The Rick Sanchez Meltdown And Journalism Ethics

CNN fired news anchor Rick Sanchez on Oct. 1, a day after he criticized his bosses and called comedian/talk-show host Jon Stewart a bigot in a radio show interview.

In the interview, Sanchez also questioned whether Jews should be considered a minority. Sanchez, who was born in Cuba and had worked at CNN since 2004, was host of the two-hour Rick's List.

Host Michel Martin speaks with Richard Prince of Journal-isms, Rafael Olmeda of the (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) Sun Sentinel, and Howard Rosenberg, who teaches news ethics in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California; he is also a Pulitzer Prize-winning former television critic for The Los Angeles Times.

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