I think he’s the Colin Powell of this administration.
Cenk Uygur: Attorney General Eric Holder continues to bungle his ‘apology tour’
Marco Rubio was thirsty during last night’s GOP rebuttal to the State of the Union address, so our hosts drank to that. Thanks to @Sharon_Paley on Twitter for capturing this fine moment for us.

Marco Rubio was thirsty during last night’s GOP rebuttal to the State of the Union address, so our hosts drank to that. Thanks to @Sharon_Paley on Twitter for capturing this fine moment for us.

Turns out Glenn Beck is an unprincipled hypocrite. Yes, we’re as surprised as you are. In June of last year, Beck said on his radio program that FreedomWorks reached out to him and asked him to check out what they were doing. He extolled on how he doesn’t usually “join things,” but he was so moved by the Tea Party organization that he wanted all of his listeners to check out their website.
This year, former FreedomWorks head Dick Armey said: “The arrangement was simply FreedomWorks paid Glenn Beck money and Glenn Beck said nice things about FreedomWorks on the air.” He admitted that they had dropped $1 million to get Beck’s enthusiastic support.
As Cenk points out: people like Glenn Beck think liberals are corrupt and pander to donors because that’s exactly what conservatives are doing. Watch the full clip here.

Turns out Glenn Beck is an unprincipled hypocrite. Yes, we’re as surprised as you are. In June of last year, Beck said on his radio program that FreedomWorks reached out to him and asked him to check out what they were doing. He extolled on how he doesn’t usually “join things,” but he was so moved by the Tea Party organization that he wanted all of his listeners to check out their website.

This year, former FreedomWorks head Dick Armey said: “The arrangement was simply FreedomWorks paid Glenn Beck money and Glenn Beck said nice things about FreedomWorks on the air.” He admitted that they had dropped $1 million to get Beck’s enthusiastic support.

As Cenk points out: people like Glenn Beck think liberals are corrupt and pander to donors because that’s exactly what conservatives are doing. Watch the full clip here.

Long before Alex Jones was telling Piers Morgan about mechanical sharks and suicide pills, he was raging at TYT (as he called it, “The Young Turds”). Cenk breaks down Jones’ rant-heard-round-the-world from CNN this week and then shows a clip of the video Jones made about us last year. Fair warning: Jones is inexplicably shirtless in it. And he gets his statistics wrong (surprise!).

Yesterday, Obama celebrated the bipartisan “fiscal cliff” deal, but Cenk’s calling the new American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 a huge gift for the upper class. 

Watch “The Young Turks” TONIGHT at 7E/4P to learn why 98 percent of Americans are still paying government bills.

Cenk Uygur is not particularly impressed by the NRA’s speech this morning.

Cenk Uygur is not particularly impressed by the NRA’s speech this morning.

UCLA law professor Adam Winkler came on TYT yesterday to discuss the history of the NRA and the Second Amendment. From the interview:

“The NRA changed literally overnight. Leaders of the NRA were planning on retreating from political lobbying in the early 1970s and moving the corporate headquarters to Colorado Springs to focus on outdoors activities and hunting,” Winkler says. “And this angered a group of hardliners within the membership who thought guns are not about killing ducks, they’re about self-defense in a time of rising crime rates, which was the early 1970s. And they staged a coup.”

Click through for the whole thing, and tune in to TYT Monday-Thursday @ 7E/4P on Current.

passiveaggressivepositivity:

current:

As Cenk Uygur said on The Young Turks last week: they don’t want you to talk about it now, because they don’t want you to talk about it ever.

I really appreciate and agree with the videos linked here, but goddamn this guy is fucking PISSED about guns.

That’s why we call him the Credible Hulk.

passiveaggressivepositivity:

current:

As Cenk Uygur said on The Young Turks last week: they don’t want you to talk about it now, because they don’t want you to talk about it ever.

I really appreciate and agree with the videos linked here, but goddamn this guy is fucking PISSED about guns.

That’s why we call him the Credible Hulk.

As Cenk Uygur said on The Young Turks last week: they don’t want you to talk about it now, because they don’t want you to talk about it ever.

As Cenk Uygur said on The Young Turks last week: they don’t want you to talk about it now, because they don’t want you to talk about it ever.

Transcript of "The Young Turks" interview with Dr. Daniel Fisher of the National Empowerment Center
Cenk Uygur: Thanks so much for joining us. So now, people are wondering, was this because of autism or Asperger's disease, there's a lot of speculation as to what Lanza's condition is - people don't even know yet - but if he had those conditions, would that be part of the reasoning for the shooting, or not at all?
Daniel Fisher: (shaking head) No. Really not. Certainly we all want to know: why did this happen? But there's no increase in violence for people diagnosed with Asperger's or autism. There just is no evidence that there's an increase, or with people labeled or diagnosed with a mental illness. More frequently they're victims, actually, rather than perpetrators.
CU: Well I can understand how they would be victims more often, it's obviously something we have to be careful about, but there has to be some mental illness that we should be concerned about? I mean, it seems that the kid was off in some way, I think that's a natural reaction for people to have, and then so we wonder, what is it? Now obviously in this case we don't know exactly what it is, but there - in clinical studies, there must be some forms of mental illness that could cause violence or lead to a situation like this.
DF: (shakes head)
CU: No?
DF: Nope. Not mental illness, no. A number of studies have been carried out, and one reason there's a misperception that mental illness is linked to violence is that when somebody HAS been diagnosed - and that's not the case with this young man - but has been diagnosed with a mental illness, then that is highlighted if there is an episode of violence. But if you look at the actual number of violent episodes and how many are perpetrated with people with mental illnesses, it's actually somewhat below the average. It's really more an issue of personality difficulties, of not having developed a conscience, more sociopathy, which is the most frequent cause of violence. Substance abuse is a very frequent cause of violence. We don't know if there were substances involved in this case.
CU: Well is there a category for that? Is there a name for that, when somebody lacks empathy and lacks that conscience that you were talking about? Is that a condition, or is that like, that's just a bad guy?
DF: Well, it's called a personality disorder. In men it's called sociopathy. Basically it's somebody who has not developed a conscience. That development of conscience and empathy comes from repeated social interactions. Now I think the fact that he didn't really have very many friends, and wasn't connected to his society around him, and apparently isolated from even father and brother - that leads to a loss of conscience as well.