October 01, 2010

Fire Rick Sanchez

The loathsome CNN anchor- whose primary talent seems to be reading tweets live on the air, had this to say:

The conversation began with Sanchez decrying "elite, Northeast establishment liberals" who "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.

"I think to some extent Jon Stewart and [Stephen] Colbert are the same way. I think Jon Stewart's a bigot," he said. "I think he looks at the world through, his mom, who was a school teacher, and his dad, who was a physicist or something like that. Great, I'm so happy that he grew up in a suburban middle class New Jersey home with everything you could ever imagine." When asked who Stewart is bigoted against, Sanchez said "everybody else who's not like him."

The most ridiculous part- Sanchez saying they consider him "second tier"- ha. He's about tenth tier, at that. Then there's this:
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]
Aside from the anti-Semitism and the bullshit, "you don't come from my background so you suck" populism, Sanchez is just wrong- his definition of "bigot" appears to be "person who is vocally critical of their political opponents."

"The Daily Show" doesn't pick on Sanchez because he's Hispanic. It picks on him because he's a horrible TV anchor who talks almost exclusively about inconsequential bullshit, and does it badly. Can't wait for Stewart to tee off on him Monday- it'll make the Tucker Carlson smackdown look like nothing.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 1, 2010 12:47 PM
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