Dear Media Jews: Super Sorry. Love, Rick Sanchez

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Rick Sanchez, an unemployed guy in Miami, apologizes for all those things he said about Jews controlling the media. Well, almost. Here is his statement, courtesy of the St. Petersburg Times:

"On October 4th, I had a very good conversation with Jon Stewart, and I had the opportunity to apologize for my inartful comments from last week.  I sincerely extend this apology to anyone else whom I may have offended.  

As Jon was kind enough to note in his show Monday night, I am very much opposed to hate and intolerance, in any form, and I have frequently spoken out against prejudice. Despite what my tired and mangled words may have implied, they were never intended to suggest any sort of narrow-mindedness and should never have been made.  

In the aftermath of these comments, CNN and I have decided to part ways. However, I want to go on record to say that I have nothing but the highest regard for CNN and for my six wonderful years with them.  I appreciate every opportunity that they have given me, and it has been a wonderful experience working for them. I have tremendous respect for everyone there, and I know that they feel the same about me.  There are no hard feelings – just excitement about a new future of opportunities.

I look forward to my next step with great anticipation.  In the meantime, I will continue to promote my book, Conventional Idiocy, in the hopes of broadening the discussion to get a better understanding between all Americans, regardless of race, creed or religion."

At last count, Sanchez's book scanned just over 800 copies in its first week of release, so all of the free time to promote will be welcome.

Christopher Hitchens says Sanchez has nothing to apologize for. Also at Slate, Brian Palmer says that, contra Sanchez, "the Jews" don't actually "run" any major cable news network.

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71 responses to “Dear Media Jews: Super Sorry. Love, Rick Sanchez

  1. Sanchez was canned because he had poor ratings on a network with poor ratings. It was an opportunity CNN could not resist. Racism? Sure. Aren’t we all racists now? Discuss.

    1. Not me, bitch.

  2. DAMAGE CONTROL!!!

  3. No, they don’t run the networks. They just finance them.

    1. You’re fired!

  4. Maybe Rick “Dirty” Sanchez should strike out on his own. Screw those CNN guys. Start your own news service, Rick. You could start with a typewritten, mimeographed weekly newsletter.

    1. I would like to subscribe.

  5. Christopher Hitchens says Sanchez has nothing to apologize for.

    He doesn’t, actually, if you follow his remarks closely?or as closely as possible. The guy’s inarticulate. But he literally didn’t say what he got in trouble for saying.

    The “people like Stewart” he was bitching about were the kind of upper-class white establishment-left types Reason asskisses, not Jews. And they do run the media, pretty much. The Jew thing was a brief aside that Sanchez didn’t say “That aside, my point is…” after, because he’s not good at talking.

    And he probably hates Jews.

    But Hitchens’s column is way fucked up. He’s deathbed-reverting to his Trotty intellectual infancy, and it’s depressing.

    1. deathbed-reverting…[is] depressing

      Saying things like “deathbed-reverting” is what’s depressing, if not revolting.

      1. Blow me, asscunt.

    2. I was under the impression he was fired for saying that the reason he didn’t get the time slot he wanted was because CNN was racist.

    3. Oh, in that case, HIRE HIM BACK, quick!

  6. Well, not all media. Reason is run by the drunken Irish.

    1. To get on their good side buy them a seven course meal* before asking any favors.

      *Six pack of Guiness and a potato

      1. Sure and begorrah!

    2. I thought Nick was one of ‘dem garlic eaters?

      1. I thought he mentioned having an Italian grandma at some point, but that’s not where his name came from.

    3. This explains threaded comments.

    4. Those Irish will kill you

  7. If Jews didn’t run the media, it’d probably be a lot harder to get fired from your media job for saying that Jews run the media.

    1. We all get quarterly dividends proportional to our share of media control. Not as much as banks pay out but we’ve controlled them longer.

      In other words, bite me you damn goy.

      1. I’m totally down with you guys running the media, Apostate, but you cheap bastards need to give me a raise.

      2. All your jew gold are belong to me.

  8. “I will continue to promote my book, Conventional Idiocy, in the hopes of broadening the discussion”

    Calling people idiots broadens discussions? Who knew?

    1. Works for Libertardian (in his mind, anyway).

    2. Calling people idiots broadens discussions?

      It doesn’t?

  9. “Despite what my tired and mangled words may have implied, they were never intended to suggest any sort of narrow-mindedness and should never have been made.”

    I may have punched you in the nose, but I never intended to cause you any physical discomfort.

    “In the aftermath of these comments, CNN and I have decided to part ways.”

    One time? When I was young and stupid? I was being especially stupid in a bar, and the bouncers dragged me out back and we “decided to part ways” too.

    “I have tremendous respect for everyone there, and I know that they feel the same about me.”

    I think that’s evidence of what psychologists call “projection”.

    “I look forward to my next step with great anticipation.”

    What’s his next step? Stormfront?!

  10. I’m not sure wtf was so wrong with what the guy said. I’m guessing there are a lot of jews in high places in a lot of networks, and I don’t think they are an “oppressed minority” in modern day America. Sanchez should have been aware that the “jews control the media” meme is one that has been used in hateful ways perhaps, but this is not something worth firing a guy over.

    I see this as like Laura Schlessinger being fired. What she said was largely true as well. Firing her was absurd.

    Everybody has become waaay to sensitive on this kind of thing. It’s also interesting who all this pc mania often falls upon: Schlessinger, a jew, is canned for insulting blacks while Sanchez, a Hispanic, is canned for insulting jews…Man, I bet those minorities are sure glad the pc police are watching out for them!

    1. Live by the PC sword, die by the PC sword.

    2. Schlessinger wasn’t fired — she resigned.

      1. There’s resigning and then there’s “resigning”, usually to “pursue more time with their family”.

    3. I started to write this thinking that Sanchez and CNN had to “part ways” not necessarily because Jews “control the media,” but because they (as a largely well-off demographic) sure as hell can buy a lot of crap from CNN’s advertisers. It is more likely advertiser pressure–not some mythical cabal of cloaked and powerful Jewish media titans–resulted in Sanchez’ walk to the curb.

      But then I remembered my own near-and-dear, largely well-off Jewish blood relatives. And those skinflints don’t buy sheeit. Half the towels in my grandparents’ linen closet came from hotels. The produce drawers in their fridge were overflowing with single-use jams and jellies, butter pats, coffee creamers, condiment packs, and little envelopes of Sanka from the lucky restaurants of Lee County, Florida, and surrounding areas.

      Even Dad used to sign up for new bank accounts just because the banks were giving away a free toaster (that’s pronounced toastah in my family) or clock radio. Not to be outdone by my predecessors, I’m now using most of those clock radios in my house. Such a deal.

      If CNN’s advertisers knew what I knew about the spending habits of mid-to-upper-middle-class American Jewry, they wouldn’t even have wasted the dime on the phone call to CNN.

      1. Funny stuff, my grandparents were the same way but they were mormons.

        1. Currently most people’s grandparents, regardless of religion, are tightwads because they survived the Great Depression and can’t let go of those habits they learned to survive it.

          My mother is a Protestant and my father was an agnostic, and those were two incredibly cheap bastards.

          1. I think currently most people’s grandparents grew up in the 1950s or afterwards.

    4. Well who the fuck fired me?

    5. Minge, I would fire these people because they are either stupid enough not to know that what they are saying will get them fired, or they don’t care.

      If you have an employee that is doing something, that you personally don’t find reprehensible, but is a big no-no at the company, and also they do it in front of everybody, then you are obligated to fire them.

  11. http://www.thewrap.com/media/a…..6?page=0,6

    RS: 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.

    PD: They have a history of oppression, no?

    RS: No question about that.

    PD: They can’t relate to that.

    RS: I grew up in Miami. Everyone of my best friends was Jewish. What are you talking about? But to tell me that-

    PD: They can’t relate to that. A Jewish person doesn’t always have a constant fear in the back of their head that we should resist the holocaust.

    RS: I think his father could.

    PD: I think every Jewish person feels that way.

    RS: I hope so.

    “I hope so”?????
    Does he mean “I hope so” cause we gotta keep the Jews in their place, or they should know they’re history???

    1. What’s hard to understand. Abbreviated version:

      RS: Jon Stewart is an arrogant elitist smarmy bastard.
      PD: (throws out unrelated issue of being Jewish)
      RS: Anyway, the folks who run CNN are like Stewart (arrogant elitist smarmy bastards).
      PD: (throws out more unrelated and defensive stuff about being Jewish, summing up with) Jews need to be vigilant against another holocaust.
      RS: I hope so (as in “never forget, never again”).

      Sorry, but I don’t see how beating up on Sanchez for failing to recognize the host was trying to have a different conversation than he was and mangling his intended meaning (which may not have been a politic thing to say anyway) equates to “resist[ing] the holocaust.”

      1. You can be un-PC and quick-witted. Or you can be sincerely PC and dull (or smart), and not run into social taboos. But you cannot be un-PC and dull. Sanchez wasn’t smart enough to navigate that conversational minefield. CNN could have stood by him and got through it, this time. But with a guy like that, you know there’ll be a next time. So you fire him now.

  12. Hey, Rick, Jew eat yet?

  13. Is Conventional Idiocy his autobiography?

  14. Loretta hates Vietnamese
    Rick hates Jews

    1. If the guy in Sixteen Candles was Jooish, would his name have been “Long Duck Schlong?”

    2. It’s that old Spanish Inquisition thing, you know.

  15. People, people. These are the internets. They are to be referred to as “Teh Jooz” or “Teh Tribe.”

    Know your meme.

    1. Concern troll is concerned?

  16. We’ve got far more important matters on our plate than hiring and firing legacy media personalities. Sanchez? What’s a Sanchez?

    Love,

    The International Zionist Conspiracy.

  17. If ZOG isn’t controlling my mind right now, then Why is any of this considered newsworthy?

    Also, where do Polynesians/other fit in the coming race war?

    1. Are Polynesians a type of Vietnamese?

  18. American Jews make up only 2% of the population of America. Yet: 46% make over $100,000 per year, they make up 15% of the U.S. Senate, 13% of the U.S. House of Representatives, 67% of members of the Board of the Federal reserve, 33% of the U.S. Supreme Court. Media: Just taking CNN only, 55% of corporate officers for TBS, which owns CNN, are Jewish. On air, Larry King, John King, Howard Kurtz, Eliot Slpitzer, Jeffrey Toobin, Paula Zahn, etc.. Rick Sanchez has nothing to apologize

    1. If a minority group is able to graduate out of minority status then certainly American Jews have done it. Right?

    2. So they are motivated. This says more about Christian caucausians than it does Jews.

  19. The Jews are just following orders.

  20. Let see.

    Rick says five thousand dumb things on the air over the last few years and gets nothing but promotions.

    Then, he makes ONE comment about Jews and hes back to driving a cab.

    Maybe the Jews DO control the media.

    Certainly, it wasnt two Irish guys that pulled the plug 5 minutes after he opened his dumb mouth.

  21. Yeah, ironic how his firing could be taken as confirmation of his assertion. I don’t think he meant it like it sounded – this guy is notoriously thick-tounged and thick-headed. He meant to say, “Hey, Cuban- Americans are way more oppressed and discriminated against than Jews.”

    Our society fetishizes victimhood and it leads people to develop victim-envy. A leading global news anchor needs to one-up his media rivals trying to claim that he came from a tougher, more under-priveleged up-bringing.

    It’s just like the Monty Python skit “Four Yorkshiremen.” Hilarious but perverse. I suppose it’s better than the old aristocratic system where you needed to come from a good family. But, it’s still bad and I agree with Hitchens that Sanchez should keep his job. Our public discourse is growing ever more confined and no good will come of it.

    1. House! You were lucky to live in a house! We used to live in one room, all twenty-six of us, no furniture, ‘alf the floor was missing, and we were all ‘uddled together in one corner for fear of falling.

    2. “…this guy is notoriously thick-tounged and thick-headed.”

      Which is not a good reason in itself to fire a newsreading talking head?

  22. Cuban- Americans are way more oppressed and discriminated against than Jews

    Yeah, god knows I can’t get through the day without driving by the Havana Cafe and yelling out an anti-Cuban slur.

    Oh, I forgot. I don’t know any anti-Cuban slurs. Rice & beans, maybe? Or would that only apply to Puerto Ricans?

  23. While he’s doing apologies for PR’s sake, he should also apologize to the guy he ran over. Oh wait, that guy’s dead. Never mind.

    1. It is kind of fucked up that the repercussions of running a guy over while you’re drunk is less than ranting about teh jooz*.

      *for you sloopy

  24. If he’s a media professional, and doing an interview with a friendly interviewer, and somehow is so inarticulate that it sounds like he’s saying Jews run the media, he should be fired for incompetence.

    1. I said something similar above. Also, management has to look at it as if the person was cognizant of what they were saying and said it anyways: i.e. that they were above the rules.

      As in the case with Dr. Laura, did she really feel so irreplaceable that she could start dropping n-bombs on national radio? No boss worth his salt would let that shit fly, regardless of his personal view of the incident.

      And as they say, graveyards are filled with irreplaceable men.

  25. Most of us are mentally trapped to think Jewish. Actually, it is safe to say that virtually every mainstream publication or or other type of media organ is “nothing more than a screen to present chosen views.” The great battle over the last century has been a battle for the mind of the Western peoples, i.e., non-Jewish Euros. The chosen won it by acquiring control over essentially the complete mainstream news, information, education and entertainment media of every type, and using that control to infuse and disseminate their message, agenda and worldview, their way of thinking, or rather the way they want us to think. Since at least the 1960s this campaign has been effectively complete. Since then they have shaped and controlled the minds of all but a seeming few of us in varying degree with almost no opposition or competition from any alternative worldview. So now most of us are mentally trapped in the box the chosen have made for us, which we have lived in all our lives. Only a few have managed to avoid it or escape it, or to even sometimes see outside of it, and so actually “think outside of the (Jewish) box.”

    What happened to Oliver Stone is a good case study. The Wall Street Journal reported this past summer that Stone said that “public opinion was focused on the Holocaust because of ‘Jewish domination of the media.'” Stone also said that the Jews “stay on top of every comment, the most powerful lobby in Washington. Israel has f?? up United States foreign policy for years.”

    Like so many others before him, Stone groveled: “In trying to make a broader historical point about the range of atrocities the Germans committed against many people, I made a clumsy association about the Holocaust, for which I am sorry and I regret. Jews obviously do not control media or any other industry.”

    Joe Sobran who died recently had this to say about Jewish media power:

    “Jewish control of the major media in the media age makes the enforced silence both paradoxical and paralyzing. Survival in public life requires that you know all about it, but never refer to it. A hypocritical etiquette forces us to pretend that the Jews are powerless victims; and if you don’t respect their victimhood, they’ll destroy you. It’s a phenomenal display not of wickedness, really, but of fierce ethnocentrism, a sort of furtive racial superpatriotism.”

    In 1996, reprinted in the May 27th issue of the New York Times, by Ari Shavit, an Israeli columnist describing his feelings on the killings of a hundred civilians in a military skirmish in southern Lebanon. Shavit wrote:

    “We killed them out of a certain naive hubris. Believing with absolute certitude that now, with the White House, the Senate, and much of the American media in our hands, the lives of others do not count as much as our own.”

    Peace.
    Michael Santomauro
    ReporterNotebook@gmail.com

    PS: An antisemite condemns people for being Jews, I am not an antisemite.

  26. uncensored
    jon stuart leibowitz:
    9/11 was an outside job

  27. If Jon Stewart could only read SEC filings he would know,or have known a decade ago, that Menachem Atzmon,convicted of money laundering in his own country of Israel,was behind the stock fraud called ICTS International that ‘guarded’ Logan Airport in Boston where the two planes that hit his WTC originated from according to U.S.government’s own official story.Stewart isn’t as stupid as he pretends….
    Because I stopped watching CNN long ago due to its right wing pro
    Honduras coup and Zionist bias I really don’t know who Rick Sanchez
    is.However I do know that Wolf Blitzer and CNN covered up and didn’t
    report a $100,000,000 litigation against them in Florida by British
    Israeli money launderer Michael Zwebner all because I was posting on a
    penny stock message board called ragingbull.com about Zwebner’s
    connections to then Israeli PM Ehud Olmert and Zwebner who used a
    small part of his stock fraud against Americans to hire gay
    prostitutes or indulge in harrassment litigation of his critics such
    as myself.
    He even tried to divert attention from his stock frauds by pretending
    I was ‘anti-semitic’ and claimed I was accusing him of eating a
    cheeseburger with a milk shake rather than the fact that I was
    accusing him and Ehud Olmert quite properly of stock fraud and money
    laundering against Americans.I emailed Blitzer with the fact that I
    Tony Ryals was the one posting as wolfblitzzer0 on ragingbull UCSY
    message board where Zwebner using his connections to Olmert and then
    Israeli President Moshe Katsav,(later accused of rape), to promote his
    non existent ‘air water machines’ in order to defraud investors,even
    lieing about selling them to American Coalition forces in Iraq and
    the Israeli army.Yes he was making money for himself and his
    hypocritical Zionist pals by luring investors however naive into
    buying worthless shares(incorporated in Nevada he used for money
    laundering in Lichtenstein,the Caymans and Israeli bank accounts etc.
    and Olmert even wrote aletter in SEC’s UCSY filings claiming to have
    visited Zwebner’s ‘Air Water Machine’ factory in Israel ! So I know
    nothing about this Mr.Sanchez until now but plenty and all need to
    about CNN,FoxNews and Jon Stewart to know he is closer to the truth
    than they are or will ever hope to be.Wolf Blitzer and CNN covered up
    and did damage control for Olmert rather than doing an investigation
    into who was suing them for $100 million in Florida.And Fox ‘News’ has
    had myriad Middle East and war ‘experts’ who have been involved in
    stock fraud and money laundering as well such as Ollie North, Mansoor
    Ijaz,Marc Ginsberg,etc.,etc.
    The L.A.Times is welcome to contact me if they wish to do a real
    journalistic investigation because CNN certainly won’t.Oh by the way
    Lanny Davis who defended the Honduras’ coup leaders also defended the
    mortgatage and stock fraud called Novastar that lied about its
    worthless dividend paying ponzi scheme being a victim of ‘naked short
    selling’.What ever became of them ?

    http://www.phillyimc.org/en/node/70918

    CNN,Wolf Blitzer Cover Up of Michael Zwebner,Air Water Corp Fraud Helped Ehud Olmert To Israeli PM Office

    by Tony Ryals | 07.04.2008

    Long before Morris Talansky came on the radar screenin an Israel National Fraud Office investigation this past May,(do a google search ‘ehud olmert morris talansky global technologies ‘,CNN and Wolf Blitzer and their legal representative in Florida,Holland & Knight LLP,covered up Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s criminal ties to U.S. Air Water Corp stock fraud and to British Israeli con artist Michael Zwebner which enabled the corrupt Olmert to become Israeli PM in the first place !

    WTC,9/11,ICTS International,NY Mosque:Netherlands Geert Wilders … – [ Traducir esta p?gina ]I meant to only focus on two charcters in the 9/11 WTC mosque controversy ,Barack Obama and Dutch wingnut and Zionist with possible Jewish-Indonesian …
    http://twincities.indymedia.or…..1-official

  28. So Rick Sanchez gets fired for telling the truth? Sounds like a 1984 world to me. Yes Jews do control the media. That is why you never hear about the crimes they commit against the Palestinians and how they keep building the settlements everyday. You only hear about the Palestinians as terrorists when in fact it is the other way around. Jews are the ones with the money and they control the media. Rick Sanchez should work for Link TV or Democracy Now in San Francisco. They tell you the real truth in what’s going on in this world.
    Good luck Rick and keep spreading the truth!

  29. Joe Sobran who died recently had this to say about Jewish media power:

    “Jewish control of the major media in the media age makes the enforced silence both paradoxical and paralyzing. Survival in public life requires that you know all about it, but never refer to it. A hypocritical etiquette forces us to pretend that the Jews are powerless victims; and if you don’t respect their victimhood, they’ll destroy you. It’s a phenomenal display not of wickedness, really, but of fierce ethnocentrism, a sort of furtive racial superpatriotism.”

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