Rick Sanchez fired from CNN
CNN anchor Rick Sanchez has been fired for some incredibly dumb remarks he made on a satellite radio show about Jon Stewart - and Jews.
First, he called Stewart a bigot:
Appearing Thursday on the Sirius radio program "Stand Up! With Pete Dominick," Sanchez, who was born in Cuba and grew up in Florida, repeatedly took aim at Stewart, calling him a "bigot."
When pressed by Dominick as to what he meant specifically, Sanchez gave the following explanation.
"I think he looks at the world through his mom, who was a schoolteacher, and his dad, who was a physicist or something like that," Sanchez said, according to transcripts provided by the radio program's blog. "Great, I'm so happy that he grew up in a suburban middle-class New Jersey home with everything you could ever imagine."
Dominick then asked what group it was that Stewart held a prejudiced view toward.
"Everybody else who's not like him," Sanchez responded. "Look at his show, I mean what does he surround himself with?"
Of course, they're Jews. Sanchez tried to make the point that Jews just aren't discriminated against like, say - Hispanics:
"I grew up not speaking English, dealing with real prejudice every day as a kid; watching my dad work in a factory, wash dishes, drive a truck, get spit on. I've been told that I can't do certain things in life simply because I was a Hispanic," Sanchez said. "My friends who are black, I've seen that with them; I've seen that with a lot of minorities. I can't really think -- although I understand the plight of Jews, and all the experiences, and the things that have happened historically for them -- but I can't say that my buddy Glen or my buddy Izzy who I grew up with in South Florida ever were prejudiced against directly simply because they were Jewish. There may have been jokes around them or about other things, but it's kinda -- you know what I'm saying, it's kind of a different thing."
Sanchez also implied at one point that CNN was run by Jews.
This guy made a career about wearing his liberalism as badge of honor. His reports during Katrina were beyond biased, more like propaganda for Democrats. He was always overly aggressive when interviewing conservatives and threw softballs in the direction of liberal guests.
Don't know if you could call him the most biased anchor on any network but he came close. And good riddance.