Takeover Thursdays – Cenk Uygur (The Young Turks) explains why he left MSNBC

Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks abruptly leaves MSNBC after a short stint holding down MSNBC’s 6pm time slot; and apparently it’s NOT because of low ratings. If you are familiar with Cenk’s work with The Young Turks you know the guy prides himself on research and he is HIGH OCTANE energy from start to finish!!!!

He is the type of guy that puts in the work and is not afraid to challenge all parties; what I always liked about Cenk is that he not only goes after Republicans but he will also let Democrats have it as well.

Especially the Obama Administration…..

I will admit that Cenk was not the most polished broadcaster and at times he just seemed awkward in his presentation, but with time and experience you would expect/hope that change.

In the YouTube clips below you will hear Cenk describe in detail his time at MSNBC and it is disappointing to hear. Of course there are always 2 sides to a story but even if half of Cenk’s story is true it’s still a disappointment.

“Where there’s smoke, there’s fire…”

Obviously Cenk ruffled someone’s feathers, why else remove a host that has decent ratings that were growing (according to Cenk). You always want a strong lead in for your prime-time lineup (Chris Matthews, Lawrence O’Donnell, Rachel Maddow, and Ed Schultz)??

And then you offer the guy more money to accept a lesser role?

Something is not right…. I don’t know if we will ever know the real reason why Cenk was being pushed out of the 6pm time slot but I am sure Cenk will continue his hard-hitting work online with The Young Turks.

As for the future of the 6pm time slot for MSNBC, it looks Rev. Al Sharpton will be the one to takeover. According to some critics if the decision to move Cenk was due to his broadcasting skills, the decision to go with Sharpton is far from an upgrade.

One thing will always hold true about MSNBC, if you are perceived to be a trouble-maker or hard to deal with. They will get rid of your ass, just ask Keith Olbermann!!!

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

WTF/WTH Wednesdays – Michele Bachmann is special….

It takes a special person to have Bill O’Reilly REALLY challenge a fellow Conservative, and Michele Bachmann is that special person.

Bachmann is a polarizing enough personality that she is not only exciting to the Republican Party with her run for President but she is also scaring the Republican Party.  Conservatives are looking for someone who will stand up to President Obama in 2012 and the field is not the most encouraging group; Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Herman Cain, Ron Paul, John Huntsman, and maybe Rick Perry (still undecided)?

With a cast of characters like that I can see how Bachmann can be an attractive candidate, but the same thing that makes her attractive also makes her a nightmare…

In the debate concerning raising the debt ceiling Bachmann has taken the position of being the “Champion” for so-called fiscal responsibility, and in true NUTBAG style she doesn’t understand the complexity of the issue.  Her lack of understanding is putting the United States and the global economy in danger.  And she could not care less…

Even Bill O’Reilly can see that Bachmann is insane and this was visible during an interview O’Reilly conducted with Bachmann.  If this was Bill O’Reilly interviewing someone like Anthony Weiner or Bernie Sanders this could have been ugly, but O’Reilly was some what tame out of respect for the presidential candidate.

Everyone can see the dangers except Michele Bachmann; when Bill O’Reilly is the voice of reason you know there is something severely wrong with the person he is interviewing.  With someone like Bachmann running for president the White House has to have their fingers cross that Michele Bachmann will be the Republican nominee.

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!