The Young Turks
In his iconic style, President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday to rip into the liberal New York Times and The Washington Post. The president tweeted that “Advertising in the Failing New York Times is WAY down. Washington Post is not much better.” Trump continued: “I can’t say whether this is because they are Fake News sources of information, to a level that few can understand, or the Virus is just plain beating them up. Fake News is bad for America!”
One of the common mottoes liberals love to use is: “Do As I Say, Not As I Do.” That was the case on Wednesday, February 12, when host Cenk Uygur -- creator of The Young Turks news and commentary television program -- insisted that his employees not create a union. The reason Uygur gave for his hypocritical stance was that it would force the small network into bankruptcy even though it would contradict the company’s “worker-first” ethos and its attempt to enhance profits to keep the outlet functional.
When a member of the “squad” gets called out for their anti-Semitic, anti-American statements, the liberal media quickly line up to defend the Democrat congresswomen. Yet when a Republican congressman was attacked for his military service by a progressive media commentator this week, it was promptly ignored by that same liberal media.
Liberal presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) envisioned an economic crash just around the corner, and the far-left hosts of The Young Turks could not contain their excitement. It seems Warren and The Young Turks share the same delusion about the state of the current economy being awful. Young Turks co-host Ana Kasparian began by applauding Warren for “finally sounding alarms on what the reality is of our economic situation.” She accused the media of regurgitating “talking points about how the economy is doing so well” and claimed with just “a little bit deeper dive you’ll find that the economy is not doing well.”
In a video produced by The Young Turks internet site, commentator Rick Strom champions ex-NFL quarterback and anthem protestor Colin Kaepernick as a man who promoted life and equality while fighting injustices and bashes Fox News as Trump's state-sponsored network promoting gun manufacturers producing weapons to kill.
Liberals demanding higher taxes on the rich is just another day in Washington, D.C., but those progressive voices have more in common than their politics of envy. Some of them also have the financial backing of liberal billionaire George Soros.
The progressive flag-waving founder of The Young Turks Network says Nike's Colin Kaepernick campaign serves as proof that progressives have won the culture wars. He also hopes the former San Francisco quarterback wins enough money in his collusion lawsuit against the NFL to buy a team. Cenk Uygur (appropriately seated at the far left in panel photo) made these declarations on The Young Turks' Thursday Youtube video program, "In 2019 Ban Bill Belichick And Hire Colin Kaepernick."
To accompany his Facebook post unleashing a torrent of disdain for the Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG), disgraced former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather used his weekly show on the far-left network The Young Turks to expand on the Sinclair ad controversy, denouncing it as “Orwellian” “propaganda” while deeming press criticism as authoritarian behavior.
What do people do after being a host on programs aired by the liberal MSNBC cable television channel for years? While some easily make the transition to CNN, one anchor is moving in a different direction. If there’s one thing you can tell about Dylan Ratigan, who hosted an eponymous program that was the highest-rated non-prime time show on the liberal cable channel, it’s that he’s “serious” about his campaign for the Democratic nomination of New York’s 21st congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives.
If you can’t convince Americans to give into gun control after mass shootings, the next best thing is to convince them that the NRA and Republicans are so extreme they won’t even ban bullets targeting police officers. Or so suggest The Young Turks.
The Young Turks are so far left, even liberals call them “left-leaning,” and they’re on a quest to become the “largest news network period.”
“Left-leaning political video network The Young Turks has raised $20 million in its latest and biggest funding round,” The Huffington Post reported on Aug. 8. Variety also called the network left-wing.
In the wake of the tragic and disturbing shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise, many would be driven to consider the implications of their political rhetoric and to heed bipartisan calls for unity and de-escalation. The Young Turks were not so moved.