Rick Sanchez fired by CNN following rant

FOX40.com: Rick Sanchez has been fired from CNN after an on air radio rant against Daily Show host Jon Stewart.


Rick Sanchez, a journalist who helped bring social media into the mainstream use by television reporters and anchors, has been fired by CNN one day after calling comedian Jon Stewart a “bigot” in a lengthy Sirius-XM satellite radio interview.


In a statement released Friday afternoon, CNN said Sanchez no longer worked for the company and wished him well. “Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company,” the statement released by the cable news network read. “We thank Rick for his years of service and we wish him well.”


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