Rick Sanchez Fired From CNN For Calling Jon Stewart A “Bigot”

October 2nd, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
Rick SanchezOct 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The “Rick’s List” host Rick Sanchez has been fired from CNN yesterday after his radio rant where he called Jon Stewart a “bigot” went on air. The CNN anchor gave an interview on Pete Dominick’s SiriusXM radio show on Thursday where he made a lot of controversial comments and the anchor had to pay for it by losing his job. CNN released a statement yesterday where it was mentioned that Rick Sanchez “is no longer” with the company.

The statement also read that the CNN officials thank Rick Sanchez for his services in the company and wish him well for his future. Rick Sanchez was not available for any comments. The spokesperson of CNN also said that Rick Sanchez’s daily show from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. will be filled by “CNN Newsroom” for the “foreseeable future”. On Thursday Rick Sanchez appeared on the show “Stand-Up with Pete Dominick” where he said that as he hails from a Cuban American origin, he had to face much discrimination in his life owing to it. The former contributor of CNN International said that the racist attitude persist in even elite and liberals as well. When asked how he feels about Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show”, who regularly aims his gigs on Rick Sanchez, the latter said that he personally feels that Jon Stewart is a “bigot”.

Rick Sanchez’s statement has created lot of waves and controversies among the media outlets. CNN officials denied commenting anything about the whole issue. Rick Sanchez not only said that Jon Stewart is a bigot but also he mentioned the CNN is run by people like Jon Stewart. However, regarding Jon Stewart he also said that people like them are called “stupid” by the audience.

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