Ricky: You got some ‘splainin to do:
Cuban-American anchor Rick Sanchez came on Stand Up! with Pete Dominick today for a loose exchange on current events, media, and journalism. Throughout much of the interview, the discussion touched on race. To our surprise, at various points, Sanchez took aim at Daily Show host Jon Stewart, and even referred to his (and Pete’s) employer CNN as being “run” by Jews.
Pete was broadcasting his daily SiriusXM talk show from CNN’s flagship Atlanta studios today, since he’s been in town putting together his new CNN weekend show. (More on that here.)
Nearly the entire exchange between Pete and his guest was riveting, and even when highly intense, it was peppered with laughs. Lots of audio clips below…
Asked by Pete about media balance and objectivity, Sanchez railed on the likes of Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly as well as MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann for being partisan and not really doing journalism, but Sanchez didn’t stop there. He spent a huge portion of the 55-minute interview slamming Comedy Central’s Daily Show host Jon Stewart, for whom Pete used to work as audience warm-up comedian.
The rest here.