In a recent episode of “Piers Morgan Uncensored,” Cenk Uygur, host and creator of The Young Turks and Democratic presidential hopeful, engaged in a fiery debate over the ongoing conflict between Israel, Hamas, and Palestine.
Uygur expressed his frustration with what he perceives as a double standard in the treatment of Palestinians and the coverage of the conflict, while simultaneously condemning Hamas’s actions as “disgusting.”
“I’ve had enough of the big bigotry against Muslims and Palestinians,” Uygur declared. He criticized the notion that Palestinians are denied the rights that other nations enjoy, such as self-defense and sovereignty. Uygur suggested that this denial is rooted in a prejudiced view of Palestinians and Muslims as inherently violent and uncontrollable, necessitating their occupation for more than half a century.
Uygur also took aim at the media’s portrayal of the conflict, arguing that the atrocities committed by Hamas receive far more attention and condemnation than those committed by Israel. “Do I see you guys crying for Palestinians?” he challenged, implying a lack of empathy for Palestinian victims.
Uygur further accused the media of devaluing Palestinian lives, saying, “I think the real bigotry here is saying that Palestinians we can kill three times as many of them already and this is the appetizer.” He condemned Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and his government for their actions, labeling them as “barbaric.”
This episode of “Piers Morgan Uncensored” highlights the contentious debate surrounding the Israel-Hamas conflict. Uygur’s charged comments underscore the deep-seated tensions and complexities of this ongoing issue. His remarks serve as a call to action for more balanced media coverage and a reassessment of attitudes toward Palestinians and Muslims.
Watch the full interview below: