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CNN’s Rick Sanchez calls Jon Stewart a bigot and gets canned

Cuban born Rick Sanchez, former host of the two-hour show “Rick’s List” was fired on Friday.  His firing came a day after he called Jon Stewart of Comedy Central a bigot in a radio show interview.  During the interview Sanchez questioned Stewart as to whether Jews should be considered a minority in the United States.

“I’m telling you that everyone 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?” Sanchez said, adding a sarcastic “yeah.”

“I can’t see someone not getting a job these days because they’re Jewish,” Sanchez said.

CNN released a statement on Friday say Sanchez was no longer with the company and thanked him for his tenure.

Sanchez’ time slot will be filled by a new show featuring former NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer and columnist Kathleen Parker.

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  1. October 4, 2010 at 5:14 pm

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