CNN has fired Rick Sanchez, a day after he was on a radio show making controversial comments about Jews. He specifically called Jon Stewart a bigot and said CNN was run by Jews.
USA Today reports that during a 55 minute interview on Sirius XM radio, Rick talked about suffering discrimination during his career for being a Cuban-American and dismissed any notion that Jews were an oppressed minority, making statements that have fired up the web. A day later, he’s out of a job.
“Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company. We thank Rick for his years of service and wish him well.” That’s the brief statement CNN issued regarding Rick’s firing, published in a Washington Post blog.
You can hear what he said for yourself: