Posts Tagged ‘Good Morning America’

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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Lou Dobbs says he hired illegal immigrants because he hates racial profiling

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

(Gawker.com) Puffy, halo-haired hypocrite xenophobe Lou Dobbs is absolutely outraged that The Nation would correctly report that he employed illegal immigrants as workers at his various palatial estates. What—do they want Lou Dobbs to start racial profiling?

Lou went on all 114 of America’s television news programs last night and this morning to carry his powerful message: How was I to know the Mexicans grooming my multimillion-dollar stable of show horses were illegal? Lou, after all, is just an average American. He said on Good Morning America:

“Unless you’re asking me and millions of other Americans to engage in racial profiling, because that’s the only way you can satisfy the objections that the Nation has raised, that would be racial profiling on my part to make sure this thing doesn’t happen. That’s what you’re suggesting,” he said.

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