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Cenk Uygur on Glenn Beck’s mysterious illness and quack cure: ‘I’m not buying it’

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Young Turks host Cenk Uygur took up the delicate subject of Glenn Beck’s health — in particular his claim to have have been cured of a mysterious illness by a “chiropractic neurologist,” — and offered his own diagnosis: “I’m not buying it.”

Working off of information reported by The Raw Story, Uygur expressed skepticism that whatever ailed Beck was cured by being placed in a gyroscope and spun, combined with “an intense regimen of spiritual work and fervent prayer.”

Beck recently broadcast a special message to his audience, saying his unidentified ailment had been coming on over the course of the last few years, causing him to lose his memory, suffer seizures, feel intense pain in his hands and feet, and suffer from fits of vocal paralysis.

Beck expressed his belief that his illness was responsible for emotional outbursts that “quite honestly has made me look crazy.”

“Glenn Beck recently came out on his own show and pretty much admitted that he was crazy,” Uygur began. “I thought I’d been saying that for awhile. Now, yes, I’m supposed to feel a little bad because he says he has illness issues, and being the progressive that I am, I do feel a little bad,” he added before introducing a clip of Beck’s admission of his rare neurological condition, detailing the battery of tests “the best doctors in the world” put him through.

Calling some of Beck’s assertion “questionable,” Uygur noted that, for Beck’s audience, “It can’t be too heartening to know that you were following a guy who tested in the bottom 10 percent of mental faculties, by his own admission. A guy who had to be tested for his IQ. A guy who thinks he might be crazy.”

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Returning to Beck’s cure, Uygur again cited The Raw Story’s coverage of the video, reporting that Beck’s doctor, “chiropractic neurologist” Dr. Ted Carrick, practices a controversial branch of medicine that Yale University neurologist Dr. Steven Novella dismissed outright as “pure pseudoscience.”

While conceding that what Beck was experiencing sounded like panic disorder, Uygur went a step further suggesting that Beck was hyping up his illness for attention because his media empire is starting to collapse.

Saying Beck has realized that people no longer pay attention to him when he says “crazy conservative things,” Uygur said that Beck now has to “go over the top.”

Uygur said Beck is changing his tune, “partly to get attention, but mainly he’s got to get another TV contract. If he doesn’t he’s gonna go bankrupt.”

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“So he’s out there now saying ‘no no no no, you were right I was crazy back then, you’re right, I know. But I spun around and around. I’m totally fine now. Totally fine. Please, please, let me back on TV.’ ”

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Prosecutors want hearing on revoking Roger Stone’s bail after he posted right-wing propaganda despite gag order

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Roger Stone may have violated his gag order with Instagram postings and federal prosecutors want a hearing for a judge to consider modifying the conditions of his release from jail pending trial.

"On or about June 18 and 19, 2019, the defendant posted to Instagram and Facebook, commenting about this case and inviting news organizations to cover the issue," prosecutors said in a filing the day after the most recent posting.

Stone is a longtime political advisor to Donald Trump.

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Prosecutors debunk right-wing conspiracy theory in new legal smackdown of Roger Stone

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Federal prosecutors debunked a conspiracy theory pushed by the far-right in a new legal brief filed on Thursday.

Longtine Donald Trump political advisor Roger Stone had argued federal investigators relied upon a report from the cyber research firm Crowdstrike to conclude that Russia had hacked the Democratic National Committee.

That contention, according to federal prosecutors, is "incorrect."

"While the prosecutors did not go into detail, they noted that the investigators gathered evidence of the Russians’ involvement independently, which led to the indictment last year of 12 Russian military officials in connection with the DNC hack," Politico reported.

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‘Call the mall cops!’ Roy Moore roasted after saying he’ll make ‘more personal contact with people’ in Senate run

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Roy Moore, the far-right politician who infamously lost an Alabama Senate race in 2017 after allegations emerged about him molesting teenage girls, announced on Thursday that he was going to once again run for office in 2020.

While touting his potential rematch with Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL), Moore was asked by a reporter what he will do differently this time around.

"I would like to make more personal contact with people," Moore responded.

Given that Moore's history of "personal contact" with underage women was what cost him the 2017 Senate race -- and even allegedly got him banned from a shopping mall that grew weary of his regular efforts to pick up teen girls -- Moore was quickly buried in ridicule on Twitter.

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