In a recent chat with Rachel Maddow, Bernie Sanders alluded to what has been obvious for some time, which is that (a) MSNBC is no longer the lefty Fox News channel (which it more or less was in the pre- and early-Obama era) due to corporate displeasure with revenue, and (b) that for the sake of fair and open debate such a channel needs to exist, either with the assistance of Democratic-allied interests or whomever. There’s nothing about Cenk Uygur’s assessment of the present situation that is, in my view, wrong or slanted or incomplete — this is exactly the state of MSNBC and the corporate gutting of liberal-progressive views on mainstream cable right now.