Friday, October 01, 2010

CNN Host Speaks Truth to Power

Rick Sanchez, CNN's afternoon talking head, was pressed in a radio interview as to why he doesn't like Comedy Central's Jon Stewart. After calling Stewart a bigot, then evading questions about his reasons, Sanchez finally opened up and let it out.

Dominick asked Sanchez again what group Stewart is bigoted against. Said Sanchez, "Anybody who's different than you are, anybody who's not form your frame of reference; anybody who doesn't look and sound exactly like the people that you sound [like] and grew up with. The people that you put on your show, who always reflect somebody who's, 'I'm bringing in to sit around me,' you know, who's very different from me. I'm sorry, but I just don't buy this thing that the only people out there who are prejudiced… are the right. There's people that are prejudiced on both sides.:

Sanchez added that Stewart's worldview is "very much a white, liberal establishment point of view… He can't relate to a guy like me. He can't relate to a guy whose dad worked all his life. He can't relate to somebody who grew up poor."

The interviewer thought there might be more to this and pushed Sanchez. After some prodding, the CNN anchor admitted that Stewart was emblematic of something other than just the "white, liberal establishment," of a slightly different establishment whose existence is never to be admitted in public.

Stewart is Jewish, which could be considered a minority, Dominick pointed out. Sanchez laughed off the comparison.

"Very powerless people," he laughed. "He's such a minority, I mean, you know… Please, what are you kidding? … I'm telling you that everybody who runs CNN is a lot like Stewart, and a lot of people who run all the other networks are a lot like Stewart, and to imply that somehow they -- the people in this country who are Jewish -- are an oppressed minority? Yeah."

Sanchez has a reputation for making intemperate and occasionally silly remarks, but this may well be the one that sinks him - ironically, because he's correct. Jews are not an oppressed minority in the U.S. To the contrary, they dominate the media, universities, Wall Steet and Beltway politics, but they like to play the role of an oppressed minority always fighting the bigoted White Anglo Saxon Protestants (who are almost always the villains in Hollywood movies). The truth is that American Jews destroyed and supplanted the old WASP establishment decades ago, but they seem to hope that no one will notice this. Thus anyone who acknowledges Jewish power is immediately crushed by it.

It's almost a national joke: How do you know Jews have no power in America? Because anyone who says they do is immediately forced to apologize, or simply disappears from public view.

UPDATE: Well, who didn't see this coming? Just hours after the report of Sanchez's comments made the headline, CNN fired the anchor, issuing a terse statement announcing that Sanchez is "no longer with the company." Yet another bit of evidence that Jews don't dominate the media and silence those who point it out. Perish the thought.