Cenk Uygur

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Former Turkish MSNBC anchor Cenk Uygur is the co-founder and main host of the left-leaning online media outlet ‘The Young Turks’, that according to him is the “biggest online news show in the world”.[1]

Despite good ratings while Uygur hosted MSNBC Live for six months, he was not offered a permanent role.[2] According to his version of events, his departure from the network was because MSNBC management considered him too combative towards "those in power" and wanted him to "tone it down".[3]

Over recent years, he is being faced with increasing pressure to address his past claims that the Armenian genocide didn't actually happen.


  1. Cenk Uygur: 'Bernie Sanders is the political revolution, we are the media revolution'
  2. "Despite a significant increase in ratings while Uygur hosted MSNBC Live, he was not offered a continued prime-time hosting role." Making the News Popular: Mobilizing U.S. News Audiences, Anthony Nadler, University of Illinois Press, 2016
  3. Cenk Uygur On Leaving MSNBC