You should know Cenk Uygur by now… he’s the alt-left honcho over at The Young Turks. He’s dispensed a great deal of energy during the 2016 election being as Anti-Trump as they come and you should know him over the video of his show, his disbelief, while Trump was WINNING!
He also, just months ago, got into a debate with famed Ben Shapiro — Shapiro easily wiped the floor with him. He’s darn near the top of the heap when it comes to progressive liberals and now… he has a sketchy past.
Uygur helped found “The Justice Democrats” which, according to their website:
Justice Democrats is a federal political action committee. We are required to be a PAC to accept donations and spend money toward electing federal candidates. PACs have a maximum contribution limit of $5,000 and must report all donations and expenditures.
The PAC uses donation money to hire staff that recruits and trains candidates, runs all Justice Democrats social media, send e-mails to the Justice Democrats e-mail list, manage the Justice Democrats website, answer all incoming e-mails to our help desk, create videos and other design assets that are used to promote Justice Democrats policies and candidates, handle inbound and outbound press communications, and also any other work involved with promoting Justice Democrats candidates as well as Justice Democrats issues.
And he’s now been kicked out. Why? Well someone discovered some writing he did way back in 2004 wherein he used extremely degrading language about women with fellow progressive David Koller, co-founder of The Young Turks, during a road trip.
“The words and conduct in Mr. Uygur and Mr. Koller’s posts degrade what it means to be a Justice Democrat,” Justice Democrats executive director Saikat Chakrabarti said in a Friday evening statement announcing the board’s decision to demand Uygur and Koller’s resignations. “We do not feel that Mr. Uygur is fit to lead or participate in an organization that truly believes women’s issues and the issues of black and brown people are all of our issues.”
The Wrap broke the story, discovered the writing, and made it public to the world.
“Obviously, the genes of women are flawed,” Uygur wrote in a 1999 post lamenting the inadequate amount of sex he was having while living in Miami, Florida. “They are poorly designed creatures who do not want to have sex nearly as often as needed for the human race to get along peaceably and fruitfully.”
Uygur has issued an apology, calling his comments “really insensitive and ignorant.”
“If you read that today, what I wrote 18 years ago, and you’re offended by it, you’re 100 percent right,” the lefty said. “And anyone who is subjected to that material, I apologize to. And I deeply regret having written that stuff when I was a different guy.”
Uygur also said that at the time he “was still a conservative who thought that stuff was politically incorrect and edgy.
And therein lies the problem. This is about as pitiful as Kevin Spacey outing himself after he was accused of molesting young boys. It truly is.
Another issue here… We all may have a checkered past of “locker room talk” — We all heard what Donald Trump said a decade ago while he was a private citizen. We can forgive him for that.
Do we let Uygur off the hook? Will you not because of his views? NOPE! And why? Because he hammered Trump’s good name into the ground over his past statements.
WE WILL HOLD YOU TO THE SAME STANDARD, SIR!
Am I wrong here? I think not. With all the news breaking out of the Hollywood swamp I have often wondered if we are walking the line, so to speak, on their past behavior and Donald Trump’s own past behavior. But Trump has and will continue to make amends.
These hippies have blasted him for months on end, mercilessly, and now they’re eating their own words.