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Cenk Uygur Just Might Be the Future of Liberal Media - Source Washingtonian

Posted on Sep 12,2018
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BY AMANDA WHITING

WASHINGTON, DC. - When I ask Cenk Uygur to send me his favorite clip of him at his most fired-up, loud-mouthed, truth-talking best, the kind of performance he couldn’t get away with back when he was auditioning for cable news, he picks the “biggest” night of his summer—the night Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took down Joe Crowley. “If she wins, you have no idea how ballistic I’m going to go,” he tells the Young Turks’ online audience. With half the votes counted, he lands the People’s Elbow on his glass-topped anchor’s desk. And when it’s all over Uygur slams that desk over and over screaming, “God, who would’ve thought that? Who would’ve thought that? We got ‘em!”

It’s a nice clip. But, as anyone who’s been tuning in to watch America’s most pugnacious hard-left talk show host knows, it’s nowhere near his most Not Safe For Network News. There was the time in 2012, for example, when Uygur called religious opponents to abortion “neanderthals.” Or the time he went berserk over coverage of the Iraq War, spittle-screaming that “everyone of these editors in every major newspaper, in every major magazine, in every major television news organization, should be fired today.”

Or the time in Cleveland, at the 2016 Republican National Convention, that Uygur, sweaty and ready to swing, had to be physically restrained during an altercation with a set-crashing Alex Jones, just moments after Uygur threatened Roger Stone across a crowded room: “I should give you a hatchet job!” (Whatever that means.)

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