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Jon Stewart mocks Rick Sanchez for radio show gaffe


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Add this to “Rick’s List”: More ribbing from Jon Stewart.

The late-night funnyman mocked Rick Sanchez, who was booted from CNN Friday after calling Stewart a “bigot” and implying that Jews run the media.

“If you went on radio and said the Jews control the media … you may want to hold on to your money,” Stewart reportedly said at an event Saturday night.

He added: “All he has to do is apologize to us, and we’ll hire him back.”

Sanchez’s on-air flubs had been mocked before on “The Daily Show,” something Sanchez chalked up to prejudice during radio-show comments that sank his career.

Stewart, 47, discussed Sanchez at the “Night of Too Many Stars,” an autism education benefit he hosted that will air Oct. 21 on Comedy Central.

Late night host David Letterman also took a shot at Sanchez on the show, reportedly saying he was just in the city “helping Rick Sanchez clean out his office.”

Sanchez, 52, who is Cuban-American, also attacked his own employer, saying an executive there didn’t see him as anchor material.

“I'm telling you that everyone 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,” he said.

Reps for Stewart didn’t return calls for comment, and Sanchez couldn’t be reached by press time.


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