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Rick Sanchez apologizes again, sells some books on "GMA"

Thanks, "Good Morning America," for giving us next week's "The Daily Show" gags this morning.

Ousted CNN anchor Rick Sanchez "broke his silence" exclusively on the ABC morning show, appearing so he could discuss his firing last week after making comments about The Daily Show's Jon Stewart and CNN that many saw as anti-Semitic -- and hopefully sell a few copies of his new book, "Conventional Idiocy".

"GMA" sets the scene:

They show a clip of Fox News Channel anchor Glenn Beck calling Sanchez "The biggest dope on television."

They show a clip of Stewart saying "Rick Sanchez delivers the news like a guy at a party who's doing a lot of coke."

They run a clip of the radio interview that led to his firing, in which Sanchez wondered how Stewart--who is Jewish--could be called "a minority":

"He's Jewish," radio host Pete Dominick is heard saying in the clip.

"Very, very powerless people," Sanchez responds, then began to laugh, later adding: "I'm telling you that everyone that runs CNN is a lot like Stewart."

"GMA" anchor George Stephanopoulos asks Sanchez what-the-heck.

"I was tired; I'd been working 14-hour days for two and a half months. I was doing three shows. I was exhausted...My daughter had a softball game I desperately wanted to go to and I was little impatient and said some thing I shouldn't have said." Sanchez adds that his comments were "careless" and "inartful."

Nothing new here -- Sanchez said much the same in the apology he issued earlier this week, a couple days after his wife posted a trial balloon apology for him on her Facebook page, in which she said he said his radio comments had been "careless" and "inartful."

On GMA, George next brings up Ed Koch's piece in Huffington Post recounting an interview he did with Sanchez in which the CNN anchor asked Koch if he thought it was a problem there were people in the U.S. government who were "fighting Israel's problem." To which Koch responded: "Is it a problem for Irish Americans to be supportive of the Republic of Ireland? I'm a Jewish American. Don't I have the right to remember the country of my ancestry?"

This is by way of setting up that Sanchez's radio interview was maybe not an isolated incident.

Sanchez sees an opportunity to sell a few books. He picks up a copy, conveniently located on the table next to him:

"I put a book out that's called 'Conventional Idiocy' and that's what I write about...we should address real issues and sometimes I get myself in trouble because I confront these types of issues in this way."

George gently steers him back to That Radio Interview. Sanchez gets back to saying he "screwed up":

"I went in there with a chip on my shoulder. I was little bit angry and, look, I will be honest with you. I hope you don't mind my saying this, but I'm just going to be honest with you and go ahead and say it: If you look at the landscape now in our media, in prime time, there's not a single Hispanic. There's not a single African American - "

George: Elizabeth Vargas.

Rick: In prime time, hosting a prime time show in the United States.

George: "20/20"?

Rick: Which is "20/20." I'm talking about newscasts, in cable news.

George: That's news.

Rick: That's true. That's fair. I'm referring to cable newscasts. Straight newscasts -- not magazine shows. Not a single Hispanic, single Asian American, or single African American

George: Connie Chung did have a show at CNN.

Have fun, Mr. Stewart.

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 8, 2010; 10:00 AM ET
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Comments

Most of us are mentally trapped to think Jewish. Actually, it is safe to say that virtually every mainstream publication or or other type of media organ is "nothing more than a screen to present chosen views." The great battle over the last century has been a battle for the mind of the Western peoples, i.e., non-Jewish Euros. The chosen won it by acquiring control over essentially the complete mainstream news, information, education and entertainment media of every type, and using that control to infuse and disseminate their message, agenda and worldview, their way of thinking, or rather the way they want us to think. Since at least the 1960s this campaign has been effectively complete. Since then they have shaped and controlled the minds of all but a seeming few of us in varying degree with almost no opposition or competition from any alternative worldview. So now most of us are mentally trapped in the box the chosen have made for us, which we have lived in all our lives. Only a few have managed to avoid it or escape it, or to even sometimes see outside of it, and so actually "think outside of the (Jewish) box."

What happened to Oliver Stone is a good case study. The Wall Street Journal reported this past summer that Stone said that “public opinion was focused on the Holocaust because of ‘Jewish domination of the media.’” Stone also said that the Jews “stay on top of every comment, the most powerful lobby in Washington. Israel has f—– up United States foreign policy for years.”

Like so many others before him, Stone groveled: “In trying to make a broader historical point about the range of atrocities the Germans committed against many people, I made a clumsy association about the Holocaust, for which I am sorry and I regret. Jews obviously do not control media or any other industry.”

Joe Sobran who died this past week had this to say about Jewish media power:

“Jewish control of the major media in the media age makes the enforced silence both paradoxical and paralyzing. Survival in public life requires that you know all about it, but never refer to it. A hypocritical etiquette forces us to pretend that the Jews are powerless victims; and if you don’t respect their victimhood, they’ll destroy you. It’s a phenomenal display not of wickedness, really, but of fierce ethnocentrism, a sort of furtive racial superpatriotism.”

In 1996, reprinted in the May 27th issue of the New York Times, by Ari Shavit, an Israeli columnist describing his feelings on the killings of a hundred civilians in a military skirmish in southern Lebanon. Shavit wrote:

“We killed them out of a certain naive hubris. Believing with absolute certitude that now, with the White House, the Senate, and much of the American media in our hands, the lives of others do not count as much as our own.”

Peace.
Michael Santomauro
ReporterNotebook@gmail.com

PS: An antisemite condemns people for being Jews, I am not an antisemite.

Posted by: ReporterNotebook | October 8, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

American Jews make up only 2% of the population of America. Yet: 46% make over $100,000 per year, they make up 15% of the U.S. Senate, 13% of the U.S. House of Representatives, 67% of members of the Board of the Federal reserve, 33% of the U.S. Supreme Court. Media: Just taking CNN only, 55% of corporate officers for TBS, which owns CNN, are Jewish. On air, Larry King, John King, Howard Kurtz, Eliot Slpitzer, Jeffrey Toobin, Paula Zahn, etc.. Rick Sanchez has nothing to apologize for.

Posted by: actanonverba | October 9, 2010 2:10 AM | Report abuse

@actanonverba

Yup...us jews make a lot of money...because as a culture we actually care about education and instill that in our children. It is not some consipiracy us jews have to take over the government and media...we just happen to be extremely qualified for it! If you want less Jews controlling these things, than the rest of society shoud start focusing on higher education and citizenship values. Just because we are a successful people does not mean we deserve to be discriminated against. FYI...Hitler also complained about how much money jews made and their influence over the media and society.

Posted by: capscoach | October 11, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

ditto what capscoach said. And I'm Catholic.

Posted by: DCUnited2 | October 11, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Sanchez's excuse - I was overworked and overstresed - isn't that the same excuse Mariah Carey gave for her infamous Ice Cream Meltdown?

Posted by: mattintx | October 12, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

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