Rick Sanchez Fired From CNN After Calling Jon Stewart A Bigot & Admitting That Jews Own The Media

(TPM)   CNN spokesman Bridget Leininger confirmed to TPM that Rick Sanchez has been fired from CNN. “Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company. We thank Rick for his years of service and we wish him well.”

Sanchez’s departure comes after he said yesterday that “The Daily Show” host “Jon Stewart is a bigot” against “anybody who doesn’t agree with his point of view, which is very much a white liberal establishment point of view.”

“They minimize you, and treat you like you don’t matter,” Sanchez said of Stewart’s show, also adding: “I am a complex human being. I am not some moron.”

Sanchez also said of Stewart being Jewish:

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.

Leininger said CNN will broadcast CNN Newsroom from 3-5pm for the foreseeable future.

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(TPM)   CNN anchor Rick Sanchez reeeeeally doesn’t like Jon Stewart.

On Peter Dominick’s radio show yesterday, Sanchez said he thinks that “Jon Stewart is a bigot” against “anybody who doesn’t agree with his point of view, which is very much a white liberal establishment point of view.”

Dominick, a former warm-up comic on The Daily Show, asked Sanchez to elaborate, and 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 that you could ever imagine.”

When Dominick asked who Stewart is bigoted against, Sanchez replied: “Everybody else who’s not like him. Look at his show, I mean, what does he surround himself with?”

Dominick joked that Sanchez’s comments would probably go viral, which caused Sanchez to backtrack, kind of, calling The Daily Show “essentially prejudicial.”

“They minimize you, and treat you like you don’t matter,” Sanchez continued, later adding: “I am a complex human being. I am not some moron.”

But, he claimed, Stewart “wouldn’t pick on me if I didn’t matter.”

[FLASHBACK: Sanchez Grills Ensign On Sex-Lobbying Scandal]

When Dominick pointed out that Stewart is Jewish, Sanchez wasn’t buying it: “Just because someone’s Jewish, they’re not capable of being prejudicial?”

He added:

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.

Sanchez did say that he understands that “historically” Jews have been discriminated against, but that “I can’t see somebody not getting a job somewhere because they’re Jewish. Not in this day and age.”

Comedy Central and Pete Dominick had no comment on Sanchez’s remarks. CNN did not immediately respond to TPM’s request for comment.

Late Update: CNN tells TPM it will have a comment on this “later today.”

Here’s the audio. Most of the good stuff is in the first 8 minutes, but the whole thing is pretty incredible:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjeTtK6W6iA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWYbC5ybMWo

You’ve gotta wonder if maybe Sanchez is just angry that Stewart frequently uses him as a punching bag. Stewart once dedicated an entire segment to it, saying: “Rick Sanchez delivers the news like a guy at a party who’s doing a lot of coke and traps you in a corner and explains really intensely how an ant is the strongest animal on earth.”

Watch:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
The Uninformant!
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Rally to Restore Sanity

Stewart also occasionally uses Sanchez’s show in his “Moment of Zen” segment, including this classic clip of the CNN anchor volunteering to be tased:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Moment of Zen – Sanchez Taser
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Rally to Restore Sanity

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BELOW ARE EXAMPLES OF RICK SANCHEZ’S CRAPPY REPORTING:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbfFkoymtuU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR9e9CKKMMY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hYGI6A8UoE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dZyxKo9ADg

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