Cenk Uygur

Cenk Uygur lashes out at MSNBC

The departing talk show host claims he is a wild tiger, and the network tried to cage him


Natasha Lennard
July 21, 2011 4:22PM (UTC)

Cenk Uygur -- the progressive online talk show host -- saw his brief stint as MSNBC's 6pm anchor end on Wednesday. That evening, he used his "Young Turks" show to launch into a lengthy rant, explaining his exit from the network.

Uygur goes into extensive detail about how his ratings were strong. According to his version of events, MSNBC executives wanted him to "tone it down" and be less combative with powerful guests.

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The way Uygur sees it, he is a tiger, but working for MSNBC he felt like a caged tiger in a zoo:


Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email nlennard@salon.com.

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