"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."
"You may not have noticed this, but Rick Sanchez is not on his own CNN show this afternoon."
He doesn't even strike me as someone who is ONLY where he is because of white privilege.
"Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company. We thank Rick for his years of service and we wish him well."
And you're angry ... at Jon Stewart???
So did his statements about Stewart have anything to do with this or is it just a hilarious coincidence?
I'm starting to think that Sanchez knew he was done on CNN. So he took the opportunity to let off some steam - as implied above, bashing Jon Stewart can only help his chances with Fox News.
Ted Turner is Jewish?
and now Sanchez is fired for crossing him.
Shirley Sherrod doesn't count, but that's what it looks like when it happens today.
And of course it happens on a Friday, when The Daily Show won't be on until Monday.
I just saw this guy Sanchez on CNN for the first time yesterday at the nail salon (bugs me that they have CNN on, but whatever). I didn't identify him as Cuban at all. In fact there was so much make up on him, I identified him as creepy-looking-corpse-make-up-guy.
Yes because otherwise it assumes that people SHOULD be listening to TV 24 hours a day and making decisions based on it. It's like day in, day out being critical of WWF wrestling because it's not "pure" or something. It's ALL shlock people, including TDS. I'll pay more attention to Stewart when he gets back into actual entertainment and not daytime news' Messiah.
"When Pete suggested Jews (such as Stewart) have at least some sense of what it’s like to be an oppressed minority, Sanchez seemed to make the claim that Jews run CNN and the news business in general and that Stewart thus did not in fact know what it was like to feel the sting of prejudice.
“Yeah,” Sanchez snickered sarcastically at the idea that Jews are as much minorities as Latinos in the US.
Very powerless people… [snickers] He’s such a minority, I mean, you know [sarcastically]… Please, what are you kidding? … 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. [sarcastically]"
Hey delmio. You always write John Stewart. Like, every single time. What's up with that?
What the fuck is this supposed to mean? "He's not very brown, so he can't possibly identify with his ethnicity."
I'm pretty sure Wyatt Cenac is in there too. (It started as N-word vs. R-word, no?)
Ok, I'm a fan of Stewart's and I think it's fine and completely appropriate that he's picked on Sanchez, but when I listen to this, it's the dominic guy who brought up Stewart's being Jewish and brought that into the conversation. "Bigot" is completely the wrong word to use and the anti Semitic stuff is insane, but I do think there's a point he's trying to make here that's legitimate, but it's really diminished by his inability to articulate his thoughts and because he's really incensed by Jon Stewart's picking on him on TDS.
delmoi, I think you should research what the 'P' in WASP stands for.
Having an Hispanic white guy and a Jewish white guy engaged in a public dispute over who is the more underprivileged minority is pretty freaking stupid.
It's frightening how large the totally ignorant, racist percentage of this country that's reared up since November 2008 actually is. I know I've been living in NYC, but really, flyover states?
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