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Rick Sanchez Fired From CNN

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Oct. 1 2010, Published 3:00 p.m. ET

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CNN anchor Rick Sanchez was fired from the company on Friday just one day after he called Jon Stewart a bigot, RadarOnline.com can report.

“Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company,” CNN said in a released statement.

“We thank Rick for his years of service and we wish him well.”

The announcement comes as a surprise, but explains why Sanchez was notably absent from Friday’s Rick’s List and was replaced by Brooke Baldwin.

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CNN severed ties with Sanchez after he made comments on the Stand Up! with Pete Dominick radio show saying Stewart was a bigot and that CNN was “run by Jews.”

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“I think Jon Stewart’s a bigot,” Sanchez said on the Sirius radio show Thursday.

“He grew up in a suburban middle class New Jersey home with everything you could imagine. He’s a bigot against everyone who’s not like him.”

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