Sunday, May 3, 2009

Better Late Than Never: Lefty's Hosts Cenk Uygur

(Bill and I have been struggling to get this to work for a while, but here it is!)
Dear Lefties
,

Once upon a time, on April 17, 2009, Cenk Uygur, progressive internet/radio talk show host of THE YOUNG TURKS, came to Notre Dame to speak about the role of new media in politics. Notre Dame College Democrats, along with your favorite blog of all time- Lefty's Last Cry, hosted the event. For all who attended, it was a great time. We snapped some great photos of the event. Check 'em out here:


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All in all, the whole thing was a blast. Pizza was eaten. Laughs were had. We even unveiled our brand new College Democrats t-shirts, one of which we gave to Cenk as a visitation gift. Lefty's very own writers got to meet each other for the first time, which made me very happy. At the time, we were trying out a promotional week, which went over really well (we averaged about 250 views per day!). The Cenk event capped off the week perfectly.

In many ways, the Cenk Uygur event was the defining re-launch of Lefty's Last Cry. When we look back on the day, years from now, I think we will all agree that it truly made us proud to be lefties. We got a wonderful snapshot with Cenk to help promote his bid for the 10pm slot on MSNBC (seen above). I encourage you all to join the Facebook group and help Cenk. For all of our writers, AKA 'Lefty's Comrades', let us take a moment and look back on our inaugural gathering. This is where it all began, baby.

With Love and Leftiness,

Henry Vasquez

4 comments:

ShamRockNRoll said...

Yes! This was an awesome night!!!

Andrea Watts said...

Thanks for having me :) it was so great to meet everyone!

ShamRockNRoll said...

We were stoked you could make it!

...my favorite quote of the night: "Neutrality is bullshit."

J D said...

I'll have the video ready shortly. Been having some production issues.