Why do people think the "Young Turks" are important?

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06 Sep 2017, 11:52 am

There are thousands of progressive YouTubers out there, maybe it is because I am autistic or maybe it is because I am a boomer who does not get what appeals to millennials but I do not perceive anything charismatic or intellectual about them.


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06 Sep 2017, 1:19 pm

I've never even seen the show.lol
The name makes me think of young turkey poults.


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06 Sep 2017, 2:23 pm

I'm a fan.



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06 Sep 2017, 2:43 pm

They curse a lot and push leftist propaganda and lies. That's what draws leftist to them.
They violate YouTube policy on a daily basis with every video but instead of getting demonetized they get pushed to the top of youtubes page to get more publicity. I can't stand the young Turks. Ironic they use Turks despit Turks committing genocide. The election night coverage was hilarious though :lol:



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06 Sep 2017, 8:44 pm

The Young Turks are important because they expose the corporate corruption in the Democratic Party. Most liberals don't do that.


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06 Sep 2017, 10:15 pm

ASPartOfMe wrote:
There are thousands of progressive YouTubers out there, maybe it is because I am autistic or maybe it is because I am a boomer who does not get what appeals to millennials but I do not perceive anything charismatic or intellectual about them.


Me either. It always comes off as amateurish and awkward to me, despite how long it's been around. Not something I ever go to for either news or entertainment.


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06 Sep 2017, 10:34 pm

People find Cenk funny to look at when their stoned.


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06 Sep 2017, 10:58 pm

techstepgenr8tion wrote:
People find Cenk funny to look at when their stoned.

First time i saw him my first thought was that he has a face like a hippopotamus.


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06 Sep 2017, 11:01 pm

sly279 wrote:
They curse a lot and push leftist propaganda and lies. That's what draws leftist to them.

Yep, just cuss a lot and tell people bullshit they've already heard, truth or not, and you'll be popular with the left.

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They violate YouTube policy on a daily basis with every video but instead of getting demonetized they get pushed to the top of youtubes page to get more publicity. I can't stand the young Turks. Ironic they use Turks despit Turks committing genocide. The election night coverage was hilarious though :lol:

I call them The Young Turds


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06 Sep 2017, 11:08 pm

Why TYT is Important
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TYT isn't just important for America. It's important for the whole world. Nearly every democratic country has a "progressive" party that is actually full of corporate shills.

Every country has its own version of Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. We all need to work together against corporate "liberalism".

I am confident that the defeat of corporate "liberalism" is the only thing that can stop the runaway far-right at this point.


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07 Sep 2017, 10:08 am

Surely there is more sophisticated better produced source for that than TYT.


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07 Sep 2017, 10:14 am

EzraS wrote:
Surely there is more sophisticated better produced source for that than TYT.


There is also Noam Chomsky, but most people find him boring.

It's not my fault that the average person has the attention span of a squirrel.


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07 Sep 2017, 10:35 am

Since the federal Supreme Court matter of Bush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 98 (2000), political pundits have proliferated. Alongside them, multitudes of individuals who believe that harboring social opinions makes them politicians with the advantages and qualifications they would be expected to have if they were politicians ... which they never were, aren't now and never will be. But, try telling that to the multitudes who confuse and conflate spouting memes and tropes with decades of actual government experience.

So, no. I can't see why opinionated individuals consider any broadcast pundits legitimate beyond the communality they seek in their icons. In other words, they don't or won't think for themselves, and need confirmation for their ideas.


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07 Sep 2017, 11:08 am

EzraS wrote:
Surely there is more sophisticated better produced source for that than TYT.

I really think it's another touch-point for the MTV and Buzzfeed crowd. If it was more sophisticated or better produced it would probably lose significant market share and ratings.


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07 Sep 2017, 12:59 pm

@DarthMetaKnight: What political party out there most closely resembles what you're looking for?


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