Former MSNBC host told not to warn people about Fukushima meltdowns: “The official gov’t position is that it’s safe” — “Now go explain that to people who served on the USS Ronald Reagan” (VIDEO)

Published: December 30th, 2013 at 9:26 pm ET


The Young Turks, Dec. 29, 2013:

At 2:15 in

Cenk Uygur, co-host: I was on MSNBC at the time when this happened, I said, “Don’t trust what the Japanese government is saying, they’ll say trust what the electric power company is saying. Go, go, go, get outta there. Get as far away from that plant as you can. It’s literally a core meltdown.” And they always don’t want people to panic, so they were always like, “Oh it’s going to be okay.” […] I’m like, “You’re crazy man, don’t be anywhere near that reactor.” And I remember at the time, of course not at The Young Turks, but on cable news, people were like, “Hey Cheynk, you know, I don’t know that you want to say that, because the official government position is that it’s safe.” Oh, is that the official government position? Now go explain that to the people who served on the USS Ronald Reagan.

At 5:45 in

Uygur: So the next time you hear the government tell you, “Oh no, no, this is our official position that it’s not that bad to be near the nuclear meltdown,” don’t believe the hype. Get the hell out of there.

Watch the video here

Published: December 30th, 2013 at 9:26 pm ET


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  • Watch them blame all this on "global warming" or some other Agenda 21 nonsense.

    Fukushima blog site since March 2011

  • Tedd Tedd

    You could always tell Cenk Uygur was strait up.

    Use to watch MSNBC daily back when Olberman was there.

    Now its just Republicans this, Obama that, every day.

    We know what the USA government is. No thanks, I'll pass.

    Can't believe I live in this country anymore.

    • We Not They Finally

      MSNBC scratched Uygur, they scratched Olbermann, they scratched Dylan Ratigan. Used to watch that network all the time. Cannot bear to for going on a year now.

      GE controls that network. Big surprise….

  • Jebus Jebus

    Cenk could do better in his research.
    He didn't even know the soap suds were not radioactive snow.
    There were reports of radioactive snow, but not like soap.
    Is he really paying attention or just paying…

    • Tedd Tedd

      Tough crowd here. Not everyone reads ENENEWS.

      • Jebus Jebus

        You would think the young turks would have had a researcher on it, in the last three years.

        Enenews is aggregate…

        • Tedd Tedd

          to join or combine into a single group
          To equal a specified number or amount.

          I take it we are The Borg. Cenk Uygur and all must be absorbed by the collective.

          • Jebus Jebus

            lol, is that what you got from that?

            The meaning was that enenews comes from all sources. He didn't have to be reading enenews to get a pretty important fact right…

            • Jebus Jebus

              I might add that they are trying to be a web "news" source, go figure…

              • Tedd Tedd

                Well you know Jebus, I enjoy your posts. But you know how it is between cats and dogs. Lots of ankle biting.

                You should consider giving Cenk Uygur
                some slack. He's one of the very few MSM clowns that gets where we are today.

                • Jebus Jebus

                  I and I bet I speak for others, thank him very much and hope that he speaks out and speaks up about the worst chromosome changing megadisaster since mankind fell out the trees…

                  • SS4U SS4U


                    GE owns MSNBC

                    GE built & designed fuk plant

                    Why wouldn't they censor the information.

                    This is way too big to hide.

    • Sickputer

      +311 Jebus. *:-)

      Hah, hah…I was thinking the same thing when I read his article using the photo we have posted here 20 or more times.

      The aircraft carrier grunts used SOAP to try and wash off the plutonium and other particles…it wasn't snowing you MSM twits! It was a cold March, but not snowing when the billion dollar nuclear aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan got CREAMED with a dirty bomb!

      6000 souls on board and their reverse osmosis drinking water system was ruined with radiation from the toxic water they siphoned up off the coast of Fukashambles.

      Dead men and women walking… make out your wills and funeral directives even if you're 20. Sorry to be blunt, but you were war casualties of World War III. We were bombed by our own machines we helped install. Madness!

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        🙂 "We were bombed by our own machines we helped install. Madness!"

        • Kashiko Kashiko

          Japanese payback for Hiroshima and Nagasaki?


            as it was not intentional, Kashiko, it couldn't be payback on the part of the 'Japanese'. It may be a small taste of karma, but when you factor in the (potential) loss of tens of millions of Japanese citizens, no ones smiling…

          • We Not They Finally

            What did the Japanese LEARN from Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Whatever happens in life, we are supposed to LEARN something. We are not supposed to become as bad, or worse, than what harmed us.

            I've never been to Japan, but their culture appears to be so twisted, I get dyslexic even reflecting on it. Synmpathy for all the suffering, but the culture itself seems quite f___ed.

            It is not even going to matter (well, to that crew, yes, it matters greatly, as it should to the world's conscience) that it was Americans that got nuked out there. It's turning into an "equal opportunity nuking."

            • tbg

              I dont think the Japanese "learned" anything from hiroshima and nagasaki, other than that in the short-term radiation is bad, but in the long term radiation is OK. What they should have learned (a lesson that could be utilized in many a nation) was to not trust their leaders. They were lied to and railroaded into giving up everything and accepting great losses for the people. Boo Hoo, a few of the leaders (that we didnt feel like hanging on to) got indicted as war criminals, but it was really the people of japan that bore the brunt of the pain from the war. Then for years as there was no real army for support, organized crime became part of life in japan at the highest levels. There are books on high-level corruption engrained in the japanese govt and corps, it is just all very shadowy. But the japanese people have been cowed into a "respectful" silence, it is improper to question authority and the corruption of their government and companies. This is why the majority people of japan will never force the gov to force tepco to be removed from fuku, and they will follow the governments directives until the end. Id like to think that we are different in America, that we wouldn't march like proverbially lemmings off the rad chart but we would and are. We are cowed by our gov and the cult of distraction, plus we have been taught to be stupid so many are.

        • SS4U SS4U

          yes, that's how karma works.

      • Jebus Jebus

        The reality of the truth is greater than any errors or obfuscation…

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    There is no investigative free press anymore.. 🙁


      hasn't been, obewanspeaks, for close to a century. The consolidation of media began long ago and culminated in likes of such well received propaganda, like "Casablanca" and "60-Minutes". We're now witnessing the contrast of selecting our media 'news', as opposed to being force-fed (what we thought was) 'news'. This communication's media obviously changed the 'old order'…

      • We Not They Finally

        I think I remember Clinton giving away huge amounts of air band space. And there used to be requirements to allow "equal time" rebuttals. It was never this bad decades back. Even the Watergate reporting around 1972 had some integrity to it.

        Now the networks need to be broken up as badly as do the big banks.

    • Angela_R

      There is an interesting article written by Washington Blog and published in "The Market Oracle," dated 29th December, which could rally a different audience, from the Financial Sector.
      It is headed "Fukushima Radiation is ten times more than from all Nuclear Tests combined."

  • Ontological Ontological

    Media has been pure propaganda way longer than you may suspect. Watching television is not something I do much of. PBS sold us all south a few years back, left nothing to watch off the air waves. Our cable is for internet, not TV. It's not just the governments either, that is the smoke and mirrors of an evil undermining from those lobbying Congress, for corporate control of the media, and to change the laws to protect corporations, and the evil corrupted ways they impose "OPM" tactics (other peoples money) for huge capitol gain without the overhead they now can pass on to the taxpayers.

  • mairs mairs

    Well sure, didn't GE own them? Sold to Comcast after that?

    • Ontological Ontological

      Yes, perhaps dooming Comcast at a time when even custom configuration of only what you want for service may not save it's own cable based infrastructure. GE no doubt put a clause in the sale, that makes MSNBC do things GE's way for as long as 3 years.

  • Socrates

    Social psychology is about shaping attitudes, values and beliefs. Advertising and propaganda are very similar. Use of media has been mastered in the day of television. Radio as a medium worked well for both Hitler and FDR.

    Consolidation of media ownership allows Corporate America to merge their messages with intelligence agencies. Marshall McCluen and others such as George Orwell predicted it. 1984 was about right.

    • American Phoenix57

      Must watch YT videos on social engineering:

      Human Resources: Social Engineering in the 20th Century,
      Darwin’s Dangerous Idea – Body and Soul,
      California's Eugenics History and How They Assisted The Nazis Eugenics Program,

      They are culling the herd.

      • Grampybone Grampybone

        The Stanford Milgram experiment still holds true to this day. Obedience is a response that can be encouraged in individuals to ignore killing another person. 93% of participants turned the dial to lethal voltage with a small bit of pressure from the tester. The same holds true for the nuclear industry and the slaves who fall victim to feasting on the flesh of their own as they propagate the lies.

        • Socrates

          Loved the Milgram experiment! If the Nuclear Village and the nuclear priesthood appear to be scientific, powerful, and prestigious, people would be willing to take much larger risks and ignore greater damages to the environment and public health. The Nuclear Renaissance!. (EVEN in the face of Chernobyl and Fukushima).

          The results of above-ground testing, Chernobyl and Fukushima are cumulative. Why even more? Yet, they keep on turning up the dial because of the perceived prestige of this industry.

    • Phil Shiffley Phil Shiffley

      Edward Bernays: nephew of Sigmund Freud, author of "Propoganda", which they later renamed PR and "The Century of Self", advisor to US government and US industrialists. Read those two books and your eyes will be opened to what's been going on since 1919.

      Read the wiki page for synopsis:

    • Phil Shiffley Phil Shiffley

      Edward Bernays: nephew of Sigmund Freud, author of "Propaganda", which they later renamed PR and "The Century of Self", adviser to US government and US industrialists. Read those two books and your eyes will be opened to what's been going on since 1919.

      Read the wiki page for synopsis:

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture


    The mainstream media is irrelevant and not worth disusing. We must stay mindful of the real problem.

    • We Not They Finally

      So true. Yet if there is no viable MSM, then how are people educated or informed? Like I had been hoping that the "Occupy" people would be holding teach-ins about the economic system. Then all of a sudden, they seemed to co-opted and shut down!

      We BADLY need public education about even the basics of radiation. It looks like if that even happens at all, it will after people are already frantic about food contamination and deaths. THEN they may want to know about WHY and HOW. But likely too late.

  • charlie3

    "if there is no viable MSM, then how are people educated or informed?"
    By chatting with you, We Not they Finally.

  • charlie3

    The MSM of most every country on earth walks in lockstep with its government and advertisers at every level. It has always been this way, and exceptions to the rule have only been made to promote the false idea that there really is an investigative journalisism working to serve us.
    Things as outlandish as that just aren't allowed fo happen by the powerful, and indeed, it's naive to believe that they could ever exist for long if they hurt the interests of the powerful.

  • name999 name999

    I think Milgram experiments showed more of a 60% ish ratio of pushing the shock button, no?

    It wasn't 98% methinks, but still it proved that most people will do what someone tells them to if someone they believe is more powerful tells them to do it.

    There are many however, who won't do it even if someone tells them to…and that is the good news, even though "they " don't always or even often prevail.

    • Socrates

      You are correct. But it only takes a few to turn up the dial. Then the monkey see, monkey do factor takes over. "I was only acting under orders!"

  • Yeah, don't warn people. They are trying to thin the population. It's time to do things for yourself and that means taking your health into your own control. You need to take some precautions to remain safe from radiation exposure and toxicity poisoning.

    <a href="">Radiation Safety Guide</a>

  • Colinjames

    Independent media. It's the only way to fly these days. (how i found ene) (sibel edmonds) (nuff said) (wars, us imperialism)

    Corbett Report (great researcer/analyst, may come off rightwingy at times but he's honest. Anarcho-capatalist to the core)

    My go-tos. Support indy media.

    • Socrates

      Two different versions of reality are presented.

      School children today lack critical thinking skills because school books are sanitized of the real factors of history. That is one example. Wars are glorified and justified. Environmental concerns are minimized. Kids fail to understand the dynamics of economics and politics. Given a set of facts, they are unable to analyze and see the issues…

      • bf9 Fitz

        Ding ding ding! Spot on. It was only a few years ago that I myself was I a public high school, you would not believe the glaring problems of an entire generation intellectually. I've always said even since then, "if this is our future (my peers)…we are in SERIOUS f'in trouble." And yes in many cases the history textbooks were extremely skewed, for example in govt class the way it was taught was that two political parties were more or less intended, and 3rd parties such as libertarian or green are 'fringe' and a wasted vote. Couldn't be further from the truth…an entire generation has been programmed to except the very political duality the founding fathers warned of.
        No wonder I would always talk to mostly only my teachers. Uygur, and this article, should provide the ammo you need when someone says, "but the government/media would tell us if anything was wrong!"

        Dead wrong.

        • Socrates


          Chris Hedges has a really great history over at about the history of the labor movement in the United States.

          Chris Hedges wrote "Death of the Liberal Class" and other recent books on how the Democratic party serves the sole function of saving unregulated capitalism.

          His lecture there is a real gem. Very few Americans understand what happened to the real reformers who challenged the Robber Barons.

          I learned much from the one hour lecture.

          Looking in the rear view mirror tells you where we are headed now. The two party system keeps us under the corporate thumb. For example, the ATP – CEO supported Nixon as did Hoffa's teamsters. The earlier history of persuading America into going to WW I to bail out Wall Street bankers who had lent to France and England began a pattern that continues down to the present.

          • Socrates


            You have to look under "videos." Perfect summary about Walter Lippmann and manufacturing consent through the media.

      • Angela_R

        "Wars are glorified and justified"
        There is an interesting article running in the Guardian, which can be linked to here which provides some interesting reading. The writer, a woman is an ex British air force analyst, she states "of course we are trained not to experience these feelings, but we fight it and become bitter."

        The training program was possibly more successful though for the Army. One such poster made many comments, in one he remarked "unpalatable as it is I would say, civilian deaths are regrettable but ultimately unavoidable and therefore acceptable."
        Did I read correctly – acceptable?

        We've developed new terminology, it is churned out by those who are assigned the task of 'Conscience Busters', and re-education and dismissal of individual determination of right or wrong is lost. The 'walk around a lie' is another, wikipedia have a long recitation on 'plausible deniability.'

        • Angela_R

          correction, should be:
          're-education and dismissal of individual determination of right or wrong, can kill the conscience.'

    • Cisco Cisco

      HuffingtonPost which originally was a good source for undercover subjects brought to the fore, has joined the ranks of the MSM. Censorship and personal data mining seems to be the schtick now. FU Ariana!

      • Cisco Cisco

        uffingtonPost which originally was a good source for undercover subjects brought to the fore, has joined the ranks of the MSM. Censorship and personal data mining seems to be their schtick now. FU Arianna!

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    It's purposeful… 🙁

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Some of the big boys are now catching on and selling and then running like hell!

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Nope we are the light and people better start to catch on and they need to do it quickly! 🙂

  • ftlt

    Whole world is run on lies and half truths

    Look at the COL-Index poverty figures or Unemployment figures – totally fraudulent lies..

    Or the 9/11 cover-up – more was spent on Clinton's blow-job = $$$ and lies

    The Kennedy Assassination – Just goggle it now and all you find noware the "For-Hire" so called "de-bunker" sites… You pay for top billing on Goggle… = $$$$ and LIES!!!

    Or War news… = $$$$$ and LIES LIES LIES…

    Why should the destruction of the planet for profit be any different = $$$$$$$$$$ and LIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • obewanspeaks: we are the light. so what are we waiting for?

    To all visitors and the community of ENENews, the following Japan Radiation Citizen Memos are designed to be widely shared everywhere in your local and internet communities. All citizens need to know about Fukushima.

    Japan Radiation Memo to All Citizens PDF

    Japan Radiation Memo in JPEG (for social media upload)

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    Doesn't take much. A printer. Scissors. Thumbtacks. For some,
    only a computer. And the simple motivation to anonymously share.

  • humptydumpty humptydumpty

    We know damn well: "don't believe the government" because they are all controlled by the big corporations. The obvious problem is how to get accurate info when the corps responsible for the disaster disseminate lies and those governments gag the media, punish whistleblowers, and distort or delete available data to mollify the masses (i.e. "radiation readings are below safe levels").

    It is not just a matter of not trusting the authorities; now we have to assume the worst and hope to protect ourselves with info from those who are courageous enough to buck the system at their own peril. So, when anyone calls me a "doomer" or "Chicken Little", I just hand them a packet of KoolAid.

  • and the eight veils

    by Don Harkins

    Over the last several years I have evolved and discarded several theories in an attempt to explain why it is that most people cannot see truth — even when it smacks them in the face. Those of us who can see “the conspiracy” have participated in countless conversations amongst ourselves that address the frustration of most peoples' inability to comprehend the extremely well-documented arguments which we use to describe the process of our collective enslavement and exploitation. The most common explanation to be arrived at is that most people just “don't want to see” what is really going on.

    Extremely evil men and women who make up the world's power-elite have cleverly cultivated a virtual pasture so grass green that few people seldom, if ever, bother to look up from where they are grazing long enough to notice the brightly colored tags stapled to their ears.

    The same people who cannot see their enslavement for the pasture grass have a tendency to view as insane “conspiracy theorists” those of us who can see the past the farm and into the parlor of his feudal lordship's castle.

    Finally, I understand why.

    It's not that those who don't see that their freedom is vanishing under the leadership of the power-elite “don't want to see it” — they simply can't see what is happening to them because of the unpierced veils that block their view.

  • pkjn

    Former NBC host: Fukushima Responders Starting To Get Sick
    2013/12/29 The Young Turks Network

    Do NOT trust what Japanese Government is saying, Japanese Government will say trust what Tokyo Electric is saying. Get out of the Fukushima plant. Get as far away from the Fukushima plant as you can. It’s literally a core meltdown.

    And Japanese Government always does NOT want people to panic, so Japanese Government was always like, “Oh it’s going to be okay.” Japanese Government is crazy man, do NOT be anywhere near the Fukushima plant.

    The official Japanese Government position is that it’s safe. Now go explain that to the people who served on ‎United States Ship Ronald Reagan.

    So the next time you hear Japanese Government tells you, “Oh NO, this is the official Japanese Government position that it’s NOT that bad to be near the nuclear meltdown,” do NOT believe the hype. Get the hell out of the Fukushima plant.