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What’s Rick Sanchez Up To These Days?
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July 30, 2011, 07:00 PM
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Last October, CNN blowhard Rick Sanchez got fired for giving an interview in which he talked about how he was the victim of prejudice against Hispanics. Well, he didn’t get fired for that part. That’s always okay. What wasn’t okay was when he scoffed at the interviewer’s suggestion that Jon Stewart, a frequent critic of Sanchez, is also an oppressed minority:

Yeah, very powerless people. [laughs] 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?

To conclusively demonstrate that Jews really are an oppressed minority and don’t have any power in the media business, Sanchez was immediately fired to encourage the others. 

But, all’s well that ends well. Less than ten months later, Sanchez has now gotten a part-time job. Well, it’s not actually a job, since he isn’t getting paid to do it. Mediaite reported on July 27:

According to the Miami Herald, ex-CNN anchor Rick Sanchez will be back this fall-on the radio in South Florida-calling football games for the FIU Golden Panthers. … Sanchez says he’s taking the gig to “give something back” to a school he’s close to: ”I’m extremely excited to be volunteering my time to Florida International. I’m not getting paid to do this-I just wanted to give something back to the school because FIU has a very special place in my heart: two of my sons now attend FIU and I believe in FIU football.” …

Sanchez, who’s recently written for Mediaite, has spent his time since leaving CNN working tirelessly to clear his name, left tarnished by the comments he made last fall-calling Jon Stewart a bigot, among other things-that forced him from his high-profile network anchor gig.