Rick Sanchez Sacked for Bigoted – ‘Jews Control Media’ Rant
October 1, 2010
(ChattahBox Entertainment News)— Going, going, gone. Rick Sanchez has been disappeared from CNN, after ranting about Jewish “elite, Northeast establishment liberals” keeping the Cuban-American host from reaching the “top tier” in his profession. Sanchez, the former host of “Rick’s List,” also took direct aim at the folks who signed his paycheck, suggesting CNN was controlled by bigoted Jews, as well as the rest of the media industry. Sanchez was also seething with resentment towards Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart, whom he said was “bigoted against “everybody else who’s not like him.”
Sanchez made his shocking remarks, during an appearance on Pete Dominick’s XM Sirius radio program on Thursday. His remarks were so over the top and anti-Semitic that it’s been speculated he was resentful for being passed over to permanently fill the 8 p.m. time slot formerly held by Campbell Brown. And now being filled by the new program Parker-Spitzer. Sanchez had been temporarily covering the 8 p.m. hour and Thursday was his last day in that role.
But Sanchez’s ratings were even worse than Brown’s who left the network, after sagging ratings.
So, whatever Sanchez’s mindset was when he went on a rant advancing derogatory Jewish stereotypes, is hard to say and really in the end, doesn’t matter.
Jon Stewart, as well as Stephen Colbert, regularly use Sanchez’s various on-air gaffes, for some easy laughs. And apparently Sanchez is not only thin-skinned, but he attributed their mocking to bigotry towards Hispanics.
“I think to some extent Jon Stewart and [Stephen] Colbert are the same way. I think Jon Stewart’s a bigot.”‘ Sanchez explained that Stewart was bigoted against “everybody else who’s not like him. Look at his show, I mean, what does he surround himself with?”
Sanchez later softened his use of the word bigot, but acknowledged he was sick and tired of being portrayed as stupid by the two comics.
“That’s what happens when you watch yourself on his show every day, and all they ever do is call you stupid.”
The now-former CNN host changed his view of Stewart from bigot to “prejudicial” and “uninformed.”
“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 to be…”
When asked by Dominick if he thought Jews were also a repressed minority, Sanchez rejected the idea that Jews have trouble getting jobs, as some Hispanics do. And he took aim at his own network.
“Yeah,” Sanchez snickered sarcastically at the idea that Jews are as much minorities as Latinos in the US.
“Very powerless people… [snickers] He’s such a minority, I mean, you know [sarcastically]… Please, what are you kidding? … 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. [sarcastically]“
The next day, Rick Sanchez was out of a job and made it on “The List U Don’t Want 2 Be On.”
After Sanchez left the building, CNN released a terse statement.
“Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company. We thank Rick for his years of service and we wish him well,“ the statement said.
Today, Rick List’s co-host Brooke Baldwin appeared during Sanchez’s absence, but the show will disappear with Sanchez. CNN announced the 3 to 5 p.m. slot would be filled by “CNN Newsroom” for the “foreseeable future.”