It’s generally bad karma to revel in an adversary’s misery. But who are we to refuse a gift-wrapped delight, sent from the gods? Because a reporter filed a racial discrimination suit against Cenk Uygur and The Young Turks.
I haven’t been this high on schadenfreude since Ben Shapiro roughed up Cenk at Politicon. Like a pimp backhand slaps a disobedient hooker.
Here’s what happened. Andrew Jerell Jones is a black journalist. He’s alleging the big bacon-wrapped cheese at Young Turks, Cenk Uygur, said complaining about racial bias within the Young Turks is a “fireable offense,” and that Jones should “shut the fuck up and deal.”
The complaint, filed with the New York State Division of Human Rights, alleges that Jones, unlike his white colleagues, dealt with shifting expectations, unclear deadlines, and a lack of a travel budget for investigative stories. Jones said that he complained to executives that his boss, Jonathan Larsen, treated other reporters in the “TYT Investigates” group less harshly, and that he faced improper charges of insubordination and poor performance.
Jones said that he was contacted by David Koller, one of the founders of TYT, who told him he would begin an investigation into his complaint of racial discrimination, but nobody ever followed up with him. The complaint alleges that another executive called Jones shortly thereafter and made a “veiled threat,” saying, “If this all works out you are under Larsen, but he may also discontinue your services.”
Cenk says “The quotes attributed to me in the workplace are completely false.” Since it was while he was CEO, I guess he can’t play the “but I used to be a conservative” card. Like when he was exposed for being a sexist douche who thought he was owed sex. Just because he has a penis. Though no evidence of said schlong exists.
Yeah yeah, CNTL+ALT+innocent until proven guilty. We don’t want to lower ourselves to Young Turk standards and declare someone guilty just because the internet accused them of something. Okay? Okay.
Doesn’t mean we still can’t laugh out f***ing asses off over an award-winning prick getting slapped with a suit, alleging him to be an award-winning racial prick. Especially when Cenk has made himself out to be the arbiter of all things fair, just, moral and good.
Except when he was a “conservative” and wrote sexist commentary about ladies needing to spread them wide. But we’ve already mentioned that.
Is it much of a stretch to think a sexist ass like Cenk is also, maybe, allegedly, kind of a racist ass? Yes, yes, innocent until guilty. We’re just speculating here.