Cenk Uygur

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Uygur in 2010

Cenk Kadir Uygur (born March 21, 1970) is a Turkish-American columnist, political commentator and activist. Uygur is the main host and co-founder of the American liberal/progressive political and social internet commentary program, The Young Turks (TYT) and the co-founder of the associated TYT Network.



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  • Why would Dem leadership immediately kneecap Democrats? Because they work for their donors. This is way to defeat all progressive initiatives. It’s Corruption 101. @NancyPelosi is unacceptable, should be immediately challenged.
  • You remember that time that the mainstream media wrote that positive story about @SenSanders? Oh right, neither do I.
  • If president Obama is doing the wrong thing, I'm not going to tell you that he's doing the right thing so I can “support him”.
    • MSNBC Live (29 June 2011)
  • Jesus is said to have said on the cross, "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?" Because Jesus was insane and the God he thought would rescue him did not exist. And he died on that cross like a fool. He fancied himself the son of God and he could barely convince twelve men to follow him at a time when the world was full of superstition.
  • “Here comes the controversial part I shouldn’t say,” Uygur said. “I believe that if I were the benevolent dictator of the world, I would legalize bestiality where you are giving, you are pleasuring the animal.”

Quotes about Cenk Uygur

  • We received very fair coverage in our campaign from Thom Hartmann, Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks, and Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! The folks at The Nation, In These Times, The Progressive, and a number of other smaller publications and blogs also worked extremely hard to allow us to convey our message to the American people...
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