CNN's Rick Sanchez fired after comments on Jews

By ASSOCIATED PRESS, JPOST.COM STAFF
October 2, 2010 05:42

 
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NEW YORK — CNN fired news anchor Rick Sanchez on Friday, a day after he questioned whether Jews should be considered a minority and called the host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart, a bigot in a radio show interview.

Speaking at a satellite radio interview with Pete Dominick, Sanchez, host of the two-hour "Rick's List" on CNN's afternoon lineup, said that Stewart is bigoted toward "everybody else that's not like him." He said Stewart "can't relate to what I grew up with," saying his family had been poor and he had seen prejudice directed at his father. Sanchez dismissed it when Dominick points out that Stewart, who is Jewish, is also a minority.

"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."

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