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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:31 PM
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Cenk Uygur is the best the MSNBC could find! He is the real deal.
I was seriously impressed with him yesterday and today is even better, he literally got me on my feet with his rant on the scam Goldman Sachs has been playing on the American people.

Anyone who tells as much unvarnished truth as Cenk is going to piss a lot of people off, but now we need a voice like his in the MSM more then ever.

Considering that Cenk hasn't officially gotten his own show I think he deserves a lot of credit for coming out full force and not playing it safe.

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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:34 PM
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1. He has no personality. He's boring.
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:36 PM
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2. He certainly has pesonality.
He may be boring but he is not a drone.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:37 PM
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9. Not afraid of shit he! What, would you rather watch Glen Fathead or Ickyleaker bawl?
Edited on Thu Jan-27-11 06:38 PM by lonestarnot
:thumbsdown:
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:38 PM
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11. He is critical of Obama.
And rightfully so.
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:39 PM
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12. Honestly I could see someone saying he has too much personality, but no personality?
Have you been watching the last two day?

I'll admit he wasn't at his best on Monday on Tuesday, but he was doing it over a satellite from Miami and was plagues with technical difficulties, but his last two show after he got to the studio have been nothing short of amazing.

I can't think of a better new addition to the "House the Keith Built"-Cenk's words not mine.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:40 PM
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14. Listen to Edward R. Murrow or Douglas Edwards sometime. They
were not bubbly pop stars by any means. Uncle Walter, if any of them, was the "personality" guy, yet still somber, direct and always professional with the news. Cenk will be fine, he had little time to be prepped or coached for this. I wish him luck.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 11:40 PM
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45. Yes, they were flat, but they had interesting shit to say, Cenk just states the obvious
And isn't professional. His read is crap, he's an arrogant ego-maniac.
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:46 PM
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21. It takes some time to get the rhythm for hosting a show.
I saw this in Rachel, and in Chris Hayes. Both were tentative the first time they hosted. Even Rachel, though she had lots of TV appearances and years of radio hosting.

It takes at least 3-4 shows to get the hang and relax.

--imm
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:54 PM
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35. "No personality"??
:wow: if any thing I would think the complaint would be he has too much, strange. :shrug:
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 11:37 PM
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42. I agree, he's shit. DUers just like him cause he says things they agree with
I doubt he makes any of them think.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 04:54 PM
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55. I agree with you. We should just keep quiet as they rob us blind. nm
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 05:53 PM
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60. I'm betting he makes of them think more often than you do.
:shrug:

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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 03:51 PM
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:36 PM
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3. I was channel flipping as I have not been a regular any longer and stopped to watch Cenk. HE ROCKED
SUCK AIG MOTHERFUCKERS!
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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:36 PM
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4. I caught some of his show yesterday
I think Cenk is better off-the-cuff than reading from a teleprompter.
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:43 PM
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18. I agree, he really shines in the unscripted interviews. Hopefully he gets his own show soon
with a little more editorial control over the set pieces.
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:37 PM
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5. LOL. Battling thread rec wars.
Cenk, fuck yeah! K&R.
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:41 PM
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16. I saw the other post and I couldn't help myself. Looks like Cenk is going to win the "rec war"
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Poboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:44 PM
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20. I commend you for your efforts. -nt
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anAustralianobserver Donating Member (440 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 09:21 PM
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39. I recced both threads coz I dislike unrec and like Cenk hehe
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:37 PM
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6. What time is he on? Is he replacing Ed in the earlier slot?
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:40 PM
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13. Yeah he replaced Ed at 6 for now. I hope he gets to keep the slot.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:40 PM
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15. He's going for fathead's throat right now where I'm watching.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:37 PM
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7. I am a Cenk fan! nt
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:37 PM
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8. He gets under the skin of apologists for the banks' fraud, theft and corruption.
Good. ^
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:38 PM
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10. He And Senator Harkin Just Had An Awesome Segment, Look For The Video !!!
Cenk...

:yourock:

:kick: & REC !!!

:hi:
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Poboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:41 PM
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17. Recommend. The TYT Army is TOO STRONG!
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:43 PM
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19. Release the Kraken!
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:22 PM
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30. YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!


:eyes:
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Poboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 11:35 PM
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41. The truth is, I want Cenk on that wall. defending and protecting the progressives.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:47 PM
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22. K and R (nt)
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:49 PM
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23. k & r. nt
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:49 PM
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24. K&R 20 w/o comment
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choie Donating Member (899 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:02 PM
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25. Sam Seder
would have been a much better choice.
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:17 PM
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27. Seder is smart but bland for TV.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:47 PM
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33. Yeah, he talks in too much of a monotone
he could never keep the audience's attention.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:17 PM
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26. I LOVE CENK!!!!! nt
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:18 PM
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28. I had him on in the kitchen while making supper... I LIKE!
I like what he had to say.
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:23 PM
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31. Enjoy your dinner ;)
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Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:20 PM
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29. I love Cenk! n/t
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Ramulux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:43 PM
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32. His show today was great
His interview with senator Harkin was awesome, he got Harkin to go after other dems and even Obama. All the stuff about Goldman Sachs and AIG was worthwhile too. The show was really solid, no gaffes, no stiff teleprompter moments, and he came out strong on every issue. Everyone should check out the Harkin interview if the video comes up.
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:52 PM
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34. I hereby declare you the winner of the first annual Cenk Uygur flame war.
(I declared the loser on their own thread.)
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 08:34 PM
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38. lol one more win for the tyt army.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:57 PM
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36. I LOVE him, I'm so glad he was given his own time
I hope they keep him on permanently! :applause:
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ihavenobias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 08:20 PM
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37. You'll be happy to know the ratings are good.
The key demo (25-54) was especially good, and grew Monday-Wednesday.

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/01/27/cable-news-...

But yes, for now Fox News still blows everyone away. On the other hand Cenk is blowing away CNN, HLN, etc. as you can see.
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CherylK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 10:23 PM
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40. Yay!!!
:party: :bounce:
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 02:48 AM
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50. HURRAY
THANKS for that info! :bounce:
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 11:38 PM
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43. No, Olbermann has been fired, it's all over. Cenk is part of the NBC conspiracy
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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 11:40 PM
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44. He drives blind faith followers insane
Edited on Thu Jan-27-11 11:42 PM by quinnox
its amusing to see all the moaning threads about this guy from Obama devotees, they hate it when Obama is criticized in any way.

Another name to add to their "Obama enemies list".
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 11:41 PM
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46. Whatever man, he has his own blind faith followers as audience
Has he ever said anything original?
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 11:47 PM
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47. Yeah. That's probably it.
It's improbable that anyone could miss Olbermann, yet still think that Cenk (Sink?) is a bore. Only Obamanists, cheerleaders, devotees, etc could have such an opinion. Well spoken, sir or madam. You've nailed it.
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ihavenobias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:32 PM
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61. Of course that's not all of it.
It is, undeniably, a huge portion of it though. Some just don't like his delivery/style, but they generally don't get as over-the-top insulting and angry about it (I'm speaking generally here).
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 11:51 PM
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48. He is informative and entertaining. He's long overdue for having a national show like this.
:thumbsup:

PB
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TuxedoKat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 11:59 PM
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49. I think he's fine
I'm glad he's part of the MSNBC line-up. Like him much better than Dylan Ratigan.
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 09:57 AM
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51. Dylan Ratigan considers himself a conservative. He just doesn't seem like one because he is rational
It would be nice if he was representative of conservatives at large.

It seems like his ideology is far more self consistent as opposed to the self contradictory beliefs of the average teabagger/ Conservative these days.

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TuxedoKat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 10:18 AM
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52. I thought
Ratigan was okay at first and then he recently made a comment disrespecting Baby Boomers. I don't like people playing the generational card so I lost alot of respect for him. He is consistent with his beliefs though. I like thoughtful conservatives but sometimes comes across as a bit egocentric. Hopefully he'll learn something (like humility) on his current Steels on Wheels Tour and I'll be able to tolerate him again.
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Laelth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 10:24 AM
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53. k&r for Cenk. He rocks. n/t
-Laelth
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 04:55 PM
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56. I have been a Cenk fan since there were three Young Turks. nm
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 04:59 PM
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57. K&R for Cenk and his new show!!!
I am planning my afternoons/evenings so that I can catch his whole broadcast uninterrupted.
Cenk is MY kind of "Democrat".
:patriot:


"There are forces within the Democratic Party who want us to sound like kinder, gentler Republicans. I want us to compete for that great mass of voters that want a party that will stand up for working Americans, family farmers, and people who haven't felt the benefits of the economic upturn."---Paul Wellstone


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Duval Donating Member (377 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 05:40 PM
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58. Been following him on The Young Turks.
Cenk tells it like it is, and IMHO, is passionate. His style differs from Olbermann, but there is only ONE Olbermann, after all! :) :toast: :thumbsup: :dem:
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 05:47 PM
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59. I think he's a keeper!
K&R
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