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Stewart has picked on Sanchez regularly on The Daily Show, making him out to be something of a big doofus. And he does seem to be that. There have been a couple of rants by Sanchez that I agreed with, but I guess a guy who is unafraid--or stupid enough--to just let loose on air is going to hit on something that resonates occasionally. But really, Sanchez's "woe is me, only I'm oppressed" take on things is particularly weird. Yes, he has a Hispanic last name, and is from Cuba. But he's a also a traditionally handsome man, with a daily program on a national news network. This guy has been discriminated against? Really?
Okay, I'll concede that there are a lot of bigoted people--Sanchez is apparently one of them--and that even a successful TV hunk could find himself on the receiving end of bigotry. But who hasn't? I'm a white guy, and would not presume to get into a "who is more oppressed" argument. But I'm also gay, liberal and agnostic. I've been on the receiving end of prejudice plenty, in person and online. But what am I gonna do, blame it on the Jews? C'mon. Good for CNN for canning this guy so quickly. I'm sure he thinks the Jews who control TV are responsible though.
By the way, his book is aptly named. . .
CNN's Rick Sanchez fired after explosive interview on satellite radio
CNN fired Rick Sanchez on Friday afternoon in response to a radio interview on a SiriusXM radio show during which Sanchez called Comedy Central late-night host Jon Stewart a "bigot" and implied that the media as a whole are controlled by Jews. Appearing on "Stand Up! With Pete Dominick" to promote his new book, "Conventional Idiocy," Sanchez went on to assert that he has been the victim of discrimination at the cable news network. . .
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