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CNN's Rick Sanchez fired after calling Jon Stewart a bigot [Updated]

Say goodbye to the king of "Conventional Idiocy": CNN newscaster Rick Sanchez has been fired. The news comes one day after Sanchez appeared on Pete Dominick's Sirius radio show, where he called "The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart a "bigot" (he later amended the term to "prejudicial") and suggested that "everybody who runs CNN" was Jewish.

Today, CNN released a statement noting that “Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company. We thank Rick for his years of service and we wish him well.”

CNN did not disclose whether Sanchez's comments were cause for letting him go. But the radio interview was just the latest in a history of incendiary quotes from the newscaster, who has gotten into trouble for calling Obama a "cotton-pickin' president," misquoting Rush Limbaugh, and not understanding the metric system.

If you'd like to listen to Sanchez’ radio comments (and hear him quote Mark Twain), click here.

[Updated at 5:06 p.m.: An earlier version of this story misspelled Sanchez's and Stewart's first names in one reference and has been corrected.]

-- Melissa Maerz

Photo credit: Mark Hill/CNN

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This is no place to hate - he should go back to Mexico.

He will no doubt sign on to Fox Noise for a multi-year, multi million dollar contract.

Fair and Balanced.....

When I lived in Miami he was anchor of Channel 7 news, which was famous for bringing tabloid news to local newscasts. Their stories were so sensational and outrageous. I couldn't believe when CNN hired him. Good riddance.

Doubt he was fired for calling Mr. Stewart a "bigot".

I'm glad his gone, waste of air time.

Can Anderson go next?

I commented before, but after reading the cacopony of hate you've unleashed I was stunned. I see you are in good company Mr. Sanchez. Just read the comments from the collection of morons that chose to share their opprobrium here and perhaps the shame of your bigotry will overwhelm you. Do you think Stewart is a jerk and even a bigot, fair opinion. But then your ranting about Jews, just how sick are you. And some dare to label the Tea Party folks racist because they think their President is a misguided idiot.

Sanchez you may be secure in the knowledge that you are just as addled minded, and as insensitive as Stewart. And just think your Hispanic background isn't even a factor in that accomplishment.

And one more note, Hispanics are the largest ethnic group in the country, and are present in numbers about 5 times the number that Jews are, while belonging to a religious group about 45 times as large, and you don't believe Jews are a minority?

Just your general unawareness of reality and your feeble mindedness should have gotten you canned, never mind your calumny.

'he is Euro-White as you can get"

So 'Euro-White' that he can probably get a job with TV Azteca.

OMG, ZING good move on CNN'S part. No more dirty Sanchez.

Most of us are mentally trapped to think Jewish!!
Actually, it is safe to say that virtually every mainstream publication or or other type of media organ is "nothing more than a screen to present chosen views." The great battle over the last century has been a battle for the mind of the Western peoples, i.e., non-Jewish Euros. The chosen won it by acquiring control over essentially the complete mainstream news, information, education and entertainment media of every type, and using that control to infuse and disseminate their message, agenda and worldview, their way of thinking, or rather the way they want us to think. Since at least the 1960s this campaign has been effectively complete. Since then they have shaped and controlled the minds of all but a seeming few of us in varying degree with almost no opposition or competition from any alternative worldview. So now most of us are mentally trapped in the box the chosen have made for us, which we have lived in all our lives. Only a few have managed to avoid it or escape it, or to even sometimes see outside of it, and so actually "think outside of the (Jewish) box." --Michael Santomauro

Being in the news business, he should have known that you can't tell the truth.

Lucy! I am home!

Guaranteed that Sanchez will be picked up by Fox News. They want to court the Latino vote, and Sanchez is just vain enough to jump to Fox and spout off his craziness.

Regarding Jews controlling the media, I find it interesting that among the most powerful media moguls I have a hard time finding a Jew. Rupert Murdoch, Mark Thompson, Viscount Rothermere, Paul Dacre...

I'm sure there are powerful men in media who are Jewish, but claiming they control "the media" is frankly foolish.

And some folks in this thread seem to misunderstand the First Amendment. The right to free speech pertains to public forums, not private ones. A TV station has every right to moderate what is said on its own station, just as a private citizen has every right to kick someone out of their home for saying something they don't approve of.

Why is it when a person is honest, they get fired. He's right on all three accounts. C'mon, "Nightly News with Rick SANCHEZ," yeah right!. He's right on Stewart for sure. And, let's face it, the only thing Fox News, MSNBC, CBS, CNN, HLN, ABC, NBC, etc ever agree on is who can out Israel each other. Kind of reminds me of the Bidon/Palin VP debate when both tried to outduel each other by repeatedly stating what a big supporter of Israel they were. The FACTS show that all the networks and hollywood are controlled by individuals who are Jewish. That does not make it bad, good, right or wrong but at least let us be honest about it. . .The FACTS are the FACTS. . .Look at who owns, runs and controls. It's a different set of values. Good Luck Rick!

Adios hombre..Never understood why he got the job in the first place. He just tried to hard to be 'special' and was uncomfortable to watch and more so to listen. Jon a bigot?? Puhleeze...

Dipwads spend a grand or more per year for cable, satellite, or internet TV so they can complain about what is on TV -- or not on TV. Makes sense. If you're a dipwad. And explains why the Feds gave away those $40 coupons for converters and push broadband.

Typical racist liberal. They hate Jews, Asians, Christians, Southerners, etc.. They believe certain "pet" minorities like Blacks and Latinos should get special treatment - instead of equal treatment. . . Disgusting. . . When liberals start treating everyone equally, and racist groups like the NAACP, BET, LaRaza, and the Black Congressional Congress, go away - we will be much closer to Dr. King's dream. . . . CNN has a long history of demonizing Jews - this guy just let it slip.



Lucy! I am home! Ha Ha Ha!

In the US all mass media including your website is fully controlled. When I tried to post my comments, it required your approval. It violates my freedom of speech and human rights for expressing my views.

CNN should be ashamed. So from now they would be telling what to say or in the near future may be WHAT TO THINK.....great journalism! Anyone who expresses an opinion that CNN does not like, is fired. It is absolutely forbidden by CNN to even think about criticizing those who they like.....you can criticize those as much as you like who are not liked by CNN. FREE CNN

Good luck Rick

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