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."