For months now, a running joke of mine has been to refer to CNN’s Rick’s List as Rick’s Lost (as in what Rick Sanchez always is on air: Lost). You may have seen me make that crack and go off about the latest buffoonery from Sanchez in a comment section or two before. So even though the Klown has already covered the details of Rick’s immediate dismissal from CNN, I just wanted to add my own two briefly.
Rick’s firing brings me back to August 2009 and the BS media meme that Hillary had “snapped” in the Congo. Charmless as ever, Sanchez (in a follow-up segment on Hillary in the Congo) made a mockery of reporting that Hillary had actually been trying to address the widespread and horrific oppression of women in the region when she made her remarks about not being her husband’s mouthpiece. After that segment, I was so annoyed by the media’s tabloid coverage of Hillary’s important work that I wrote a long rant , including this:
Ok, first of all, Rick Sanchez is a brainfart newscaster extraordinaire. Let me explain this terminology. Here‘s Sanchez on-air in April 2008 enjoying crazy uncle Jeremiah Wright’s theatrics at the NAACP, and here he is on-air in July 2009 wondering out loud whether Palin resigning means she’s pregnant again. Brainfart. Newscaster. Extraordinaire. He is not quite in Tweety Tingle’s league of obnoxiousness, but that’s only because Ricky Renob is a newsdesk creature at CNN and not a full-out political “pundit.” Given the extra latitude of a personality-based show, Rick Sanchez would probably be just as much of a live trainwreck as Chris Matthews.
Now that he’s been let go by CNN, I hope the Home of CNN Rejects (Fox News) never gives him that extra latitude. /snarkfont for the snark-impaired
Update: Since Rick got fired for his remarks about Jon Stewart, I just remembered that Stewart himself couldn’t help but “come off a little bit like a dick” in his sketch about Hillary in the Congo (the quotes are because those are the exact words Jon used to describe Hillary.)
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