tone.” He did the exact opposite.

He concluded succinctly that “I didn’t want to work in a place that wouldn’t let me do my kind of show, that wasn’t interested in my kind of show, that didn’t wnat to challenge power.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cenkuygur; comcast; firing; freepress; ge; mslsd; msnbc; uygur
I'm not clear where Cenk was doing anything material on his show to actually challenge power. But clearly it's not the same network under Comcast as it was under GE.

If Sharpton is the replacement MSNBC should be satisfied. One thing about Al is he will do what he's told as long as he gets his paycheck. When he's bought off, he stays bought off.

1 posted on 07/21/2011 4:47:50 AM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb
LOL!!!

Seriously disturbed people will be Charlatan's audience.

2 posted on 07/21/2011 4:53:02 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: tlb

Cenk Uygur is the sound my toilet makes when you flush it.


3 posted on 07/21/2011 4:57:31 AM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: tlb
In the end, he explained, it boils down to this: Cenk Uygur is a tiger, and MSNBC tried to cage him

Oh boy. Sounds like someone thinks pretty highly of themselves . . . . .

4 posted on 07/21/2011 4:57:48 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: tlb

In Jumbleville his name would translate to Yuck Green.


5 posted on 07/21/2011 4:59:48 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (In loving memory of Abraham Lincoln, 1809 - 1865)
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To: tlb

I had a rectal Cenk Uygur but the doc gave me some ointment and it healed.


6 posted on 07/21/2011 5:02:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: tlb
“people in Washington are concerned about your tone.”

Keywords for “State Run Media”

Most of you are doing a fine job, but we must eliminate the Cult Fringes who impeding our progress for Hope and Change.

7 posted on 07/21/2011 5:06:41 AM PDT by McGruff (Don't go wobbly on me now GOP leadership)
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To: McGruff

Photo looks like The Wizard of OZ and it’s people to me. A little green here and there might help. Little smoke and mirrors....for the little man behind the curtain.


8 posted on 07/21/2011 5:10:05 AM PDT by caww
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To: McGruff

That’s the second story today about the left where the words “Cult Fringes” is used.

Purely coincidental I’m sure.


9 posted on 07/21/2011 5:10:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Impy; blackie; metmom; thouworm; little jeremiah

“Management took him aside in April, he explains, and told him to “tone it down” because “people in Washington are concerned about your tone.” He did the exact opposite.”


10 posted on 07/21/2011 5:11:14 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (George Washington: [Government] is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.)
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To: Carl LaFong

“Cenk Uygur is the sound my toilet makes when you flush it.”

LOL, now that there is funny!!


11 posted on 07/21/2011 5:11:28 AM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: tlb

So he is a frustrated and confused guy who thinks everyone is evil?


12 posted on 07/21/2011 5:15:26 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (George Washington: [Government] is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.)
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To: tlb

I’m sure he could have more influence on Al’s Current network.


13 posted on 07/21/2011 5:16:47 AM PDT by Spirit of Liberty
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To: SunkenCiv; cripplecreek; Impy; blackie; metmom; thouworm; little jeremiah
He's a self-described Young Turk. Young Turk history coming up in next post. [I don't watch youtubes but ...] Ann Coulter Calls MSNBC Host Cenk Uygur 'Retarded'‏ - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82BfKrAX7wo Coulter: "I Thought [Cenk Uygur] Was A Type Of Lebanese Food ... http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201105290004 Cenk Uygur Should Fix His Own “Jewish Problem” Before Telling Lies ...Jan 25, 2011 – http://bigjournalism.com/jdunetz/2011/01/25/cenk-uygur-should-fix-his-own-jewish-problem-before-telling-lies-about-glenn-beck/ Cenk Uygur runs a website called Young Turks which is loaded with Antisemitic comments that are reminiscent of the Antisemitic cartoons ...
14 posted on 07/21/2011 5:21:44 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (George Washington: [Government] is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.)
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To: choctaw man

He is a self described “Young Turk” -—

Young Turks.

They resented Ottoman efforts toward secularization but largely hid their agenda from Christians. First the Young Turks tricked Chistian Armenians into contributing their guns to the war effort [WWI], disarming the infidels by exploiting their trust. Then they “drafted” all able bodied Armenian men who were either betrayed by mass executions or forced into a slow death by slave labor.

After that it was easy to send one million Christian women, children, elderly, and invalids on the 1915 Death Marches, where the Young Turks’ “Special Organization” systematically beat and herded them away from water. Special Organization members tortured, looted, and kidnapped surviving Death Marchers into slavery. Conservative estimates are that 600,000 Death Marchers died. Survivers were largely looted of all their clothing. They even raped little girls and coerced surviving children to denounce Christianity and submit to Islam. Turkey has reformed and is Islam’s greatest long standing example of a successful republic, but a constitution that needs a fickled “coup trigger” to prevent a new Young Turk movement is not proof of anything good


15 posted on 07/21/2011 5:24:38 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (George Washington: [Government] is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.)
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To: tlb

The wit and wisdom of Al Sharpton:

Sharpton was quoted as saying to an audience at Kean College in 1994 that, “White folks was [sic] in caves while we was building empires.... We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.”


16 posted on 07/21/2011 5:35:35 AM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb

“..........that didn’t challenge power”

Silly me, and here all along I thought he was doing his work exclusively for Obama.......


17 posted on 07/21/2011 5:38:28 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Carl LaFong
Cenk Uygur is the sound my toilet makes when you flush it.


18 posted on 07/21/2011 5:42:13 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: blueyon

All he had to do was wait until a republican was president and they’d go back to “challenging power”.


19 posted on 07/21/2011 5:43:43 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: caww

I think it’s the opening shot from the famous Apple Macintosh commercial, 1984. (I would guess the year inspired the theme of the ad.)


20 posted on 07/21/2011 5:51:03 AM PDT by Erasmus (I love "The Raven," but then what do I know? I'm just a poetaster.)
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To: tlb

The truth concerning his departure is that the ratings he promised to MSNBC didn’t materialize. They wanted to move his time slot and asked him to “tone down” his hateful anti-American rhetoric, but like most other radical Muslims, he wasn’t interested in making peace.

His show pulled such low ratings that Nielsen likely didn’t even track it! Of course, why would anyone expect a propagandist television show, hosted by a man whose loyalty to this country is questionable at every level, and who openly makes anti-semitic remarks to remain profitable for any network? He joins the long list of failures before him. Good riddance!!


21 posted on 07/21/2011 5:57:30 AM PDT by Arcy
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To: tlb

How about that ‘No Cenks Weeweegrrr’ admits he’s a *destroyer*. Most Dems are, but to hear one admit it....


22 posted on 07/21/2011 6:11:00 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: tlb
He then explained something an executive once told him when he began as host: “there are two audiences– the audience you’re trying to appeal to, the viewers, and management.”

There are three kinds of people, those who can count and those who can't. /S

23 posted on 07/21/2011 6:11:57 AM PDT by CPOSharky (The only thing straight, white, Christian males get is the blame for everything.)
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To: CPOSharky

LOL

I completely missed that. Well done :)


24 posted on 07/21/2011 6:18:10 AM PDT by tlb
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

I’ve read the name Cenk Uygur or whatever it is but never saw/heard him as I haven’t had a TV since the Clinton impeachment, and even then only for a year or two.

Is Cenk an idiot, then? And too idiotic even for MSNBC? If the people in DC didn’t like him, that must be good, right?


25 posted on 07/21/2011 7:11:35 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

An anti-semite who styles himself a “young turk”, about as wicked as it gets against Christians let alone the Jews.


26 posted on 07/22/2011 7:06:11 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (George Washington: [Government] is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.)
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To: little jeremiah

I’m a day late to the thread, but here are a few items on Cenk. He was wildly, wildly popular at DU, one of the few commentators who consistently pleased the craziest of the crazy, if that tells you anything.

Also, I’ve only seen one clip of him, and it was disgusting, funny and pathetic. Ace of Spades linked to it, and it was a monologue Cenk did a few days into the Weiner/weiner peccadillo. Cenk said no Democrat was stupid enough to send pics of his...ahem...to multiple public recipients. A Republican would be that stupid, but no Dem could possibly do such a thing, therefore it wasn’t Weiner’s weiner, and the brilliant congressman had been set up in a dastardly way.

Right good humor, to watch it *after* it turned out that yes, Weiner was that dumb, and yes, it was his weiner. Hehe.

Fwiw.


27 posted on 07/22/2011 7:13:49 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Fantasywriter

When I hear about what goes on in TV land, I am thankful I do not have one. There really isn’t any reception or cable where I live anyway, just satellite.

I get news on the internet and entertainment by playing my guitar. I don’t need anything else.

(Expcet I could spend less time on FR...)


28 posted on 07/22/2011 9:11:31 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

Agreed! TV is a wasteland. And can you imagine how maddening it would have been to hear the original Cenk segment, where he was saying only Republicans are stupid enough to photograph their weiners and send it to everybody on their ‘friend’ list?

Otoh, seeing it after the fact was a riot. To know that Cenk lives in infamy on Youtube, forever explaining that only a Republican is dumb enough to do what only Weiner did—now that is sweet. ;)


29 posted on 07/22/2011 9:49:45 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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