Cenk: Why Not Treat Leaker Bradley Manning Like 'Hero

April 14th, 2011 9:03 PM
Cenk Uygur can't figure out why accused Army leaker Bradley Manning isn't being treated like a "hero".  Seriously. Uygur's guest on his MSNBC show this evening was P.J. Crowley, the former State Department spokesman who was forced out of his post for publicly criticizing the treatment of Manning while in detention awaiting trial. Cenk whined as to why Manning isn't being accorded the "…

Cenk Brags That As President He'd Be Tougher With Republicans Than Oba

April 12th, 2011 10:24 PM
There's an old saw that every time a senator looks in the mirror, he sees a president.  Could the same be true of MSNBC hosts?   Twice tonight on his TV show, Cenk Uygur fantasized himself as president.  The muy macho MSNBCer naturally imagined he'd be much tougher with Republicans than President Obama. View video after the jump.

MSNBC's UnCivil War on the Right

April 11th, 2011 10:55 AM
MSNBC’s new slogan may be “Lean Forward,” but the brazenly left-wing cable network does a lot of looking back – to the 1860s. April 12, 2011, will mark the 150th anniversary of the bombardment of Ft. Sumter in South Carolina – the beginning of the American Civil War. As Americans observe this milestone, they’ll hear a lot of words they only vaguely remember from U.S. History class – terms…

Touting Study, Cenk Claims Conservatives Like To 'Campaign on Fear

April 9th, 2011 9:02 AM
It's a favorite liberal parlor game: basking in the belief that they are smarter and more sophisticated than conservatives.  Cenk Uygur couldn't have chosen a more inapt moment to play the game than last night.  But like a moose to a flame . . . On his MSNBC show last evening, Uygur had on a co-host of his Young Turks radio show to tout a study claiming to find anatomical differences between…

Sanders: Rich 'Have Not Contributed One Nickel To Deficit Reduction

April 4th, 2011 9:32 PM
Bernie, put down the bong! On Cenk Uygur's MSNBC show this evening, Bernie Sanders, the socialist senator from Vermont who caucuses with the Dems, claimed that rich Americans "have not contributed one nickel to deficit reduction." Cenk of course failed to challenge Sander's certifiably silly assertion. View video after the jump.

Drug Laws: By Cenk's Logic, We Could Decriminalize Murder

March 31st, 2011 10:24 PM
When it comes to marijuana, I'm a libertarian. That said, Cenk Uygur has made possibly the worst argument ever in favor of legalizing it.  On his MSNBC show this evening, Uygur advocated the decriminalization of marijuana since, 74 years after the feds made loco weed illegal, people continue to smoke it, or as Cenk put it, the War on Drugs is unwinnable. Yo, Cenk: Cain killed Abel more than…

MSNBC's Cenk Uygur and Dem Congressman: Dissent Is Unpatriotic

March 24th, 2011 10:36 PM
Q. When did liberals rip those 'Dissent Is Patriotic' bumper stickers off their Priuses? A. January 20, 2009 Latest evidence: on his MSNBC show this evening, Cenk Uygur suggested that opposition to President Obama's Libya policy is "unpatriotic." For good measure, Dem congressman Gary Ackerman stated that opposing the president is "cheering for the wrong team." View video after the jump…

On Libya, Obama-supporting Uygur Is Uber-hypocrite

March 22nd, 2011 10:14 PM
Do people's politics color their views on the issues, even on life-and-death ones like war?  Yeah.  Happens on all sides.  But for Cenk Uygur to rip Republicans for having supported President Bush on Iraq while criticizing President Obama on Libya is nothing short of grotesque . . . given that Uygur now supports Obama on Libya, while when it came to Iraq and its aftermath he wanted Bush . . .…

Carl Bernstein, Cenk Uygur Team Up to Thrash Muslim-American Hearings

March 10th, 2011 6:18 PM
MSNBC's "panel" on today's hearings about radicalization of Muslim-Americans featured liberals Carl Bernstein and Cenk Uygur – with MSNBC's Richard Lui moderating. With no substantial conservative counterpoints to be offered, the two guests sounded their condemnations of the hearings as "cultural warfare" and bigotry. Bernstein slammed the House inquiry as a joke and as a "debating…

NYT Hit Piece on Glenn Beck: Fox May Not Renew His Contract

March 6th, 2011 11:25 PM
It's certainly not surprising that the New York Times would publish a hit piece on Glenn Beck, but coming hours after CNN's Howard Kurtz spent almost ten minutes bashing the Fox News commentator makes me smell a rat. Add to this the increased pressure Beck has come up against from MSNBC personalities since Keith Olbermann surprisingly left America's most liberal television news network in…

Uygur: Unborn Babies Would Oppose Limiting Right To Abort Them

March 2nd, 2011 8:04 PM
Wouldn't blame you for doubting this, so fantastical is the proposition.  But Cenk Uygur has claimed that given the chance, unborn babies would oppose restrictions on their mothers' right to abort them. Cenk made his grotesque suggestion in the course of discussing an Ohio bill that would forbid abortions as soon as a baby's heartbeat can be detected.  Proponents plan to let a nine-week old…

MSNBC's Matthews, O'Donnell, Schultz and Uygur Cherry-pick Huckabee to

March 2nd, 2011 12:52 AM
Four of MSNBC's extended prime time hosts on Tuesday cherry-picked something Mike Huckabee said on Steve Malzberg's radio show in order to depict the possible Republican presidential candidate as a birther. Before getting to their highly unprofessional snippets, implications, and conclusions, here's what the former Arkansas governor actually said Monday (videos follow with transcripts and…

Slippery Cenk Suggests Public Employees Need Unions To Negotiate With

February 23rd, 2011 9:34 PM
James Taranto could be the best columnist around.  Every day at his Best of the Web at the Wall Street Journal online, Taranto turns out an original, often unconventional, conservative take on the news, regularly managing to leaven the message with humor. Rush today rightly extolled Taranto's column of yesterday, in which he made the point that there is a vast, inherent difference between…

MSNBC's Ratings Are Collapsing

February 12th, 2011 12:42 PM
Whether it's the departure of Keith Olbermann or the weakness of the new prime time lineup, the ratings at MSNBC are collapsing. Take a look at how this so-called news network fared Thursday: