CNN says Rick Sanchez is ‘no longer with the company,’ day after he calls Jon Stewart a bigotBy AP
Friday, October 1, 2010
CNN’s Sanchez gone after calling Stewart bigot
NEW YORK — CNN says that anchor Rick Sanchez is “no longer with the company,” a day after he called Jon Stewart a bigot while on a radio show.
Sanchez said on a satellite radio program Thursday that Stewart is bigoted toward “everybody else that’s not like him.” The Comedy Central “Daily Show” host has frequently poked fun at Sanchez on the air.
Also in the interview, Sanchez had mocked a suggestion that Jews are a minority. Stewart is Jewish.
The statement from CNN does not make clear whether Sanchez quit or was fired. In it, the network thanks Sanchez “for his years of service” and wishes him well.