Jon Stewart Rick Sanchez

October 2, 2010 by Post Team 

Jon Stewart Rick Sanchez, unfortunate and painful statement Rick Sanchez about Jews, elitist and the media probably helped him fired from CNN. In a satellite radio show hosted by Pete Domincik Earlier this week, the CNN anchor made the following comments:

I’m telling you all that CNN is running a lot like Stewart, and a lot of people that manages all other networks are much like Stewart, and imply that somehow, people in this country who are Jews are an oppressed minority ?…. Yes

He said, Jon Stewart is an intolerant “towards anyone who disagrees with your point of view, which is largely a white point of view liberal establishment”, but then tempered intolerant to the word “harmful.” Sanchez has made occasional gaffes in recent months, as Jon Stewart was biting in his rib including calling the anchor “a total meathead.”

likely point of Sanchez on the perception of the left leaning bias in much of the newsmedia and the prejudices of the right resting on the Fox was lost in the explosion of a self-inflicted by personal anger and religious stereotypes. Buried in his diatribe ou :”…[ Y] know we have a tendency to see only one side. I am saying that we should be able to look both ways. That’s all I’m saying. “Sanchez is a Cuban immigrant who rose from humble beginnings to the anchor cable network. He spoke as one executive said that Sanchez, a Mexican-American as the ABC reporter John Quinones was more like a correspondent from an anchor. He said that because Latinos are the executives as “see a guy automatically goes into the second level and not the top level.”

Sanchez, who sincerely and, possibly, quite reasonably argues that he had to overcome the subtle biases to reach just lost his position may have merged some things that undermined its strongest point about the frequent closure in small homogeneous groups. First, Stewart took Sanchez for one fundamental reason, and it was not ethnicity – was because he made quick laugh. Another point that S?nchez confusing is that the liberal bent of many journalists (luckily for someone like me who devotes his life to eradicating hate crime!) Is much more of a socio-cultural issue than religious. Bill Kristol, Dennis Praeger, Michael Savage, Charles Krauthammer, Michael Medved and show that there
right and conservative Jewish voices are quite remarkable and sometimes even embarrassingly so, in the media. Inartful how he made his points, Sanchez left vulnerable to accusations of being supporters of a more egregious form of intolerance which I sincerely doubt you really believe anyway – that some kind of coordinated Jewish control of media is designed to undermine stories against “Jewish” interests.

Perhaps the point should have done (not that I necessarily want to go myself, by the way) is that most Jewish people vote Democratic and strongly reliable. Some of these left-leaning people, both Jews and non-Jews can become more inflexible to other points of view you live in closed social circles and use as often like in the media and academia. A similar charge is often used on FoxNews too. Perhaps Jon Stewart is one of those people who live in closed social circles, but from what I know about comics is that sacrifice the reputation of his grandmother for a good laugh. The funny thing is that a few years ago after winning a prize Stewart himself jokingly said it was based on a homogeneous group of Jewish writers Ivy educated.

The second point is that Sanchez lost Jews and even achieving access to high society, at least historically has protected the Jews for violence of alienation and mass slaughter of whole societies in which live. Although obviously unlikely to happen any time here, is the fear that many Jews, particularly older with European roots feel at a deep level. In his comments Sanchez had a greater empathy for the bias faced by parents of his Jewish childhood friends, but not for them, probably because their parents see the struggles through its own prism immigrants, instead of centuries of religious persecution. Interestingly, these elderly Jewish likely to intolerance in the form of the canard of Jewish domination S?nchez awkwardly employees.

The irony of all this is that as a presenter Rick Sanchez largest cable news anchor lost the same platform that had to do his most notable, the Intelligent without prejudice to the need for objectivity and diversity in journalism. Not only lost his show, he also lost the moral authority to condemn stereotypes, using to make his point about Jews and white heads just can not relate to the plight of women, immigrants and minorities. On the other hand, Sanchez blunder “that offers a great opportunity for him to host a show that might be considered a real problem that our society faces – the lack of civil discourse across lines between groups. As someone who has been a guest of his on several occasions I feel sad, because I think Sanchez is decent, but angry and confused man who has more to offer now that learning the hard way the error of their own prejudices.

Others have recovered from similar blunders. Jesse Jackson mockingly referred to New York as “hymietown”, and then initially blamed on the claim that Jews conspire. Jackson, who also said he was “sick and tired of hearing about the Holocaust,” made one of his best speeches, at least for those of us who really believe in the Democratic National Convention in 1984:

If in my low moments, in word, deed or attitude, through some error of temper, taste, or tone, I have inconvenienced anyone, created pain or revived someone’s fears, it was not my true self. If there were occasions when my grape turned into a raisin and my joy bell lost its resonance, please forgive me. Charge my head and not my heart. My head – so limited in its finitude, my heart that knows no bounds in his love for the human family. I am not a perfect servant. I am a public servant doing everything possible against all odds. As I can develop and serve, be patient: God is not finished with me yet this campaign has taught me a lot, that leaders must be strong enough to fight, tender enough to mourn, human enough to make mistakes, enough humble to admit it.? them strong enough to absorb the pain, and resilient enough to recover and keep moving.

If Sanchez makes a statement after a significant blunder, I sincerely hope you get another chance somewhere. At a broader level, we need in this society the right to be wrong. We need to encourage sincere speech, even hurtful and wrong – it is only through an honest exchange and testing of views that the real learning actually takes place. Moreover, even within apparently wrong arguments are often dose of truth that deserve consideration, once can be isolated from the bias and inaccuracy. To do otherwise will promote a false appearance of civility in which a cauldron of fear left unanswered and that false stereotypes, and untested by the public. As the U.S. Supreme Court said:

A function of freedom of expression in our system of government is to invite dispute. May indeed best serve its high purpose when it induces a state of unrest, creates dissatisfaction with conditions as they are, or people move to anger. Terminello v. Chicago, 337 U.S. 1, 4 (1949)

Sometimes the best teachers are those who have had the experience – the hard lessons of life that sometimes come in part from their own doing, from which emerge a better person, more humble, less angry and a higher dose of knowledge others once distrusted.

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