TYT’s Cenk Uygur pitched a grand mal pissy-hissy fit at LAX airport today and was then dumbstruck when he found out his ass was persona non grata and not allowed to board his flight.
Normally, I like Cenk (I’ve even posted a couple of his righteous rants) but I not only can’t defend his behavior, I want to hold it up as an example of how not to behave in a mob and when a little celebrity goes to your head.
Those poor airline workers at the podiums have no control over the executive decisions that an airline makes, they’re not the ones scheduling the arrivals and departures. Bullying them only succeeds in two things -a) becoming a bona-fide bully/asshole deluxe and B) getting tossed off the flight or worse (pretty stainless steel bracelets and some r&r in the local pokey).
The confrontational and borderline violent way he treated those workers was disgusting. Kudos to the workers for keeping their composure.
Cenk blew it, bigtime, imo.