CNN spokesman Bridget Leininger confirmed to TPM that Rick Sanchez has been fired from CNN. “Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company. We thank Rick for his years of service and we wish him well.”Sanchez’s departure comes after he said yesterday that “The Daily Show” host “Jon Stewart is a bigot” against “anybody who doesn’t agree with his point of view, which is very much a white liberal establishment point of view.”
“They minimize you, and treat you like you don’t matter,” Sanchez said of Stewart’s show, also adding: “I am a complex human being. I am not some moron.”
Sanchez also said of Stewart being Jewish:
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? Yeah.
Leininger said CNN will broadcast CNN Newsroom from 3-5pm for the foreseeable future.