Skip to comments.Cenk Uygur On Why He Left MSNBC: ‘I Didn’t Want To Work In A Place… That Didn’t Challenge Power’
Posted on 07/21/2011 4:47:43 AM PDT by tlb
Former MSNBC host Cenk Uygurs 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 didnt 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 youre 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 didnt want to work in a place that wouldnt let me do my kind of show, that wasnt interested in my kind of show, that didnt wnat to challenge power.
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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.
Seriously disturbed people will be Charlatan's audience.
Cenk Uygur is the sound my toilet makes when you flush it.
Oh boy. Sounds like someone thinks pretty highly of themselves . . . . .
In Jumbleville his name would translate to Yuck Green.
I had a rectal Cenk Uygur but the doc gave me some ointment and it healed.
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.
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.
That’s the second story today about the left where the words “Cult Fringes” is used.
Purely coincidental I’m sure.
“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.”
“Cenk Uygur is the sound my toilet makes when you flush it.”
LOL, now that there is funny!!
So he is a frustrated and confused guy who thinks everyone is evil?
I’m sure he could have more influence on Al’s Current network.
He is a self described “Young Turk” -—
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
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.
“..........that didn’t challenge power”
Silly me, and here all along I thought he was doing his work exclusively for Obama.......
All he had to do was wait until a republican was president and they’d go back to “challenging power”.
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.)
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!!
How about that ‘No Cenks Weeweegrrr’ admits he’s a *destroyer*. Most Dems are, but to hear one admit it....
There are three kinds of people, those who can count and those who can't. /S
I completely missed that. Well done :)
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?
An anti-semite who styles himself a “young turk”, about as wicked as it gets against Christians let alone the Jews.
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.
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...)
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. ;)