We loved Michael here and it was great to have him with us. He was a true, true journalist. One of the very few we have in the country. It’s a great loss not just for us but for the country. There’s about a handful of journalists in the whole country who are actually challenging the government, challenging the Pentagon, not just trusting what they say but actually breaking news on it. He wasn’t in bed with the government, like most of the mainstream press. He was a watchdog, and he’s not on the watch any more. We’re going to miss Michael. —
-Cenk Uygur on the passing of long-time TYT contributor Michael Hastings
BuzzFeed Statement on Michael Hastings
Cenk Uygur: “The minute Cheney says somebody’s a bad guy, I go, ‘Wait a minute, I’ve got to rethink — he must be a really good guy.’”
We’re all raised to think we’re heroes because every movie is about a hero defeating the bad guy and how brave he is. In reality, very few humans are that kind of brave. — Wes Clark Jr.: Would you have the courage to leak intelligence?
John Fugelsang on equal rights versus “special rights”
Cenk to former Fox News producer: 'Does Bill O'Reilly know he's full of crap?' -
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.
Tonight, as a part of our “The March Goes On” series, we remember civil rights activist Medgar Evers. This Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of his assassination.
Jerry Mitchell, reporter for Jackson’s Clarion-Ledger, joins us at 6E/3P to remember the legacy Evers left behind.
He lied. It’s not subtle. He said ‘there will be no spying on citizens who are not suspected of a crime.’ He lied. There is spying on all of us, and we are not suspected of a crime. Barack Obama is a liar. — Cenk Uygur
It’s not my fault that they can’t figure out that eating shrimp or the clothes that every single one of them wears are just as much of an abomination as gay sex is. — Cenk Uygur: The Evangelical boycott on Starbucks highlights the problem with literal interpretations of the Bible