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On the Firing of Rick Sanchez by CNN

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

Some time ago Sanchez invited me to appear on his program. The major question he asked me was whether Jews have a dual loyalty, to Israel and the US. The question was not intended as friendly.

Do Jews Control the Media?

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alan Dershowitz

Let's stop all this nonsense about Jewish control over the media and praise those individual Jews who, by dint of hard work and talent, have earned their place, as individuals, in so many areas of American life.

Rick Sanchez Breaks Silence, Apologizes For 'Inartful' Comments

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Nearly a week after making the controversial comments that got him fired from CNN, Rick Sanchez released a statement Wednesday apologizing for what he...

It's the Stupid, Stupid: Rick Sanchez Fired for the Wrong Reasons

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Sweeney

The point is, there are not two sides to every topic. Or if there are, one of those sides is often demonstrably, woefully wrong. This is what Rick Sanchez still doesn't understand.

I, Sanchez

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chez Pazienza

Contrary to the screaming headlines, Sanchez didn't in fact shout that the Jews control the media. And in any case, the speed and ease with which he was dumped may prove that he was right: Maybe he never really was accepted by the pretentious media establishment.

Rick Sanchez APOLOGIZES To Jon Stewart

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rick Sanchez has reportedly apologized to Jon Stewart for his comments last week, which resulted in his firing from CNN. Breaking News Hound reported...

Jon Stewart Spikes the Ball, But Misses the Moment

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Love

Jon Stewart has now become much more than a comedian. But I think his Sanchez Daily Show segment on Monday also shows that he does not yet appreciate how influential and powerful he has become.

Letterman Imagines How Rick Sanchez Could Defend Himself (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

David Letterman returned to "The Late Show" last night and got to chime in on the Rick Sanchez debacle that occurred over the weekend. Admitting t...

WATCH: Jon Stewart Addresses Rick Sanchez Firing On 'Daily Show'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Jon Stewart addressed Rick Sanchez's comments and firing on his show Monday night. Sanchez, a former CNN anchor, was fired following statements he mad...

Rick Sanchez Interviewer: Sanchez Came With 'Live Grenade In His Mouth'

Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The radio host who conducted the interview that ended Rick Sanchez's CNN career spoke out on Monday, expressing sorrow that Sanchez was fired but insi...

Christopher Hitchens: Reinstate Rick Sanchez!

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Christopher Hitchens is calling on Jon Stewart and others in the media to join him in urging CNN to reinstate Rick Sanchez. In a Slate column Monday,...

WATCH: Former CNN Reporter Calls Rick Sanchez 'A Joke'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A former CNN reporter said that Rick Sanchez should have been fired for making the news "a joke" long before his explosive comments about Jon Stewart ...

Jon Stewart Breaks Silence, Jokes About Rick Sanchez

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jon Stewart broke his silence over Rick Sanchez's comments about him and Sanchez's firing from CNN Saturday night. After remaining quiet Friday as Sa...

Rick Sanchez and the Right to Be Wrong

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Brian Levin, J.D.

If Sanchez makes a meaningful post-gaffe statement, I hope he gets another shot somewhere. We need, in this society, the right to be wrong. We need to encourage honest discourse, even when it is hurtful and wrong, so that true learning can take place.

WATCH: Olbermann, Maddow Mock Rick Sanchez Over Firing

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MSNBC hosts Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow wasted no time Friday, mocking Rick Sanchez just hours after he had been fired from CNN. Olbermann na...

The GOP and Tea Party Can Learn Something from CNN's Sanchez Firing

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The instant now former CNN news host Rick Sanchez shot off his mouth and claimed that Jews owned his employer CNN, this writer demanded that CNN have ...

Rick Sanchez FIRED From CNN

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rick Sanchez has been fired from CNN following his controversial comments on a radio show Thursday. "Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company. We...

Sanchez Must Go, But Will CNN Have the Guts to Do It

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Sanchez gaffe comes at a time when CNN is struggling mightily to find its rating and advertising legs, and is frantically looking for anyone to shove on-air who can rev up the ratings.

Poor Rick Sanchez

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
MJ Rosenberg

Sanchez should be allowed to apologize and move on. One thing I'm sure of, Jon Stewart understands where Sanchez is coming from. He, too, can see the hurt boy in the man.

Rick Sanchez: Jon Stewart A 'Bigot,' Jews Run CNN & All Media

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE: 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 wel...

RICK VS. KEITH: Sanchez, Olbermann Go After Each Other

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE: Keith Olbermann tweeted about Rick Sanchez again on Friday—though this time, he was referring to Sanchez's controversial comments about Jon ...

Rick Sanchez Calls Obama 'The Cotton Picking President'... Apologizes...

Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rick Sanchez referred to Barack Obama as the "cotton picking president" on CNN Monday (h/t Mediaite). Sanchez made the comment in a discussion with C...

Glenn Beck: Rick Sanchez 'The Dumbest Man EVER On Television'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Glenn Beck went after Rick Sanchez last week, calling the CNN anchor "the dumbest man ever on television." Beck's comments were apparently in respons...

Rick Sanchez Moving To CNN Primetime

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rick Sanchez announced on air Monday that his show, "Rick's List," will be moving to 8PM from its current 3PM slot until Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Pa...

CNN Ratings Rebound? Network Saw Big Dayside, Primetime Success Last Week

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A funny thing happened on cable news last week: CNN — yes, the beleaguered, ratings-starved, down the middle cable news network that just can't find...