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CNN's Sanchez canned

 
 
Nixx
 
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Reply Tue 5 Oct, 2010 04:05 am
Perhaps he's forgotten about it.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 5 Oct, 2010 08:09 am
@Merry Andrew,
I love Jon Stewart's reasonable reaction to this firing scandal. Rick Sanchez I predict will pull a Glenn Beck (former CNN douche) as he will get a Fox News related epiphany and turn complete psycho-conservative and move on over to the dark side.

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/05/jon-stewart-reacts-to-rick-sanchezs-firing/
JPB
 
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Reply Tue 5 Oct, 2010 08:41 am
@tsarstepan,
I thought Stewart took a middle of the road (yes, reasonable) approach. I was hoping he'd take the high road but he is, first and foremost, a comedian. It indeed was the elephant in the room at his fundraiser and he had to deal with it, both there and first thing last night. I think he did a good job of not escalating it further.

ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 5 Oct, 2010 08:49 am
@JPB,
Christopher Hitchens on the matter:

http://www.slate.com/id/2269846/
JPB
 
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Reply Tue 5 Oct, 2010 09:21 am
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:

Christopher Hitchens on the matter:

http://www.slate.com/id/2269846/


The closing paragraph from your link
Quote:
The best way to demonstrate the hidden influence of the chosen people would be for Jon Stewart and others to join me in calling for Rick Sanchez's reinstatement. If it then didn't happen, it would help us understand who really pulls the strings around here.


I don't think Sanchez was fired for what he said about Stewart. I think he was fired for his rant about not being seen as suitable to be an anchor -- not based on his abilities, but based on his ethnicity. That's always debatable -- why did his boss liken him to an hispanic reporter if it wasn't about his name/background? CNN, as of yet, hasn't made any comment on why the let him go.

Glad to see in tsar's link that Sanchez and Stewart have spoken.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 5 Oct, 2010 09:26 am
@JPB,
I agree with you, from my bits of reading about it.
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