Pop Culture: Rick Sanchez

Rick Sanchez Loses It, Fired: Calls Jon Stewart "Bigot," Implies News Media Run By Jews
Call it a lesson in watching what you say! Appearing on the radio program "Standup! with Pete Dominick,” CNN’s Rick Sanchez had some strong words about The Daily Show’s John Stewart. “I’m so happy that he grew up in a suburban middle class New Jersey home with everything you could ever imagine,” said Sanchez, who accused Stewart of being a bigot and implying Jewish people run the news media. He later amended his view to say Stewart is merely "prejudicial" and “uninformed.” But the damage was done. After ire over Sanchez's comments grew online, the cable channel summarily fired Sanchez.

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.