Monthly Archives: July 2011

The MSM’s latest sensational scandal: itself

When it comes to the mainstream media, coverage seems ever more headed in the direction of sensational and overplayed stories of personal scandal (witness Weinergate and Casey Anthony Trial coverage). Behind the scenes, something more insidious may be behind the tabloid direction. Recently defected MSNBC news anchor Cenk Uygur reveals he left the network because he says he was told not to pursue hard-hitting stories that may offend the nation’s establishment elites.
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Rejecting Lucrative Offer, Cenk Uygur Leaves MSNBC After Being Told to “Act Like an Insider”

After giving a nearly six-month tryout for the internet talk show host Cenk Uygur, the cable news channel MSNBC is preparing to instead award its 6:00 p.m. prime-time slot to the Reverend Al Sharpton. MSNBC President Phil Griffin offered Uygur a well-paid but lower-profile on-air slot, but Uygur rejected the offer, saying the decision to demote him was politically motivated. Uygur is known for aggressively interrogating leading Washington figures and challenging the political establishment, which he alleges made some MSNBC executives uneasy. He said Griffin had called him into his office in April and told him he had been talking to people in Washington and that they did not like Uygur’s tone. We speak with Uygur, who also blogs at several liberal websites and hosts a popular internet and radio show, “The Young Turks.” “It is corporate media… It’s not just MSNBC. You think that the CNN hosts can aggressively challenge government officials? I don’t think so,” says Uygur. Continue reading

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Cenk Uygur Tells Keith Olbermann MSNBC Said “People In Washington Did Not Like My Tone”

Keith Olbermann interviews Cenk Uygur about his departure at MSNBC TV. Continue reading

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Cenk Uygur reviews the new polls showing that President Obama is losing his base that got him elected in 2008. The Young Turks, July 26, 2011.

New polls show that President Barack Obama is losing the support of his liberal base. Cenk Uygur suggests that many Democrats and Independents will not show up at the polls in November 2012 because of their disenchantment with Obama’s Republicanism. Continue reading

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Why Cenk Uygur left MSNBC TV. Is the Reverend Al Sharpton a rascist?

Cenk Uygur left MSNBC TV because the Washington establishment did not appreciate his tone. Does the establishment now control the media? Of course! Continue reading

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Sign the petition for President Obama to raise the highest marginal tax rate on the wealthy

Isn’t it time for the super rich to pay their fair share of taxes? After all, haven’t they been the chief beneficiaries of the fruits of our labors? Continue reading

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Sign the petition to protest Governor Malloy’s Connecticut tax bill, Senate Bill No. 1239, targeting the middle class. It’s time to tax the rich, not the middle class!

Sign the petition to protest Senate Bill No. 1239, which raises tax rates on middle class residents by as much as 30% while only increasing that on its millionaires and billionaires by a mere 3%. Continue reading

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