The CNN anchor really shouldn’t have pulled out the old ‘Jews in the media’ card.
Rick Sanchez is feeling under appreciated. He feels like he’s being treated like a “second-tier” media figure by elitists like Jon Stewart — someone with the sensibilities of an East Coast, white-collar, liberal background-who look down upon the products of the working-class people like Sanchez.
Okay, fair enough. Anyone that has ever watched “The Daily Show” for five minutes could tell you which way he’s leaning (and leaning hard). And when he called Stewart “prejudicial” during his now infamous Sirius radio interview yesterday, he probably has a point.
Maybe Stewart’s coverage of all-things-ridiculous in the news is, in many ways, the same in it’s difference as the conservative slant of any number of Fox News anchors.
But bringing up the Jewish dominance of the media to negate the claim that Stewart could be an understanding victim of prejudice was poor form by Sanchez. Antisemitism is like being a 9/11 Truther– it’s not to be toyed with.
Stewart has embarrassed Sanchez on “The Daily Show” time and time again, like back in March when Stewart compared the CNN anchor’s style to “…A guy at a party who’s doing a lot of coke and traps you in a corner and explans REALLY INTENSELY how an ant is the strongest animal on earth.”
The CNN anchor is feeling victimized, and rightly so. Who would like to be ridiculed for the entertainment of millions of viewers? I’m sure anyone could feel for him: Like Glenn Beck, he’s just a guy with hurt feelings.