10/01/2010 09:51 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Rick Sanchez And Keith Olbermann Trade Jabs About MSNBC, CNN (VIDEO)

UPDATE: Keith Olbermann tweeted about Rick Sanchez again on Friday—though this time, he was referring to Sanchez's controversial comments about Jon Stewart and Jews. Responding to a tweet he'd received predicting that Sanchez would be fired from CNN, Olbermann tweeted, "Yeah. He's gotta be done over there."

Later on Friday, Olbermann tweeted again: "You may not have noticed this, but Rick Sanchez is not on his own CNN show this afternoon."


Rick Sanchez and Keith Olbermann traded jabs Thursday after Sanchez said that Olbermann, Rachel Maddow and MSNBC as a whole were cheerleaders for the White House.

During a segment on "Rick's List," Sanchez said that "MSNBC is to Barack Obama what Fox was to Bush and Cheney," and went on to read Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton's comments that Olbermann and Maddow provide an "invaluable service" by prodding the White House from the left. To Sanchez, this was more evidence of partisan journalism:

Pushing and prodding progressive values is an invaluable service? What if as an American I don't agree with all progressive values, Mr. President? And by the way, since when is news supposed to have a limited point of view, only progressive?...Look, from what I can tell, I wasn't necessarily liked by the Bush White House. And I don't think I'm particularly liked by the Obama White House as well. And you know what? That's the way I like it.


A few hours later, Olbermann responded on Twitter:

Thanks to everybody who tweeted me about @ricksanchezcnn I had no idea my first fill-in host was back on tv! Way to go, Rick, congrats!less than a minute ago via web


RT @mediaite Sanchez Names MSNBC To "List U Don't Want 2 Be On" //No, it's CNN, the NETWORK U Don't Want 2 B Onless than a minute ago via web


This marked the second day in a row that someone at CNN has criticized MSNBC in the wake of Burton's comments. On Wednesday, John King also accused the network of polarizing the media landscape.