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Rick Sanchez: A Lesson in the Politics of Progressivism

In Civil Lefts, Disappearing Ink on 02/10/2010 at 18:30

Jon Stewart "Bigot"

Note:  We are doing this blog YFI at another location, so please forgive the occasional typos and shoddy research for a while longer.

A year ago, almost to the day, CNN’s Rick Sanchez quoted Rush Limbaugh as making a racially tinged remark that the conservative talk show giant did not make. This, at the time, the latest in a long list of left wing allegations of racial misconduct against anyone with the audacity to be conservative in the media.

This society has a racial word-policing policy so incredibly neurotic that we now have to refer to chiggers as chigros. I mean, if this keeps up Latvians will have to petition the NAACP for representation.

I don’t know what is in the water in New York that seemingly makes journalists like Sanchez, who hails from the only illegal minority in America that ICE should be welcoming with open arms, go nutso liberal. Sanchez is a Cuban American and the reason his family is here in the first place is because JFK was too busy bonking Blaze Starr in the White House closet to give Cuban resistance fighters air support at the Bay of Pigs.

All of this being said, I don’t understand why CNN fired Sanchez yesterday. The official line is that the former host of CNN’s runaway ratings tanker “Rick’s List” called Comedy Central’s “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart a bigot. Huh? I know Jon Stewart walks across the East River on his way to work everyday, but I wasn’t aware that the “Jewish management” at CNN believed he was the Messiah.

Therein, of course, is the real reason Sanchez got the axe. In his ill-advised rant on a radio talk show on Thursday, the erstwhile talk non-sensation tempted the media gods by saying that Jon Stewart was just like them. And with Stewart’s bad hair who can blame them?

Or was it because Sanchez in the same diatribe dared say that: “He’s [Stewart] upset that someone of my ilk is almost at his level,” which is certainly news media sacrilege. What ilk? Why Hispanic American ilk, of course.

Okay, seriously, what was Rick Sanchez saying? He was saying that his personal minority is the minority de jour of the moment and that Jon Stewart and the CNN management (whom he perceives as being universally Jewish) have no right to claim 4,000 years of anti-Semitism in the face of the overwhelming oppression of Hispanics. Not that anyone is claiming that at all.

Question: Did this guy even attend a history class at the University of Minnesota? Memo to Rick: Hitler exterminated six million Jews! The U.S. government is installing rest stops in the Arizona desert to facilitate Hispanics while sneaking into the country.

All of this is case-in-point for a very good argument: Liberal’s are the quintessential racists in our society. They are the first to pile on when someone like Don Imus or Laura Schlessinger dare repeat an Ebonic epithet or when Rush Limbaugh airs an honest opinion about NFL political correctness concerning Donovan McNabb. Yet they turn their heads when young blacks use the N-word. Why? Because blacks are too unsophisticated to understand that the word is on the “Do Not Use List.”

Maybe Sanchez will now take some time to rethink his liberal racial bias. Then again, maybe Barack Obama will hire him as a liaison to La Raza.

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