This is an interesting time we live in where I am having to defend Cenk Uygar.
This is a guy who wrote a whole piece denouncing the Armenian Genocide, named his organization the Young Turks, and has since been an apologist for them and their actions when in power. This is not a credible individual as anyone who denies genocide shouldn't be taken seriously as a media outlet.
Yet exclusively in the case of what he's being accused of, he's done nothing wrong.
The Gateway Pundit, a right-wing news source posted what amounts to a political attack against the man for comments he made almost 20 years ago. Don't get me wrong, what he said was edgy and in some cases inappropriate, but was anyone harmed by what he said?
Cenk didn't help his case when he claimed that he said these things because he was a Republican at the time, which is a bs excuse. He was young, stupid, and... a bit of a horn dog at the time.
He later issued an apology for it and I recommend watching it:
The apology is perfect. That's exactly what any human being should say. There is nothing wrong with it. If you can't accept that apology, then there is something wrong with YOU. If you can't accept it, likely you're part of the extremist cult of social justice looking to grasp moral advantage in what will become a purity inquisition... and the so-called Justice Democrats will suffer for it.
His resignation over an 18 year old post is ridiculous. He did something stupid when he was younger, who hasn't? He took responsibility, apologized for it and has grown since then. He openly disavows what he said back then, he regrets it, and there really shouldn't be any more to it. This is a non-issue.
The response from the Justice Democrats is laughable at best:
This speaks to a much larger problem of radical purity testing on the left. When someone does something like what he did, realizes he did something wrong, takes full responsibility and apologizes for it, an adult accepts that apology and moves on. It never comes up again.
The people putting Cenk through said purity test are not perfect. I guarentee you that if we dig through their histories, we'd find some pretty bad stuff there too.