July 29, 2011

What's Rick Sanchez up to these days?

Last October, CNN blowhard Rick Sanchez got fired for giving an interview in which he talked about how he was the victim of prejudice against Hispanics. Well, he didn't get fired for that part. That's always okay. What wasn't okay was when he scoffed at the interviewer's suggestion that Jon Stewart, a frequent critic of Sanchez, is also an oppressed minority:
Yeah, very powerless people. [laughs] He's such a minority. I mean, you know, 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?

To conclusively demonstrate that Jews really are an oppressed minority and don't have any power in the media business, Sanchez was immediately fired to encourage the others.

But, all's well that ends well. Less than ten months later, Sanchez has now gotten a part-time job. Well, it's not actually a job, since he isn't getting paid to do it. Mediaite reported on July 27:
According to the Miami Herald, ex-CNN anchor Rick Sanchez will be back this fall–on the radio in South Florida–calling football games for the FIU Golden Panthers. ... Sanchez says he’s taking the gig to “give something back” to a school he’s close to: "I’m extremely excited to be volunteering my time to Florida International. I’m not getting paid to do this—I just wanted to give something back to the school because FIU has a very special place in my heart: two of my sons now attend FIU and I believe in FIU football." ... 
Sanchez, who’s recently written for Mediaite, has spent his time since leaving CNN working tirelessly to clear his name, left tarnished by the comments he made last fall–calling Jon Stewart a bigot, among other things–that forced him from his high-profile network anchor gig.

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

From the Rick Show to the Rickshaw.

nooffensebut said...

I don’t know how much Jon Stewart you watch, so I’ll let you know that Chris Wallace and Herman Cain also accused Stewart of bigotry when he joked with an Amos & Andy accent that Cain cannot read. Stewart’s response was to basically say that comedians are allowed to make every kind of ethnic joke. Then, he played a montage of his politically incorrect ethnic impressions.

Anonymous said...

So?

Anonymous said...

From the Rick Show to the Rickshaw

Good one.

EYE OF HORUS said...

So the Joos Control the Media? So What?

Its not as though they are trying to Hide it are they?

Anonymous said...

Jon Stewart strikes me as the kind of guy who would punch your face in and then sue you for damaging his knuckles.
Gilbert Pinfold.

Garland said...

Rick Sanchez: proof that hitting someone with your car and driving off is less damaging to your career than crossing the Jews.

Garland said...

"Chris Wallace and Herman Cain also accused Stewart of bigotry when he joked with an Amos & Andy accent that Cain cannot read"

Sanchez wasn't punished for saying that Stewart was a white bigot against non-whites. That's what Wallace and Cain were saying and it's the type of harmless whining by conservatives that liberals usually laugh off. Sanchez was punished for saying that Stewart was a Jewish bigot against gentiles. That's a hanging offense.

Fred said...

Stewart's gone after Jews too. He ripped Jim Cramer a new one on his show, saying he was giving irresponsible investing advice that could be harmful to people like Stewart's elderly mother. Cramer sat there like a submissive and took it, but said later that he regretted pushing back:

"I’m proud I didn’t [hit Stewart with a chair]. I controlled myself. But maybe I shouldn’t have. Maybe I should have taken the gloves off. When Stewart talked about how his 75-year-old mother lost money in the market, I could have said: ‘Hey, your brother Larry Leibowitz is one of the heads of the New York Stock Exchange. Why didn’t he give your mom advice? Maybe I should have said that.”"

And for that matter, Christopher Wallace is Jewish (maybe the only born Jew with that name though).

Marlowe said...

He shouldn't have bit the hand that fed him.

europeasant said...

Proof that in unity there is strength.
The "individual in society" is school propaganda instilled in us at a very early age.Very clever propaganda aimed at us in our formative stage in life.Some of us are able to pull the wool off and see how we are being controlled and manipulated by the media matrix.Itz a vise like death grip but will eventually be broken.

Anonymous said...

No surprise Sanchez was axed. In fact, 'they' like from time to time to flex their muscles so nobody forgets who runs the show in the media industry.

What is astonishing is that a guy who really should have know better would go out and literally put his head in the noose. Was he depressed ? Was there a succession of incidents that me him blurt out an 'Unspeakable Thruth' ?
Memoirs, Mr.Sanchez ?

Conatus said...

Rick Sanchez was all about the First Commandment of contemporary America, "Thou Shalt not Make Fun of the Jews." They have a near monopoly on the sacred...themselves. The blacks own some American sanctity but it does not compare to the Jewish franchise.
This is why it is so funny to watch 'Curb Your Enthusiam,' by Seinfeld collaborator, Larry David. He uses that ethnic holiness for humor. The more this idea of the Jewish sacred is used for humor, the less sacred it becomes. Larry David is Jewish and it is self-mockery but definitely unigue in this American Zeitgeist.
The last episode 'Palestinian Chicken' really pushes the envelope.
There is great dialogue from that episode in this article:

http://weeklytvreview.blogspot.com/2011/07/curb-your-enthusiasm-review-palestinian.html

Edwin T said...

So powerless that you are instantly and irrevocably destroyed if you question the powerlessness.

Anonymous said...

its kind of funny when liberals think they have so much power that they can challenge jewish power. They find out, really quick, its not about being liberal, its all about who, whom.

Kylie said...

"Proof that in unity there is strength."

Yes, and also that that strength can be maximized by being concentrated in certain areas.

Daybreaker said...

Rick Sanchez' own ethnic lobby will come to his rescue any minute now.

Harry Baldwin said...

You can make fun of Jewish control of the media if you are Jewish, like Sarah Silverman, because then you're seen as mocking the idea that Jews control the media, but it's still funny because it's actually true. It's similar to the way that Dave Chappelle did devastating portrayals of blacks under the excuse that he was mocking the stereotypes:

The joke that’s gotten Silverman in the most trouble was on Conan last year, when she told a story about avoiding jury duty: “My friend said, ‘Why don’t you say that you hate Chinks?’ I didn’t want people to think that about me, so I filled out the form and said, ‘I love Chinks.’”

Although clearly a joke about racism, it provoked the ire of the Media Action Network for Asian-Americans, a media uproar, and an official apology from NBC.

Silverman worked the incident into her act: "They put my name in all the papers, calling me a racist. And it hurt, ya know? As a Jew, you know, as a member of the Jewish community, I was really concerned, you know, that we were losing control of the media."

Fred said...

What Larry David makes fun of isn't Jews per se, but self-righteousness in all its forms, whether it's a Jew giving him crap about listening to Wagner, or the guy claiming queen-for-a-day status because his relative died on 9/11 (even though his death was unrelated to the terrorist attack -- he was hit by a car in Midtown that day), blacks going crazy about the "N-word", even when it's not used in a hostile way, etc.

Anonymous said...

The fundamental truth that you will NEVER admit to but that I suspect you feel is that you don't think black people are as fully human as white people.

Anonymous said...

A blowhard got fired. Oh noes!

Polistra said...

I never thought of Sanchez as a blowhard. He was the least annoying anchor on cable TV. Possibly the only heterosexual in the whole bunch; seemed to like his wife and kids; seemed to understand actual Americans better than anyone else in that realm.

Kaz said...

@Daybreaker

Nah this happened months ago, if there was any saving to be done it would have happened then.

Kylie said...

"The fundamental truth that you will NEVER admit to but that I suspect you feel is that you don't think black people are as fully human as white people."

What an apt comment in a thread about Hispanics and Jews.

FWIW, I don't think the issue in hbd is or ever has been whether or not black people are fully human.

Hunsdon said...

Anonydroid at 9:38 said:

The fundamental truth that you will NEVER admit to but that I suspect you feel is that you don't think black people are as fully human as white people.

Hunsdon said:

Steve writes about all kinds of things. Sometimes he writes about black people. If you wish to focus your commentary, perhaps you should have waited until he had a post about, you know, black people. If you wrote the above in response to a posting of Steve's about black people, it might have borne some tangential relevance. For this particular post, I think your relevance would have been enhanced if you had written, say, "The fundamental truth that you will NEVER admit to but that I suspect you feel is that you don't think Jews are as fully human as white people." See? It's on topic.

robert61 said...

You mean Chris Wallace and Jon Stewart aren't Scottish? There goes a bit of my ethnic pride...

Mr. Anon said...

We are a powerless, oppressed minority. And if you ever question that ............... we will crush you.

Mike Wallace (Myron Wallechinsky), Jon Stewart (Jon Leibowitz), and our own Whiskey, who tried to convince us that Harvard is now dominated by neer-do-well WASPs (undoubtedly wearing long raccoon-skin coats and driving Stutz-Bearcats) ......... what's with the Jews in Scots clothing.

It gives a whole new meaning to the term "No true Scotsman.....".

Jack Aubrey said...

"You mean Chris Wallace and Jon Stewart aren't Scottish? There goes a bit of my ethnic pride..."

My surname is Scottish. Am I allowed to change it to "Cohen" or "Feinbaum" if I'm applying for a job at Goldman Sachs, or would certain people be pissed?

Anyway, sometimes even anti-goyism backfires. It was with great satisfaction I read that the congressional candidate who ran this ad managed to win all of 285 votes in the special election for CA's 36th congressional district.

In other news on Hispanics and Jews, any thoughts, Steve, on Joel Kotkin's latest screed on the troubles in Los Angeles? I give him credit for actually mentioning Hispanic political power as part of the problem, though he begins by crediting Los Angeles's past successes, in part, on Hispanic entrepeneurs.

djingis kahn said...

Anonydroid at 9:38 said:

The fundamental truth that you will NEVER admit to but that I suspect you feel is that you don't think black people are as fully human as white people.

I suspect its the same creep that's been stalking Steve's threads lately. Didn't this guy pop up after the Norway massacre? Seems to think he needs to morally shame this site. Maybe a gov. operative?

Daybreaker said...

Kaz: "Nah this happened months ago, if there was any saving to be done it would have happened then."

Thanks for that detail.

It seems strange that there was no push-back. Maybe next time.

Anonymous said...

Remember Marlon Brando, he went Larry King and went on a big long spiel about how he loved Jews, how he lived in NYC when it was greatest Jewish city in the world, how NY Jews taught him everything about life and politics, & how he attends Jewish Seders (Sp?) in SoCal. He ended by saying "Jews are so great- I'm so glad they control Hollywood".

Next day he was issuing press releases, saying the Jews DIDN'T control Hollywood, apologizing to every Jew in Hollywood for saying so, and begging forgiveness for being such an anti-Semite.

Its a good thing too, because otherwise the Jews 'that don't control Hollywood' would've destroyed him.

anony-mouse said...

What's Michael Richards up to these days?

Fred said...

"What's Michael Richards up to these days?"

Larry David cast him in a few Curb episodes last year.

Jeff Crow said...

Rick Sanchez is an idiot, but I'm not sure he deserved this particular hell he's living through. Inspired by your post, I went back and listened to his career-ending interview It's chilling to hear this poor fool rambling, digging his own grave, throwing away his career and millions of dollars in a single 30-minute interview.

Anonymous said...

Do you suppose Jews will one day mythologize the wasps like wasps came to mythologize the Indians?
When wasps fought Indians, the latter were 'red savages'. But, after wasps won and Indians were totally beaten, Indians became 'noble savages'.
To Jews, wasps are still 'racists'. But maybe when Jews gain complete control of US and wasps have been totally beaten, they too will be mythologized with a certain nostalgia.

Anonymous said...

Suppose there's a billionaire and a homeless person. Long ago, the ancestors of the billionaire went though tough times under peoples distantly related to the homeless person.
Does that mean the homeless person should feel pity for the billionaire, and the children of homeless person(even as they remain poor)should feel sorry for the children of the billionaire(as they grow even richer)?

Anonymous said...

So he's an intern, basically?

Reg C├Žsar said...

Let's not forget that other crowd of 3%ers, who made poor Tracy Morgan grovel for days.

(Where was his ethnic lobby? Too busy collecting, I assume.)

Rivals? Partners? Overlap?

Anonymous said...

Megan Fox, Albright, the guy from NPR, Richards, Gibson and a bunch of other indiscreet contemporaries that I can't recall at the moment. All "Sanchezed."

In our vibrant, inclusive era, getting Sanchezed is far worse than getting Borked.

Truth said...

"FWIW, I don't think the issue in hbd is or ever has been whether or not black people are fully human."

Actually, I'd say that is a large part of the issue.

Anonymous said...

Sanchez ought to make a public pronouncement that he just realized that the media are really owned and controlled by Southern baptists(and Eskimos). He'll get his job back, believe me.

Anonymous said...

Instead of 'Ricky, don't lose that number' to 'Ricky, don't number those Jews'.

epobirs said...

Sanchez wasn't fired because of his statement. He made the statement because he knew he was soon to be fired for being generally despised by his co-workers.

If it was about bias against Latinos, why hasn't he scored a hot deal with TeleMundo or the like? Having a reputation as a jerk within a business community, such as news broadcasters, transcends ethnicity.

ATBOTL said...

"Sanchez wasn't fired because of his statement. He made the statement because he knew he was soon to be fired for being generally despised by his co-workers.

If it was about bias against Latinos, why hasn't he scored a hot deal with TeleMundo or the like? Having a reputation as a jerk within a business community, such as news broadcasters, transcends ethnicity."

Of course. It had nothing to do with Jewish power. Thanks for setting us straight.

Truth said...

I worked in TV news. IF they fired everyone for being a jerk, the news would be silent with subtitles.

Anonymous said...

The fundamental truth that you will NEVER admit to but that I suspect you feel is that you don't think black people are as fully human as white people.

All right then, fine. It's Blacks who are the full humans and the rest of us who don't quite make the mark. Bottom line is we're still DIFFERENT(in ways that matter a lot in life).

Anonymous said...

First of all, Rick Sanchez was a blowhard and a phony. Take a look at his complexion. He is as white as Steve Sailer. But he calls himself "Hispanic". This is why the "Hispanic" term is so silly. It seems to me that "Hispanics" who are white call themselves "Hispanics" as to obtain power within the "Hispanic" realm. Take a look at Mexico. The country is 9% white, but whites run the whole show and yet are considered "Hispanic". Did anyone actually watch Rick Sanchez on CNN? He was a leftist idiot whose ratings were in the tank. Yet he get's into a tizzy because John Stewart called him a "2nd rater". What a buffon

Charlotte said...

."Possibly the only heterosexual in the whole bunch..."


Really? Do tell...!

Anonymous said...

"I'm talkin' here!! I'm talkin' here!!"

David said...

>But maybe when Jews gain complete control of US and wasps have been totally beaten, they too will be mythologized with a certain nostalgia.<

They won't even create a holiday around us.

You're hoping for a reservation, maybe a casino. Your hopes are too high.