CNN's daytime anchor Rick Sanchez has been canned over an anti-Semitic outburst focused on The Daily Show host Jon Stewart. It seems that Stewart really got under Sanchez' Cuban-American skin that led Sanchez to first call Stewart a "bigot" and then say that he was prejudiced.
It was suggested that Stewart, as a Jew, is himself a minority and that pushed Sanchez over the edge. Here's the line that unlocked the door to the unemployment line for Rick Sanchez:
“Everybody that 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.”
It wasn't a brilliant thing for Sanchez to blurt out especially after his very own "rabbi," CNN former president Jonathan Klein was himself fired last week. Oopsie. Bye, bye, Ricky.