Rick Sanchez fired

CNN wastes little time in dismissing the anchor after his bizarre outburst

Published October 1, 2010 10:40PM (EDT)

That was fast. CNN just waited until 6 pm eastern to fire Rick "CNN's Second-Dumbest Anchor" Sanchez. CNN will pay morons to read Tweets on-air, but they won't employ morons who semi-coherently express resentful antisemitic comments on satellite radio.

Here is CNN's brief statement:

“Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company. We thank Rick for his years of service and we wish him well.“

Ouch. Rick should just lay low for a while before seeking out a new cable news gig. The good news for him is that Pat Buchanan can't live forever.

Here's east coast liberal elitist Anderson Cooper laughing at Rick on CNN earlier this year:

By Alex Pareene

Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at apareene@salon.com and follow him on Twitter @pareene

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