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Rick Sanchez plays the race card after getting fired from CNN for making racially insensitive remarks.

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

(Newsbusters) Ex-CNN host Rick Sanchez appeared on Friday’s Good Morning America to apologize yet again for calling Jon Stewart a bigot and to bemoan the lack of minorities in journalism. Sanchez complained, “If you look at the landscape right now in our media, in primetime, there’s not a single Hispanic. There’s not a single African-American.” [MP3 here.]

First off, although not in primetime, GMA features an African American co-host (Robin Roberts) and an Asian news reader (Juju Chang).

Co-anchor George Stephanopoulos quickly started picking apart Sanchez’s arguments. He mentioned 20/20′s Elizabeth Vargas. “I’m talking about newscasts,” the former CNN anchor spun.

After being told that 20/20 is a newscast, Sanchez moved the goal post: “That’s fair. I’m referring to cable newscasts, straight newscasts, uh, not magazine shows. There’s not a single Hispanic, a single Asian American or a single African-American.”

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