After he made tetchy rhetoric on a radio program, CNN has put the axe in one veteran news anchor Rick Sanchez.
According to Mr. Sanchez, Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” is a bigot.
The former CNN news anchor was born in Cuba and worked at CNN since 2004. He was host of the two-hour “Rick’s List” on CNN’s afternoon lineup. The prime-time version of that show ended when the time slot was filled by former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker.
Sanchez often found himself the butt of Stewart’s jokes — other than frequent features on the show’s “Moment of Zen” segment, the most recent example of Stewart’s bigotry directed at Sanchez was when he said on the air that his show had received a tweet from House Republican leader John Boehner. Stewart said it was a case of “send a twit a tweet.”
In rebuttal, Sanchez told Pete Dominick in a satellite radio interview that:
“He’s upset that someone of my ilk is almost at his level,” he is bigoted toward “everybody else that’s not like him.” Jon Stewart “can’t relate to what I grew up with”.
alluding to his family’s needy fiscal findings and prejudice directed at his dad.
Dominick pointed out that Stewart, Jewish, is a minority too.
The response came,
“I’m telling you that everyone 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?”
Sanchez added a sarcastic “yeah.”
“I can’t see someone not getting a job these days because they’re Jewish.”
Stewart was labeled by Sanchez as a member of â€œelite, Northeast establishment liberals â€œwho â€deep down, when they look at a guy like me, they see a guy automatically who belongs in the second tier, and not the top tier.â€
Sanchez even talked about Jewish influence in the media:
“Very powerless peopleâ€¦ [snickers] Heâ€™s such a minorityâ€¦”
Here is Jon Stewart’s response:
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Meanwhile, in a recent interview with The Atlanticâ€™s Jeffrey Goldberg, former Cuban dictator, Fidel Castro lambasted Iranian Holocaust denial, supported the Jewish Country’s right to exist and had amicable wishes for Binyamin Netanyahu and Shimon Peres.
â€œI donâ€™t think anyone has been slandered more than the Jewsâ€¦I would say much more than the Muslims. They have been slandered much more than the Muslims because they are blamed and slandered for everything. No one blames the Muslims for anything.â€
â€œNow, letâ€™s imagine that I were Netanyahuâ€¦that I were there and I sat down to reason through [the issues facing Israel], I would remember that six million Jewish men and women, of all ages were exterminated in the concentration camps.â€
Castro also expressed an admiration for Netanyahuâ€™s father, Ben-Zion, who is the foremost historian of the Spanish Inquisition in the world.
Strange, even for the former Communist dictator who was once a vehement supporter of the ultra-left movement to delegitimize the Jewish Country.
In a separate public announcement, Castro also recently pitted Israel and the US against Iran by cautioning about the could-be catastrophic effects on global climate change that could come as a result of a ‘nuclear winter’.
Meanwhile, this year according to Haaretz, 5,000 Israelis traveled to Cuba on vacation. A number that is sure to increase.