Rick Sanchez: I Had a ‘Chip on My Shoulder’ (Video)
October 8, 2010
(ChattahBox US News)—-Rick Sanchez appeared on Good Morning America today, with George Stephanopoulos, in the first interview since his Jews control the media and Jon Stewart is a bigot radio meltdown. The day after the offensive anti-Semitic rant, Sanchez was promptly fired from CNN. He later phoned Stewart to apologize and also issued a written apology, admitting his remarks “should never have been made” and were “inartful.” But during the GMA interview he more forcibly apologized for his words, saying “I screwed up.” And Sanchez, explained his mindset that led to his anti-Semitic rant, telling Stephanopoulos he was exhausted and resentful of being passed over for a prime time CNN show. He admitted he walked into the radio interview “with a chip on my shoulder.”
Sanchez took full responsibility for his offensive remarks, and had nothing but praise for his former superiors at CNN. And if asked, he would return to CNN in a heartbeat.
“I was tired, I’d been working fourteen hour days for like two-and-a-half months, I was doing three shows, I was exhausted, it was right after the show, my daughter had a softball game I desperately wanted to go to, and I was a little impatient. I said some things I shouldn’t have said. They were wrong. Not only were they wrong, they were offensive,” said Sanchez.
Sanchez also lamented the absence of Hispanic anchors on prime time cable news shows. But said he was wrong to heap all of his resentment on Stewart, although he admitted he was unhappy with constantly being portrayed as stupid by Stewart.
“I was feeling a little bit put out, and I was feeling a little sensitive, and I was looking at the landscape…and I externalized the problem and I put it on Jon Stewart’s shoulders, and I was wrong to do that,” he said.
In the end, Sanchez said he came away from his phone conversation with Stewart with nothing but respect for him and his graciousness toward the former CNN anchor.
“Jon Stewart is the classiest guy in the world,” said Sanchez.