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Sanchez: Official apology

 

 

 'Member last week how CNN anchor Rick Sanchez said in some radio interview that Jon Stewart was a "bigot," and went on to compare him to his CNN bosses and by way of that made by inference the old Jews-run-the-Media canard? Well, he's sorry!  Said so in a conversation with  Stewart (who apparently did not apologize in turn for all the "dirty Sanchez" jokes Monday). His pr rep - yes, he's got one and I imagine needs one - sent out a longish apology, and here it is...


 On October 4th, I had a very good conversation with Jon Stewart, and I had the opportunity to apologize for my inartful comments from last week. I sincerely extend this apology to anyone else whom I may have offended.

    As Jon was kind enough to note in his show Monday night, I am very much opposed to hate and intolerance, in any form, and I have frequently spoken out against prejudice. Despite what my tired and mangled words may have implied, they were never intended to suggest any sort of narrow-mindedness and should never have been made.

    In the aftermath of these comments, CNN and I have decided to part ways. However, I want to go on record to say that I have nothing but the highest regard for CNN and for my six wonderful years with them.

I appreciate every opportunity that they have given me, and it has been a wonderful experience working for

them. I have tremendous respect for everyone there, and I know that they feel the same about me. There are no hard feelings – just excitement about a new future of opportunities.

    I look forward to my next step with great anticipation. In the meantime, I will continue to promote my book, Conventional Idiocy, in the hopes of broadening the discussion to get a better understanding between all Americans, regardless of race, creed or religion.

 
 

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