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Beyond Rick Sanchez: Who should Jon Stewart fight with next?

Jon-stewart-rick-sanchezHost Jon Stewart has hated on a lot of people since he took over "The Daily Show," and most of the time the outcome for many victims who attempt comebacks has not turned out well.

Rick Sanchez, the Twitter-happy CNN anchor, was fired last week most likely because, after getting lobbed with "Daily Show" jeers for some time, he lashed out at Stewart, calling him a "bigot" and implying that Jews run CNN and "all other networks." Stewart, who is of Jewish descent, fired back over the weekend at a charity event — "all he has to do is apologize to us, and we'll hire him back — and via his TV show. If Sanchez's wife's Facebook page is to be believed, the anchor has since apologized.

But he's not alone. Way back when, Tucker Carlson also left CNN after a bout with Stewart on "Crossfire" and eventually appeared on "Dancing With the Stars"; Carlson now blogs for the Daily Beast, where he's poked this bear some more. Meanwhile, CNBC's "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer was simply made to look like a fool when he appeared on "The Daily Show." (In Cramer's corner after the fight: Tucker Carlson.)

Stewart, of course, is famous for skewering politicos and pundits — but what about celebrities?

Is there anyone in Hollywood you'd like to see him take on? Share in the comments.

— Whitney Friedlander

Photo: Jon Stewart at Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education," the Oct. 2 charity event at which he addressed Sanchez's firing. Credit: Jason Kempin / Getty Images.

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He is Jewish?
Anyway I never have watched Stewart.
Those he slams should just ignore him.
He is a comic this is how he earns a living.
Too bad Sanchez was fired!

No mention of the nice intentions of Sanchez by Stewart on his Monday show?

To be fair to Jon, he was making fun of Rick Sanchez not really fighting with him. Unlike Tucker Carlson, who he truly disliked, he was probably more amused by Sanchez's onscreen antics. Sanchez just wasn't able to reconcile that he was on the butt end of the jokes because he wasn't a spectacular reporter and not because of his race.

George Clooney or Shawn Penn.

I'd like to see him flat out disassemble glenn beck till the little jerk comes out of hiding and actually tries to go to toe with him. Stewart could end his career.

I really object to the work 'hated'. The man is a comic, albeit-a very intelligent, articulate comic. He loathes ignorance, dishonesty, and self-serving politicians as well as news media. He does satire on the aforementioned people in a comic expose' kind-of-way. Talking about only the consequences for Jon's ire without telling the idiotic statements made by the these anchors is misleading. They both fueled the 'fire' by making unsupported claims as well as bias conclusions.


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