Wow. CNN talking head Rick Sanchez's mental misfirings go critical and I missed it? --Maybe you did, too; the quick read is, Rick went on a radio chat show, lambasted Comedy Central's Jon Stewart (who has made much of Sanchezisms like his on-air wondering aloud at a volcano in Iceland, 'cos he thought it was much too cold there to have one; which should explain the caliber of mind with which we are dealing....) and moved from there to attempt to compare oppressed-minority cred with Stewart and to speak of the "Jewish-controlled media." (Suddenly, it's 1933?)
As it turns out, this is not the key to long-term employment at CNN -- nor does it result in less mockery from Stewart. (Video clip at the link. Enjoy!)
Meanwhile, even Sanchez thinks Sanchez was over the line.
Me, I think the whole "oppressed minority" trading card was worn out the first time any two people got into a group-identification misery-measuring contest. Pretty much everybody's ancestors were oppressed minorities once, and so what? What matters is what you do -- and what matters is not dragging an anchor-chain of inverted snobbery with you, 'cos that weight is gonna do nothing but drag you down.
(Compare Mr. Sanchez's notions to Desi Arnaz, who wrote, "'I know of no other country in the world' in which 'a sixteen-year-old kid, broke and unable to speak the language' could achieve the successes he had." Pity about all that oppression keeping him down...).
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