Jon Stewart responds to Rick Sanchez comments
October 4th, 2010
12:30 PM ET

Jon Stewart responds to Rick Sanchez comments

"The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart had a good laugh at Rick Sanchez's expense this weekend, making light of the former CNN anchor's recent departure over controversial comments he made about Jews and Stewart.

On Friday, CNN issued a statement that Sanchez – who said during a radio interview that Stewart is bigoted and made other statements about Jews and the media - was no longer with the company. The network thanked Sanchez for his years of service.

At the Night of Too Many Stars benefit in New York City on Saturday, host Stewart urged people to donate to autism education, but cautioned, "If you went on radio and said the Jews control the media... you may want to hold on to your money."

However, Stewart did have a solution for Sanchez: "All he has to do is apologize to us," he said, "and we'll hire him back."

Not to be outdone, David Letterman made a surprise cameo at the benefit, telling Stewart that he decided to stop by because he was in the neighborhood, "helping Rick Sanchez clean out his office."


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  1. Brareling

    best for you coach handbag clearance to take huge discount

    February 3, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. John

    Would you get fired if you simply say that the jews control a huge percentage of the media?

    October 30, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. LauraJT

    I'm sure Rick will get a job at Fox Noise which is where he belongs. That's where all the RIght Wing Republican Christian Jew Haters spew their garbage.

    October 30, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Paula

    I don't even turn the junk on until Ali Velshi.......maybe Wolf. The daily reports are like the National Enquirer beat.

    October 29, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Rita Chelala

    You can't have freedom of speech and be politically correct. Racism existed from the begining of times and shall forever remain. It's unfortunate but true. Human nature, you can't beat it.

    October 29, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Garrett

    after reading this article im more interested in all the racist comments in the comment box. Everyone needs to chill out with the useless banter and post something constructive.

    October 25, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. John B

    For those of you saying things like ' Why can't people just tell the truth about Jews?'-don't you realize that is a form of prejudice? There is no universal truth about Jews just like there is no universal truth about Muslims or Southerners, or Democrats or Republicans or Gays or Women or etc.. That's the point. There are indviduals of all types within all of these groups. If you know multiple people in any of these groups, you will see that. If you don't know multiple people, then keep your mind open enough to imagine it to be so. In addition, while we may be guaranteed free speech, many organizations who rely on people to buy their goods or watch their shows do not want to offend large groups within the population. It's just bad busines. Thus, firing some one who does this makes sense.

    October 25, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Charles

    I don't think Sanchez should have been fired for what he said and neither does John Stewart. The issue is we have moved away from jounalism and have morphed into newstainment with our anchors becoming opionators instead of relayers of information and explorers of the truth. All the networks regurgitate the same tiny bit of information and because they have 24 hours to fill and few actual reporters they fill the hours with opinion and those so called experts.
    Sanchez has said some stupid things but when people are on the air for hours a day and are unscripted they are bound to say something stupid. It happens to all of them. Should he be held accountable, sure but fired no. As Jon Stewart said, paraphrased, on Larry King if the network felt his overall performance was bad and his show stunk then they should get rid of him, not because of what he said.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  9. Raff

    This is not a freedom of speech issue, or if it is, it's not the one people think. Sanchez can still walk around saying all the bigoted things he wants, but the network, due to their rights of free speech, can limit what is said on their shows. Perhaps it's an unbecoming comparison, but I think of it like a film director and an actor. Sure the actor has free speech, but if he wants to say different lines than that the director desires, he can exercise his rights in the unemployment line.

    October 25, 2010 at 4:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Getthepoint

      I agree with you, to some extent, that too many people throw out the "freedom of speech" defense as a shield to avoid the consequences of their actions. In this case though, Rick was not spouting his beliefs on CNN. Whether or not his freedom of speech was violated depends on the personal conduct policy he agreed to abide by when he joined CNN. I have to imagine that if his rights were violated he would have filed suit in response to his firing. With that said I tend to be in Rick's corner on this one. I only found out today that he was fired, after wondering why he wasn't on the air and "googling" his name. In todays atmosphere of deliberately edited and sensationalized news, I went ahead and listened to the interview for myself, before forming an opinion. As a submariner in the navy, I can identify with what Rick is expressing in regard to his frustrations. I don't watch John Stewart so I can't comment on the validity of Rick's claims one way or the other. What I will tell you is that my views on how far we've come since the civil rights era have changed quite a bit in the last five years, and not for the better. The fact is that in this integrated society the existence of the sheet wearing racist is just unacceptable. Not many people want to identify themselves as being part of that group. There are many people who hold "prejudices" however. A prejudiced person doesn't have to want to hang someone of a particular ethnic group from a tree. For a person to be prejudiced they only need to have established a predetermined judgement in their minds of a person based on their belonging to a certain group. What a lot of people don't realize is that they hold these prejudices, and that they do carry over into the work place. Whether Sanchez was right or wrong in his accusations against Stewart I understand perfectly when he describes the subliminal slights minorities deal with in todays society. As I said, far less people are overt about their prejudices these days. They may not even realize they have them. In my time in the navy I, as a black man, have made friends that were, in fact, prejudiced. I think in Sanchez's case you saw the result of years of being on the receiving end of veiled insults, and wondering why he had the target on him (rightly or wrongly), converge into the interview he gave. Was it the most eloquent? No, he was speaking from the heart in a moment of frustration. Is it something we Americans are ready to hear? Not really. There is a disturbing trend in this country where we label anyone who dares bring up the "R" word a whiner and "reverse racist," in our rush to declare racism and bigotry a long dead relic of the past. Unfortunately, it is more often than not, someone who is not a member of the ethnic group which experienced the oppression who is the loudest in declaring that the oppression is ended. Which is why I gave careful consideration to Sanchez's comments about Jews. If he were to deny the oppression that Jews went through, he would be plain wrong. I didn't get that from him though, or that he even denies the current existence of anti-semitism. He was offering his view in response to a comparison made between the jewish and hispanics. He wasn't bringing up that there are a lot of jews who run the media (something I'm honestly in no position to agree or disagree with) as a way of saying there's this jewish cabal which meets in a hidden lair to plot conspiracies. I took his argument to mean that 1) There are a lot of jewish people who you really can't tell are jewish (I didn't know Stuart was. Maybe I'm just bad at these things though.) Therefore their status as a member of a minority group is not so evident and 2) The jewish community has seen success in the corporate world uncomparable to other minority groups. John Stuart is in show business so Sanchez mentioning a jewish stake in the media is fair. It's less likely that Stuart would experience prejudice in his job field if his bosses are all of the same faith or race as him. That was the point Sanchez was making. I didn't see him discrediting the jewish experience, as much as stating that at this point and time in this country, the experiences of the jewish race is not 100% identical to the hispanic experience, despite both being minority groups. I find the treatment a lot of people have for gays in this country, despite one's moral stance on the issue, deplorable. There are those out there who harbor an unwarranted amount of hatred for that group. As a black man, I do not see our experiences as equal. I can't tell if someone is gay just by looking at them. I can tell if someone is black (due exception given to the rare case.) That doesn't mean I deny the trials and tribulations of the gay community. I just don't see them as being identical to those of the black community. If i'm speaking truthfully, at this point and time in this country, I think hispanics are facing a tougher challenge than any other group in this country, including Arabs. That being said I don't think Rick was trying to diminish, deny, or sugar coat jewish history. He was only arguing, in response to a comment comparing the two, that the two are different. As for CNN firing him, I haven't been able to find much in terms of a statment regarding his firing, but I've read that they thanked him for his service. That to me is unacceptable. Either the man is an out of control racist deserving of his swift departure, or he shouldn't have been fired at all. There is no middle ground. This comes off as shady to me. I've already taken a break from CNN (explaining why I just now found out about Rick's firing) and now I might be taking a permanent vacation from them. At least with Fox News I know what they're about. Still I can't see myself tuning into them either. I'll go with BBC, if anything. Maybe I'll just stop watching the news. I hate to say ignorance is bliss, but it seems to me news organizations, following the success of Fox's sensationalized "news" programming, have fostered a culture of extremism and intolerance on all sides of the issues.

      November 16, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Kathy

    I think there are a lot of jealous people out there; jealous of rick's pleasing personality. We need this type since most of the people on cnn are rather dull and the news is repeated over and over. Rick always gave you a lift, something to laugh about. If he is not back on I'll have to go to something else, but I don't know what. Cnn was my favorite channel, but I'm disappointed in management. I will say that I like Wolf very much.

    October 22, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Michael in Ark.

    I had respected CNN for their relatively balanced reporting of news, espcially compared to Faux News Channel. But firing Rick Sanchez was a super bad move. He is a hard nosed journalist who relentlesly pushes for the truth during an interview, and has a wonderful sense of humor. And all of us, William, make mistakes. And the best we can do is live our lives the best we can, try to clean up the mess we made, and be of service to others. Bottom line, very bad racist decision by CNN.

    October 22, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  12. JerseyTechGuy

    I listen to CNN all day long at work. I was never a fan of Rick Sanchez, but I do not agree with the Firing. I am not happy with what CNN is becoming. They are becoming like all the other media stations. They may be losing a watcher and listener today as I find another source for my news.

    October 22, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  13. frespech

    How about some serious reporting on how much of the media industry is actually controlled by the Jews then have a discussion based on evidence and not hear say

    October 20, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  14. JohnnieTaylor

    Shame on CNN
    I only watched CNN to see Rick Sanchez ,Anderson Cooper and Larry King.
    They are the very best CNN had to offer for public interest and honest reporting of the facts and YES the media is controlled by MONEY and the JEWS have the larger sum and it appears to me that CNN is controlled by Greedy JEWS.

    I only watched CNN to see Rick Sanchez and Anderson Cooper and when Rick Sanchez is back on i will watch again. SHAME ON CNN for being a BIGOT!

    October 19, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • JohnnieTaylor

      Sorry about spouting off, I am not bigoted or raciest,Just wanted to say that Rick Sanchez and Anderson Cooper are the best of CNN.

      October 19, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mahin

    What a shame firing Rick Sanchez, This is not how it is suppose to be. I miss him. My questions is: do we have free media?

    October 19, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Make fun of me

    This is like when a professional athlete commits a crime or is involved in some scandal and arguing that the organization, like the NFL or the MLB, and saying that they should not suspend this athlete or release them. Rick's personal opinion was said publicly. He is a professional and presumably an intelligent man should have understood that his voice reflects CNN and their reputation in any setting. So when an anchor or host of any news station says something offensive, and it is NEWS, its going to reflect their company. How do you think it looks when CNN has to cover a report on their own employee? He should have kept his mouth shut, and i do not condone bigotry, but if he really wanted to say something like this, the man should have kept it off the air. Lesson learned, case closed, doesnt matter if he worked for FOX, MSNBC, CNN or whatever. If Larry King went on Oprah and said something completely and overtly racist, he will most likely get fired (extreme scenario). Its business people, don't like it, thats too bad, because thats how the world works, life isn't fair. As a public figure, he should have known to keep those sort of negative opinions to himself.

    October 17, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  17. fredomschil

    What a sad demise of an individual I thought had the "sense, sensitivity" to see beyond the fractioned/debilitated mindset consuming our country, our home...AMERICA. He had the position to elevate the ignorant, the misled, the plainly bigoted; and he blew it. RICK SANCHEZ, I am NOT counting you out! A loss for so many who needed a national voice to untwist the ugly noose closed around the tiny innocent babies born into a world of cold, hard and seemingly accordant inhabitants. Anyone who isolates anything or anyone simply because they are different, simply because THEY were raised to conform to the epistle of th eir environmentally poisoned, dead-end passages, miss altogether the joy and comfort , life lifting Love and Loyalty that was a choice - and remains a choice as long as THEY breathe.
    Turn unhappiness into contentment and pledge to yourself that you will participate - to the highest order of Humanity...the archetecture that raises the level of collective thinking to clean up our Earth-Home. There are so many needs that in fact require little of your time -– just a smile that says "I CARE" may be the life/death altering asserting light that is imperative to one Soul's plight. It is up to ALL OF US, here, there and everywhere. To fight injustice anywhere to is fight it everywhere.

    pat

    October 15, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  18. huston3

    What a REAL news organization would do is, after he article decrying Rick Sanchez's comments regarding Jews owning so much of the media, you would display the TRUE number of Jews owning major media in America. Thus putting an end to this lie once and for all. And informing your viewers.

    October 15, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Venge

    Why so many people bashing CNN and saying they will convert to msnbc or whatever. Why not just go over there now, and leave the cnn website as well. News that boring over there you are all still here. In fact I like to get all perspectives and make my own conclusions. Man people move on. I really hope people are not losing sleep over this.

    October 14, 2010 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  20. wvLADY63

    HOORAY!!! Rick Sanchez is a bigoted, arrogant, pundit wanna be anybody. WHY any station would give him a television show is beyond me. Thank goodness somebody took him off of the radio! I find him offensive at best. He is on the side of millions of illegal aliens and makes sure that he crams that fact down your throat every chance he gets. Good riddance to Sanchez, NOW, lets get him off of the television stations!

    October 13, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  21. carlos

    There is not a secret that CNN is owner and controled by jews, and I tell you one thing, it is not the joke, but the kind of joke you make about somebody. Mr. Stewart is not a funy man and his joke to Rick smell bad.

    October 11, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Bill

    Up until this strategic blunder Rick Sanchez deserves credit. He has parlayed 2 weeks of 24 hour commercial free, worthless emotional garbage coverage of Hurricane Andrew for a local Miami station into career oppotunities that awarded to the elite of the news industry. Sanchez achilies heal is that he doesn't think before he speaks and he really stung himself here, regardless of if it was provked or not. He had to know that most contracts of his nature will contain a morals clause that would make it prudent to avoid ethnic comments that might be considered offensive. One can say he deserved a second chance and that is open for debate, but the fact that history has shown that media figures have paid dearly in the past for similar comments, should have been a clear indication to Rick to sidestep the opportunity to make that sort of a comment, and dissassociate himself with the inference that was being suggested by the person interviewing him.

    October 11, 2010 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  23. JayC0401

    Jon Stewart should be fire! I'm kidding morons, Jon Stewart is a comedian and the Jewish possibly control most of the news or entertainment business. And why is this racist or bad morons? If the Jewish are in the entertainment or news business is because they deserve it, they are the best there is. But the prejudicial CNN management made a rushed decision on Rick by an statement of factual information. The dominance of a given group on a skill does not make it wrong. Jews are good, minorities are good, talent and free speech of facts must take place in America, not being punished. Otherwise, we're becoming communists, morons you should be fire!

    October 10, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Lois

    I am Jewish. However, I think Rick Sanchez should have been suspended, but not fired. i do not think he is an anti semite. Maybe Jon Stewart provoked him after making jokes at Rick's expense. It was an unfortunatly stupid comment by Rick but every body deserves a second chance. He realized his comments were dumb. I watched his how on CNN at 3 PM every day and enjoyed it. I miss him

    October 9, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  25. dave

    I did not hear rick sanchez' comments about jon stewart and the jews. I love jon stewart. He's hilarious but he says whatever he wants about anyone. That's his style. But what is wrong with the Jews that they have to control everything in the U.S.??? Of course they control the Media and they control all the Money in the U.S. Control, control, control!!!! They are not an oppressed minority by any means. They are running the whole country and people are sick of it!!!!!!!! And it seems that the Arabs are really sick of it!!!!! But I love Jon Stewart and Bill Marr is hilarious also and I'm not even Jewish!!! Oh, and I'm not Arab either!!!!!

    October 9, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Joe Cruz

    Look CNN, Rick Sanchez has been a loyal and intellegent news anchor. He has been very honorable and has done right by CNN. I beleive Rick show was the only true show at CNN. You have Blitzer that kisses and lets everybody say what they want without going for the facts. I am probably through with CNN.
    Jon Stewart has probably called people worst than that, but here Rick say something that maybe he should not have said all you people get bent out of shape. Maybe rick is right after all. Hey Rick im sure is not a bigot.

    October 9, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  27. Sue

    Rick was getting more tiresome every day. He interrups people constantly with his own opinion and his guests could rarely finish what they were saying. Glad he's gone

    October 8, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  28. bobloblahslawblog

    Why is it that being a minority has become the only way someone can express their opinions without caution. In one way I'm happy that cnn decided that sanchez wasn't given the minority get out of jail free card. But I also feel like the statement wasn't that harsh. The truth is that the media has a large amount of funding and operational control held by jewish individuals. Most of which are not zionist btw and operate comparably to the good ol' boy network. Its not a secret either! I don't feel like those idviduals that have control hire spokespeople that share the same bloodline... But they do however hire based on political preference. And I do think that has become common practice in regards to all of the news networks. In my opinion, the news has become entertainment all across the board due to this type of behavior. Thus causing me to believe that Jon Stewarts "I'm just a comedian" rant is no longer an acceptable excuse for allowing him to say whatever he wants without consequence. if he is just a comedian then why do millions of youthful americans look to comedy centrals daily show for news. And if he's not a journalist or a newscaster, why does he allow his followers to continue to look to him for political advice.

    October 8, 2010 at 3:12 am | Report abuse |
  29. tom jake

    I'm not a Jew; thank God. I couldn't stand the whining and crying; but Sanchez should realize that if the Jews influence most of the world powers, he was going to get fired by attacking them. So that was not very bright. As to the Spanisssh in this country, learn English, and quit crying; you sound like Jews. Where was German taught in public school, or any other foreign language when people came from other countries? This Spanisssh crap was started by the schools; why? We have to tolerate, and accommodate our illegal guests, according to our last idiot president?

    October 7, 2010 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Jim B.

    Ok, after considering it for about 45 min. my guess is you (CNN) will not provide this information to your viewers. The reason being.....Rick Sanchez was correct in his statement. Now, prove me wrong in my thinking......you can not, can you? Put it in "Color" on screen if you can. Otherwise CNN, take a hike. You have one week to prove me wrong before I go else where for my news.

    October 7, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Jim B.

    Wow! I go on vacation (traveling) come home, go to CNN to watch "Rick's List" and find out he has been fired! Unbeleivable!! The fact that he made a comment that indicated, that mostly people of the Jewish faith either own or control the US (and/or World) media outlet seems to me not to be an issue here. The issue for me is, "Was he telling the truth when he made the comment?". Holding with tradition with CNN's "Keeping Them Honest", I would like to request that CNN provide their dedicated followers with the true facts.

    I personally could care less who owns the media, or what faith they are! "As long as they tell us (the Public) the truth!" So, put all the statistics up on the screen for us (the Public) to see. You (CNN) have a fantastic group of Statisticians to do the research and to provide truthful information, "Right"? Or am I wrong here?

    I want to see from CNN who Owns and Controls not only your cable network but "ALL" television, radio, magazine, newspapers (Major only) and Movie/theatrical production by percentages of "Faith" and "Ethnicity".

    If Rick Sanchez was correct then you just fired him for telling the truth and will show he was correct in his statement. If it shows he was wrong then I would have to say "Job well done by CNN" for canning a liar.

    Now, CNN, in "Keeping Them Honest", can you keep yourselves honest for your veiwers? If not I will find another outlet to get my News from.

    October 7, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  32. SKPcom

    It appears that Rick was right in his comments and obviously set-up to be fired. Rick was a good show. I haven't watched the other "comedians" probably becasue they aren't a good show but instead foul mouth bigots.

    October 7, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  33. jaime

    we, latinos have very hot blood and never been afraid to say the true.Rick make the comments outside cnn and then this is a free country and you can say anything you want to say, thats why we are in this country and love this country. Mr stewart thing is funny, but for me him is idiot and no like to face the true. Ricks fire sound to me like "monkey bussines" and again mr stewart is no funny,he have to change job and go to california to pick-up vegetables. Don't fire peoples because they say the true.

    October 7, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  34. godi38

    I like how Ricki Sanches gives his comments and news. Please return him to his job. He is necessary for the American democracy. Please gentlemen return RICKI SANCHES TO THE TELEVISION. We need him.

    October 7, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  35. Eddie

    Funny to see how it was Stewart who picked on Sanchez for over 5 months trying to purposely destroy his career and yet when Sanchez said something a little strong it became a s**tstorm.

    October 6, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Robert

    I can't believe you CNN-Rick Sanchez was the best-and I mean the best newsperson you had and you let him go.
    All he did was tell the truth and someone who has a lot of clout and power over CNN told you to cut him loose. It is totally amazing that big news media business is controlledby a very powerful few. No one can say anything or voice their opinion without getting fired. Forbid never say a racist slur or you're done. I thought this was a free country. Hire him back or where ever he goes he will take a lot of loyal listeners with him

    October 6, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Ralph

    A difficult situation with much to be said by both sides. Sanchez made a major mistake. Anti-Semitism in any form is evil. Yet, what about free speech? Sadly, in the media there are certain taboo subjects, and one of them is Jewish presence and influence in the media. American Jews are a creative and industrious people and have worked hard, and I certainly don't fault them for their success. But I'm sure some others are frustrated as I am because we never get objective reporting when it comes to Israel. Our messed-up involvement in the Middle East, especially our foolish invasion of Iraq, is in part due to the Israel Lobby. Now some radical neo-cons are pushing for a US attack on Iran!

    I personally found Sanchez a fair-minded, interesting CNN anchor and will miss him. He made a strategic mistake in expressing his honest opinion, something we all can do if we're not careful. And he also whined in an inappropriate way, considering how he had climbed the ladder. But look at what people like Beck, Limbaugh, Hannity, and all sorts of wild ones on TV and radio get away with and they stay on. I probably will turn less and less to CNN, which is disappointing because CNN seemed to be the only 24-hour news channel that approximated 'fair and balanced'.

    October 6, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Hank

    It may be unfair to say that CNN is owned by jews. After all it was started by Ted Turner and Jane Fonda who are definitely leftists, but not jews.

    However, it is fair to say that CNN is owned by Jon Stewart. Stewart criticizes Crossfire and Crossfire is pulled by CNN. Sanchez criticizes Stewart and CNN pulls Sanchez.

    October 6, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  39. fretboard

    I wish we knew the real story!! Why did Jon Stewart pick on Sanchez in the first place? Sanchez had a really good show! He was a good host and was delivering some actual intelligence in a positive and serious manner! Heck, you can't get anymore serious than the news and Rick Sanchez delivered it well!! So what's the real story? Why did Jon Stewart pick on Rick Sanchez? Was it really because of his race? Sanchez will be missed and CNN is the loser in this case as Sanchez will get picked up elsewhere easily!! Stewart sux and should be ashamed of himself for taking down a successful minority!! Bad form Stewart!!

    October 6, 2010 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  40. Not missing Rick

    Thank you CNN for removing Rick and his miserable show from your line up. Never could figure out why you put his garbage on the air to begin with.

    October 6, 2010 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  41. sevoruco

    If Rick Sanchez said that Jon Steward is a bigot is his opinion,what Rick Sanchez should do is sue CNN for violation of his Freedom of speech, and for illlegal termination regarding whistle blowing.Cnn should not be in the journalist bussiness if they are determine to violate the freedom of speech of a journalist and the opinion expresesd by Sanchez was outside his work place.If freedom of speech didnot existed in this country CNN should had been closed a long time ago for some of their journalists opinions and comments expressed toward the president of the U.SA.Besides what he said about the jews is his opinion and that the jews want things done their way and want to control the media and the commerce is true. They want everything for them and their ethnic group.They want people to press the elevators for them and turn off and on lights for them on Sabbath .They want people to be their servants the only thing they donot want people to do is to eat their food for them. Or get good tips from them.

    October 5, 2010 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  42. ellen woltman

    cnn your throwing elliot spitzer's new show down our throats like he's somebody. He's somebody allright. have you forgotton. should jon stewart have said the same about rick sanchez, would he have been fired? watch out jon, what comes around goes around. you should have squashed the firing. Rick Sanchez is well liked and this may just loose my interest in cnn.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Lou Dobbs

    Rick Sanchez was a nice anchor for CNN. It bothers me that after he was fired, people who liked him at his work didn't have anything to say.

    October 5, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Mark

    Ditto my mom (Carole). Also...the only reason I watched CNN was for Rick and Rick's List. P.S. Bring him back even if you have to give him a fat raise. Do you have any more of his books? Lots of us want one!

    October 5, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Carole

    We are so sorry to have lost Rick's reporting skills and personality. We loved him. I'm sick of all the racial slurs. I'm a WASP, so am an observer of all the racial slurs and so-called "comedy" from the likes of Stewart. Too much, too long and very unfunny. Rick had a lot of fans, and what he said, I'm sure, was not intended as a slur, but the truth as he sees it. We are supposed to have freedom to speak, and freedom of religion in the USA. CNN...put him back on...there are few good reporters that can keep on top of the news like he does. You killed the goose....shame on you.

    October 5, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Peggi

    The only thing that matters to me, is the fact that autism research will receive $3 million that was raised at this event. Oh, didn't know that? Yeah, that point got overshadowed by those remarks of Jon's. I really don't care about that. I really don't care about Rick Sanchez opening his mouth and showing his true colors either. What I do care about, being the mother of an autistic child, is that a good chunk of change was given to AUTISM RESEARCH.

    October 5, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  47. heffpa

    Rick, aka the Mel Gibson of CNN, was always whining about the hard working latino immigrants.... and always left out the politically incorrect word 'illegal'. His left-tilt yapping will not be missed... his stories always came from the left side.. unbalanced and biased.

    October 5, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  48. khocolatemoose

    Sweet Meggy,

    I'm sorry if I offended in some way, but I am not forcing my "two-bit" blog onto anyone. I simply wanted to invite people interested in similar things to the site. If you're not interested, ignore it, but there's no need for name-calling or being rude, so don't be. It's simply uncivilized.

    Best,

    KM

    October 5, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Manolo

    Rick Sanchez was absulutely RIGHT, the media is controled for Jews Capital and all in the media bussines people have to falow rules dictate por the media owners, for example: In the war on Irak, all the media repeat over and over, that Irak have WMD and now we know that was a BIG lie and therefore many people die for that and who benefit with those lies? Israel, with the help of the media Chain owners who are Jews.

    October 5, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  50. steve

    Rick sanchez told the truth and was fired for it, CNN = GESTAPO. Rick was the best at CNN. I watched him everyday
    now i will watch Fox news

    October 5, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  51. jack

    Fire John Stewart!!!!!

    October 5, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Jack

    If Rick Sanchez doesn't land a job, then we will know if his comments are true.
    John Stewart isn't even funny! how come he doesn't get fired? That's right !!!

    October 5, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Ian

    I am going to get torn apart in a second, I am sure, but the wonderful anonymity of the Internet will make sure that I do not receive flaming bags of dog-doo on my front porch, so yeah, go me!

    So, is it just me, or are most posts on news websites comment areas just full of people who don't completely grasp whatever topic they are currently reading? I sit here reading posts, and I feel myself wondering if there can really be this many people who seriously can not put a coherent thought together or think in analytical terms. When people use "You're stupid!" as their master stroke, it just makes them look like they don't have an intelligent argument to present as to why their point of view is the right one. Even people who seem to be on the same side as myself don't help the cause. Critical thinking people. It is an amazing concept. Think before you post.

    October 5, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Marianne

    To Tiffany H. Sorry but you obviously didn't understand where I am coming from. What I am saying is that if the Jewish people get so touchy about what Sanchez said (and he merely stated a fact), then blacks should really be up in arms because they're being discriminated against continually, both overtly and not so overtly. And as far as Sanchez being "stupid" how many languages does Jon Stewart speak?

    October 5, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  55. ROEY

    I have never ever read such a load of old rubbish in my life......most of you have lost the point as to why R C was fired...

    October 5, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  56. Greg

    Sanchez is indeed a bigot, complete with Latin music, anti-government rants, pro-illegal immigrant segments. He was a joke supporting the Hispanic Community I am glad that CNN fired him. He is partly to blame for getting Lou Dobbs removed from CNN. CNN needs to bring back Lou Dobbs.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  57. barry r.

    Sanchez never seemed that bright to begin with. He just proved it with that rant. Catch ya later rick.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  58. nick

    And people saying jewish comidians get away with saying this and that. Well Sanchez is not a comdian he reports the news on CnN when horrible things happen his voice is the one that needs to be of reason and comfort. When we want to laugh then we tune in comedy central. And does anyone watch comedy do u think white black or hispanic comdian don't talk about each other. Blacks one whites hispanics on blacks its comedy, not this

    October 5, 2010 at 5:31 am | Report abuse |
  59. nick

    Everyone says stuff that insensitive and taking out of context. He got fired for being dumb not racist or attacking any specific group. Why would you say that about your boss when you know he's going to here it. Your suppose to tell your boss to F off after you get fired. His show also wasn't doing as well as it should given his time slot he gave them an out, they took it. MB I should be like him and say he's not a minority because he don't look like one (another thing he actually meant) then when you see shanchez it kicks in. Its dumb like what he said was dumb. Cmon rick u ripped ne one that would hire u. Now what you going to do. Come mow my grass

    October 5, 2010 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  60. Frank

    Ah, I see the Zionist brigade is gloating over another victory. They just keep proving us right. Jon Stewart is such an ugly person, I must say. "Apologize to us!" Scr#w him and his ilk.
    Oh, and Lettermen is a used up old man.

    October 5, 2010 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
  61. ActaNonVerba

    Jewish people are, pound for pound, the most well off people in the United States. A great percentage are college educated and have professional occupations. They are incredibly disproportionately represented in government and the media. what's the freaking big whoop? Everybody knows this. At worst, these simple facts tend to suggest high achievement and perhaps a bit of nepotism, not too bad really. But, when you fire someone for pointing it out it looks EVIL and oppressive.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
    • QFT

      They definitely act as if they have something to hide...

      October 5, 2010 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      "At worst, these simple facts tend to suggest high achievement and perhaps a bit of nepotism, not too bad really."

      More like certain bloodlines and their lackeys with an agenda to push. Let's not be silly and pretend this is random and based on 'achievement'.

      October 5, 2010 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  62. Sam M

    So glad to hear that Rick is gone. I've been watching CNN almost exclusively since the last presidential election, but have been becoming more and more disappointed since then. Sanchez is a joke and really dumbed down the program and was just plain annoying. Most of the time if I wanted to watch CNN but noticed Rick's list was on, I couldn't get myself to watch it.

    October 4, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  63. joeblowfromkokomo

    ADIOS jew-nn ...had you on 24/7..ya no nos vemos en adelante

    October 4, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Nonracist

    You're right James and "Yes I'm a Jew", why comedians jews as Jon Stewart or the big mouth Howar Stern can get away talking trash against minorities or other religions like catholics and still keep their jobs and nobody else complaints? How do you expect respect when you don't respect others? Most of these so called comedians like that idiot Adam Sandler too, use very gross and highly Anti-catholic, Anti-inmigrant or anti-whatever is not jewish with racist and biggot remarks and most of the so called smart americans don't even say crap. When when someone makes a true COMMENT or FACT about any arrogant or greedy (I'll take or steal your money to make my own) jew, then all hell breaks loose. So what makes them so special that you, not me, have to respect them so much or be afraid of them so much that nobody is suppossed to make a comment or say the truth about them? Maybe Rick was right about a lot of control they have. The freaking holocaust was so many years ago! So stop wining about it you greedy morons and start to show some respect to rest of the non-jewish world if you want some respect BACK!!!!

    October 4, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Peace & LoVe

    What a bunch of whiners!

    I stopped watching CNN, The Tonight Shows, and the not-so elequent Jon Stewart show when I saw the "jesus on a kracker" story got more air time than the 1000's of American soldiers who died by the hands of the "evil doers" in Iraqi and Afghan, or than the tens of thousands of people stranded and left for dead in New Orleans.

    Where's the truth in either of their statements, really, c'mon now?

    It's all about money...

    October 4, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Stryke

    "Selector

    The only idiots here are the fools defending dick sanchez who thought that Hawaii was the Galapagos islands...."

    Hey "Selector" - get your facts straight. First, it's Rick Sanchez. Second, his mistake was thinking that the Galapagos were Hawaii. Clearly, you're not all that bright yourself, eh?

    October 4, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Little Ricky

    Hey, "good stuff" everyone!

    October 4, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Little Ricky

    Did someone (maybe by the name of Rick) make the list that you don't want to be on? Ha, Ha!!

    October 4, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  69. THE RAZZ

    I believe Rick Sanchez made a predetermined move by saying something on air that he knew would get him fired, thus getting out of his contract, thus being available to be courted by Fuax news. Just imagine, a minority with a right leaning ideology to help draw in more conservative viewers along with all of those ignorant, blond pundits who apparently use the same makeup artist. Maybe he said something racist, but that doesn't mean he is a dumb racist.

    October 4, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  70. roberto Figueroa

    In this era of political correctness this episode borders on the theater of the absurd. Stewart is not the poster boy for any cause that I know and Letterman is an ass. Sanchez's statement whether you like them or not are true. There is nothing in last 15 to 30 yrs that Jews can say have been oppressed here. The same can not be said one of Spanish descent who are looked down, abused and exploited. I know I have been here over 50 yrs suffering the hypocrisy of the anglos.

    October 4, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Sharon

    Rick used to be okay! Somewhere since Obama's election he changed! I noticed it and started changing the channel! When Obama became President, all the minorities started speaking out–saying they have been abused-I never thought once that Rick Sanchez was an American–didn't look at him as one coming from Cuba!

    The era of the past 2 years have not brought Americans closer, but have driven them further apart! It began in the White House accusing a White Police Officer of mishandling a black professor. At that point, people started parting the lines of race and it hasn't stopped to this day! This is a SAD TIME FOR AMERICA~

    October 4, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  72. larry

    It is totally unfair that Rick is being made a scapegoat by CNN. This is suppose to be a free country that has protection of Freedom of Speech. I liked Rick, I never see Jon Stewart and I don't think he is funny. I liked to see Rick because he would tell you the truth. Isn't this what he was supposed to do? Why would CNN fire a guy because he speaks his mind? It was a big mistake to fire Rick Sanchez now that Hispanics are a majority in a lot of cities and states around the country. Fox News has Geraldo Rivera and the morons at CNN fired their best known and like Hispanic newscaster, it's only a matter of time when Hispanics tune to other News Stations.

    October 4, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Harper

    Um, last I checked Ted Turner wasn't Jewish.....

    October 4, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  74. TenMiles

    What bothers me most is that almost no one in here has obviously listened to the transcript. Sanchez did not bring up the jew thing, it was the host who set him up. Listen to the transcript, then think, then post! Sanchez has a chip on his shoulder because his family is working class, and Stewart is seen as elitist. This is what that was about, not anti-semitism! But what starts with one rumor, quickly becomes a witch hunt! I wish Obama were here. He would invite the two for a glass of beer, and the whole thing would be de-escalated!

    October 4, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  75. rak

    Rick Sanchez can have early retirement and be out of that hell hole. I hope Rick can join the Mexica Movement to get rid of the Euro Trash here in Mexica territory

    October 4, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Balanced journalism, please!

    I find it ironic that the brash, sensationalist prop that CNN put in prime slots was fired for saying something sensational! His antics were good for ratings, and his radical anchor behavior was just getting started. CNN was happy making money off of his attacks on others, but its confounding unjournalistic response here shows to me that they're truly unwilling to "look at this issue from all sides". In light of all of the lynchings CNN has orchestrated on other outspoken public figures, CNN's suffocation of this compelling story would make a good subject for "Keeping Them Honest". But that's not going to happen on THIS network, which seems to confirm Sanchez's horrid accusations.

    October 4, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Fred1240

    Rick Sanchez is a Latino racist, they come in all colors even black !! I guess he is on "Rick"s List now" . He can come back here to Florida and be a waiter in a Cuban joint.

    October 4, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Mart

    I'm no fan of Sanchez, but he's right. WHAT MAJOR media ISN'T controlled by Jews? And because it is, I know you won't post this message.

    October 4, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  79. WIDTAP

    Although I can appreciate that immigrants and minorities often feel and often are slighted by others in America, not every case of criticism or selection of someone over a minority is a case of prejudiced. In some cases, the person who gets the job or the accolade actually deserve it by their accomplishments. Likewise, not every put-down is motivated by bigotry. When Jon belittles Keith Olbermann for mindless name calling, it isn't because Keith is white. When Jon snickers at Sanchez when he points to the Galapagos Islands when referring to a potential tsunami in Hawaii, it isn't because Sanchez was born in Cuba. It's because both were being foolish when, as newsmen they should be informed. How each reacted to Jon's humor at their expense is telling to how they ended up.

    October 4, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  80. mlow

    I have never been impressed at Jon Stewart's humor because it all seems like an insult toward someone or their views. I also think Rick Sanchez is like a lot of minorities that use bigotry as an excuse for everything that doesn't go their way. What do I get to use as an excuse, being white? I'm ugly? Bad breath? We get bad breaks and bad service etc too, but it's not racism, whether your white, black, Hispanic,Jewish or Cuban.

    October 4, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  81. ben

    What do people mean when they say Jews control the media? Sure there are a lot of Jewish names in media ownership positions, but what do you mean by that? Do you think there is some weekly meeting of the Elders of Zion where they get together and decide the fate of the economy (and which news anchors to fire)? Most Jews I know don't sit around agreeing–about anything.

    October 4, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      "What do people mean when they say Jews control the media?" > "Sure there are a lot of Jewish names in media ownership positions,"

      You answered your own question.

      October 5, 2010 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  82. Gary

    Rick Sanchez was unwatchable. He was a loud know-it-all, who almost seemd to take joy in the misery of others, and also had a habit of trying to manufacture news. I never thought of him as a bigot, although my thoughts may have changed. It always amazed me that he had any sort of a loyal following, and although I don't like to see anyone fired for airing their views, I believe that CNN and TV in general is much better off without Rick Sanchez. His "talent" was non-existent, and he was as annoying as anyone on TV, ever. Guess he's on the list that "nobody wants to be on..."

    October 4, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  83. qbbc

    Yoorah, So glad Rick is gone. I stopped turning on cnn when he was on then they gave him 2 hours. I could hardly believe it. Finally he is gone. Best move for you cnn. I now have cnn on again. His mouth and the tweets etc. that he used on his show were a drag. We can read blogs ourselves. We do not need to see that on tv. I hope cnn does not bring such a format back. News is your job, not personalities.

    October 4, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  84. QFT

    The Jews are powerless victims. And if you disagree, they will destroy you.

    October 4, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Rick Sanchez = Dirty

    Just call him Dirty Sanchez.

    October 4, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  86. James Barney

    I don't like very much Sanchez’s programs, but in this issue he is correct, he opened his mouth to make commentary on American Taboo, and got fired.

    The much hidden fact and politically incorrect to talk about it is that Jewish are a minority who were persecuted through the ages, and after their initial mass escape migration from Eastern Europe to North America in the late 19th., to early 20th century, positioned their children and younger members of their tribe (extended families) to go outside their closed society customary occupations in order to economically succeed.

    The younger American Jews took advantage of the new freedoms America had to offer, and with the sponsorship and direction from their own clan elders they pursued higher education in the fields they had analyzed and had the conviction that in the future would transform their society, these main fields of study would be the medical sciences, communication and law.

    More or less one hundred years later, the Jewish People are still a minority, but they are no longer the shoe maker, the butcher, the seamstress, the ice and milk delivery person in the streets of New York; now with their new westernized last names to blend and avoid discrimination, they are an important part of the American experience, they are neuron surgeons, esquires, politicians and most importantly the captains of communication who basically choose what the American masses hears through the air waves.

    This very small minority by their own design, but a very powerful one is the one Rick Sanchez made the mistake of making a small insinuation which ultimately got him fired.

    The public should become more literate about the subject so they can choose their own destiny; follow the example of the Jewish People who pursued a better future no matter what.

    October 4, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Stevereeno

    Stewart ought not pile on,.....it'd be the classier way to go. Sanchez didn't say anything to exact firing, had the CNN knives not already been unsheethed.
    He strikes me as a good family man.
    There ought to be the thought of that in our knee jerk 'FIIRE HIM' world.
    I didn't think it possible to regard CNN less, but sadly I do now.

    October 4, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • That Jewish Guy on This Thread

      I completely agree with you.

      I'm a big fan of Stewart too (and feel bad for Sanchez... should be given 'community service' ;) and allowed back...
      But Stewart should NOT 'pile on' like you said... Makes him look like he had a part in the firings and it's really not fair to spit in Sanchez's face after he got fired. Sure, he's 'safe' because of the Shield Of Comedy, while Sanchez has to 'play it straight'.... OK Jon, you "won" OK? Leave the poor guy alone. I love ya Jon, but Karma is a b-tch, so please be careful and be a gracious 'victor', not a d-ck!!

      October 4, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Poindexter

    Hey Tiffany. Jews are a religious sect not a race. Lenny Kravitz is not white. People online are soooo dumb. I'm ashamed of this country.

    October 4, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarah Palin's America

      You have it exactly right. Unfortunately this has become a sound bite electorate and right wing fanatics like Sarah Palin are able to exploit it. Most European countries laugh at how stupid and uninformed the average American has become. Idiots like Sarah Palin or Glen Beck would be laughed out of town in most other countries. Prejudice and bigotry should not be tolorated in anyone entrusted to deliver the news. When Walter Croncite delivered the news, no one knew or cared about that religion or national origin he was. Now this country is so divided that even the right wing fanatics get so-called legitimate forums to express their particular prejudices. Fortunately CNN recognized a bigot amongst their staff and properly got rid of him. Watch, he'll be on Fox (faux) 'News' in no time.

      October 4, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Bee-Buzzing

    Things like this happen all the time.And someone has to be pushed under the bus. No comments on what happened.
    But here is story about a spider that spinned its web(Allen). He gave a proposal to Chris(Dude) They all worked together at a company called MST. (Try all combinations). Chris the dude called lets say Diana and Diana hired Amanda.

    Amanda the so called Hired Project manager went to trips alone with Chris. And Diana partied with alll team mates and brought in a team from canada. The project was a going down the hill.... flop...then there was a Beamon who was asked to test it.

    Amanda.... Beamon and all the spiders web got together and thought whom they would push under the Bus... First they harrased a girl called Emily and then got together and threw a project manager under the Bus and then got a test lead and then finally got the tester under the Bus. In this corporate world women like Amanda, Diana Buter.....Big shots like spider the web and chris the dude;;;;;; call the shots .....similar to we are all small pawns knocked out by horses when u move forward to tackle the king or the power houses.

    October 4, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Graeme from Ottaw,ON

    Ricks ego was bound to get in his way. I liked him for his courage in challenging guests, I disliked him for his endless self promotion and self centered reporting. Couldn't watch his show last week because every time I tuned in he was talking about his damn book. Listen up CNN, I watched Rick because he confronted B.S., and will not watch any anchors that do not, CNN or otherwise.

    October 4, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Melodious Harper

    I won't miss Rick or his List. He just isn't ready for professional prime time. He turned the news into a reality show with his gimmicky presentation of it. I distinctly remember his comment during the tense Discovery Building hostage situation in Maryland recently. He made the very unprofessional comment that the place is "lousy with cops". Maybe that phrase worked for James Cagney in his old gangster movies or maybe for Rick as a youth in Miami, but it doesn't work on CNN national news. Adios Rick!

    October 4, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Yugo

    Sanchez is pompous and arrogant. Even before this "incident" CNN should have canned him for being obnoxious. Couldn't watch him at all. Now that morning anchor Tony Hariis has to go to – he is equally as obnoxious. They carry on like they are overly impressed with their own positions as anchors. They are talking heads with a script. The minute they say anything that wasn't written for them they sound like fools and get canned. ONe could only hope.

    October 4, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  93. NeNe

    Has Rick Sanchez ever said anything bad about us proud black sistas? Well?

    October 4, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tiffany H

      I'm going to tell you if someone brings your race or religion into an issue that thas nothing to do with it, they are bigoted. Its okay to bring up the fact that Sanchez is cuban in an illegal immigration discussion but what was the point of Sanchez bringing up the fact that Stewart is Jewish. No reason. A bigot. Its like when I make a point someone doesn't like and they say all YOU people(blacks) think that way or ect. Its bigoted.

      October 4, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Dorothy

    Rick Sanchez is definitely missed! I find myself searching for other news stations now.

    October 4, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  95. NANCY C

    I WILL MISS RICK's list!!! Will be turning to MSNBC

    October 4, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Marianne

    Are you kidding me? Jon Stewart needs to learn that gratuitous "humour" is easy. He's been carefully rubbing salt in Rick Sanchez's wound over and over again. Anyone that's been through the immigrant experience knows exactly what I'm talking about. It doesn't have to be overt. Sanchez got to the point where he couldn't take it. By the way, he's not the only one that said that Jewish people control media. I believe Marlon Brando and Oliver Stone said it before him. That's not to say they're racist, they're merely stating a fact. Talk about being touchy! What should the blacks say? Hmm?

    October 4, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tiffany H

      What should we Blacks say about what? That Sanchez is an idiot for shooting off him mouth? An idiot for not knowing a comedian can get away with more than a journalist? I hated his stance on illegal immigration anyway. Nothing to see here people. I have no opinion on the Jewish faith for the most part but ANY people that small in population that can have SUCH an affect on the world....well it means alot.

      October 4, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Alan Klopman

    There is a forum for bigots, it's called Fox News. Sanchez can join fellow bigot Glenn Beck there.

    October 4, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  98. JC

    Jon Stewarts show is HATE lamely disguised as Comedy.

    October 4, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Clinton B

      JC, you must be an idiot, how the hell do you find that jon stewart's show is about hate? not one time in his show have i EVER seen the man try to get ANYONE To hate ANYONE you're a moron, you must be a Republican... or a teaparty idiot... because those are the morons you most commonly see making remarks like that... just because Jon Stewart doesn't believe what you believe doesn't mean he hates you... just like i don't hate you because i think what you believe is STUPID... you're just another ignorant person that has no sense of humor

      October 4, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Pete

    Rick Sanchez,good ridince your smart arss comments caught up with you.What about chasing my relative down years ago ,taping her fiances funeral and sending it to her house asking for an interview,stalking her,than finally being told to quit by his bosses at channel 4 in Miami,Fla.Getting drunk and driving through a crowd in his car ,hitting numerous people before getting caught at home,not knowing what he did! He's what puts a black mark on the reporting part of the business.Fox needs more clowns,maybe they'll hire him,no good luck to him,now better for CNN.Please CNN do better back ground checks before hiring,Thanks a hard core CNN FAN!!!

    October 4, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  100. steve

    Sanchez should take Jim Cantore and start INN....ignorant news network....both a
    re too full of themselves.

    October 4, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  101. jenny

    Don't know who Rick Sanchez is, don't care, but I do agree that the jewish community is big in hollywood and tv business. Nothing wrong with that, his approach was tasteless and no excuse. The jewish community has suffer alot in their history, leave them along. I mean what the germans did was so horrible. God bless them if they are huge in the tv industry. Dude you just lost your career. You deserve what you got.

    October 4, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Clinton B

    what i can't believe is HOW MANY MORONS are posting on here that they back up Rick Sanchez and feel bad for him for losing his job... .ARE YOU SERIOUS!?!?!?!?!? If i said i thought Jews or any other race ran the company i work for i'm positive people would find it offensive and racially insensitive and i would be fired... How do you back a guy that talks like that? he's a moron!!!! and for those saying... oooh... he has freedom of speech.. he should say what he wants... uh... FREEDOM OF SPEECH DOESN'T GUARANTEE YOU THE RIGHT TO REMAIN EMPLOYED! it's plain and simple... IF the guy used the N-Bomb NOBODY would dare supporting Rick on t his blog but there's tons of idiots on here backing him because he only insulted jews? are you kidding me, racist morons.

    October 4, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  103. l.m taylor

    THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE

    October 4, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  104. jj

    Comedians do seem to get away with a lot more than anchor people. But, don't we want it that way? I agree that Sanchez just wasn't very good at his job and should have been fired anyway, whether he had said anything about Jon Stewart or not. Now if CNN is getting rid of incompetent anchors, I hope that Fredericka Whitfield is next. There needs to be a certain amount of education, vocabulary, and general knowledge required of anchors. I am not picking on Sanchez and Whitfield because of ethnic issues but because of their incompetence.

    October 4, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Gigi

    Rick payed a big price by telling the truth and CNN helped him prove his point even more by firing him.
    Shame on you CNN!!!!

    Why don't you hire Glen Beck back to take Rick's spot! That would just make this whole mess even more perfect!!!

    October 4, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Clinton B

      Gigi you racist moron, telling the truth? you're one of those idiots with a cabin in the woods with a bomb shelter aren't you... ignorant fool... you think Jew's run everything? yeh it must be that way huh? cuz your redneck inbred cousin chip said so? you're a fool... my only hope is idiots like you get caught typing this stuff at work and get fired... oh wait... you're probably too stupid to hold down a job too huh?

      October 4, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Slater Jones

    I hate to say it, but didn't CNN's actions sort of confirm what Rick was talking about?

    October 4, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • I am a Jew

      YOU ARE *SO* CORRECT, YOUR COMMENT SHOULD BE 1000 POINT TYPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      I'm ashamed to say this as a Jew... but we Jews don't LEARN, do we? We manage to make every society we live in sick of us... :(

      How ironic that the way most Jews react to the Sanchez situation is: "Sanchez says Jews CONTROL THE MEDIA?! Let's get all the Jews to call in and have him fired, immediately!"

      October 4, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Jay the Athiest

    Only the great Adam Carolla is more entertaining than Stewart and Letterman

    October 4, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Betty

    I don't think it is funny to make a joke about someone getting fired.

    Since Jon Stewart had a history of making fun of Rick Sanchez, I wonder why Rick ever agreed to go on the radio show of someone who used to work on Jon Stewart's show, and is a friend of Jon's. I guess Sanchez believed he was really on the show to promote his new book, and was caught offguard when the interview took a turn.

    October 4, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  109. missrick

    Fire Rick? CNN made a big mistake. I loved Rick Sanchez, I think his should have Been disiplined him. CNN will feel the pain when their ratings drop.

    October 4, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Impartialme

    Wow. How interesting that comments have been blocked off on just about all the stories relating to Rick Sanchez's departure. Perhaps, CNN doesn't want people to demonstrate our support for Rick Sanchez. He was right on point and said nothing inappropriate. So many of us say exactly what he said, but are not fortunate enough to have the opportunity to say it on public television or radio. Thanks for taking away the one man who had guts to say the truth: Jews DO control the media and many sectors of the economy. They control more than what white Americans control!!! Need evidence, well RS got kicked out because he offended Jews, so Jews kicked him out! How convenient. It comforts me to know that soon, RS will be working on a network (one not controlled by Jews) that values his work and integrity. From now on, CNN will no longer be my homepage and I'll make sure NO ONE in my family or circle of friends supports CNN. CNN is a disgrace to all networks.

    October 4, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tiffany H

      Jews are white. Idiot.

      October 4, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • A Jew

      @Tiffany, not all Jews are white, there are Ethiopian Jews, Iranian Jews, etc.

      You seem like such a nice beautiful person calling people idiots so fast, when clearly you haven't done your research and don't appear all that smart yourself!

      October 4, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tiffany H

      Hello? The person said they control more than white Americans....some jews are white Americans....so yes idiot. This person implied that the jews that "control" the media in American aren't white. And actually most jews in the U.S. are indeed white Americans. Ugh. Common sense says not all jews are white. Maybe you should have paid attention to the comment I was responding to.

      October 4, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Still Same Jewish Guy

      Tiffany, while you were busy insulting me you were wrong about Jews automatically being white (see Sephardic Jews... forget about THEM?) and I happen to find that offensive. Yes, the poster was being a jerk but before you use the word "IDIOT" you should go the extra mile and make sure that you aren't being one either. Especially on a page about Jews + Bigotry.

      October 4, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • DISAPPOINTED

      I am not Jewish, but have always admired Jews who worked so diligently to become successful, and how they always helped each other to succeed. Should it not be taken as a compliment that they control the media. I am sure it was through hard work and perseverance. I would be proud to be Jewish and be part of such a successful, hard-working race, and there is not the slightest undertone of bigotry in my remarks, just truth. Perhaps Rick Sanchez felt the same way. I loved his show and he really got me into watching CNN. To me, he was the most impartial reporter I had ever heard. I like John Stewart, too, but maybe he went just a wee bit overboard. You think! This ethinticity crap has exceeded all boundries. Perhaps we should all wear a muzzle when we are in public, just to be on the safe side. If you wish to disagree with me and make derogatory comments, go for it, I am thick skinned. Still loved the Rick Sanchez show. No more CNN for me!

      October 19, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  111. michael

    I am so glad Sanchez is gone, he was one sided and an example is illegal immigration; he would have this country open its doors and in a month we would be just like 50 other 3rd world dumps. He is a fool, prejudice, ill informed and totally political.

    October 4, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stormygurl

      You already are a third world dump but you just haven't realized it yet!

      October 5, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  112. ronaldo

    Good riddance to Sanchez, his show was unwatchable, he was a tweeting gasbag. He seemed like a graduate of the Ted Baxter school of journalism. The commentary about Jews was just a hack shooting off his mouth and thinking he was being incisive.

    October 4, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • A CNN Watcher

      Yes, was this guy a reporter or promoter of himself and his opinions? Must of the time he didn't seem to be listening to the people he was interviewing. He asked stupid follow-up questions. Don Lemon should be next! He's the dumb to Rick's dumber.

      October 4, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Deb

    Have I "turned two pages at once"? Since when was it a news anchor's job to express his personal opinion while reporting the news? I don't fault him for having his own opinion – I do fault him for using his job to express that opinion.

    October 4, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yes I AM a jew

      Are you KIDDING me?! He didn't express that opinion during HIS show, his JOB!!! He was being asked his opinion on someone else's radio show!!!! And they say we Jews are kneejerk and jump to conclusions...

      Sheesh, some people need to LISTEN MORE and TALK LESS.

      October 4, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Same Jew

      In that case, Deb... I fully expect you to come out here in SUPPORT of Rick's expressing his personal opinion outside of his official work-time.

      OUT WITH IT! Oh... now you're getting cold feet?!

      What is wrong with my fellow Jews?! You all are giving people out there a REASON to hate Jews!! If people thought Jews didn't control the Media BEFORE... well they sure as heck will NOW! If they keep firing people who make the smallest peep about us, we become as much Tyrants as the people we often criticize.

      EASE UP FELLOW JEWS!!!! WHOOOOA NOW.

      October 4, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  114. cheefsfury

    MAYBE JON STEWART NEEDS A JANITOR, LANDSCAPER, OR A DAY LABORER

    October 4, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Debbie

    You all are stupid and need to stfu!

    October 4, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  116. doubting thomas

    Rick Sanchez is one of those embarrassing personalities that only Fox News would hire now.

    October 4, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Sad

    Sanchez is a meathead and I never liked his show but what happened to him was just WRONG. He has a right to his opinions about John Stewart. These TV/Radio types put each other down all the time. He NEVER said anything anti-semetic; he said that Jews are not an oppressed minority in MODERN society and that they hold many high positions in the media. These are both FACTS.

    Both Sanchez and Helen Thomas were fired within days of making comments that were interpreted as critical of Jews/Israel.

    Why hasn't Joel Stein been fired from Time magazine. He pointed out that Jews ARE actually heavily represented in the media (and stated that he was proud of the fact) then wrote a racist article about Indian people taking over his hometown in NJ. Yet he still has a job. Hmmmm.

    October 4, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Ky1e

    I would not hire Rick Sanchez back onto the CNN team. We got a taste of his true colors. Time to move forward with someone intelligent. Rich Sanchez once to many times upset me with his Anti-American AND anti Semetic statements.
    A bigot indeed.
    Nothing like biting the hand that feeds you. He is an embarrassment to the viewers and I'm sure, to CNN as well. He belongs at a Podunk news station.

    October 4, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jon

      I sure hope that by "biting the hand that feeds you" you didn't mean "biting the Jews" because if so you just blew our cover. We're doing our best to create the illusion that Jews do NOT own all media. Thanks for ruining it for us.

      October 4, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • ERNIE BROWN

      I hope RICK SANCHEZ would never never consider going back to CNN, HE needs to work at a network that tells the truth liks FOX. he needs to be able to speek his mind. so what if all the networks are run by the jews, for THEY ARE GOD CHOISEN PEOPLE. AND THAT IS THAT. READ YOUR BIBLE. if you can read that is. we are to support GODS CHOISEN PEOPLE. and also dont forget IN THE USA WE HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEACH...we still do right pres.obama

      October 4, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • DutchYankee

      Why is it that whenever anyone says a truth or fact that is not complimentary or flattering about the jewish community or Israel, then that person is immediately called an anti-semite. Saying the truth about Jews is fine as long as it is a nice truth, when it is something hard to accept, then the victim complex comes on, and your labeled as anti-semetic. Get real! Of course major media in the US is controlled by Jews, it is well known, and is one of the driving reasons behind the ridiculously biased reports Americans hear every day regarding the Middle East, 'Israel Good, The Arabs Bad.' That is why the BBC is so good as it is completely unbiased and you can trust what is being said is not being slanted to protect a certain group of individulas.

      October 5, 2010 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  119. julia cornelia

    What has happened to the "American Way", to the freedom of speech. It only works if we are badmouthing Moslems, god forbid, say anything about Jews. Rick Sanchez was a delight, but the same people, who fired Helen at the W.H. fired Rick here. How come Israel does not have to abide by any US rules, while poor Saddam was attacked, because he lied to his people about WMD. The time will come, when we will have to be just, but it will be too late.......get Rick back, and apologize to him.

    October 4, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jac

      See above, freedom of speech doesnt mean you won't get fired for saying something just that the "government" can't stop you from saying it. Despite what Fox thinks this is still the case

      October 4, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Gordon

    CNN, you suck! I will not watch your shows, well except Larry King! I'm moving to to MSNBC. Their prettier women achors are prettier anyway!

    October 4, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • julia cornelia

      Hey Gordon, I am with you. Larry King is great (even though too many of his guest are from the chosen group), but they are talented and most of us are interested in what Larry has to say. Once Larry goes, there will be no reason to watch CNN at all.

      October 4, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Good for CNN

      Umm wow. You make the decision about which news channel to switch to based on the attractiveness of their anchors? We Americans are dumber than I thought.

      October 4, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • ERNIE BROWN

      I agree with ytou gordon, cnn has loss rick and glenn now next maby larry king next..what ever now they have loss me and my family and friends and i hope many more.....did you know that cnn was in irac before the war and knew what sadam was doing including torching under the palace and killing many of his people and did not report so they may be in the country first to report what was going on in the war? RICK WONT HAVE ANY TROUBLE WORKING FOR FOX WHICH TELLS THE TRUTH OR ANY STATION WHICH TELLS THE TRUTH. MAY GOD KEEP RICK STRONG.

      October 4, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carlos

      I am not watch CNN any more, going to fox news or MSNBC.

      Hey CNN Parker & Spitzer stink, Spritzer was the worst thing that ever happen to New York now it will ruin CNN as well, enjoy as your ratings go down the tubes!

      October 5, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  121. carolyn55

    Sanchez always had a big mouth. Maybe now he will shut up.

    October 4, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Goober

    People, Sanchez wasn't let go because of his comments made solely about Stewart, it's because he didn't hold himself to the merits of professionalism. He could have articulated his thoughts in a way that didn't border on the side of lunacy. Everyone has the right to free speech. It wasn't the content that got him fired, it was the delivery. The news today on all networks is Garbage today, because that's what attracts viewers. We can hate on Fox all we like, but at the end of the day people are tuning in. And for all you people ripping on Stewart, give me a break. He is a comedian, is it really his fault that people are turning to him for the news? The fault is in the news that is being delivered, it's atrocious.... It's unfortunate the Sanchez was fired, but IMO he was a bad anchor. I'm only sorry Nancy Grace did not get fired as well.

    October 4, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Ruth

    Jon Stewart Leibowitz? Isn't that they guy that was in Half Baked? Who gave him a TV Show?

    October 4, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Kathy Knudson

    I watch CNN, but never cared for Rick Sanchez. Won't miss him. And it sounds like he is just a tiny weeney Anti Semitic. We watch Jon Stewart too. Jon doesn't give anyone a pass. Make a riduculous remark...no matter who you are...and he will 1. Quote you in context. 2. Roll his eyes just like I did.

    October 4, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  125. wahid

    Rick Sanchez is one of the best . We all wish him the best and he should not appologize from anybody. Everybody that I talk to,.admire him of great work. he has one of kind in cnn . we should all be proud of him.

    October 4, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Good for CNN

      Rixk Sanchez is and always has been an imbecile. An immature moron who's ENTIRE body of work makes me want to vomit

      October 4, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason T

      Hmmm...sounds to me like someone has been drinking the Palestinian Kool-Aid again.

      October 4, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yes I AM a jew

      To Jason T who wrote: "someone has been drinking the Palestinian Kool-Aid again."

      Hey look bro, I am a Jew so I know what you THINK you are trying to say, but dude, that is SO offensive!!! Just because someone is showing that they liked Rick S. and wish he hadn't put his foot in his mouth, you try and bring this back to PALESTINE?!?! After reading all these comments this very proud Jew is starting to get very embarrassed at my fellow Jews. WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE EDUCATED, NOT KNEE-JERK FAUX-EDUCATED REACTIONARIES!!! (Buries face in Jewish hands in shame)

      October 4, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason T

      So you are WAHID? For who this reply was posted under? Really? Cmon – not a chance. Your english is way too good...and you're about as jewish as my aunt Tillie. Go away before someone drops a house on you.

      October 4, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Same Jew

      To Jason T,

      First of all you confuse me with WAHID ... What makes you think I'm not a Jew? Then you imply that I can't be Muslim because my English is too GOOD?! Who's the bigot again?

      Just to clarify... wahid is one person. The other person, accusing you of reverse discrimination? That's ME. And yes I have a different name, I live in Florida, and you make me sick accusing people of blanket anti-semitism willy nilly.

      I wish people like you would realize that shooting off at anyone and everyone accusing them of "anti-semitism" actuallY DAMAGES OUR PEOPLE. Yes, presenting all Jews as knee jerk hypocrites pointing fingers at all others DAMAGES OUR PEOPLE.

      Now be smart and put together a well-thought out statement for a change. You sound like my (RIP) grandparents with their "Schwartze" this and their "You sound like Hitler!" that.

      NOT GOOD FOR JEWS. Reasoned debate and a little kind openmindedness IS.

      October 4, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ernie Perez

      Get serious. I'm 100% latin and I love seeing latinos do well but this guy was a joke. Please be objective and forget the pretty face. He was awful. How they hired him in the first place is beyond me.
      Hey babaloo, go play your bongos where I don't have to listen to your jibberish.

      October 21, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  126. mordicai gerstein

    I'm so glad to be spared the daily book give-away (can you say self-promotion) at the end of his show! His book may be out there, but only to those he gave it to for free. Bye Rick.

    October 4, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  127. sulei

    Steward has no compassion in his heart and just wait... what goes aound comes around... he will be let go too but in this case nobody will care...

    October 4, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • SJ Pennypacker

      You really think Comedy Central is going to fire the guy who is responsible for 10+ Emmys?

      October 5, 2010 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
    • b

      Are you not ashamed of yourself for making such Racist comments?

      October 5, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike

      Are you 5? John has a brand, his own show, spin-off shows etc. Rick Sanchez has...unemployment to look forward to. Even in the event that John is fired or his show canceled, he will still have legions of fans. People will absolutely care. How could they not with the ratings he has? Hahaha.

      October 19, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  128. THE TRUTH

    So CNN Is becoming Fox News lol good luck with your ratings NPR all the way

    October 4, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Brock

    If John Stewert is a Jew so what. Think, In america TV news and comedey central is all drama. I The remarks said have no fawl language, no threats and nothing personal. John Stwert is a comedian with nothing personal he says on TV, correct. Rick should have not been fired of a remark, nothing personal to John Stewert. John should say something to good to get Rick Sanchez back to CNN.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob P.

      Brock, words aren't spelled the way they are pronounced, although I have to admit that 'fawl' means you have a very pronounced accent compared to me. It's 'foul', in any accent.

      As for the rest, Rick Sanchez just proved he is not up to the task of maintaining a national audience long term. He did quite well on local news stations though. I expect him to get a job with a small affiliate somewhere in keeping with the calibre of his talent.

      What was he thinking, screwing up a sure thing at CNN by spouting his mouth on the radio like that? If he thought his brown heritage would save him, he was wrong. There are racists of all colours.

      October 4, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • b

      Why would you make such Racist comments?

      October 5, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  130. WWP

    Interesting how freedom of speech and opinion is a right championed by Jon... unless of course you say something unflattering about him.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brock

      That is so true on your comment. CNN had to fires a News anchore over remark to no fawl language or threat. If John is a Jew, so what. John should say something CNN to get Rick Sanchez job back. John is a comedian to nothing personal to affect other people.

      October 4, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrew

      Freedom of speech means doesn't guarantee that you won't lose your job for making bigoted statements. It guarantees that the government can't make laws making bigoted speech illegal. Where did you learn about your freedoms"? Fox News?

      October 4, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tracy

      CNN fired Rick Sanchez not Jon Stewart. Jon Stewart makes fun of EVERYONE. Rick Sanchez couldn't take it and his true, bigoted feelings came out in that interview. His free speech rights were not violated. He said what he felt and paid a high price for it.

      October 4, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Axels

      I am pretty sure, WWP, that if you went and basically called your boss a dirty jew in so many words that you would get fired too. It is a bigoted statement and deserved (and got) the swiftest of action from CNN. I have always turned to CNN for my news and have never liked Rick anyways. His reporting style was child-like.

      October 4, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Clinton B

      Are you kidding me? You guys are blaming Jon Stewart for Rick Sanchez getting fired? That's like blaming African Americans or Hispanics for getting a KKK member fired from a job after making racist comments. For crying out loud people get it together, the guy said some racist stuff on the air and got fired for it, that's standard damn protocol, you're saying he's just saying what he believes... well that's probably true and that's WHY he got fired he deserved it, he's an idiot... If i said something like that in my office at work i'd get fired... you morons need to wake up... news networks.. retail stores... Government office... school teacher... DOES NOT MATTER what position you work in, you can't make racist remarks and not expect to either be fired or repremanded.... what kind of losers are you defending this jerk.

      October 4, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Xteban

      Rich Sanchez still has freedom of speech and he can practice his right wing paranoia anywhere he wants, he just isn't allowed to offer his bass-ackwards, racist views about Jews for pay anymore.

      October 4, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ian

      ...I don't think Jon Stewart actually did anything to get Rick fired. In fact, CNN fired him before Jon ever got a chance to make any comments on the issue. On his show, Jon Stewart even said that if they fired him over these comments, it was the wrong reason. But if they fired him because they just didn't like his show, that is legitimate.

      Maybe CNN wanted to fire him already and this gave them a great scapegoat to finally do it.

      Maybe they overreacted (or acted appropriately) but either way, you can't blame Jon Stewart for Rick being fired unless you blame the mere existence of Jon Stewart. He had no active part in this.

      October 5, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      You all act like Sanchez got fired solely for his inane Jewish conspiracy comments. Did it ever occur to you that maybe this was just the last straw and CNN had been thinking of dropping him anyways? I mean seriously, the guy is a buffoon. I thought I was going to throw up when he had his Tony Orlando lovefest. He was arrogant, ignorant and uneducated as well as being self-important and basically a clown. There are thousands of better anchors in the world than Rick Sanchez and I for one had been hoping he'd get the axe sooner rather than later. Now they just have to axe that stupid Tony Harris spot in the morning that has begun to ruin my breakfast. What a waste of airtime. Maybe he and Sanchez can open a clown school together or something.

      October 28, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Kayla M

    How ironic.. David Letterman of all people to kick someone when they are down. To me it seems like not just Jon that got under Sanchez skin but years of people telling him he can't make it because of his Cuban background. Finally came to a head and Sanchez spilled his guts. The way it came out was not good for Sanchez but as a minority, I kinda understand the part where he says people would say things to him and as a minority, you can read between the lines of what they are really trying to tell you.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • That Guy

      i think you need to learn the definition of irony before using it as an opener...

      October 4, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Richard B

      I'm not a fan of Rick Sanchez, but, then, again, I rarely watched him. From what I saw, he sometimes said good things; other times, he was nuts. HIs taser act I think was over the top and over sensationalized. Jon Stewart had every right and was not wrong in making fun of it.

      But the comments about Jews controlling the media is an old, old complaint which typically has come from bigots. In one way, I feel sorry for Sanchez, but he should not have made those remarks.

      October 4, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jan

      Yes, Kayla. People can read a lot between the lines. It's also pretty clear that (Freedom on Speech) does not extend
      to CNN. They and all of the media "Pick and Choose" what they want to be FREE SPEECH>>>
      I thought Rich Sanchez was one of the best and I hope he gets a good job where he is allowed to fight back when
      someone picks on him.
      Everyone is so thin skinned anymore. The least little nothing sets them off. I remember a sermon in church one Sunday when parishioners where complaining about each other to the clergy and the Minister said, I have a message for all you
      complainers who come to me with your little petty sensitivities....GROW UP !!!!!!

      October 5, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • ann

      I only watched CNN to see Rick Sanchez and Anderson Cooper. And agree they probably will put another extension to the same news on the air. Good-luck Rick no racism here.

      October 19, 2010 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  132. patricia sage

    cnn is becoming fox unbalanced news. don't dislike jon s. but don't watch him. my husband and i watch rick sanchez every show. we feel as anglo americans that cnn has allowed their jounalists to say what they really believed and not micro managed puppets. will now not watch show that replaced rick. shame on you cnn. whose next, chris matthews, anderson cooper?

    October 4, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brenda Jones

      I also will miss Rick Sanchez I thought that his reporting was fair and balanced. Although, in today society you can't tell your true feelings when your in the media. And that's what got him the axe. Another thing Chris Matthews is on MSNBC. So turn to that network.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • jen

      Chris Matthews works for MSNBC and has nothing to worry about.

      October 4, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shedy

      Well, I will not be watching CNN anymore. CNN missed an opportunity to hold a forum etc. to discuss and advance society. When Glenn Beck called Yhe Pesident of the US a racist, they didn't fire him. He was allowed to expalin himself and apologize. We were all able to come to some understanding of his view–right or wrong. IF we are unable to discuss these negative views of Jews, we will never get to the bottom of dispelling these negative views.

      October 4, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Det. Firefighter

      EM your a racist idiot!!!!

      October 4, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carlos

      CNN lost a viewer. Once Larry King retires the only good reporter will be Anderson. Spitzer & Parker show stinks, firing Rick Sanchez is another costly mistake CNN made i rather watch fox news!

      October 5, 2010 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Sanchez was an arrogant buffoon to put it mildly. He finally overloaded his big cuban mouth and got what he deserved. CNN will be much better now. Sanchez is on the list you DON'T want to be on! bye bye sanchez suckers.

      October 5, 2010 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
    • b

      You are the most evil racist I have ever encountered.

      October 5, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • steven

      They wouldn't fire Anderson Cooper, first off hes at the top of his game and second if they did fire him, his family could buy the company and fire all of them.

      October 18, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • DfromthePeg

      They'll probably replace him with Spike Lee or something.

      October 25, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • rick

      Rick Sanchez was the biggest waste of airtime I have ever seen. I tried so many times to suffer through his moronic commentaries but invariably had to turn him off or risk having my IQ lowered.

      October 28, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • gloria

      CNN has lost a great news person Rick Sanchez, so now the truth be told who runs that place CNN – the Jews? they are every where and now they think they own the US, let Rick speak up and get him back

      February 17, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Darlene

      My husb.and I always watched Rick Sanchez then Wolf Blitzer. It was our routine. We really don't understand why A&E can 'pardon' DAWG Chapman and put him back on the air after making disparaging remarks about a certain group of people, and CNN cannot 'pardon' Rick Sanchez. The level of commitment and passion for journalism given to us by jRick was worth every penny of his contract, and DAWG also was a redeeming show. The pardon for one man should be extended to the other. Is A&E different from CNN? C'mon...we don't even listen to afternoon shows now...
      Rick Sanchez is UNIQUE in his field. Many Canadians (French- and English-speaking, love his open type of person he is. We want Rick Sanchez BACK with the same type of show. Amen. Point Final. !Punto Final!

      July 1, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  133. Meggy

    KhocolateMoose, stop advertising your crappy two-bit blog that no one cares about nonstop on the CNN entertainment boards.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  134. bubbles

    Jon Stewart has all these fools convinced the real news is fake and his fake news is real.

    Stewart hides behind the label 'comedian' so that he can attack people without fear of retaliation. Sanchez hit the little bully back, and the liberal elites came to his rescue. They only like minorites who don't talk back, and who know their place.

    When they fired Sanchez, they just proved him right.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Jac

    Your right bubbles all us fools over here think that Jon Stewart has the best new. Thats cause in 20 minutes of making fun of a topic he covers most subjects better then most shows do in 4 hours with talking heads yelling at one another why there right.

    That terrible bully Jon Stewart made fun of Sanchez all the time.... but never for being Cuban. He made fun of him cause he made stupid comments and dumb moves. Just as he made fun of white people, black people etc.. for there making stupid comments or doing stupid things. Sanchez response was to call him a racist and say jews control the media. That would be like you sucking at your job and me calling you out on it and you then call me a racist for doing so. Face it Sanchez just wasnt very good at his job and Stewart kept calling him out on it. That made him angry so he responded in the only way he knew how.. very stupidly. Did he deserve to get fired.. don't really care. All I know is that CNN didnt do because Jon asked them to. It certainly wasnt to salve Stewarts ego.

    October 4, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Hello World

    I'd rather have two of what you call idiots, than one Rick Sanchez racist moron.

    October 4, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Selector

    The only idiots here are the fools defending dick sanchez who thought that Hawaii was the Galapagos islands....

    October 4, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Xteban

    Sassypants? Really? You obviously don't have much credibility calling ANYBODY else a loser when you're using this pseudonym. And your sense (or lack thereof) of humour is severely wanting.

    October 4, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  139. becky

    I lived in south Florida for 20 years-NOTHING CHANGES- R Sanchez then was an obnoxious pompous idiot & a drunk driver – thankfully was caught- VERY glad to see this danger removed from society, once again- no tears for this moron GOOD PEOPLE GET PASSED OVER IN LIFE ALL THE TIME -YET SOMEHOW THIS TWIT gets away with more than several golden passes, for a job with authority & money- truly a statement in the quality of this society- John Stewart is one of the few in the media that is touch with reality- and what REALLY matters about the person is not where you came from but what kind of person you PROVE yourself to be.

    October 4, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Det. Firefighter

    EM is a racist idiot!!!! Not that I agree with Mr. Sanchez, but it's people like you that gives people of any nationality a bad name.

    October 4, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Richard B

    Sure sounds like someone is a humorless person. All of these guys, Letterman, Leno, Stewart, Colbert are funny guys. They brighten up my day, especially after hearing horrible news about the economy, about war, about republicans and their evil deeds...

    October 4, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  142. @ EM

    Chinesers? Is that some redneck / hillbilly language or something?

    October 4, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  143. That Jewish Guy on This Thread

    @EM,

    You are a racist jerk and you do no one any favors, least of all yourself when you open your mouth (or keyboard)!

    Your post was so offensive my gut instinct is that you are a "troll" and simply want some sort of reaction to gratify your longing for attention because hopefully NO one is THAT racist. In the event you really ARE that racist, remember you hurt all races (including yours) when you spew bigotry, and I hope you when you need that firefighter guy in an emergency, that you are dumb enough to show your "true colors" as he's lifting you onto the ladder...

    October 4, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  144. laura

    Removed from society?????? He lost his job, he's not being sent to prison.

    October 4, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  145. joeblowfromkokomo

    Adios jew-nn had you on 24/7...no nos vemos en adelante

    October 4, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  146. CNN Viewer

    I'm a huge Sanchez fan ; but dislike racism not here in the US, This country has come a long way and gives everyone a chance. Rick Sachez blew it for himself

    October 5, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Bud

    test

    October 5, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  148. bud

    I have been wounded by your racist comments.

    October 5, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Shee

    Rick Sanchez's comments should not be considered racist....it is true that Jews do control most of the big media outlets. Why was offense taken to this? Our country is so ridiculous...we are all different with different backgrounds, shades, languages, and cultures...why can't we just talk about them instead of censoring people's differences. Hey welcome to CHINA AMERICA!!! We are becoming more like them than we notice.

    October 6, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Shee

    Rick Sanchez's comments should not be considered racist....it is true that Jews do control most of the big media outlets. Why was offense taken to this? Our country is so ridiculous...we are all different with different backgrounds, shades, languages, and cultures...why can't we just talk about them instead of censoring people's differences. Hey Jews, White, Blacks, Indian, Native American, and Asian Americans –> welcome to CHINA-AMERICA!!! We are becoming more like them than we agree to acknowledge.

    October 6, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  151. spiman

    ....Jon pushed Rick over the edge, when Rick responded, Jon let the Jewish establishment pounce on Rick. I think he's a coward just like Dominick who set Rick up...." your honor, counsel is leading the witness ". I think Jon stewart owes Rick an apology for all the ridicule and should request to have him reinstated.

    October 7, 2010 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  152. Jdbrasco

    What did this guy say racist??? He said jew. Is that bad?? Maybe those complaining of racist commets should look at THEIR conotation of the term. I will take my 150k / year income and watch another channel. Bye bye ad dollars to CNN as other of my fellow attorney collegues do the same. It will all shake out as the money is lost.

    October 8, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Whacko Jacko

    I wont miss another left leaning (POV) but, how bout' that John, Stewart... He's sooo funny, and smaaarrrt and Wiiiiiity and, so , did I mention smart... and witty... cause that's what we all really need.... another would be actor, that couldnt get work, and wound up as a sometimes less than average comeidan... but, he sooo, snmart... and seeeewww, witty, and , and .. Smart? Well, he is??? Aint he?? I mean, thats what they say... he knows something we dont??? RIGHT, I mean, he's sooowwww smarttt and witty and ... and...

    October 9, 2010 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Bostonbw

    hey, was it really a racial comment?? if you just think about it... if one say that the majority of wine shop owners are French, or NHL hockey players are Canadians – is this offensive? Do we need to single out Jews? C'mon, it's a 21st century!!
    CNN response was a management mistake; it could and should have been handled differently.

    October 14, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Xteban

    Why don't you just admit that you're an anti-Semite and get over it.

    October 4, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Slater Jones

    Damn straight bubbles. The guy had a point, he just made the fatal mistake of speaking it about the Network that employed him. I guess his frustration finally boiled over. I can think of a few others who have done so in the past and the retribution by those in power is always swift and dramatically overdone.

    October 4, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Clinton B

    Bubbles,
    you're an idiot.. Jon Stewart puts on a funny show about real topics... It's for entertainment.. and to make light of serious topics in tough times... it's called... COMEDY something which you obviuosly don't understand... to your other point "bubbles" <~~~~ name makes you sounds stupid right off the bat by the way. Rick didn't put jon in his place by any means at all, he attacked Jon Stewart's race... so... in conclusion... i'm pretty sure your 10 minute break at your waitress job at Denny's is up... so you better get back to work.. ... please... seriously don't post any more, you sound so ignorant... it's pathetic

    October 4, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Yes I AM a jew

    Xteban, do you realize that calling EVERYONE an anti-semite destroys the meaning of the word?!?!

    I have the feeling that a lot of the Jews on this page have NO idea of the resentment building up in the non-Jewish community towards Jews that often act badly but then abuse their "permanent Trump card" ANTI-SEMITISM.

    PLEASE STOP over-using the term Anti-Semitism. If you stepped out of your tight-knit community you'd see the real hate brewing toward us Jews and the solution is NOT to just call average people anti-semites!! Our survival may depend on the goodwill of non-Jews someday and to call them all blanket names helps no one. Please try and save calling people nasty names for the REAL neo-nazis, the skinheads, the Hezbollahs of the world.

    Please dial it back or risk crying "Wolf" one too many times.... then the other 98% of humanity may TURN on us, sickened at our absurd hyperbole, "Holocaust this" and "anti-semite that"....

    Please grandma, the younger generation doesn't respond to that kind of name calling... in this internet age we like FACTS, not names.

    October 4, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  159. James Barney

    You have no idea how correct you are.

    The general feeling that main America is stupid and living in the country side without teeth is incorrect, MOST Jewish people have a good hearth, but unfortunately a small minority of bad spoken Jews is harassing and otherwise mellow main America GIANT.

    With educated people like you, hopefully history won’t repeat itself.

    October 4, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  160. godi38

    YOU HAVE RIGHT!!!!!!

    October 7, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  161. ben

    How magnanimous of you, James. Thanks for the reprieve against history repeating itself if we're all good Jews and stop complaining. Sounds more like a threat.

    October 4, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  162. nonracist

    Nonracist

    You're right James and "Yes I'm a Jew", why comedians jews as Jon Stewart or the big mouth Howar Stern can get away talking trash against minorities or other religions like catholics and still keep their jobs and nobody else complaints? How do you expect respect when you don't respect others? Most of these so called comedians like that idiot Adam Sandler too, use very gross and highly Anti-catholic, Anti-inmigrant or anti-whatever is not jewish with racist and biggot remarks and most of the so called smart americans don't even say crap. When when someone makes a true COMMENT or FACT about any arrogant or greedy (I'll take or steal your money to make my own) jew, then all hell breaks loose. So what makes them so special that you, not me, have to respect them so much or be afraid of them so much that nobody is suppossed to make a comment or say the truth about them? Maybe Rick was right about a lot of control they have. The freaking holocaust was so many years ago! So stop wining about it you greedy morons and start to show some respect to rest of the non-jewish world if you want some respect BACK!!!!

    October 4, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Frank

    Exactly.

    October 5, 2010 at 5:38 am | Report abuse |
  164. Eddie

    Amen brother ....

    October 6, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Marianne

    You know, I'm so tired of these so-called comedians using gratuitous humour to get a laugh from all the rednecks out there. It's easy to make people laugh at someone else's expense. Why don't they try real humour for a change. They might actually have the THINK! As for Sanchez being stupid? I ask you again, how many languages does Jon Stewart speak? (other than speaking with a forked tongue) Also, Sanchez did not bring up the Jewish issue, Dominick did.

    October 5, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  166. William

    Well, Marianne, has Jon Stuart ever killed a man driving drunk? Unfortunately the same cannot be said of Rick Sanchez.You right-wing whackos are clueless.

    October 14, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  167. Arthur

    ditto

    October 21, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |

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