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    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20101002/D9IJH6G80.html

    NEW YORK (AP) - CNN fired news anchor Rick Sanchez on Friday, a day after he called Jon Stewart a bigot in a radio show interview where he also questioned whether Jews should be considered a minority.

    Sanchez, who was born in Cuba and had worked at CNN since 2004, was host of the two-hour "Rick's List" on CNN's afternoon lineup. He did a prime-time version of that show in recent months, but that ended this week because the time slot is being filled by a new show featuring former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and columnist Kathleen Parker.

    Stewart had frequently poked fun of Sanchez on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," most recently for saying on the air that his show had received a tweet from House Republican leader John Boehner. Stewart called it a case of "send a twit a tweet."

    "He's upset that someone of my ilk is almost at his level," Sanchez said during a satellite radio interview with Pete Dominick. Details of the interview were posted on the Mediaite website Friday and quickly became a topic of conversation in the media world.

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    new show featuring former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer
    Wow. They give prime time shows to disgraced politicians? No wonder their ratings are falling like stones. And these people have the stones to cast aspersions at conservatives. What's next, a financial show featuring William Jefferson? Tax advice from Charlie Rangel and Tim Geitner? Marriage advice from Bill Clinton?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Wow. They give prime time shows to disgraced politicians? No wonder their ratings are falling like stones. And these people have the stones to cast aspersions at conservatives. What's next, a financial show featuring William Jefferson? Tax advice from Charlie Rangel and Tim Geitner? Marriage advice from Bill Clinton?
    I could see Clinton doing a Springer-style show. In fact, it would be pretty funny, especially if they shaved Hillary's head, put her in a black t-shirt and had her break up the fights.

    Rangel and Geithner would be perfect for a show on tax evasion... I mean, advice. Imagine their tax tips:

    • Being a Democrat means never having to say, I'm sorry.
    • People don't make mistakes, Turbo-Tax makes mistakes.
    • A big donation to the DNC will cover most tax faux pas.
    • It's all the fault of FOXNews.

    William Jefferson could do a financial/cooking show. "Tonight: How to thaw out those bills in the freezer before the FBI shows up!"
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