Jon Stewart On Rick Sanchez Controversy – Comedian Jon Stewart recently mocked Rick Sanchez, the CNN anchor who was recently fired, and said that he was highly comparable to Michael Scott, the character played by Steve Carrell on “The Office”. Sanchez was recently fired after he called Stewart a bigot and said that the majority of TV networks were controlled by people of the Jewish faith.
Stewart began his Monday night episode of “The Daily Show” by discussing Sanchez’s comments for several minutes. He particularly focused on the comments that Sanchez had made about Stewart’s supposedly lavish upbringing. Sanchez said about Stewart’s home life, “I’m so happy he grew up in a suburban New Jersey home with everything you could ever imagine.”
In response to this, Stewart said, “I do occasionally have my issues with Rick Sanchez and his program, but he nailed what it was like growing up in Central Jersey in the early 70’s, the fortunate son of a single mother in the education field.”
Stewart had also compiled a series of clips that compared Sanchez to Michael Scott of “The Office”, including shots of them both wearing black hats backwards, using the acronym “TMI”, and talking up major trends online.
Rick Sanchez apologized to Jon Stewart.