On Friday’s edition of The Young Turks, host Cenk Uygur let fly with a scathing critique of Fox News host Sean Hannity, who made waves this week by coming unglued and shouting down a Palestinian guest on his show.
Uygur noted after playing some of the Hannity segment that “if you support Palestinians or are worried about civilian deaths in Gaza” on Fox News, you are “sympathizing with the terrorists.”
He went on to charge that Hannity intentionally cut off, interrupted and contradicted guest Yousef Munayyer, so that when he got a rise out of Munayyer, he could point to him and say, “See? Angry Muslims. That’s how they are, they’re full of rage.”
Uygur said that Hannity is “a big blockhead. I mean, it’s, he has no logic, he has no rationality, it’s super-easy to dismiss him.”
When asked if he would ever appear on Hannity’s show, Uygur said, “I’m not gonna ask to be on his show. If he wants to have me on, great, I’ll kick his ass all day long.”
“If he doesn’t have the power to cut your mic,” he went on, “you think that pussy could ever dare to get in a real debate where he doesn’t control the mic?”
From the 07.25.2014 edition of TYT Network’s The Young Turks:
A definite contrast with Juror B37.
We had Fox News mole Joe Muto on The Young Turks yesterday. Cenk asked the burning question we all wonder: Does Bill O’Reilly know it when he’s reporting fake news? Click through for the answer.
Crickett, the manufacturers of the “My First Rifle” used by a 5-year-old to shoot his 2-year-old sister last week, sells more than 60,000 of that model every year. Because guns are so unregulated, they can be marketed directly to children. Click through to see a commercial advertising shotguns to elementary school kids.
How awesome would it be if actress Ashley Judd ran for Senate and beat Mitch McConnell? (by Current)
Cenk and the TYT gang tell it like it is as usual.
Cenk Uygur talks to state Sen. Heather Steans, D-Ill., about the marriage equality bill she has co-sponsored and seems poised to pass in Illinois.
“We passed civil unions here two years ago, and the nature of the conversations I’m having with my colleagues just two years later is really different. I think there’s really been a sea change of public opinion on this. Every day we see more people supporting what’s fair under our laws and treating everyone the same.”
Cenk Uygur talks with Current correspondent Jacki Schechner about two fast-food franchise owners that are cutting workers’ hours to part time so that they won’t have to offer them health insurance. Though the Affordable Care Act’s provisions don’t kick in until 2014, many are trying to blame Obamacare now for the cutbacks.
“It’s total baloney,” Schechner says. “There’s a larger influence here that doesn’t have anything to do with the Affordable Care Act — but it’s been demonized, and so it’s a good scapegoat.”
- h/t: Current.com
On Current TV’s The Young Turks, Cenk Uygur discusses Fortune Magazine's report on Fast and Furious:
Cenk digs into Fortune Magazine’s report following a six-month investigation into claims that agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives sold guns to straw purchasers for Mexican cartels during Operation Fast and Furious. Attorney General Eric Holder may be held in contempt, but Fortune concludes that ATF agents never purposely sold to cartels.
Via The Huffington Post: “An Ohio-based radio DJ who ignited controversy last week after telling a concerned father he should “get one of your friends to screw your daughter straight” has apologized for his comments. The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) notes that Dominic Dieter, the host of the popular “Rover’s Morning Glory” on Cleveland’s WMMS 100.7 FM radio (The Buzzard), issued an on-air apology for his statements this morning…”.* Ana Kasparian, Cenk Uygur, and Jayar Jackson break it down on The Young Turks.
David Frum on Current TV’s The Young Turks: “The GOP is run by around a couple dozen of people.”
'Fuck You Greg Gutfeld' - Ana Kasparian of TYT on Fox Host’s NOW Remarks (by TheYoungTurks)
And Ana Kasparian is right. Greg Gutfeld, it’s time to go jackin’ it in San Diego!
Cenk Uygur hits the nail on them chickenhawks!
(via Heather at Crooks and Liars: Cenk Uygur Blasts Gun Owners of America’s Larry Pratt for Defending Murder of Trayvon Martin)
I’m not sure what the Gun Owners of America’s Larry Pratt thought he had to gain by going on the air with The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur, but he found himself getting blasted after defending George Zimmerman for murdering Trayvon Martin and claiming he had a right to shoot him dead.
Pratt’s argument; that one witness claimed he saw Zimmerman on the ground being beaten up by the unarmed kid who was 100 pounds lighter than him and once the guy he was stalking was getting the better of him in a fight, he had the right to shoot him dead. Unbelievable. Needless to say, Uygur went off on him for promoting that level of vigilantism.
This guy is a real piece of work. The Southern Poverty Law Center has this on his background from a report they issued in 2001.
And here he was back in 2009 arguing on MSNBC’s Hardball that we should have everyone packing heat at presidential events.