The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur thinks he’s a pretty big deal these days. When his virtual fan club recently went out of their minds after I made fun of him for announcing — like a teenager — that he was “wasted” at a wedding, he actively supported various Facebook and Twitter commentary that defended his juvenile pronouncement. One Cenk disciple even said I thought Uygur should be “praying to baby Jesus” instead of having fun and drinking. (If there’s one thing I wouldn’t push it’s praying to baby Jesus — to each his own is my feeling about baby J and other religious convictions. And I certain wouldn’t seriously write anything that stupid.)
Cenk, meanwhile, still maintains that his online show is the biggest show in the whole world. I’m sure not even martians would agree with that assessment.
Anyhow, over the weekend, Cenk’s stupidity was on display once again on FNC’s “Mediabuzz” when it came up that he recently claimed Glenn Beck invented his mysterious illness because he’s going “bankrupt” and needs the money.
Enter Mediaite columnist Joe Concha, not one to avoid TV friction. As reported by Mediaite, Concha said Beck isn’t bankrupt at all — in fact, he said, he he earned $90 million last year, which was apparently more than Oprah, Ellen and Rush Limbaugh.
He also smacked Uygur down, saying that the liberal former MSNBC host just wants to be “relevant” again.
Concha, with a straight face, says Beck wants to be the next Walt Disney and wishes him luck.
Honestly, there’s plenty of skepticism to go around about both Cenk and Beck.