Rick Sanchez Apologizes to Jon Stewart

by | October 5, 2010 at 2:29 PM | Late Night, TV News

According to the Facebook page of Suzanne Sanchez, wife of former CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, her husband has apologized to Jon Stewart for calling him a bigot.

“Rick apologized to Jon Stewart today,” she posted on her status. “They had a good talk. Jon was gracious and called Rick ‘thin-skinned.’ He’s right. Rick feels horrible that, in an effort to make a broader point about the media, his exhaustion from working 14-hour days for two months straight, caused him to mangle his thought process inartfully. He got …caught up in the banter and deeply apologizes to anyone who was offended by his unintended comments.”

Jon Stewart Defends Rick Sanchez, Pitches Him As New ‘Office’ Boss

On last night’s ‘Daily Show,’ Stewart actually mounted a defense of Sanchez, defying all expectations that he would eviscerate the man for the name-calling, as well as for insinuating that Jews control the media and aren’t an oppressed minority. Stewart showed a clip of Sanchez on his show calling out a Nazi for using the term “Jew media,” and said that Sanchez has “probably got a good heart.”

Mrs. Sanchez also told us to make sure to watch ‘The Daily Show’ tonight.