The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur Hits Former Employee Dave Rubin: 'Paid To' Take Positions

Today on The Young Turks, Cenk Uygur took a hit at former employee Dave Rubin in a discussion about racists in the media. In discussing PewDiePie, Uygur noted that certain media personalities take positions because they are actually racist, like Richard Spencer, while others take positions because they're paid to, like Dave Rubin.

Uygur went on to say the following in relation to Rubin: "you're not going to convince them; having a conversation with them isn't going to do anything at all. They're just gonna do exactly what they feel is in their best financial interest."

Rubin is well known for having left The Young Turks, and then doing a 180 and changing much of his positions on issues. As we wrote in the past, Rubin has taken on the role of attacking what he calls the "regressive left," essentially meaning anyone on the "left" who is not him. Popular right-wing attack dogs like Milo Yiannopolous often appear with Rubin, taking turns attacking progressives.

The history of the feud between Cenk Uygur and Dave Rubin goes back a while. In the past, Rubin said this about Ugyur:

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It really had a lot to do with why I left, because I just could not believe it...There's people that have edited things where Cenk says one thing directly to Sam's face and then days later is saying the complete reverse thing...He's trying to defend Muslim people that he feels are being abused -- there's a lofty goal there somewhere, but if you use the tactics of dishonesty and slander and smearing to get there, it's not good.

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When I left...we left on good terms...and then he kept on Twitter -- kept lying about this [the atheism issue]...After months, I was like I can't take this anymore, I've got to do something...and finally one night I laid out like 8 or 10 tweets in a row.

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