As far as I am concerned, it is a time for celebration.
Cenk Uygur escaped this week with his soul and his scalp from MSNBC. One way of celebrating may be to take a sledge hammer to your television. Just a thought.
I so wanted to dig into an angry blog about MSNBC, its false-left propagandizing of the Trojan Horse for oligarchs, Obama, its demonizing of only half of the Congressional rabid rat bastard criminal political class in Washington, and its attempt to neuter Cenk of his search for and assertion of truth to power.
But, alas, I had totally stopped watching MSNBC when Rachel Maddow so heartbreakingly jumped the shark a serious while ago by becoming head cheerleader, part time sycophant, for Obama. Read more about Cenk Uygur Says No Thank You to Insider Cronyism and MSNBC’s 'Manufacture of Consent'
Today the Senate agreed with the motion to concur in the House Amdt. to the Senate Amdt. with Amdt. No. 4753 to H.R. 4853, the Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2010, Part III. Really everything that is wrong with the Congress and our political process can be found right there because the common name for what the Senate passed is Obama's tax cut deal with the Republicans. It was a major victory for looters, corporatists, and kleptocrats. Read more about At What Point is Credibility Lost?
Substituting for the vacationing Ed Schultz on MSNBC today, Cenk Uygur delivered a pretty good narrative on the Democrats mistakes in bailing out Wall Street, but not Main Street. He let people know about the shift in wealth distribution over the past 3 decades, and he was very direct and forthright in telling us about the Democrats' sell-outs to business over the past year and a half. Cenk's directness and plain-spoken style is very effective in this kind of show, and he has been a very good fit to its format during Ed's absence. Read more about Cenk and Sherrod Agree; But I Don't