Wednesday, October 06, 2010

But Does The Stupid Burn Enough?

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...).

9 comments:

Nathan said...

And yet I'm sure CNN hired him precisely because he was "edgy".

What they didn't realize was that in his case, "edgy" meant "close to the edge".

I was sitting in Chicago waiting for the train a couple of weeks ago and his show came on. I thought at first it was one of the late-afternoon Maury/Springer type shows. It was that bad. CNN is well rid of him.

Tango Juliet said...

HA!

Bubblehead Les. said...

Yeah, but how much Moola can one receive when one plays the Oppressed Minority card? Hell, isn't that how Rev. Jesse stays in business?

Nathan said...

I'm guessing Sanchez is rhyme-challenged.

wv: raciated. Sanchez raciated himself out of a job.

D.W. Drang said...

Nathan: Are you saying Sanchez is an Edger? Isn't this the wrong blog for that? :-)

WV: vilus. Well, no, not the vilus' talking (empty)head of the Lame Stream Media, but arguably one of the stupidest...

Old NFO said...

But...but... They OWE him a job... and all that other BS...

Montie said...

I never caught one minute of Sanchez's show, since I consider most of CNN's programming worthless and irrelevant, only surpassed in this regard by MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS and NPR.

CNN is better off without someone who could say that he thought Iceland was too cold to have a volcano and NOT be joking.

Matt G said...

I laughed out loud about Stewart's Dirty Sanchez comment at about 8:35.

Justthisguy said...

@Matt: Sigh! Labrat deleted my oblique reference to that in a comment on her blog, and the Neo-Victorian let you get away with it!