Published On: Sat, Dec 14th, 2019

David Pakman Slams ‘Corporate Media’ For Coverage Of Cenk Uygur Amid Congressional Bid

Cenk Uygur at the 'Cenk Uygur vs. Ben Shapiro' panel during Politicon at Pasadena Convention Center on July 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California.

In the wake of Cenk Uygur rejecting all endorsements for his congressional bid and Bernie Sanders subsequently retracting his backing of the Young Turks founder’s campaign, progressive commentator David Pakman took to Twitter with some choice words for the media outlets covering the story.

“The same corporate media that cheered the Iraq war like a sporting event is telling us that @cenkuygur rating women is so immoral that CA-25 voters should do the right thing and elect someone with a terrible health care plan,” Pakman tweeted.

Uyguy’s past misogynistic comments — which has disavowed and claims to have long-since deleted — continue to haunt him and get highlighted by many media outlets as he runs to represent California’s 25th Congressional District. The 49-year-old broadcaster supports Medicare for All, free public college, and ending the United States involvement in foreign wars. He also claims that his bid will be free from the influence of corporations, lobbyists, and special interests groups.

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David Pakman Slams ‘Corporate Media’ For Coverage Of Cenk Uygur Amid Congressional Bid