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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from June 29, 2015. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.

Hour 1: Cenk hosting. Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma despises the recent Supreme Court decision on gay marriage, saying that his friends in the gay community were disappointed with the decision. Bobby Jindal recently announced his candidacy for president making him number 16 in the field and has revealed his logo for his campaign ”Tanned, Rested, Ready to Go”. CNN reports on spotting an ISIS flag at a gay pride parade in London, Cenk reveals the true design of the flag, along with Lucy Pawle from CNN being totally unaware of the flag design. In Istanbul Turkey a gay pride was disrupted in Taksim Square by police with water cannons, the motives for the disruption is unclear, but a beautiful rainbow was created by the water cannons.

Hour 2: Bristol Palin has revealed that getting pregnant for the second time is planned and says that “it’s not a mistake according to the giddy assholes”. A shocking video has surfaced of a Philadelphia cop assaulting and arresting a man, for not paying the train fare, with his young daughter watching the incident. Rihanna duct tapes Floyd Mayweather’s mouth shut at a BET awards ceremony, in an attempt of making a joke that goes wrong. Southern Poverty Law Center reports that six black churches last week, have been the victim of arson, in the reaction from the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church shooting.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from June 26, 2015. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com

Hour 1: Cenk, Ana, and John hosting. The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of marriage equality nationwide. Video of President Obama’s words after the ruling came down. Although Obama was insincere about his stance on gay rights in the past, Cenk welcomes his part in changing the opinion of the country on the issue. Justices Scalia and Roberts both wrote very scathing dissenting opinions on the gay marriage ruling.

Hour 2: Hannah Cranston replaces John for SCS. AJ Plus video about a Chinese man that fought gay conversion therapy and won. Bristol Palin has announced that she is pregnant with her 2nd child as she and her fiance broke up. She pointed out that this is a huge disappointment to her family, and asked for privacy. Cenk takes the “low road” and talks about how America treats the Palin’s with kids’ gloves but treats everyone else like a piece of garbage. Facebook has released their diversity numbers in employing more than just White males, and it doesn’t look very diverse.

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In this episode of Old School, Cenk Uygur and Ben Mankiewicz talk about the “Father’s Day trap”.  After they come to a consensus about what fathers really want.  Cenk drops a new rule about the difference between “as soon as possible” and ASAP.  Both guys agree that car truck doors have gotten too heavy and there have been more than a few unnecessary improvements to cars.  Neither of them plans on riding a motorcycle without a helmet anytime soon.  Cenk pines about the pomposity of debunkers. The guys also discuss if you can mess up your reputation by living too long.

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Cenk, Ben, and Michael Shure. Cenk decides that Old School is his “therapy session” and wants to know if the crazy stuff he thinks of, is also in the minds of others. Ben and Michael reveal that they are both going to the same therapist for couples counseling. All the guys then talk about life coaches, therapists, what they prefer to get out of each one, and which real life public figures they would like to have as life coaches. They then talk about showboating in sports and how it was only objected when black people did it. After, they dive into sports coaches and managers. Cenk wonders if everyone is like him and obsessed with winning. He thinks about it at work (ex- YouTube views) and life in general. Ben and Michael talk about their perspectives on winning. Ben asks Cenk who he thinks can run TYT if Cenk can’t do it anymore. The guys talk about their love for food and how long they savor a certain food. Ben talks about Uber’s food delivery service. The guys agree that natural Peanut Butter is the worst thing ever. Ben talks about his horrible diet. The guys talk about great foods around the country. Eventually, they all agreed that they don’t like French Fries! Cenk talks about his “flannel” shirt and how he hates rolling up sleeves. Cenk says he is a hoarder and then the guys talk about memories and nostalgia. Ben talks about an authoritative portrait of his great grandfather, Franz Mankiewicz. Cenk talks about an award he won and the portrait that came along with it. Cenk brings up a poll they made a few weeks ago. He then talks about watching a show when he saw the billboard for it. The guys then talk about some stories about Kylie and Kendall Jenner. They then talk about when popular figures make speeches. Cenk thinks that people are too Politically Correct nowadays. Then he talks about people accusing him of being heteronormative.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from June 25, 2015. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com

Cenk hosting. Supreme Court upheld ObamaCare. Video of Obama pointing out that healthcare is here to stay. Conservative response was harsh and immediately attacking to ObamaCare and the SCOTUS.

Former chair of the TX Republican Party told David Schuster that men aren’t made for penetration when asked if she’d abide by SCOTUS to allow gay marriage. Video of her dodging, and eventually disregarding the potential ruling because of God. Insanely offensive blogger Charles C. Johnson is suing Gawker for defamation when a commenter claimed that Johnson was known for pooping in the dorms at their college and the online publication asked the question in response. Conservatives are piping mad that the Roof murders have sparked a debate about racism in America. Video of Rush Limbaugh claiming that the focus on racism in the South is an all out assault on the Republican Party. Bill O’Reilly screamed about how Libs are telling the world that America has a White Supremacy problem, but it’s actually Black people. Video of O’Reilly ready to fight a war over people calling out Fox News. Video of Sean Hannity calling for the ban of the sale of rap music and Beyonce music since they’re worried about offending people with hate speech. Ted Cruz also dodged the question about the Confederate flag, claiming people outside of the states shouldn’t parachute in and tell them what to do. Cenk talks about how this sounds like the racist argument of Northern Agitators that need to mind their own business. Video of another Black Conservative on Fox claiming that Libs created Dylann Roof and that they just want to eliminate history they disagree with.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from June 24, 2015. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.

Hour 1: Cenk and John hosting. Bill O’Reilly fought with Kirsten Powers over a debate about whether or not racism is an epidemic in the country. Videos of the two fighting over the state of racism. O’Reilly told Powers to stop snorting over the other guest before she asked if he has any Black friends. Bill Kristol also got argued down over his tweets claiming that the Left isn’t going to stop until all Confederate history is eliminated. Video of John Heilemann pointing out Kristol’s strawman argument.

Hour 2: Ana joins Cenk for SCS. Clothing retailer Zara has been identified as a company that systematically takes part in discrimination and racism towards employees and customers of color. The results are particular to the NYC stores. A group of teenagers have developed a condom that detects STIs before having intercourse. A small town in Brazil feverishly celebrates the Confederacy and the Confederate flag. Many modern day citizens are descendants of fleeing Confederates after they lost the Civil War, and after many years of expanding, some residents are Black and mixed but still celebrate the flag. They have no political affiliation to the roots of the flag in America.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from June 23, 2015. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.

Hour 1: Cenk hosting. Once authorities finally caught up with and arrested Dylann Roof, it has been confirmed that while being transported back to Charleston, they stopped at Burger King and grabbed him some food. The discussions over the Confederate flag continue as Mississippi and Virginia are also considering pulling the flag from their government buildings and license plates. Video of Haley Barbour telling Morning Joe that he isn’t offended at all by the Confederate flag, but some people are, as he constantly dodged the question of whether or not it should be taken down. Since so many people are claiming that the Confederate flag is about Southern tradition, Cenk breaks down the real origin of the flag, which was introduced and flown as a sign against Civil Rights. Video of Bill O’Reilly claiming that the Confederate flag is a symbol of bravery to many regarding the Civil War. Reading of seceding states’ manifestos over wanting to keep the institution of slavery.

Hour 2: Ana joins Cenk for SCS. Don Lemon intro that featured displaying the Confederate flag and a poster of the word Nigger. Video of CNN’s legal analyst disputing Lemon’s use of the word. The internet turned Lemon’s intro into hilarious memes. Piers Morgan is arguing that people using the N-word should be jailed since it leads to widespread racist attitudes. This opinion is based in many European countries’ policy that hate speech is punishable with jail time. A BuzzFeed writer posted about her period on Twitter and the idea of sharing details about one’s menstrual cycle took off. This came up after a user posted a picture of a woman lying in bed with blood showing through her pants, and was swiftly banned. Ana isn’t really in favor of this campaign.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from June 22, 2015. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com

Hour 1: Cenk hosting today in the new studio with the new set! During Dylann Roof’s bond hearing, the judge seeing the case said now is the time for forgiveness from the victims. Video of his words to Fox News. Cenk compares this response to what we say after Middle Eastern terrorists strike. He also pointed out that we should recognize the other  victims, Roof’s family. It also came out that in the past, this judge told a Black defendant that there are 4 kinds of people, one being “niggers.” Conservative reaction to the murders in South Carolina blamed Obama and tried to make the point that we need more guns, and for pastors to be armed. Video of Mike Huckabee saying Obama is going after our guns, right before politicizing it himself. An NRA board member blamed the murdered pastor for the killings, claiming that he voted against widening gun rights, but he made that up. Ted Cruz continued with his gun jokes just 2 days after this killing spree in SC. Debate about the Confederate flag flying in South Carolina is heating up after the shooting. Video of Graham claiming that having it up “works” for SC. Video of GOP candidates avoiding the issue surrounding the Confederate flag. WH Spox told reporters that Obama thinks the flag belongs in a museum. This half assed response annoyed Cenk. A Republican SC state legislator said he will introduce legislation to take down the flag. Video of Nikki Haley announcing they will take the Confederate flag down from the statehouse. Several other Republicans have begun the back peddle in their support for the Confederate flag.

Hour 2: Ana joins Cenk for SCS. Erick Erickson blamed Caitlyn Jenner for the murders in South Carolina last week.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from June 18, 2015. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com. 

Hour 1: Cenk hosting. Yesterday’s mass shooting at a historic Black church in Charleston, SC has dominated the news today. A 21-year-old White man killed 9 congregants at a Bible study. Conservatives have claimed this is a sign of attacks on religious freedom when it’s obvious that it was an attack on Black Americans based on racism. Video of Rev. EW Jackson telling Fox & Friends that it’s about Christianity and not about race. Steve Doocy called it extraordinary that it’s being deemed a hate crime. Video of Lindsey Graham pointing out that this shooting isn’t indicative of the character of South Carolina, but it’s not about race, he’s just whacked out. Video of Rick Santorum claiming it’s about attacks on religious freedom. Cenk details the many reasons it’s obvious that the shooter was motivated by race. Former classmates talked about how he’d tell racist jokes, calling him simply proud of his Southern heritage. A White Supremacist group posted to one of the murdered Reverends that his group can run for his seat since he’s dead now. While GOPers try to deny the link between SC and racism, there are at least 19 hate groups that reside in the state. Quotes from other racists that mirror the things that are often openly spouted by Conservatives. Apologists have also ignored the strong history of Black churches being bombed in American history. Cenk details why this attack was also an act of terrorism, despite media’s fear to describe it that way. The government’s plan to monitor Right Wing terrorism was vehemently opposed by Conservatives and Conservative talkers, forcing it to be shut down even though it’s the most common form of terrorism in America. The shooter’s uncle talked about how his father gave him a .45 caliber pistol for his birthday after they acknowledged he has some societal issues. Cenk proves the case that this attack is also due to our horrific gun culture and easy access to the weapons. Video of Obama pointing out the obvious fact that the gun culture is partially responsible. Video of EW Jackson making the case for pastors to begin arming themselves to protect “their flock.”

Hour 2: John and Hannah join Cenk for SCS. The treasury has announced it will feature a woman on the $10 bill, replacing Alexander Hamilton. The panel gives their choices of which woman should get the nod. Harriet Tubman has won other polls. Cenk proposes Sandra Day O’Connor and Barbara Bush (George Washington). John proposes Harriet Tubman and Amelia Earhardt. Hannah proposes Eleanor Roosevelt and Beyonce. John rants about some talkers that have said some deplorable things regarding the upcoming change. AJ Plus video about female prisoners in solitary confinement and the unsanitary nature, especially during a woman’s time of the month. Hannah outlines the other mental issues solitary does to the human brain. Famous transgender woman Laverne Cox spoke about the shame men that date trans women feel. They even hide the fact they date a trans woman to everyone they know.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from June 17, 2015. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.

Cenk hosting. Now that the Pope’s encyclical on Climate Change has been leaked, Conservatives have turned on him just as Cenk predicted yesterday. Video of Cenk’s prediction. Video mashup of Conservatives going after the Pope. Donald Trump is pushing the lie that the only people crossing our southern border are rapists and drug dealers. He also made false assertions about the economy and job growth. A PPP poll showed that Mitt Romney voters largely see the Duggar family in a more positive light than President Obama, even after the sexual assault scandal that Josh took part in, and they covered up.

The TPP agreement details are being kept secret from the public while the government negotiates with multinational corporations that have tons of money to gain from it. A good cop in Baltimore, named Joe Crystal, was at the scene of a gruesome beating a few of his partners illegally carried out on a drug suspect. When Crystal felt conflicted about witnessing the crime, superiors told him to keep quiet. When the official report came out with egregiously false information accusing the suspect of starting the fight that led to his beating, Crystal pointed out the lies only to have his career abruptly ended. The approach from the top was straight out of a gang movie.

A couple that was accused of having sex too loud and fighting too loud attacked a neighbor after he complained. After they were arrested, it became known that they have been arrested 45 and 31 times since 2001 for various charges. Cenk is amazed that they continue to be released from jail, and wonders how many years a Black citizen would get for doing a small fraction of these violent crimes. A British paper, The Sunday Times published an article that claimed British spies’ names were given to Russian and Chinese spies by Snowden. It turns out The Times published this simply because it is exactly what the government told them to print.

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