CNN Fires Rick Sanchez
He's canned a day after comments about Jews running the network
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2010 5:34 PM CDT
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(Newser) – CNN has had enough of Rick Sanchez. The network fired the afternoon anchor today, a day after he made controversial comments about Jews and Jon Stewart during a radio interview, reports the Huffington Post. A terse company statement: “Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company. We thank Rick for his years of service and we wish him well."

One of the offending statements made by Sanchez: "I'm telling you that everybody who runs CNN is a lot like Stewart, and a lot of people who run all the other networks are a lot like Stewart. And to imply that somehow they—the people in this country who are Jewish— are an oppressed minority? Yeah." Earlier, he called Stewart a "bigot." More here, including audio of the offending interview on Sirius.