I know that Al Sharpton sat in for Cenk somebody who is leaving his show but just now watched him interview two female Latinas, Hispanics or Mexicans, not sure what they are now, and he is just everywhere. We know that MSNBC is the most liberal of all the stations, wonder why? I know why. But heard rumors that Al was going to take over the young turk slot when that Turk gets the boot, oops he said he resigned. My bad. Anyway, Al Sharpton was speaking to these two women because the GOP snubbed their little party and none of them showed up but Obama did.
Cenk Uygur continued his anti-MSNBC tour on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” Sunday–and he suggested that he was getting replaced because Al Sharpton, the man all-but-certain to succeed him as the network’s 6 PM host, is friendlier to the White House.
Uygur left MSNBC very publicly last week, claiming that the network implied to him that his anti-Washington “tone” was not in keeping with the “establishment” bent that MSNBC was trying to cultivate. MSNBC has strongly denied the claims, insisting that it was just giving Uygur television style tips.
Speaking to a slightly skeptical Howard Kurtz, Uygur repeated his charges. Kurtz said that Uygur seemed not to have any direct evidence that MSNBC was caving to political pressure by admonishing him. Uygur replied that he didn’t know who the “people in Washington” that MSNBC Phil Griffin said had a problem with him were. Then, he turned to Sharpton.
- Ex-MSNBC Host Goes After Al Sharpton (huffingtonpost.com)
- Howard Kurtz Challenges Cenk Uygur’s Claim That MSNBC Dumped Him For Criticizing Obama (mediaite.com)
- Al Sharpton Will Be Your Next MSNBC Host [Media] (gawker.com)