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”.
Despite good ratings while Uygur hosted MSNBC Live for six months, he was not offered a permanent role. 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".
Over recent years, he is being faced with increasing pressure to address his past claims that the Armenian genocide didn't actually happen.
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- "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
- Cenk Uygur On Leaving MSNBC