Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Look, I've never been a huge fan of Cenk Uygur as far as his being a broadcaster -- I think I've made that pretty clear. While I do agree with some of his politics, I'm not into shouting and I am into being able to distinctively pronounce each and every syllable in a word. Nothing personal against the guy, I just didn't think he was ready for prime-time, as it were, and wanted to see him do a little more work online before somebody pulled him up to the big leagues.

That said, I don't feel strongly enough about him to cheer the fact that he just lost his plum gig at MSNBC, as de facto host of the network's 6PM hour. I'm especially not going to be doing the Snoopy dance if it turns out that MS really is pushing him out in favor of Al Sharpton, as all speculation is pointing toward.

Cenk's a little annoying. Sharpton is a shamelessly corrupt narcissist without an ounce of broadcasting talent to speak of. He's been disgraced and discredited over and over again and has no business being anywhere near an NBC studio, much less having his name on an NBC show and an NBC paycheck.

Needless to say, Uygur's apparently less-than-thrilled with being given the boot and he'll supposedly be talking about it tomorrow via a press teleconference. If Sharpton takes his place? Well, then the rest of us get to be pissed as well.


Anonymous said...

Uygyur was good but too intellectual, like Olbermann was too intellectual.
Sharpton has the ability to become the first left wing "Beck", although I am ashamed to even use the comparison.

Chez said...

You thought Uygur was too intellectual? You're kidding, right? He was a blunt instrument. A little more subtle than, say, that boob Schultz, but that's about it.

Matt Osborne said...

Chez, I don't know how to tell you this, but...I watched Sharpton a few times while he was filling in for Chris Matthews, and damn if he wasn't a LOT LESS ANNOYING than Tweety.

Which is not saying much, I admit, but still...I couldn't believe it either. I was stunned and still am.

Chez said...

I don't know, man. I watched a little of Sharpton the other day and it was just spine-shatteringly painful. And that's just a commentary on his abilities as a broadcaster; it's not even getting into his sordid history, which should preclude him from having a slot on an NBC property.

The Bacon said...

There's been a lot of talk here and other places about the danger of allowing Glenn Beck on the air.

Let's remember, Sharpton whipped an anti-semitic lynch mob that burned down a neighborhood and actually got a guy killed.

Everyone should speak out against this guy being given any sort of it a show on MSNBC or as an instigator on Fox News.

Chez said...

Glenn Beck is dangerous. Extraordinarily. So is Sharpton. Making comparisons as an argument, however, is worthless.