TLP: If All You Want To Do Is Get Noticed, Then This Might Work
image: Natalie Dee
We here at Jr Deputy Accountant have nothing against attention whores. Obviously. But there's a way to do that. And this is not it.
The Huffington Post:
Former MSNBC host Cenk Uygur appeared on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" on Thursday night to talk about his departure from the network.Olbermann was happy to let Uygur vent. Glenn Beck chimed in, taking his side. And by the weekend, Uygur was singing his song to Howie Kurtz on CNN.
Uygur told viewers of his online talk show "The Young Turks" that MSNBC management had asked him to tone it down following concern from "people in Washington." The network has since denied trying to control the tone or content of Uygur's show. MSNBC president Phil Griffin said that "people in Washington" referred to MSNBC producers who had said that Uygur’s aggressive body language and demeanor were making it harder to book guests. ...
Uygur insisted that his decision to leave MSNBC (he turned down an offer for a weekend show) and his remarks about the network were "not personal," but called out the media and the press in general, for "trading honesty and truth and information that we're supposed to gather, for access."
One thing's for sure: more people have heard of Cenk Uygur for not getting hired by MSNBC than even knew he was on teevee.