"Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company. We thank Rick for his years of service and we wish him well,' a CNN statement said.
CNN's Rick Sanchez made controversial comments on a Sirius radio show Thursday, calling Jon Stewart a "bigot" and saying that CNN and the other networks are all run by Jewish people.
Sanchez said that the "Daily Show" host has a limited worldview, and called him a "bigot."
The conversation began with Sanchez decrying "elite, Northeast establishment liberals" who "deep down, when they look at a guy like me, they see a guy automatically who belongs in the second tier, and not the top tier.
"I think to some extent Jon Stewart and [Stephen] Colbert are the same way. I think Jon Stewart's a bigot," he said. "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."
When asked who Stewart is bigoted against, Sanchez said "everybody else who's not like him."
Rightardia was shocked by Rick Sanchez' comments. News and comedy are different animals. You have to have attitude and a point of view to be a comedian. Stewart and Colbert come from different backgrounds. Colbert grew up in South Carolina.
Stewart has always been respectful when conservatives are on his show. Both comedians are at the top o their games and have won Emmys. It is hard to argue with their success.
Sanchez' comments are unfortunate. We wonder what prompted this outburst? We hate to see Sanchez go. He will probably end up at Fox News. good grief!
Comment from the Wayne Madsen Report: Here's one guy who'll be out of a job soon. CNN's Rick Sanchez says the Jews run the media. Looking at what CNN did to Octavia Nasr and what Emanuel did to Helen Thomas, he is spot on . . . But he will now catch living hell. And Sanchez is now gone.
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