Sanchez Whacked by CNN

2010 October 1
by bc3b

Rick Sanchez, one of the dumbest people in the history of broadcast journalism, was fired today by CNN. Now that a real-live Ron Burgundy is gone, the Situation Room will be reduced to an angry old drunk and the “chump” of Jepordy.

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN fired news anchor Rick Sanchez on Friday, a day after he called Jon Stewarta bigot in a radio show interview where he also questioned whether Jews should be considered a minority.Sanchez, who was born in Cuba and had worked at CNN since 2004, was host of the two-hour “Rick’s List” on CNN’s afternoon lineup. He did a prime-time version of that show in recent months, but that ended this week because the time slot is being filled by a new show featuring former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and columnist Kathleen Parker.


“He’s upset that someone of my ilk is almost at his level,” Sanchez said during a satellite radio interview with Pete Dominick. Details of the interview were posted on the Mediaite website Friday and quickly became a topic of conversation in the media world.

Sanchez said that Stewart is bigoted toward “everybody else that’s not like him.” He said Stewart “can’t relate to what I grew up with,” saying his family had been poor and he had seen prejudice directed at his father.

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 Hat tip: USA Today

Rick just made “the list you don’t want to be on.”

52 Responses leave one →
  1. 2010 October 1 7:35 pm
    bc3b permalink

    With Sanchez gone, who will Jack Cafferty have to compare drumken stupors and hit and run accidents with?

  2. 2010 October 1 7:39 pm
    JustMary permalink

    I have done my good deed of halting my hatred for 30 whole seconds (I counted out loud!) of CNN in celebration of this joyous news. I think even Allan is partying right now.

  3. 2010 October 1 7:41 pm
    JBoz permalink

    “With Sanchezgone, who will Jack cafferty have to compare drumkem syupors anf hit and run accidents with?”

    bc3b – cocktail hour? 🙂

  4. 2010 October 1 7:42 pm
    JustMary permalink

    I think he is just doing his best Rick Sanchez impersonation. 😉

  5. 2010 October 1 7:44 pm

    Now that’s a safety announcement I’d pay attention too.


    On the Sanchez thing… err this was nothing to fire him over – his general assholeness was however.

  6. 2010 October 1 7:45 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Sanchez has been so lucky – from not being charged with vehicular homicide for the drunk driving accident after the Dolphins game to having a national show given his lack of intellect.

  7. 2010 October 1 8:04 pm
    bc3b permalink

  8. 2010 October 1 8:09 pm

    7. WHERE IS MITT ROMNEY ????????????????????????????

  9. 2010 October 1 8:09 pm

    Great post BC~

    -Joy B

  10. 2010 October 1 8:11 pm
    justrand permalink

    of course, if Sanchez winds up on MSLSD he will be the SANEST person on that network!

    it is truly all relative!

  11. 2010 October 1 8:14 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Good question. 5 million milk cartons want to know that answer.

  12. 2010 October 1 8:17 pm

    I think its going to be Palin/Christie in 2012 folks.

    And I’m not sayignt that b/c I;ve been drinking tonight

  13. 2010 October 1 8:18 pm

    7. HALARIOUS !

  14. 2010 October 1 8:28 pm

    12 – I think your wrong (at least on the vp) and I’m not just saying that cause I’m dead tired and heading to bed. 😉

  15. 2010 October 1 8:28 pm

    Why are birth control pills advertised during prime time TV ????

  16. 2010 October 1 8:29 pm


    Did you get my email???

  17. 2010 October 1 8:29 pm

    Christie is too conservative to be re elected in NJ. He’s going to look for an out.

  18. 2010 October 1 8:32 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    If Christie’s tough love routine saves the States bacon he will be around for a cycle or two. Especially if he breaks the back of the teacher’s union.

  19. 2010 October 1 8:39 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #15 That is nothing. Condoms, sex toys, “Are you DOING IT? Come in and get tested!”, etc. It is gross, and it is all on channels kids watch- at least out here.

  20. 2010 October 1 8:40 pm
    justrand permalink

    Christie is showing a lot of politicians the way…but they have to have the balls to follow!

    All I ask is a politician who actually DOES what he SAYS he will do. Christie does. I don’t have to agree with him on everything…but at least I know where he and I stand!

  21. 2010 October 1 8:51 pm


    What about Viagra ads during NFL games.

  22. 2010 October 1 8:53 pm

    …and I watch football with my daughters too. I’m waiting for the “daddy what’s Viagra????” question

  23. 2010 October 1 8:54 pm

    Christie is Palin with a “Stifferson” between hi legs. Thats the only difference

  24. 2010 October 1 8:54 pm


  25. 2010 October 1 9:03 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #21 What is NFL? 😛

  26. 2010 October 1 9:05 pm

    17 – and not enough to win a gop primary or be her #2; he fits where he is, though I agree his reelection in NJ will be tough, but it’s quite possible. I’m up in NJ now, there are three types of people here right now, those that love him, those that hate him, and those that don’t have a clue.

  27. 2010 October 1 9:06 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #22 Show them a picture of Bill Clinton, then show them a picture of Hillary. Tell them that while you wouldn’t ordinarily condone drug use of any kind……

  28. 2010 October 1 9:06 pm

    N..f.. ?? l?? don’t know. going to bed catch you all sunday maybe.

  29. 2010 October 1 9:10 pm


    I have three girls. Please pray for me.

  30. 2010 October 1 9:12 pm

    It’s going to be Palin/Christie or Palin/Jindal

    She’s going to pick gOVERNOR

  31. 2010 October 1 9:12 pm

    a governor

  32. 2010 October 1 9:13 pm

    maybe Sam Brownback but shes going to win KS anyway

  33. 2010 October 1 9:13 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #29 How old are they?

  34. 2010 October 1 9:14 pm

    almost 2,almost 5, and 10

    I’m working on #4

  35. 2010 October 1 9:16 pm
    JustMary permalink

    4 was my favorite age with both kids. Teenage daughters are a pain in the a$$, gotta warn ya. 😆

  36. 2010 October 1 9:16 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Is #4 another girl?

  37. 2010 October 1 9:17 pm

    ” Teenage daughters are a pain in the a$$, gotta warn ya.”

    Only if your a mom darling. Girls always love their dadies.

    P.S. I already has the “gay” talk with my 10 years old. Oy vey

  38. 2010 October 1 9:18 pm

    36 I’ll let you know when I knock my wife up… LOL

  39. 2010 October 1 9:20 pm
    JustMary permalink

    All of my friends seem to be having babies right now, plus my youngest brother just had his first baby. Temporary baby fever sets in until my oldest whines about this or that. Thennnnnnnnn……..

  40. 2010 October 1 9:21 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #37 True. Dad and I are much closer than my Mom and I are.

  41. 2010 October 1 9:22 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #37 How did the gay talk go?

  42. 2010 October 1 9:23 pm

    I just love having a baby in the house.. My wife sys I should get a dog. But you cant put a diaper on a dog.

  43. 2010 October 1 9:25 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #42 You apparently have not met my dog. Please allow me to ship her to you when she is in heat for the tiny puppy diaper changing experience.

  44. 2010 October 1 9:25 pm

    I send my girls toa PRIVATE RELIGIOUS day school so I dont have to worry about these things. To no avail obviously. I aready talked with the day school director about sex ed. If they have it my daughter will not be there. I doubt they will ha eit, too much brushback. Even from my fellow Jews.

  45. 2010 October 1 9:28 pm

    About the gay conservation… I just reminded her about the book of Genesis – Adam and Eve. And that Torah should be her guide. She got my point.

  46. 2010 October 1 9:29 pm
    JustMary permalink

    I went to private Christian school. I had never even heard the term “gay” until I was in 11th grade. Even then, the word “fag” was something not associated with homosexuality. If you are a south park watcher, they pointed this out so well. Anyhow, this school had more drug use, sex, bullies, you name it- than the public high school I left to attend (begged to get out of the Christian school). Christian school is GREAT for elementary and maybe Jr. High. That is it, unless you really talk to the kids going there to see what the real story is. I am homeschooling my 7th grader, and I couldn’t be happier about it.

  47. 2010 October 1 9:33 pm

    My girls will be done with Jewish day school after they complete 6th grade. The religious Junior High is about $10,000-$12,000 a year. I’ll roll the dice on public school.

  48. 2010 October 1 9:42 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #47 YIKES that is a lot. Maybe pray about homeschooling if you feel uncomfortable with public school when the time comes.

  49. 2010 October 2 3:35 am

    I got thrown out of private a cathloic school but you knew that already and I’m sure it was no surprise. 🙂

    A sort of Palin\Daniels combo I find more likely, assuming Palin actually runs and wins the nomination. I’m still not convinced she intends to run for potus in 2012.

  50. 2010 October 2 4:47 am

    1.. It’s important to have a woman who helps at home,
    cooks from time to time, cleans up, and has a job.

    2. It’s important to have a woman who can make you

    3. It’s important to have a woman who you can trust,
    and doesn’t lie to you.

    4. It’s important to have a woman who is good in bed,
    and likes to be with you.

    5. It’s very, very important that these four women
    do not know each other.

  51. 2010 October 2 5:42 am
    drdog09 permalink

    My step daughter and I really went the rounds from about 12-17. So it not always that ‘Daddy’ is immune. She went through the homesick phase, the nobody loves me phase, the I have no friends phase and finally the ‘my parents don’t understand’ phase. Just be there Eph, through all the scrapes, bruises and traffic tickets. Now days I am usually the first one to get a hug.

    And good luck. You definitely live in the estrogen zone at your house! 🙂

  52. 2010 October 2 6:08 am
    justrand permalink

    you had me going on that one, IP!! 🙂 Good way to start the day!

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