Saturday, October 2, 2010
CNN's Rick Sanchez Axed for Stewart Comments
Well, it appears that Jon Stewart got the last laugh in this case, and he didn't even have to do anything.
Incredibly, now-former CNN anchor Rick Sanchez went completely off the reservation and called Stewart a "bigot" for the way he runs his program, the Daily Show. Apparently, Sanchez's point was that Stewart targeted him because Sanchez was Latino. I know...I know...crazy stuff.
Here is the portion of the interview that set the stage for Sanchez to be fired at CNN.
Sanchez had been in Stewart's crosshairs most recently for saying he received a text from John Boehner. Stewart called it tweet a "twit."
Calling someone a twit and calling someone a bigot are two different things. Sanchez lost, and CNN did the right thing.