It’s a return to true independence for YouTube-born The Young Turks, which right from the beginning of its day-long livestream supporting its close-to-ending Indiegogo campaign, focused on hard news laced with big opinions.
If YouTube views were a currency, then The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur would be a billionaire. Here’s how he got to one billion YouTube views with news.
While the future of Current’s programming is up in the air following its acquisition by Al Jazeera, one guy’s not freaked out — on Twitter and YouTube, “Young Turks” host Cenk Uygur is reminding his fans that he and the “TYT” team will be just fine.
It’s no surprise that Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks doesn’t like Glenn Beck’s politics. However, Uygur also thinks that Beck doesn’t get online video. Uygur recently signed up with YouTube for its new content initiative instead of relying on a pay wall like Beck.
This week’s drama between The Young Turks creator and host Cenk Uygur and MSNBC has a sad tinge of inevitability to it, given the compromises required by the mainstream media. The major twist is just how loudly Uygur is raging against his former employer.