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CNN's Sanchez fired after calling Stewart a bigot

Oct 1, 2010 6:54:00 PM - thestate.com
CNN says that anchor Rick Sanchez has been fired, a day after he called Jon Stewart a bigot while on a radio show.

Sanchez said on a satellite radio program Thursday that Stewart is bigoted toward "everybody else that's not like him." The Comedy Central "Daily Show" host has frequently poked fun at Sanchez on the air.

Also in the interview, Sanchez had mocked a suggestion that Jews are a minority. Stewart is Jewish.

The statement from CNN says Sanchez "is no longer with the company." In it, the network also thanks Sanchez "for his years of service" and wishes him well.

Hear what he said.

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