It looks like Cenk Uygur might have lost his time slot at MSNBC and I don't think it means we've seen the last of him on MSNBC. It would be nice if they give him another time slot, like replacing some of their terrible day time lineup, or one of Matthews' two slots, or maybe a show on the weekends. From the little I've read it sounds like he is going to continue to have some role at the network even though it's not clear what that is yet. Apparently his ratings weren't doing that well during the 6pm eastern time slot and the network is going to give the Rev. Al Sharpton a shot at it instead.
After watching Sharpton in action over the last few weeks taking on these "tea party" Republicans -- and I use that term loosely because there is no such thing as a Tea Party. It's the extreme right wing of the Republican Party that's been with us for decades dressed up as something new so they could get the Bush-stink off of their brand name -- but that aside if he's going to take one of these wingnuts on daily as long as there's a line of them still willing to come on his show and embarrass themselves, I wish Al well with seeing if he can do better with their ratings at 6pm.
This Tuesday's latest victim was Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks, who Matt Osborne recently wrote about here -- Mo Brooks Will Do "Anything Short of Shooting" Illegal Immigrants.
Sharpton hit Brooks for the Republicans protecting their rich constituents and their tax cuts and for refusing to expect any of them to participate in any shared sacrifice when it comes to balancing our budget. He took Brooks to task for the standard Republican talking point he replied with, which is that we cannot raise taxes on the richest among us because they are supposedly the “job creators.”