Backstory – Rick Sanchez was a news anchor on WSVN 7 in the Miami market. His sleeves rolled up approach to news reporting was noticed and he got picked up by CNN. His Cuban heritage probably helped as the network saw the potential to capture the powerful Hispanic market.
09/30/10 – While on a radio talk show his words that provided his livelihood also were his downfall as he attacks Jon Stewart and media controlling Jews “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?“
A day after his remarks, CNN announced that Sanchez was no longer employed with the company – aww, really?!?
10/05/10 – now with a few days to lick his wounds, the unemployed newsman that became the news story (Bill O’Reilly & Brian Williams anyone?) sends in his wife to justify and defend him with this priceless gem of wonder-words “Rick feels horrible that in an effort to make a broader point about the media, his exhaustion from working 14 hr days for 2 months straight, caused him to mangle his thought process inartfully.”
What!?! That gal learned from a fallen teacher on how to spin a story.
Post-script – Ricardo bounced back just fine – first getting a gig as the FIU football radio announcer then FOX News Contributor and a columnist for their FOX News Latino website. (easy to edit in case of rants) then in 2013, Sanchez returned to South Florida with a weekday show on WIOD 610 AM radio. Sanchez has since moved to a morning show that leads into the Rush Limbaugh Show.
Coda – You CAN go home again! And now with Cuba opening up, he is even closer to where he started. And he can still throw things at his TV when Jon Stewart is on……