Rick Sanchez will be sending out resumes on Monday, no longer employed by CNN after he made several bigoted comments against CNN execs, claiming they were discriminating against him, while mentioning that the “Jews” control the media.
The company released the following statement:
“Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company. We thank Rick for his years of service and we wish him well.“
The controversy occurred during an airing of the Pete Dominick Show on Sirius Satellite in which he also spoke out against The Daily Show and The Colbert Report for always making fun of him.
Here’s more from that conversation:
“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 off, calling out “Jews” and their “minority status” in which he said:
“Yeah,” said Sanchez when asked if Jon’s Jewish heritage might allow him to be familiar with oppression “Very powerless people… [snickers] He’s such a minority, I mean, you know [sarcastically]… Please, what are you kidding? … I’m telling you that 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.”
Sanchez’s 3-5PM timeslot is now broadcasting CNN Newsroom.