Cenk Uygur: Everything That’s Wrong With Broadcast Media

Part of the Image presentation is a segment on the current state of broadcast media. At times, when asked, I present for clients and guests an in-depth look at the media, why it has taken more than a few turns for the worse, and how it has become in many arenas little more than a place for the spewing of hate and ill-informed rhetoric. It’s insulting, degrading, yet all too often reveals the depths someone will go to get their 15 minutes of fame.

Which brings me to the Internet train wreck called “The Young Turks”, thankfully seen and heard only on the Internet. But in this 24/7 rumor world where the Internet rules, the “program” has viewers and thus gains some notoriety from the critics. Their “network” is heavily Left-leaning and makes no bones about it’s disdain for anything not on their political plate. This makes them like so many other TV, radio and Internet shows. What does set them apart is their vulgarity, infantile behavior, slinging of personal insults and lack of any real journalistic credentials. They are, frankly, something of an insult to the broadcast industry.

Cenk Uygur is the main host of the program. He has no news credentials, save for being a very short-lived commentator on MSNBC, who dumped him overboard after less than a year. The Internet in this case, and in the case of many others, is thus the last refuge for those with little shreds of credibility.

Uygur is eligible to make a living as he chooses, of course. But when he steps into my industry, one that is more than a little riddled with criticism holes the last decade or so, the factual line must be drawn. His comments here in response to those from a legitimate FOX News commentator reveal much about his character and lack of professionalism. And this is not a defense of FOX News nor a slam on Progressive political comments. Those who follow my work here know that when it comes to teaching image, reputation and the broadcast media, I have no leaning in any direction.

However, I do know a fraud when I see and hear one.

INTELLIGENCE: KNOW THE BACKGROUND OF THOSE YOU LISTEN TO AND WATCH AS COMMENTATORS ON ANY SUBJECT. BE INFORMED TO INSURE YOU ARE NOT BEING DUPED BY FRAUDS. AND IF YOU ARE A BROADCASTER, REMEMBER THAT EVERY WORD AND ACTION BECOMES PART OF YOUR PERMANENT IMAGE.

Why Did Cenk Uygur Tell Fox’s Dana Perino to ‘Get the F*ck Out of the Country’?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On The Young Turks last night, Cenk Uygur had a pretty clear message for Fox News host and former Bush White House spokesperson Dana Perino: GTFO.

Why? Well, last week Perino said on The Five that she is “tired” of atheist activists demanding that emblems of Christian ideology be removed from public policy — i.e., the separation of church and state. “They don’t have to live here,” Perino said. “If you don’t believe then why do you care? It’s just, like, some guy’s name.”

“That’s classy,” Uygur said in response, “Well, I’m tired of you. You guys are, like, constantly, ‘Believe in my sky God! Believe in him! Believe in him!’ Well, I don’t believe in him. So, why don’t you leave the country?”

He then read aloud the “Establishment Clause” of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, which states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.”

“You’re wrong, I’m right,” the host concluded. “Get the fuck out of the country!”

 

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