May I start this post by saying that I’ve always hated Rick Sanchez, and this provides the perfect opportunity for me to vent my outrage? Oh yeah — and I’m a Jew. In an interview with Pete Dominick, Rick Sanchez unloaded on Jon Stewart. The fight started because Stewart often picks on CNN’s Sanchez, and Sanchez accused Stewart of bigotry for doing so. Why? Because Sanchez is latino, and Stewart “grew up in a suburban middle class New Jersey home with everything you could ever imagine.” When Dominick pointed out that Stewart is himself a minority, and therefore subject to prejudice, Sanchez sarcastically said, “everybody 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? Yeah.” First of all, I grew up watching Rick Sanchez on my local Miami news station, and I found him to be a prick then, as I do now. Second, it’s disgusting to suggest that Jews are not minorities, and that “he can’t see somebody not getting a job somewhere because they’re Jewish.” Perhaps we should trade looks for a day and compare bigotry — just for shits and giggles. Lastly, Rick Sanchez is a prick. Did I mention that?
UPDATE: Rick Sanchez was fired. It must be because of all those Jews at CNN, right Sanchez? Listen below to hear his original comments.