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Cenk slams CNN for neglecting indefinite detention: ‘Do real news!’

Appearing on Current TV’s broadcast of “The Young Turks” on Thursday night, host Cenk Uygur introduced a new segment, Establishment Media Watch, and took aim at his first target: CNN’s lax coverage of the National Defense Authorization Act. “We have covered it many times on this show, yet we were…

‘Kosher’ dildos? Sex toys increasingly marketed to religious crowds

Did you know that you can get kinky while still worshiping the Lord? It’s true, according to a new and somewhat perplexing online trend: religious sex toy shops. On Friday night’s “The Young Turks,” Current TV hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian made light of the subject, which was recently…

Young Turks host Cenk Uygur cuts mic of Peter Schiff

C-SPAN wasn’t the only one to get cut off on Wednesday. As The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur and self-declared 1 percenter Peter Schiff hotly debated the role of money in politics, Cenk cut off Schiff’s microphone when he interrupted him and continued to talk. “Are you saying the bankers…

Cenk: ‘It’s time to free Bradley Manning’

The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur felt Friday evening that it was time for the U.S. government to release U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning from prison. Nineteen months after being arrested, the trial for the Wikileaks information provider finally began on Friday. Manning is facing 22 charges, including “unauthorized release…

Cenk Uygur: MSNBC ‘mistakes their mandate,’ does ‘great disservice’ to viewers

Cable news network MSNBC has, in recent years, positioned itself as a liberal alternative to the conservative Fox News Channel — a strategy that’s paid off to a degree, earning them scores of regular viewers among Democrats. But beneath their firmly cemented establishment-left façade, having nearly unfettered access to power…

Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson visits ‘Occupy Wall St.’ protest

Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Tuesday visited the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in New York City’s Zuccotti Park to talk with the protesters. The former Governor of New Mexico and libertarian is an outspoken opponent of the drug war, is in favor of same sex marriage, and supports withdrawing…

Libertarian Overstock.com CEO supports ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Patrick Byrne, the CEO of Overstock.com, talked to The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur on Tuesday night at the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in New York City’s Zuccotti Park. He described himself as a libertarian who was fond of the economic ideas of Milton Friedman. “I think there’s a difference…

Cenk Uygur takes tour of sprawling ‘Occupy Wall Street’ demonstration

The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur on Monday received a guided tour through the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in New York City’s Zuccotti Park, which has practically grown into a miniature town. He visited the kitchen, the comfort station, the sanitation department, and the site of the nightly general assembly…

Cenk Uygur mocks Erik Erikson for anti-’Occupy Wall Street’ website

The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur on Tuesday slammed Erick Erickson, founder of RedState.org, for the “We are the 53 percent” website he helped create. The “53 percent” is a reference to the 53 percent of Americans who pay federal income taxes. The other 46 percent don’t pay federal income…

Keith Olbermann out at MSNBC

Final update 11:09 p.m. EST The liberal host of MSNBC’s “Countdown” has completed his last broadcast for the cable news network he called home for the past eight years. “Good night, and good luck,” Keith Olbermann said as he threw his script behind him for the last time at the end…

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