Sanchez Sorry For Saying Jews Own The Media
Former CNN anchor Rick Sanchez has personally apologized to Daily Show host Jon Stewart for calling him a “bigot” last week, and has gone on a mea culpa media tour to say sorry for his comments about Jews owning the media.
News that Sanchez had apologized to Stewart came from a Facebook post made by Sanchez’s wife, Suzanne, reported Breaking News Hound on October 4. The former CNN anchor explained that he had “exhaustion from working 14 hr days for 2 mo. straight,” while Stewart needled him for being “thin skinned,” she wrote.
That was followed up by an apology statement from Sanchez himself on Wednesday, where he called his Satellite Radio comments “inartful,” “tired and mangled” words that he said “were never intended to suggest any sort of narrow-mindedness and should never have been made.”
Sanchez then went on morning television news show Good Morning America Friday to apologize yet again and explain himself to the public.
“I was feeling a little bit put out, and I was feeling a little sensitve, and I was looking at the landscape…and I externalized the problem and I put it on Jon Stewart’s shoulders, and I was wrong to do that,” Sanchez explained, stressing that he had not meant for his comments about Jews owning the media to be taken as “anti-Semitic.”
Sanchez also appeared on the Imus in the Morning talk radio show on Friday.
“I screwed up,” Sanchez told Bernard McGurk, who has also fired from media jobs in the past for racially-charged statements. “The fact of the matter is, we need to get better at communicating with each other instead of pointing fingers at each other or else we’re not going to get anywhere.”
Stewart gave Sanchez a good ribbing on his Daily Show on Monday, but ended his segment by saying that he does not think Sanchez is anti-Semitic.
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