Yes, Sanchez was out of line in the interview, but compared to all of the ridiculous anti-Muslim hate other anchors routinely say, did he deserve a firing?
How many CNN anchors has Stewart destroyed now, three? Why can't he do the same for Fox? Does this mean Erick Erickson is next?
If Sanchez had been a Tea Party candidate saying these kinds of things, would CNN have said anything to him?
The sad thing is, Sanchez was one of the better anchors at CNN. He often called people on their bullshit. I liked Sanchez. But dude's been a reporter for 27 years, he should know better.
CNN Fires Sanchez After He Calls Stewart a Bigot - NYTimes.com
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN fired news anchor Rick Sanchez on Friday, a day after he called Jon Stewart a bigot in a radio show interview where he also questioned whether Jews should be considered a minority.
Sanchez, who was born in Cuba and had worked at CNN since 2004, was host of the two-hour "Rick's List" on CNN's afternoon lineup. He did a prime-time version of that show in recent months, but that ended this week because the time slot is being filled by a new show featuring former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and columnist Kathleen Parker.
Stewart had frequently poked fun of Sanchez on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," most recently for saying on the air that his show had received a tweet from House Republican leader John Boehner. Stewart called it a case of "send a twit a tweet."