Jon Stewart Breaks Rick Sanchez Silence, Responds
Jon Stewart broke his silence over Rick Sanchez’s comments about him and Sanchez’s firing from CNN Saturday night.
After remaining quiet Friday as Sanchez’s controversial comments from a radio show — in which he called Stewart a “bigot” and suggested that the media is run by Jewish people — became major news, Stewart addressed the issue at Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars” at New York’s Beacon Theater.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stewart made at least two references to the situation while hosting the event, which was a fundraiser for autism research.
“If you went on radio and said the Jews control the media…you may want to hold on to your money,” he said, according to THR’s Georg Szalai. Later, he joked, “All he has to do is apologize to us, and we’ll hire him back.”