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Lefty Young Turks Raise $20M Hoping to Become 'Largest News Network'

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Newsbusters

The Young Turks are so far left, even liberals call them “left-leaning,” and they’re on a quest to become the “largest news network period.”

“Left-leaning political video network The Young Turks has raised $20 million in its latest and biggest funding round,” The Huffington Post reported on Aug. 8. Variety also called the network left-wing.

However, that understates the case. TYT is part of the Media Consortium, a liberal media echo chamber that has been funded by liberal billionaire George Soros. The outlet regularly promotes outrageous, offensive opinions, like labeling Ted Cruz “a maniac” “dangerous” “demagogue” and claiming pro-lifers are “hypocritical” “murderers.”

TYT’s Hasan Piker also mocked Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, when he was shot in June 2017. “So now, we’re faced with the tragic yet incredibly ironic situation where Steven Scalise, a Republican congressman with an A+ NRA rating, got shot in the butt,” Piker said in a video.

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