Cenk Uygur: I Want Fox News To 'Fear Me'
Cenk Uygur is not shy about his goals regarding Fox News, as he revealed in an interview with AlterNet.
Uygur, who is filling the 6 PM slot left by Ed Schultz when he moved to 10 PM, said that his aim is simple.
"I think defeating Fox -- and more importantly, getting the rest of the media to understand they do not do legitimate news -- is very important," he said. "I hope to do that through pointing out their hypocrisy, propaganda and general foolishness. But I also plan to beat them in the ratings and make them fear me."
Uygur faces an uphill battle--his last show drew 599,000 viewers opposite Fox News' 2,1 million.
In the interview, Uygur also spoke about what he thinks sets him apart from his fellow MSNBC hosts:
"My perspective that is a little different than the others is that I think our system is fundamentally broken. I think our politicians are bought by the highest bidder and that until we clean up our election system then we cannot make progress on any of the issues. That's what drives me -- we must restore our democracy."