CNN fired newscaster Rick Sanchez on Friday, a day after he called John Stewart of “the daily show “a “bigot” and suggested that Jews run CNN and “all the other networks.” Sanchez was being interviewed on a satellite radio show when he made the inappropriate comments.
CNN official statement: “Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company. We thank Rick for his years of service and we wish him well.”
Stewart had been taking pot shots at Sanchez, portraying him as not the brightest anchor on the block. But that’s what comedians and satirists do: they find a flaw, quirk, or stumble and pick it up and run with it.
Sanchez took this opportunity to drop his professional guard and go on the attack of not only Stewart but also his own network.
Ricardo León “Rick” Sánchez de Reinaldo (born July 3, 1958) is a Cuban-American TV news anchor. On CNN, he hosted Rick’s List plus serves as a contributor for CNN en Español.