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elizm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:11 PM
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Cenk Uygur? That's the best MSNBC could find? He is pathetic.
Can't believe he took over the 'hole' KO left. There had to be tons of better choices. What's up with that?
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Monique1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:14 PM
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1. I don't care for Cenk
Actually sad to say I like Tweety over him.
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liberalmike27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 08:26 PM
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40. I like him
He doesn't back down, makes a lot of sense. What's not to like? I'd be willing to bet the guy will have a more "common-man" appeal too, much like Ed.

I saw Sam Seder sitting in for Keith the other day, and though I wasn't a big fan of him on Air America, I really kind of enjoyed him while he was sitting in for Keith.

I was thinking, however, they really need to run a rabid liberal lady in there. (besides Rachel)
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 11:24 PM
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54. Tweety is becoming a bad interviewer, always interupting his guests.
Matthews has been doing it so much lately that it is getting very irritating.

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liberalmike27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 02:20 AM
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60. Becoming??
Geez, where you been? Plus you never know which way the wind is going to blow him from one day to the next. He seems kind of ideologically void at times.

They need to hire a fairly liberal lady to fill one of his slots. Alison Stewart would be cool, but she's on NeedtoKnow. It'd be hard to get anyone to jump on what may become a sinking ship anyway. (MSNBC)
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:15 PM
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2. What's the deal with DU trashing Cenk?
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:35 PM
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17. He has, at times, criticized the Obama admin. As a result, he
Edited on Thu Jan-27-11 06:36 PM by alsame
is constantly trashed by some people no matter what else what he does or says.

I like him and think he's doing a good job. I like the substance of what he is covering and I like his style. I hope he gets this spot permanently.
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liberalmike27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 08:30 PM
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41. Yes Sir
There is more to being a Democrat than putting a (D) by your name, and talking about how great they are--you've got to actually hold some democratic values, bringing manufacturing home, better wages for the lower half, and a general concern for the welfare of people outside of the millionaire class.

This is something Republicans realize. It's a big F-ing tug-of-war. If you aren't pulling, if you don't have people out on the left pulling back, then you either stay put, or when they are surging, you get pulled to the right. You will never, ever, move a little to the left, by always straddling the fence.

So yes, we prefer democrats to republicans, but we want our democrats to act like, um...democrats, and when they don't we're not going to slavishly worhsip them, we're going to call them to task.
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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 02:07 AM
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59. Yep. It's sad.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:43 PM
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24. He actually has the nerve to call Obama out when Obama
is wrong, which makes him too liberal and a hated figure among some here. x(
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CherylK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:45 PM
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25. Cenk is the only talk show host that interviewed DU's very own Skinner!!!
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 09:16 PM
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45. Down goes Frazier with that knockout comment!
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 09:50 PM
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49. You are right. That alone makes me like Cenk better
Here is an inside joke for ya. When I first landed here I thought this was Nancy Skinners site.

True story.

Don
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 10:14 PM
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52. Actually, Skinner was interviewed on C-SPAN some years back
Not sure if you could call that a talk show, but if I remember correctly there was a call-in part to the interview.
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:56 PM
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33. Cenk is a non-stop Obama basher.
Edited on Thu Jan-27-11 07:56 PM by bluestate10
Even when Obama had little to do with a policy, Cenk finds a way to give Obama at least 50% credit for the fuck-up. His tendency in this regard is tiring, in particular when he often let mouth breathing rightwingers off the hook on his show.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:15 PM
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3. I like him.
Give him time. He'll be fine.
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:16 PM
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4. Could you explain why he is pathetic?
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dennis4868 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:30 PM
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13. Because he is always looking to complain about something....
and not simply telling us the news (and usually raising his annoying voice at the same time). I guess he feels he can make alot of money complaining about things. You don't make the big bucks with big ratings any other way. Plus, he is one of those liberals who thinks Obama is the king and can simply put in place any law he wants whenever the hell he wants too without approval from congress (i.e., closed down Guantanimo - when in reality its congress preventing Obams from doing this because they won't give him the money to do it - no congressman wants a "terrorist" in their state/jurisdiction). Obama does not have a supermajority like other Dem presidents had and those other Dem presidents did not have to dilute bills because of the 24/7 threat of fillubusters). This is what Liberals like Cenk do not understand....it's about getting with reality and looking at the long game.

BHO = THE ONLY ADULT IN THE ROOM
http://blackwaterdog.wordpress.com/
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wtbymark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:38 PM
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don't watch TYT much, do ya?
and why are you confusing opinion with news? and by the way, the real 'news' left television years ago.
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:40 PM
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22. yeah, you tell those rotten liberals off.
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 08:00 PM
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34. Well said. nt.
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liberalmike27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 08:36 PM
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44. I Don't Think That is True
I just think he wants Obama to use the bully pulpit to pull things back to the left a bit. If there is a problem with Democrats they are too focused on getting reelected, and not on doing what the majority of us want.

Part of that battle is in getting the most vocal democrat,the president, to say the things he needs to say, to get us moving in the direction we want.

Check out some of FDRs old speeches if you want to get what I mean. We need some of that, not some of the "Get an education you lout and you'll get a job," or "We need to compete with third world children making a dollar an hour, let's go we can do it ya'll!!"

There is nothing I'd like better. And stop trying to please all the corporations, get us out of the wars, slash the military budget, put the onus of our problems where they are, and stop blaming your own base for wanting you to stand up for us all, to act like you actually care about the poor more than Goldman Sachs.
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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:17 PM
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I find him boring.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:17 PM
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5. I heard Rick Sanchez would like the spot...Yikes!
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:18 PM
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6. The guy is literally unwatchable.
Edited on Thu Jan-27-11 06:28 PM by jefferson_dem
He routinely bellows the sort of wild-eyed, half-baked hyperbole we all criticize when it comes from the likes of Glenn Beck... Ack.
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:26 PM
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10. But he can spell! So please don't critize him.

:)
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:29 PM
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12. HaHa.
:)
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:19 PM
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7. You must not have been watching the same Cenk I have been, he is on an amazing roll the last 2 days.
He just had some congresswoman on, who I'm going to need to look up, from Ohio and they were dropping some serious truth bombs.
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 08:10 PM
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36. The Congresswoman is Margi Kaptur.
She is liberal, but was one of the democrats that wanted to push Nancy Pelosi out as democratic House leader. Kaptur is smart, part of the younger generation and she is tough as nails, she beat back a tough republican challenge by standing up full square for the things that she believes in and did not back down. I think that her opponent dressed up as an SS reenact, which certainly did not hurt Kaptur.
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:19 PM
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8. I wish they would put on Thom Hartmann.
My right wing mother listened to him once & said, "He's very reasonable." :wow:
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 10:03 PM
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51. I don't think he wants it. He likes being independent
so he can say what he likes without "editors" looking over his shoulder. He has a TV show of sorts right now that he owns.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:19 PM
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9. I like him better
but thats me.. and I don't watch msm
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:32 PM
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14. Um blue dogs do not like Cenk. He is not pathetic, and you're entitled to your opinion. Liberals
Edited on Thu Jan-27-11 06:42 PM by lonestarnot
love him. :hi: Even though he used to be a pug.
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NorthCarolina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:33 PM
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15. Not sure which Cenk you're watching, but I'm liking the one I'm watching. nt
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:33 PM
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16. I don't mind him.
I don't watch that much, but he doesn't bother me. Could be worse. If you don't like him, don't watch. There are other outlets to get news from.
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whatchamacallit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:35 PM
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18. He's occasionally critical of the president, which automatically makes you a POS around here.
Edited on Thu Jan-27-11 06:36 PM by whatchamacallit
Go Cenk!
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 08:16 PM
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38. I don't know what DU you read. Obama bashing is a sport on this forum.
There are some that call halt, but they are in a decided minority.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:36 PM
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19. If I would watch MSNBC I would watch Cenk.
But I won't watch because they fired Keith.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:36 PM
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20. I love him, I think he's TERRIFIC!
As other posters said I guess he's too liberal for some of you here. :shrug:
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:38 PM
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21. lol... ok
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Poboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:40 PM
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23. Cenk is TOO STRONG for you. Go watch something else.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:50 PM
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26. I like him
I don't always agree with him but I think he tries to be fair, he treats his guests civilly and he's got a slightly twisted sense of humor.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:51 PM
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27. well, he was great today....
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:53 PM
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28. So... You Prefer Milquetoast... Good Luck With That...
:wtf:

:evilfrown:
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mainer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:54 PM
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29. I like Cenk.
Edited on Thu Jan-27-11 06:55 PM by mainer
Unabashed about his politics.

But not as literate as Olberman. Few people are.
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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:57 PM
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30. Whatever dude, Cenk is awesome
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Liberal In Texas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:04 PM
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31. I like Cenk.
The type of show they have him doing isn't his strong suit. He doesn't enunciate as well as the usual polished TV types and the rapid-fire format TV execs seem to like these days isn't a good fit for him. He would be better in a more informal situation doing interviews, like he does on his web-cast show.

I generally always agree with his positions on various topics and he is very well informed. Give the guy a break, he's filling in.

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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:51 PM
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32. I hereby declare you the loser of the first annual Cenk Uygur flame war.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 08:04 PM
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35. Teehee. Loooooosssser.
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 08:21 PM
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39. Pretty childish post. Time for some warm milk? nt.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 09:41 PM
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48. Was I talking to you? Save it for your cat.
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 08:12 PM
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37. You can't be serious. nt
Edited on Thu Jan-27-11 08:12 PM by earth mom
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inna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 08:33 PM
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42. No, Cenk is OK. It is MSNBC that is pathetic.
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 08:33 PM
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43. K&R...nt
Sid
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 09:20 PM
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46. Don't you realize how many intelligent people won't work for MSNBC?
Just sayin' :rofl:
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 09:20 PM
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47. This is what happens when RimJob threatens to shut down FreeRepublic
The cockroaches go looking for a new home.
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Erose999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 09:59 PM
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50. Haven't watched Cenk on M$NBComcast but I loved him on "The Young Turks". I did see him sub for

Ratigan on M$NBComcast one time and thought he was mediocre there. Seemed like they were holding him back then though. If he's got his own show maybe they've cut him loose creatively.

I might have to check his show out, once I find out what happened to Keith. I'm not watching M$NBComcast until I find out the circumstances of his departure.
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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 11:19 PM
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53. Not beltway bullshit enough for ya, I take it?
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purrFect Donating Member (112 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 11:26 PM
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55. definitely one of the best
though he probably won't last long
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Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 01:26 AM
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56. I love Cenk.
I'm from the "If You're Not Outraged You're Not Paying Attention" wing of the Democratic party.
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ihavenobias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 01:32 AM
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57. The ratings show you aren't alone.
Edited on Fri Jan-28-11 01:33 AM by ihavenobias
Pretty good considering there has been zero marketing (Cenk isn't even listed in the MSNBC primetime commercials) and the show doesn't even have an official name, his own customized team and set, etc.

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/01/27/cable-news-ratings-for-wednesday-january-26-2011/80526
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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 02:07 AM
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58. Hmm, I saw a clip of him interviewing Assange. It was good..he didn't interrupt all the time.
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