"Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company. We thank Rick for his years of service and we wish him well," a statement from CNN read.
Appearing Thursday on the Sirius radio program "Stand Up! With Pete Dominick," Sanchez, who was born in Cuba and grew up in Florida, repeatedly took aim at Stewart, calling him a "bigot."
When pressed by Dominick as to what he meant specifically, Sanchez gave the following explanation.
"I think he looks at the world through his mom, who was a schoolteacher, and his dad, who was a physicist or something like that," Sanchez said, according to transcripts provided by the radio program's blog. "Great, I'm so happy that he grew up in a suburban middle-class New Jersey home with everything you could ever imagine."
Yeah, yeah, he said the "J" word in speaking of Stewart, but the J-word is no where near as feather ruffling as the n-word so its all in the context. And listen, growing up in NYC taught me beyond a shadow of a doubt how Jews and Blacks and Hispanics think of one another. Circle jerk of hatred.
Then again, Sanchez is simply so very stupid as to be above the usual prejudices all people of all nationalities experience. Maybe someday DUMBASS might be added to the little box where you check your race or nationality, but until then it isn't a place to go hide in.