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Sanchez Says Jews Run Media, Is Fired

CNN host is Elders’ latest victim

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Rick Sanchez.(CNN)

I’m late to the Rich Sanchez story, because Rick Sanchez chose a day when this more explicitly Jewish-run sector of the media was observing Simchat Torah to say a stupid thing and get canned. The CNN host former CNN host told a satellite radio host late Thursday afternoon that “everybody that runs CNN is a lot like [Jon] Stewart;” this shortly after his interlocutor had noted that Stewart was a Jew and therefore, like Sanchez (who is Cuban-American), a minority, to which Sanchez had responded, “Yeah. Yeah. Very powerless people.” On Friday, CNN announced that Sanchez was “no longer with the company.”

It’s worth noting that Sanchez’s main patron at CNN, who gave him more airtime even as others called for him to get less, was the also-recently-fired Jonathan Klein—who is himself, shall we say, “a lot like Stewart.” Stewart will reportedly address the whole thing tonight: 11 pm E.S.T. on Comedy Central.

Conan O’Brien may have had the best take on the affair: “CNN’s Rick Sanchez says the Jews run CNN,” he Tweeted. “Ah, so that’s who we blame for Rick Sanchez.”

CNN Fires Rick Sanchez for Remarks in Interview [NYT]

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It’s only a shame that they didn’t fire him sooner.

Would Sanchez have been fired if he said that the Media was run by WASPS, by Catholics, by Muslims, by Christians, by the Rich, by Corporate America, by Liberals, by Conservatives, or by Idiots?
Was Sanchez fired because his statement was true? Because it was false? Or because it was irrelevant?

no_slappz says:

Maybe Sanchez should look for work at al-Jazeera. I’ll bet he can get a recommendation from Mel Gibson,

shriber says:

“Would Sanchez have been fired if he said that the Media was run by WASPS, by Catholics, by Muslims, by Christians, by the Rich, by Corporate America, by Liberals, by Conservatives, or by Idiots?”

Lala, there are billions of Christians and Muslims, but only a few millions Jews. To say that a minority of Jews own the media is to say that “Jews are too powerful” that is to say to make an antisemitic comment.

Yes, he should have been fired.

Rick Goldberg says:

As an unrepentant philo-semite, I prefer powerful Jews everywhere. This cult of powerlessness, attributing elite status to “oppressed” minorities, is a silly and dysfunctional remnant of European collectivism. After 2000 years of relative subordination, we Jews have had enough.

don-eduardo says:

Sanchez was always a fool. A sad, court jester. Out-of-touch from the get-go. The whole controversy – of Jews running the media – is and has always been a smoke screen.

The hegemony of Paley, Sarnoff and Goldenson @ CBS, NBC & ABC
is so 20th century and so over… although blaming the Jews for the ills of modern society and recent history going back to the loss of the Franco-Prussian War in France (Dreyfus), the loss of the First World War in Germany (all the German-Jews), the Worldwide Depression (Jewish bankers), etc., etc.
has about played out and perhaps in the 21st century the focus of the ultimate perfidy should be re-calibrated…

Although super-patriot and multimedia baron Rupert Murdoch was born and bred down under in Oz and professes to defend through his hired guns (Beck, O’Reilly, Hanratty, etc.) 18th, 19th & 20th century American (Western) values and democracy, his personal life illustrates his real belief in the future…

With his marriage to a whip-smart emigre from the Peoples Republic of China and his siring of two children with her who will be well-positioned to steer Fox News and the rest of the News Corp Empire in 2035 or 2040, to tow the line as the Chinese take over and remould the American Dream as their property and our destiny; The irony is, of course, Murdoch the ultimate non-Jew of all the media barons will be the one to sell out America.

Dani Levi says:

Ricky Dicky can go to Al Jazeera, get up to speed in the journalism- of-outrage and then head on over to the west bank to intern with the great Jacki Rowland
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34jPNN0qdF8&feature=youtube_gdata_player
And continue his career there.
We wish him well!

jose biler says:

I would not have fired Mr. Sanchez. As bigotry is a disease of ignorance, I would have used his absurd remarks as a “teaching moment”

Jeffrey Sultanof says:

A teaching moment? He needs far more than that. He is clearly a prejudiced man, and it would take far more than a moment for him to understand that he sounded like a real idiot, besides biting the hand that gave him a lot of airtime and a far bigger paycheck than most of us will ever see. As a teacher who was laid off because of budget cuts, who taught children from all backgrounds with no prejudice, I have no sympathy for such people.

John Power says:

He was right,Mortimer Zuckerman – owner of NY Daily News, US News & World Report and chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish American Organizations, one of the largest pro-Israel lobbying groups.

Leslie Moonves – president of CBS television, great-nephew of David Ben-Gurion, and co-chair with Norman Ornstein of the Advisory Committee on Public Interest Obligation of Digital TV Producers, appointed by Clinton.

Jonathan Miller – chair and CEO of AOL division of AOL-Time-Warner

Neil Shapiro – president of NBC News

Jeff Gaspin – Executive Vice-President, Programming, NBC

David Westin – president of ABC News

Sumner Redstone – CEO of Viacom, “world’s biggest media giant” (Economist, 11/23/2) owns Viacom cable, CBS and MTVs all over the world, Blockbuster video rentals and Black Entertainment TV.

Michael Eisner – major owner of Walt Disney, Capitol Cities, ABC.

Rupert Murdoch – Owner Fox TV, New York Post, London Times, News of the World (Jewish mother Elisabeth Joy Greene)

Mel Karzamin – president of CBS

Don Hewitt – Exec. Director, 60 Minutes, CBS

Jeff Fager – Exec. Director, 60 Minutes II. CBS

David Poltrack – Executive Vice-President, Research and Planning, CBS

Sandy Krushow – Chair, Fox Entertainment

Lloyd Braun – Chair, ABC Entertainment

Barry Meyer – chair, Warner Bros.

Sherry Lansing – President of Paramount Communications and Chairman of Paramount Pictures’ Motion Picture Group.

Harvey Weinstein – CEO. Miramax Films.

Brad Siegel – President, Turner Entertainment.

Peter Chernin – second in-command at Rupert Murdoch’s News. Corp., owner of Fox TV

Marty Peretz – owner and publisher of the New Republic, which openly identifies itself as pro-Israel. Al Gore credits Marty with being his “mentor.”

Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr. – publisher of the NY Times, the Boston Globe and other publications.

William Safire – syndicated columnist for the NYT.

Tom Friedman – syndicated columnist for the NYT.

Charles Krauthammer – syndicated columnist

John Power says:

Reporting.com, website monitoring “anti-Israel media.”

Richard Cohen – syndicated columnist for the Washington Post

Jeff Jacoby – syndicated columnist for the Boston Globe

Norman Ornstein – American Enterprise Inst., regular columnist for USA Today, news analyst for CBS, and co-chair with Leslie Moonves of the Advisory Committee on Public Interest Obligation of Digital TV Producers, appointed by Clinton.

Arie Fleishcer – Dubya’s press secretary.

Stephen Emerson – every media outlet’s first choice as an expert on domestic terrorism.

David Schneiderman – owner of the Village Voice and the New Times network of “alternative weeklies.”

Dennis Leibowitz – head of Act II Partners, a media hedge fund

Kenneth Pollack – for CIA analysts, director of Saban Center for Middle East Policy, writes op-eds in NY Times, New Yorker

Barry Diller – chair of USA Interactive, former owner of Universal Entertainment, CEO of 20th Century Fox and QVC

Kenneth Roth – Executive Director of Human Rights Watch

Richard Leibner – runs the N.S. Bienstock talent agency, which represents 600 news personalities such as Dan Rather, Dianne Sawyer and Bill O’Reilly.

Terry Semel – CEO, Yahoo, former chair, Warner Bros.

Mark Golin – VP and Creative Director, AOL

Warren Lieberford – Pres., Warner Bros. Home Video Div. of AOL- TimeWarner

Jeffrey Zucker – President of NBC Entertainment

Jack Myers – NBC, chief NYT 5.14.2

Thanks for the enlightenment, John.

I’d post a list of non-Jewish media power players and syndicated columnists (because they’re oh-so-influential), but there wouldn’t be enough space for other comments.

As to whether Sanchez should have been fired, I’m ambivalent. Unquestionably, his comments were prejudiced, but I look forward to hearing Stewart’s response. Let’s hope it will be “fair and balanced.”

http://jewsbychoice.org/

A.L. Bell says:

On the one hand, I like Jon Stewart and, until Sanchez was fired, had no idea who Sanchez was. And I’m a (poorly paid, overworked, powerless) Jew in the media, so the guy was sort of dissing me.

On the other hand, I’m uncomfortable with the idea that people can say all sorts of obnoxious things as long as they avoid violating the letter of the thou-shalt-not-be-bigoted law, then instantly get fired if they cross a line, even if the heart of what they’re saying is reasonable.

It seems to me, for example, that Sanchez, in this specific case, wasn’t trying to terrorize Jews. He was, in an awkward way, saying that Jews are well-represented in the mainstream U.S. media and that Hispanic people are not, which is clearly true.

And, right now, we have all sorts of political candidates who are trying to win in November by whipping up waves of fear and hate aimed at Hispanic people. We also have people who are trying to profit by whipping up waves of hysteria aimed at the Islamic-version of YMCA that’s supposed to take the place of a shuttered Burlington Coat outlet store that happens to be a few blocks from Ground Zero.

The people most visibly active in whipping up the waves of hysteria against Hispanic immigrants and the Islamic community center are treated well, simply because they have been careful to avoid crossing any obvious lines.

Sanchez trips up and crosses a line, and he’s gone.

In the short run, maybe it seems as if these controversies are either neutral in terms their effects on Jewish interests or helpful, but, in the long run, I think that this kind of emphasis on form over substance will be bad for the Jewish people. We’ll be trying to make serious arguments against outright anti-Semitism, and our opponents will declare that we’ve crossed some line and are racists unworthy of getting the attention of honorable people.

Dorothy Wachsstock says:

Sanchez just proved Charles Murray’s point. Jews are smarter and they work harder and climb to the top.

If we Jews had so much power..why so much anti-semitism and anti-Israel?

Want the floods, hurricanes, torandos etc to stop? Well, get off the Jews backs and G.c will reward you.

We were once the underdogs…no Jews allowed signs..so Jews built their own golf country clubs, schools, Hollywood organizations and said..we don’t need you so stop whining Sanchez.

The late John Daly started CBS, If I am correct. Yet, those jealous people were happier when the Jews were not allowed and now try to put them down.

The Jews that are in charge certainly, we could do without since they do not help Israel at all. They go for Rwanda, Sudan etc and get knifed in the back for their assistance.

Time for Jews to help their own. 350,000 Jews under the poverty line in New York City and they gave a job to Sanchez???

max gottlieb says:

THE LAW IS THE LAW,
AND THE TRUTH IS THE
TRUTH. WE HAVE HAD CNN
BANNED ON OUR TV.

ALL THE PROOF IS ON THE
WEB FOR ANYBODY TO SEE.

IT MEANS A CERTAIN STATISTICAL
AGGREGATE OF JEWS RUN THE MEDIA.
THEY CONTROL VIRTUALLY ALL OF MAINSTREA
MEDIA AND EVEN PBS AND HOLLYWOOD PROPAGANDA.
EASY TO INVESTIGATE. FACTS ARE STUBBON THINGS.

Marty Janner says:

I feel sorry for Sanchez, in the sense that he has a family, and estimating his earning power, all has gone to pot! However the issue is that what he has verbalized may be true. Their positions in the media were earned by gentlemen who worked their behinds off. It was given to them through hard work, and not because they represented a particular religion.

By the way you have also worked hard, why would you sacrifice your accomplishment. Anti Semites through the centuries have used the same tact to inflame the populace and it ultimately doesn’t work!

shriber says:

Rick Goldberg “As an unrepentant philo-semite, I prefer powerful Jews everywhere.”

Rick, you are either a Jew or you are not a Jew. If you are a Jew (and Goldberg is a Jewish name) then you can’t be a philosemite. It’s like saying that Martin Luther King is pro-Black. It’s a bit redundant.

Joan Bells says:

max gottlieb, is that really your name?

Elliot Cohen says:

Sanchez got fired not because of his impolitic remarks about Jews in the media but because he was an embarrassment. I haven’t seen much of him (other than his antics covered by Jon Stewart) but he seemed to be a lightweight. And if getting into a pissing contest with the aforementioned Stewart was his idea of a good career move, he knows better now. When you have a high-paying, high-profile media job, it’s probably a bad idea to moan about anybody’s ethnicity on the radio.

Calvinucci il ebreo@cox.net says:

Hey John Powers, Very impressive list. Jews are very well-represented.
I’ll bet anything you go to a JEWISH doctor, dentist, and lawyer for the pains you
have in your “tukhis”, rotting teeth and for any “mis-doings!

allenby says:

GOOD!!! Finally!!!
I’ve noticed some years ago, when he was commenting on Israel, his comments were pure Antisemitic. Christiana Amanpour should go soon too I hope. she is from the same antisemitic tribe.

rebbe tex says:

The idea that Sanchez puts forth is plainly anti-Semitic. His firing is justified, as when other s have made “over the line” statements about other minorities they have been fired. It has not always been the case when statements are made about Jews.
His remark coveys a sense of some cabal, some secret conspiracy. Yes, a lot of Jews happen to work in the media.
But these people happen to be Jews, nothing more than that.
Jews have higher level of education that most Americans, so they are likelier to work in fields that take some education. No conspiracy. Jews tend to live in those large cities where the media jobs are, etc.
If there is a high number of Jews in certain fields, the movie industry, TV, media, part of it goes to the fact that they were long excluded from more many corporate areas, so Jews were involved in the founding of what were high risk ventures for their eras. Doors were open in those emerging, high risk fields.
If only the many other media figures, Jewish and non-Jewish, who use their anti-Israel remarks to mask their
plain anti-semitism were fired, we’d be better off.

He illustrates the danger of thinking all people from any group think alike or will act alike. He also illustrates how deeply embedded the notions are of Jewish control, Jewish conspiracy are. Their is rrom for legitimate debate about Israeli poilicies, but often the very choice of words of those covering Israel, reveals a mindset that is deeply anti-semitic.

JEWS RULE says:

JEW RUN MEDIA .. THAT IS LIKE SAYING THE CHINESE RUN THE

THE CHINESE RESTAURANT BUSINESS. YES IT IS TRUE AN

ITALIAN

COULD OPEN UP A CHINESE RESTAURANT BUT WOULD IT BE THE

SAME?

BOTTOM LINE IS JEWS DO WHAT THEY ARE GOOD AT .. THEY RUN

MEDIA .. THEY RUN THE BANKS AND THROUGH THE ELDERS OF ZION

WELL THEY RUN THE WORLD.

THE FACT IS THAT ADOLPH HITLER WAS NOT SUCH A BAD GUY …

HE JUST GOT BAD PRESS FROM THE “JEW RUN MEDIA” ….

BAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!!!

HEY .. IF THE YIDS DO RUN THE MEDIA HOW IN THE WORLD DID

THEY ALLOW A BLACK MUSLIM TO BECOME PRESIDENT ..

PRESIDENT B. HUSEIN OBAMA?

VOTE RIGHT .. VOTE WHITE .. MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT ..

MAKE THE WHITE HOUSE WHITE AGAIN !!!!

Joe Moye says:

It’s pretty easy to confirm that a Jews do either own and/or run most media outlets. And they greatly influence the rest though their advertising dollars. Why would observing this fact be construed as “anti-Semitic,” whatever that means? Are Jews afraid that attention to this might initiate a reaction against them? Should any narrow group, whether Jewish, Chinese, Muslim or Jehovah’s Witnesses be allowed to dominate a nations conversations?

Renee Paczesny says:

I will admit that Rich Sanchez’s remarks were ill adviced, but he had the greatest show on T.V. with Rick’s List. I almost feel suicidial when I think I will not see his show anymore. And the other shows I watch and like are the Daily Report and Cobert, and Oprah. Other than those there is noting much on telvision. I don’t know what it’s like to be Cuban, but I know it must have colored his thinking. However, his wit and remarks during his broadcase cannot be beaten. He is the best.

Jews do run mainstream media, advertising, Hollywood. It’s a fact. People need to wake up and take back control from the Jews who do not share their values.

There’s definitely a liberal Jewish agenda in advertising and all media. Wake up Americans.

I shouldn’t have said Jews. I apologize to the many good Jews. To be clear I meant Zionists.

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