Monday, October 4, 2010

Rick Sanchez

Now, I know some, if not most, of you have heard of the news about Rick Sanchez being fired from CNN for calling Jon Stewart a "bigot." I figured that why not talk about it here as well? Seriously, does Rick Sanchez actually believe Jon Stewart is a bigot? According to Merriam-Webster a bigot is defined as "a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance."

When has Jon Stewart ever expressed hated for any group whatsoever? Well, I guess you can say that he doesn't favor the conservatives too much, but to call him a "bigot?" Later he did retract his statement saying "...okay I'll take the word 'bigot' back, and say prejudicial." I'm sorry, but when has prejudicial been a step below a bigot?

Should Rick have lost his job? Probably, but it was really now worse than the fear mongering Glen Beck and he still gets to keep his job. Maybe Rick can get hired on Fox News as a news distorter since those are the kinds of comment I expect to come from them.

Here's the interview:


  1. Even though I don't agree with rick, I don't think he should of been fired. Free speech and all that.

  2. Whatever happened to freedom of speech?

  3. Stewart has fallen off. Just a old and bitter now.

  4. i'm sorry but rick sanchez is an idiot, he was bad for cnn and bad for journalism in general

  5. I know he's a newscaster but to see anyone get fired over free speech just seems wrong. There was a teacher recently that used the n-word in class in reference to a student and got a 10 day suspension only.