How did you find TYT?

A targeted advertisement during Sanders’s 2015 primary season. It was the first news show I watched that didn’t make me feel like I’d rather be pulling out my own teeth. I get distressed and anxious from propaganda.

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So glad you’re here and it was really fun chatting with you tonight! Looking forward to next time.

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I probably found TYT on MSNBC I do remember Bernie mentioning it. I was pulling for Bernie in 2016. When I was working I always went on nights 7-7, working 6-7 days a week, not much time to do anything. Work, sleep, repeat

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So glad you found us. What a difference it make to recognize those who support you. Go Bernie!

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I found it by originally searching Bernie, but it took awhile of soul searching for be to realize I was a progressive. I actually just joined recently both TYT and DSA… I’m on disability and recognized that we need safety nets in this world because anything can mess you up and knock you to the ground and not to mention corporations don’t want to do anything but make a profit for themselves! I’m a computer guy before i got disabled, I ran a small computer repair business when I couldn’t find a job. Also worked tech support for a major internet provider at one point

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So sorry that you’re struggling. Thanks for joining our community. Feel free to join our book chat if you can! Book Chat Friday, July 23, 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT

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Thanks I joined the TYTArmy yesterday, so getting plugged in there, putting my time to good use. We will eventually be in Chicago after my weight loss surgery which will help my mobility to be active there too!

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Wonderful! Thank so much for joining our activist team. All the best with your surgery and recovery. :hugs:

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I lost my job after 20 years in August 2016 (the week of my 20th anniversary with the company). I had to cut out expenses by cancelling my cable. As such, I had to start watching whatever I could find on the internet. Somehow, I just happened across TYT and have been watching ever since. I was amazed to find a news show that echoed my values and beliefs. I was further amazed to find out about things that were going on that I had no clue was happening. It’s how I found out about DAPL. I was never that conscious of politics until I started watching TYT and now I can’t stop thinking about. I even participated in my first protest a few years back for the immigrant families coming to the US who were having their children taken away. I had to do something as it was just a horrific thing for us to do. Now I’m all up into the TYT Army. TYT opened my eyes and offered me the opportunity to do something about it, however small or large that may be. I have a purpose! And by the way, the people are great!

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What a great testimony to how important independent news is. That’s a really encouraging story. Thanks for sharing! Sorry about the loss of your job. I hope things have gotten better for you. I am sure glad, though, that you found some light in that darkness because now we have the pleasure of knowing you and you’ve made quite the difference in our community!

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hi. I guess it was about two years ago. I was watching late night show clips on youtube (Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, … ) to improve my English, and youtube eventually suggested clips from TYT channel to me. Cenk’s enthusiasm and genuineness brought me in. And John’s damage report has kept me here (sorry Cenk :grimacing: I can’t take too much bad news, johns more fun!). Now I’m pretty much addicted to Damage report :sweat_smile:. Hope more people see the care you guys have for their well-being.

I wish we could have such a free news network here in Iran too…

Good luck!

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I am not entirely sure. I remember at the beginning of lock down, we watched mostly CNN for news on youtube TV. I would see TYT going through the stations, but didn’t know what it was about. Some one told me about Q, which sounded like trouble so I started investigating online, some times on you tube looking at the Qanon channels, and stumbled across The Damage Report. The rest is history. I had been pointedly ignoring politics since the 2000s. Now I’m paying very close attention. I had no idea Progressives even existed. I’m very grateful they do.

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Thanks for watching from Iran! That’s incredible and we’re so happy to have you here with our community. TDR is definitely a really neat community in and of itself.

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What a great testimony of why progressive, independent news is so important! I’m constantly surprised how many people don’t know about the progressive community (I didn’t at one point either). We get so consumed in our own communities that it’s a great reminder of why sharing our messages with others should not be taken for granted. Welcome to our TYT Community!

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To be honest, I kept seeing Cenk and Ana pop up on my You Tube Recommends a decade plus ago and laughed at the idea that these ‘You Tubers’ were ‘playing’ at being News Casters.

I remember watching the first time and I was so judgemental at how low budget it all was and thinking “wait till these kids grow up and hit the real world” (Having no clue at the Time Cenk was 10 years my senior—I was still in the Army and he looked like he was in College Still!)

Then one day I was upset at something—don’t even recall what–and there was a video of Ana going of on one of her epic Salt Rants and I clicked the bait. And what Juicy bait it was.

I don’t even remember what the issue was, but I STILL remember the feeling of righteous anger I felt with her over it! I rember thinking YEAH!!! Fuck those guys! We need to work together to make sure they don’t win!!

Watched TYT almost daily on Youtube after that till joining as a member in i think 2012 or 13. I know my profile says I joined in 2018 but that is either a new profile or member or something. Been a viewer for over a decade and a paying member for almost as long.

Obviously, at this point, I view my old self as a real ass and see Cenk, Ana, and the rest of TYT as the best thing to happen to America since FDR and Lincoln./Grant

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Back in 2002 apple had a radio feature in the iTunes. I found a left politics ‘station’ that was playing the young Turks. I was hooked.

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I can’t even actually remember how I found TYT. I think it was via a friend on Facebook, but I’ve been watching it since I was living in the UK back in around 2008 or 2009. I finally became a member last year.

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What a great story!!! :rofl:

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Good ol’ ITunes… glad you found us!

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Thanks for becoming a member - we appreciate it so much - and welcome to the community!

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