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The Rick Sanchez anti-Semitic fallout

by Brad A. Greenberg

October 2, 2010 | 5:19 pm

More from the you-can’t-say-that-on-television (or in polite society) files. This time courtesy of (former) CNN anchor Rick Sanchez. Here’s how the Huffington Post summarized his remarks:

Discussing Stewart with radio host Pete Dominick, Sanchez said that the “Daily Show” host has a limited worldview, and called him a “bigot.”

The conversation began with Sanchez decrying “elite, Northeast establishment liberals” who “deep down, when they look at a guy like me, they see a guy automatically who belongs in the second tier, and not the top tier.

“I think to some extent Jon Stewart and [Stephen] Colbert are the same way. I think Jon Stewart’s a bigot,” he said. “I think he looks at the world through, his mom, who was a school teacher, and his dad, who was a physicist or something like that. Great, I’m so happy that he grew up in a suburban middle class New Jersey home with everything you could ever imagine.”

Sanchez then went on to claim that CNN and the rest of the media are run by Jews—like Stewart.

You can hear the whole conversation in the above video. As I’ve discussed before, the Jewish-media conspiracy is a myth. An enduring one that is reinforced by the likes of folks who see a Jew everywhere they look in the MSM—repeat: Rupert Murdoch is not Jewish.

Anyway, Sanchez got canned at CNN for his comments. Probably by those Jews running the place.

The remarks and fallout have attracted attention around the globe—here’s the Tehran Times coverage—and even brought a much-needed ratings boost to Sanchez’s CNN program, according to Gawker:

Rick’s List was the most-watched program on CNN yesterday. Too bad Sanchez wasn’t hosting because he’d been fired for his anti-semitic rant.

Sanchez has yet to comment. He’s gone ghost, even on Twitter.

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