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Another Plug for Cenk Uygur

August 17th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

If you happen to live in the U.S. and you happen to own a TV and you happen to find yourself available to watch it at 6 p.m. Eastern this week, I’d highly recommend turning on MSNBC, as the host of The Young Turks, Cenk Uygur, whom I’ve mentioned on this blog countless times, will be guest-hosting The Ed Show all week.

The appeal of The Young Turks isn’t just that Cenk is entertaining, likable, a master communicator, and right about almost everything, but that he doesn’t buy into any of the Washington establishment conventional wisdom bullshit that you find almost everywhere else on cable news. He fights for progressive causes and goes after anyone standing in the way regardless of which party they’re from.

Here’s a sample from yesterday’s show, in which he demolishes the myth that Social Security is in trouble and goes after a democrat for not committing to vote against any bill that will make cuts to the program:

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Ironically, more people watch The Young Turks every day on YouTube than any cable news show, but the establishment doesn’t pay any attention because they think opinions don’t count if they’re online. When Cenk takes his message to the TV airwaves, the establishment pays attention (one can even speculate that Robert Gibbs’ “professional left” comments were sparked by Cenk’s unrestrained criticism of the Obama White House when he hosted the 3:00 hour the week before last). Watch the show, boost the ratings, and send Washington the message that this is the kind of message that resonates.

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