Rick Sanchez Apologizes: I’m ‘Opposed to Hate and Intolerance’

October 6, 2010

(ChattahBox US News)— After going into hiding for a few days, after the firestorm of bad publicity caused by his Jews control the media radio rant, former CNN anchor Rick Sanchez has released a written apology. As noted on his wife’s Facebook, Sanchez confirmed in his statement that he did personally phone Jon Stewart to apologize for his remarks, wherein he called the Jewish Comedy Central comedian a “bigot.” Sanchez acknowledged that his anti-Semitic rant “should never have been made,” saying he is “very much opposed to hate and intolerance.” Sanchez’s excuse? He, attributed his shocking display to exhaustion, saying his “tired and mangled words” were not meant to display “narrow-mindedness.”

The former host of CNN’s “Rick’s List” was frustrated with being the frequent target of both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s jokes and he let loose during a radio interview, spewing biting ethnic resentment. While railing against all the Jews that he said controlled CNN and the rest of the media, Sanchez also showed he was thin-skinned.

“If I did just sit there and read the teleprompter every day, Jon Stewart would never say a word about me. He’d say I’m a good Hispanic anchor, “Way to go, you’ve done a good job, stay right there.” … I am a complex human being, I’m not some moron…”

But Stewart was not about to go easy on Sanchez. On Monday night, he responded to Sanchez’s attack on him as a bigot and Sanchez’s anti-Semitic meltdown in a biting piece of satire. But in the end, Stewart concluded “I think the guy’s probably got a good heart.”

Below is Sanchez’s entire statement:

“On October 4th, I had a very good conversation with Jon Stewart, and I had the opportunity to apologize for my inartful comments from last week. I sincerely extend this apology to anyone else whom I may have offended.

As Jon was kind enough to note in his show Monday night, I am very much opposed to hate and intolerance, in any form, and I have frequently spoken out against prejudice. Despite what my tired and mangled words may have implied, they were never intended to suggest any sort of narrow-mindedness and should never have been made.

In the aftermath of these comments, CNN and I have decided to part ways. However, I want to go on record to say that I have nothing but the highest regard for CNN and for my six wonderful years with them. I appreciate every opportunity that they have given me, and it has been a wonderful experience working for them. I have tremendous respect for everyone there, and I know that they feel the same about me. There are no hard feelings – just excitement about a new future of opportunities.

I look forward to my next step with great anticipation. In the meantime, I will continue to promote my book, Conventional Idiocy, in the hopes of broadening the discussion to get a better understanding between all Americans, regardless of race, creed or religion.”


Comments

4 Responses to “Rick Sanchez Apologizes: I’m ‘Opposed to Hate and Intolerance’”

  1. Carl on October 6th, 2010 5:36 pm

    Not sure whether to believe the media’s claim that he “apologized” But, assuming these percentages are correct, what is more important to know is that jews make up 1.7% of the population, but some how they make up 90% of people involved in News/Journalism and Media. (Media which includes internet sites MSNBC, BBC, JewYork Times, Canwest Global, Google/Youtube) not to mention that most Journalism schools (or is it Jewrnalism?) only admit students with a certain ethnicity. I was shocked to find out that Google/Youtube advertisement is now connected with political groups such as “Amnesty Internaltional” which is pushing us into a war with Iran now with their new Google Ads asking to “save” a fictional woman in Iran to be “stoned to death” for “adultry”. Sanchez (and everyone else CNN, Fox and BBC has fired over the last few years) have a point and I salute their gallantry – but not their decision to “Apologize”…assuming he really did apologize as the so called media claims.

  2. Sara on October 6th, 2010 6:03 pm

    Shame Rick Sanchez had to bowdown to the Jewish masses and apologise – but that is always the way. Every group is subject to critcism but never the Jews

  3. Val on October 6th, 2010 6:26 pm

    Oh dear Carl, you are so right! I hate the jews myself just because they do care about morons like you. They should just ignore you. And you should go and live in Iran or similar, and their control of not only media will bring you not only the “freedom of speech”, but also the freedom of jail. Good luck and regards from the Western Civilization.

  4. TIMELIMIT on October 8th, 2010 10:20 am

    Good luck Rick, you called what we all see on T V. CNN W W all he talks about is war in the middleast .Iran did this and that. He was AIPAC head and CNN trys to stear everything to Iran. You got in the way. Ive block Foxs channel,now will block Middle east CNN. Their both SICK. for different reasons,but sick just the same.

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