POLL: Was it Fair that CNN Fired Rick Sanchez?

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Rick Sanchez was unceremoniously fired from CNN over the weekend for inflammatory comments he made about both The Daily Show host Jon Stewart, and media ownership.

During a recent appearance on the SiriusXM radio, Stand Up! With Pete Dominick, Sanchez went on a rant in which he called Jon Stewart a "bigot" and made claims about Jews controlling the media. 

"The people in this country who are Jewish—are an oppressed minority? Yeah," The Cuban-American reporter scoffed sarcastically. 

"I'm telling you that everybody who runs CNN is a lot like Stewart," continued Sanchez, "A lot of people who run all the other networks are a lot like Stewart."

CNN immediately fired Sanchez, releasing a statement that read: "Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company. We thank Rick for his years of service and we wish him well."

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