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Rick Sanchez Fired from CNN

First seen on Pundit Press:

Rick Sanchez has been fired from CNN this evening. Sanchez was apparently canned for calling Jon Stewart a "bigot" on his radio show yesterday and implying that the media is run by 'powerful Jews.'

Here is a short transcript of Sanchez's discussion with Pete Dominick, a radio personality:

Dominick: How is [Stewart] a bigot? Sanchez: I think he looks at the world through, his mom, who was a school teacher, and his dad, who was a physicist or something like that. Great, I'm so happy that he grew up in a suburban middle class New Jersey home with everything you could ever imagine. Dominick: What group is he bigoted towards? Sanchez: Everybody else who's not like him. Look at his show, I mean, what does he surround himself with?

Later in the discussion, Sanchez began talking about Jewish people:

I'm telling you that everybody who runs CNN is a lot like Stewart, and a lot of people who run all the other networks are a lot like Stewart, and to imply that somehow they, the people in this country who are Jewish, are an oppressed minority? Yeah.

Here is the full audio of the interview. Caution, Rick Sanchez sounds absolutely crazy:


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Comments (17)

Well, he can get a job with... (Below threshold)
galoob:

Well, he can get a job with Mel Gibson.

Hmmm Call a liberal a bigot... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Hmmm Call a liberal a bigot and get fired. Call a conservative a bigot and ummm crickets chirping.

Double standard much

If they're not careful, the... (Below threshold)
Roy:

If they're not careful, they won't have anyone on the air soon.

If they're not careful, ... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

If they're not careful, they won't have anyone on the air soon.

Good point. It might be weeks before anyone realized it.

"Well, he can get a job wit... (Below threshold)
ODA315:

"Well, he can get a job with Mel Gibson."

Or Malik Shabazz, or Minister Farrakhan, or Reverend Wright, or Al "Tawana Brawley" Sharpton, or Jesse "Hymietown" Jackson.

I'm telling you that eve... (Below threshold)
jim m:

I'm telling you that everybody who runs CNN is a lot like Stewart

Seems to me that he wasn't fired for calling Stewart a bigot. Far more likely it was for calling him a bigot and then saying that his CNN bosses were just the same.

Calling your boss a bigot on national TV. THAT gets you fired.

Hmmm Call a liberal a bi... (Below threshold)
John S:

Hmmm Call a liberal a bigot and get fired

Point out the obvious fact that Jews run the MSM and most of entertainment. And get fired.

I have to give NBC more cre... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

I have to give NBC more credit now? Wasn't Jay Leno consistently more critical of his network than Sanchez. I suppose CNN, owned by Time-Warner takes themselves very seriously as a news netwok/ media conglomerate but it makes me wonder what other targets are off limits, corporate sponsors, the politically powerful and so forth.

Well, I'm betting even odds... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

Well, I'm betting even odds he surfaces on MSNBC.
He'll fit right in with the cast of loons they're currently running.

"but it makes me wonder ... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

"but it makes me wonder what other targets are off limits, corporate sponsors, the politically powerful and so forth."

Only those on the left, Steve. Those on the right are still fair game.

Normally I don't like to gl... (Below threshold)
Patrick:

Normally I don't like to gloat at other people's misfortune but I am happy he got fired. He made stupid remarks on more than one occasion (not do mention his hit-and-run DUI accident that killed somebody) and it finally bit him in the ass.

The interesting thing is that people on MSNBC can say the most vile and disgusting things about conservatives (remember Keith Olbermann's comments about Sen. Scott Brown and Michelle Malkin?) but nobody seems to get fired or disciplined for their out-of-line remarks. I mean, Olbermann's "Worst Person in the World" segment is just such a stupid schtick that I am amazed that even MSNBC can't see how insane and polarizing it is. Do they even want a single conservative viewer of their network?

All this does make me wonder if Sanchez will end up surfacing at MSNBC after all. Of course, calling out a fellow liberal is a big no-no (that double standard again) so perhaps he may find gainful employment hard to come by. Again, it is veyr hard to feel sorry for him and I won't shed a tear for him. He had it coming.

Maybe CNN read Rick's post,... (Below threshold)
Rance:

Maybe CNN read Rick's post, decided that he was the "dumbest man on TV" and canned him.

You guys got an immediate reaction to one of your posts, and now you're complaining?

Racism is forever descendin... (Below threshold)
Eric:

Racism is forever descending on the Right but always landing on the Left.

LOL. I guess he was right t... (Below threshold)
Anon Y. Mous:

LOL. I guess he was right to be worried; the Jews got him after all.

One leftist media hack down... (Below threshold)
oldpuppymax:

One leftist media hack down, 1 million more to go.

Sanchez was fired for i... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

Sanchez was fired for implying that the media, including CNN is run by 'powerful Jews.' If you look at all the important msm, the ownership and ceos of the Time Warner, Walt Disney, CBS, ABC, NBC, Robert Murdoch`s News Corporation (a little less so), The Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, no kidding. Probably we should be in many ways be thankful for their service, but Sanchez didn't express any gratitude, deference or nuance to his masters, so he wrote his own firing offense.

It seems to me that back a ... (Below threshold)
John:

It seems to me that back a few years ago it was just great to say the nastiest stuff imaginable about neocons (code for conservative jews) no worries. It's not the jew stuff that got Rick, it's the liberal jew stuff. Conservatives jews no problem slander away, liberal jews oops that's not kosher.




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