bye bye

Poor Cenk, he thinks he was a “tiger in a zoo”, his roaring magnificence, err, muffled. Does anyone believe his account of his talk with MSNBC? Me neither. If the channel was so reluctant to have ‘anti-establishment’ presenters, wouldn’t they be firing Rachel Maddow etc? Maybe you were just crap, Cenk?


61 Responses to “bye bye”

  1. July 21, 2011 at 11:13 am

    “Poor Cenk, he thinks he was a “tiger in a zoo”, his roaring magnificence, err, muffled…..”
    ——- Oh, Ms. Chips, you know that ‘tiger blood,’ it can’t be contained, it can’t be restrained, it’s just gotta flow. Ask Charlie Sheen.

  2. 4 MTmarilyn
    July 21, 2011 at 11:13 am

    He was crap. I really like Rev Al. Although it is still hard to listen to those stupid repubs he has own. At least he doesn’t let them get away with lieing. I am going camping again but I am going to DVR his show. I want him to get ratings for supporting this President.

  3. 5 StR
    July 21, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Cenk is a legend in his own mind. Everybody else thinks he’s shit.

    • July 21, 2011 at 11:18 am

      I didn’t like listening to him when he was on Msnbc, and now that he is gone to heck with. Welcome Rev. Al.

    • 9 majii
      July 21, 2011 at 4:28 pm


      You surprise me by speaking like this! LOL. I always look to you for the facts on any topic and the effort you put into the challenge of keeping us grounded and informed at the same time! I’m surprised at the departure from your usual demeanor, but at the same time, I’m pleased to know that you’re sometimes willing to inject not only facts into a discussion, but a little bit of raw, fact-based humor! I agree with you about Cenk because I do think his skill at being a commentator on a national TV network stinks like the $h!t that it is.

  4. 10 Fred
    July 21, 2011 at 11:18 am

    gawd this fucker thinks too damn much of himself and good fucking riddance once again

    • July 21, 2011 at 11:22 am

      Do you hear the footsteps Mr. Ed? You’re next.

    • July 21, 2011 at 11:33 am

      Morning, Fred.

      Hey, he got his big head from the folks over at that other place pumping him out. It was telling that others in Washington, D.C. (i.e. MSNBC producers) felt the same way some of us felt about his work. I have never watched a single episode of his show, but I did read quite a few of his hit and run pieces over there. Many of them had no basis in fact. He just pulled stuff out of his “tumba” and dropped it off, one time even attacking FLOTUS, if I remember correctly.

      If you have a one trick pony show — day in day out with the same subject matter, without any creative thought — of course even the producers who work on your show are going to get fed up.

      I could see some of those producers now just rolling their eyes every time he came on.

      Too bad that he can’t take an introspective look at himself.

      Oh, well. I won’t miss him, because for me he was never there.

      • 16 Fred
        July 21, 2011 at 11:42 am

        would be nice to see Ed go next Annie.Good morning to you and Africa 🙂

        It’s time to clean house and clean house completely from those traitors in the media and in congress.We need real Liberals not traitors like Hamsher;etc

    • July 21, 2011 at 1:41 pm

      I am glad that you said it Fred. I will add this fucker is also an asshole. He is disgusting. Does he not understand that 145,000 views is not good numbers? I felt I could watch his head growing as he spoke. Too bad I was not near him, so I could stick a pin in his head so he would explode.

      Trash has been taken out.

  5. 18 Bobfr
    July 21, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Not maybe …. 🙂

    Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Today!

  6. 19 Blue
    July 21, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Bottom line; His show sucked!

  7. 21 Doris
    July 21, 2011 at 11:22 am

    LOL, the Orange site doesn’t even want him back. They have laid his butt OUT!!! It was comedy gold. I laughed so hard. Goodbye sucka!

  8. 22 Me4obama
    July 21, 2011 at 11:25 am


    I hope you and Anthony Weiner meet up and compare notes.

  9. 23 dotster
    July 21, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I couldn’t tolerate Cenk. I suspect more viewers shared that view than the opposite.
    OT, but I think this is a disturbing story. There is more evidence that the 2004 pres. election was stolen. In a new filing of King Lincoln Bronzeville vs. Blackwell re. the sudden and unexpected shift of votes in Oh to George W. Bush late on election night, Ohio vote count was transferred to a RNC site in Chattanooga, Tn., and that is when the shift began. And the IT guy involved died in a small plane crash a month and a half after his deposition. I am worried about all the funny biz going on with new voter registration laws and junk like this. I don’t put anything past this Repub Party.

    • 24 isonprize
      July 21, 2011 at 11:37 am

      I really want us to go back to a way of voting that allows a clear trail on counting the votes.

      I’ve worked with IT guys (and girls). The good ones are honest and very smart. The sneaky ones, if they so chose, can use their knowledge of computers, software, hardware, etc. to do some not-so-nice things. For example, if a guy can hack into a phone line and listen to someone’s voicemail messages, OF COURSE, a guy can steal the results of an election and change them to the result that he wants.

    • 25 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      July 21, 2011 at 11:39 pm

      Yes, I was there at Ohio Dem headquarters that fateful night waiting for the final returns that night in NOv. 2004. We knew that night that the election was stolen. I hope the DNC is aware of this. All the Midwest swing states have Rethug legislators and Governors. Very Scary. Karl Rove and the Koch brothers are very fast at work. They are in cahoots with our Teagov Kasich as well. 😦 Obama/Biden 2012

  10. 26 GGail
    July 21, 2011 at 11:28 am

    He sounded like a person trying to hard to spin the reason he was fired to his advantage. Grasping with both hands to salvage some dignity. You were fired because you suck, not because you waved your hands too much. Stick with reality and the truth Cenk.

    • July 21, 2011 at 11:32 am

      I don’t think I can watch. Your comments alone are enough for me. It’s too early in the day to be laughing so hard! 😉

      • July 21, 2011 at 11:35 am

        I don’t even have sound on my computer, and if I did I would not listen to him. There are certain folks I can’t watch. I would read the transcript, but not otherwise.

      • 29 GGail
        July 21, 2011 at 12:28 pm

        Oh Lisa, you got to listen – it’s a HOOT!!!!!

      • 30 lmrj
        July 21, 2011 at 3:49 pm

        Agreed. I tried to watch and couldn’t stand his voice for even one full minute. So arrogant. Nothing wrong with arrogance if you have something to back it up. He doesn’t. Could never watch his show for more than 3 minutes. Think I saved a little of my sanity.

  11. July 21, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Sorry to disagree with you fine people but MSNBC has a history of this sort of thing. Remember David Shuster? He went through something similar….as well as Keith Olbermann. Adding more conservative talking heads only gives them a platform to keep regurgitating the same old rhetoric time and time again. I stopped watching MSNBC after David and KO left. Buchanan (well known racist), Scarborough (who pulls the strings at MSNBC) who is a conservative host recently got into a spat with Martin Bashir, another MSNBC host (liberal). As host Joe can spew lies and get away with it bc he will cut the guest off. Reminds me of FOX who cut mikes. Pretty soon MSNBC will give a slot to Michael Steele. Wait and see. Just my two cents. 🙂

    • 32 Fred
      July 21, 2011 at 11:47 am

      David Shuster had it coming as soon as he got out of pocket with his Chelsea Clinton comment “There’s just something a little bit unseemly to me that Chelsea’s out there calling up celebrities, saying support my mom … doesn’t it seem like Chelsea’s sort of being pimped out in some weird sort of way?”

      and working on a secret deal with a rival station won’t win you any favor.Just saying . . .

    • July 21, 2011 at 11:50 am

      Morning Joke and Pat-The-Hack aren’t the only ones to spew lies. So do so called legend (in his own mind) Cenk and that ingrate, pompous ass non-voting tool KO. Don’t get me started on the tripe that Maddcow spews either. None of the people listed above are on PBO’s side. Just because they call themselves progressive doesn’t mean they support this president’s agenda which is to ensure the health, wellbeing, safety and longevity of ALL people regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, political orientation and whatever the hell else the right wing can think up to further divide us.

    • 35 dotster
      July 21, 2011 at 11:52 am

      I miss Shuster. He was a fearless reporter, one of those old fashioned types who actually investigated to dig up and report the truth. He must be blackballed because he just disappeared.

      • 36 desertflower
        July 21, 2011 at 12:10 pm

        I always liked him because he was the only one with manners. ALWAYS said thank you and you’re welcome.

      • 37 askew
        July 21, 2011 at 1:55 pm

        Shuster is back to being Olbermann’s back-up on Current TV. I am hoping Shuster will get his own show there. I miss him on MSNBC as well.

    • July 21, 2011 at 11:53 am

      I liked David Shuster and really hated to see him go. I think KO became even to over the top in his Special Comments even for a person like me.

      I think there is allways a danger when fame lands on your door steps and with so many people they start to believe the hype and become bigger than the story that their trying to tell the audience……and I think that was KO downfall at MSNBC.

      The fouth estate is failing the American people.

      • 39 COS
        July 21, 2011 at 2:45 pm

        bjw2, have you heard David Schuster lately? He substitutes for Bill Press sometime on his morning show and I have not been pleased with him at all. He has joiined the Obama questioning, bashing club. He was on Monday morning for Press and I had to turn the radio off. Press is almost as bad. I turned him off yesterday because his question of the day was, “do you trust PBO to stand firm and not cut anything from medicare and SS”? I keep trying to give Press a chance but I am going to have to cut him loose. He always say that he is a big supporter of PBO but his actions doesn’t prove it. he has a cowboy mentality.

        • July 21, 2011 at 6:06 pm

          Hey COS I have been noticing this from Schuster lately so he is on my short list. I haven’t heard him on Bill Press being that I’ve stopped listening to Bill Press.

          I’ve taken a stance personally to cut off listening to progressive talk radio, I’m now down to only listening to Randi Rhoads.

    • 41 GGail
      July 21, 2011 at 12:31 pm

      I’m not looking for Rev Al to have a lifelong spot on MSNBC, I do want his ratings to be high and remain so through and up to Nov. 2012, then…whatever the Rev wants to do is fine with me.

    • July 21, 2011 at 2:14 pm

      Umm I don’t watch tv.. but isn’t Michael Steele already hanging out with the beloved Rachel Maddow & her “uncle Pat” ? MSNBC ain’t liberal tv, there is no such animal on American tv. Any station that keeps the likes of Pat Buchannon for years is no liberal. Rev Al at least has a very long history of fighting for the people, for standing up.. for speaking up.

    • 44 chiara
      July 21, 2011 at 2:32 pm

      Well the fact is they are a network that is part of a very large corporation so they do have to show some restraint to a certain extent. Now, with that said, Cenk is full of it. His analysis was neither compelling nor insightful. He often just “railed” in the vein of the Hamsher/Green crowd and as much as they like to say that is “speaking truth to power” if you become so off-putting that no one listens except the echo chamber of Hamsher disciples then what is the point. The issue I have with folks like Cenk is that they like to gripe and complain (and some of it is spot on and worthy) but their solutions are just not realistic if they have one at all. It’s like they live in some alternate universe where the President doesn’t have to deal with the most obstructionist, disrespectful and really just downright stupid Republican congress that we have seen in decades. Rachel very regularly challenges power and the establishment (politicians, the media) but does so in a way that draws you in with really spot on analysis based on research and with a tone that allows for discourse and thinking about the big issues and solutions, Cenk never did that.

  12. 45 ChristiMtl
    July 21, 2011 at 11:48 am

    He thinks he was a tiger in a zoo? yea right, he was more like a gorilla eating his own poo………good riddance republican fraud.

    • 46 utaustinliberal
      July 21, 2011 at 1:38 pm

      Hahahahaha. Christi, how right you are. I also can’t believe that he told the NYT that someone in the WhiteHouse must have complained about his treatment of their policies. As though President Obama wastes one iota of brain cells thinking about his moronic ass. He was loud, brash, had no substance, full of hot air and just not a nice personality. I have no clue why MSNBC started pandering to the extremes on the left and right alike. David Shuster was great; he never allowed any republican to get away with lies. Everyones knows MSNBC is supposed to be the liberal equivalent of Fox. Fox always plays to their base even while doing crap reporting. MSNBC would be wise to dig up more people like David Shuster and Rev Al Sharpton who are armed with facts, data, knowledge, truth and a no bullshit meter. That way they can recover lost audience and attract even more sane ones.

      • 47 majii
        July 21, 2011 at 4:46 pm

        I guess I should have known that Cenk would find some way to connect PBO to his demise, utal. Instead of facing the simple fact that his program sucked so badly that it turned viewers off, he took the coward’s way of explaining why he lost his program. This is a major embarrassment for him and a blow to his over-inflated ego. He had an excellent opportunity to harness a national platform from which he could disseminate facts and help to eliminate some of the BS that is prevalent in today’s MSM. IMO, he became too obsessed with the legend that he thinks he is that resides inside his brain. Reality hit, and he is shocked and embarrassed to discover that he isn’t all that he thought he was. Blaming his demise on PBO or someone in the WH only makes him a more despicable person to me because of his inability and/or refusal to accept the fact that his program sucked BIG TIME.

  13. 48 nintendowii10
    July 21, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    And this fat fuck has the gall to blame President Obama for getting the boot. I don’t recall Eliot Spitzer, Campbell Brown, or Glenn Beck blaming the President for getting fired, Uygar is so full of himself, it’s just pitiful.

    Good riddance to rubbish!

    • 49 EDP4BHO
      July 21, 2011 at 10:15 pm

      Heehee,,,,,I can just hear President Obama asking……”who is that fat fuck and why’s he talking about me ?” 😀

  14. 50 AnitaW
    July 21, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Next to all the folks on Foxs this canning couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person. Bye bye Republican tool.

  15. 51 carolyn
    July 21, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    As if the President has time to be concerned about a Cenk Uygyr!!!!! My, my, what big heads we have!
    I’ve decided that these so-called progressive talking heads are happy only when there is a Republican president they can bash every night like GWB. They have not learned about support and constructive dialogue. They had so much fun during the last reign, they can’t stop to reconsider and change. The Republican talking heads, on the other hand, will bash away now, but if a Republican, any Republican, gets in the WH, they will become ALL supportive. Why do we eat our young?

  16. July 21, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Ha! As I’ve noted before I don’t watch teevee.. and I dislike intensely these pundits… however I did say if MSNBC put Rev Al on that I would tune in.. so after almost three years- I will indeed tune in.

    As to Cenk- never watched him of course (sure was short-lived 🙂 🙂 ) but I did read one of his diaries at dkos.. long ago.. and that was all I ever needed to know about this flake.. he rolls on ego and not much class, sense or brain power.

    • July 21, 2011 at 1:57 pm

      Sooo I just tried to watch the video posted above Chips.. good grief I only got through 6 of the 11 minutes- what a boring, self important dullard he is- no wonder he’s being dumped- aside from the fact that he’s a liar. Cracked me up though when he said MSNBC wanted him to have “more republicans on”.. and he stressed how hard he was on republicans… HA- he IS a Republican. And ohhhh those “people in Washington” done him in. Conspiracy Theories always sell to the extremists. I’m guessing “people in Washington” is the local mini mart owner.. or maybe his mom.

      When we see these “tv personalities” melting down on one another on our tvs- it is a very clear reminder that that is ALL they are: Personalities on tv. They wanna be stars.. please do not forget that about these people. They seek fame and fortune. ALL of them… and I believe that includes many of their guests.. including some congress folk- who love seeing themselves on television.

      Another ‘tell’ on Cenk: when an adult professional cites a YOUTUBE COMMENT to bolster their cred. whoa brother thats desperation.

      • July 21, 2011 at 1:59 pm

        Did anyone else get the impression he was making it up as he went along?

        • July 21, 2011 at 2:04 pm

          I think he doth protest too much. Now – the truth is losing a job is hard, and it has to be especially hard when it is so public… especially for one who lives by his arrogance and lacks much humility. I can tell that this man has very little empathy for others.. but is seeking empathy from his viewers- which is always the case from blowhards. I’m thinking this is a very hard pill to swallow- and thus he’s needing support and commiseration- which is relatively human.. although most of us don’t seek it on tv. When we lose a job- we go home and cry, rant.. express our sorrow to our families, friends. Apparently “his audience” is his support system. It’s kind of sad.

    • July 21, 2011 at 2:00 pm

      And let me just say that the two reasons I will support Rev Al is that he is an ACTIVIST- a REAL activist- not a PUNDIT.. and that he does not disrespect President Obama- I have only heard of him showing respect for the office as well as the man.. and that is LONG overdue on TV.

  17. 57 Left-Indie
    July 21, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Never watched his show. Never read anything he wrote so I can’t really say much about him. Al is great. He is new to the game and shows a little roughness, but that is ok right now. I just hope the format is different going forward, that the bullshit “he said, he said” mess is over. I hope he profiles more of the right christians to contrast with the christian right nutjobs. For better or for worse, MSNBC is what we got. Hate her or not Rachel is the best on that station. Lets hope Al is a star soon, too.

  18. July 21, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Awwww! Poor lil’ Cenk…sank!


    Good riddance!

  19. July 21, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    The only reason I will tune into msnbc is to watch Rev. Al. I have never watch the other guy except a short piece on the net and was not interested in what he had to say.

  20. July 21, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Tell Cenk Uyger I’ve been crying ever since I got the word of him leaving. But they have been tears of joy. Good-bye Mr. Uyger.

  21. 61 N
    July 21, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Cenk is a horrible, uninformed commentator on politics. I prefer Maddow over the rest of the MSNBC hosts. She goes off the rails sometimes but she most of the time she takes an intelligent, balanced approach. She’ll at least credit Obama sometimes for good stuff.

    I don’t mind factual, informed criticism of POTUS but I don’t like it when people won’t give him credit or who blame him instead of the people who are actually responsible.

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