After being accused of being a bigot and part of a Jewish cabal that controls the media, The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart had some kind words to offer his accuser, former CNN anchor Rick Sanchez. Well, kind of kind.
Sanchez was fired by CNN after some extraordinary comments he made on a radio show last week, in which he took aim at comedian Stewart:
I think Jon Stewart’s a bigot… I think he looks at the world through, his mom, who was a school teacher, and his dad, who was a physicist or something like that. Great, I’m so happy that he grew up in a suburban middle class New Jersey home with everything you could ever imagine. [He’s bigoted against] everybody else who’s not like him… [His worldview is] very much a white, liberal establishment point of view… He can’t relate to a guy like me. He can’t relate to a guy whose dad worked all his life. He can’t relate to somebody who grew up poor.
When it was pointed out that Stewart was Jewish, Sanchez responded:
He’s such a minority, I mean, you know… Please, what are you kidding? … 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.
Unsurprisingly after that, CNN released him. Stewart, making an appearance Saturday on Comedy Central’s Night Of Too Many Stars, offered his first public comment on the affair by saying that, if Sanchez was right about the media being a Jewish-run conspiracy, “All he has to do is apologize to us, and we’ll hire him back.”
Something tells me that tonight’s Daily Show might be fun.
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