Rick Sanchez Firing: Not the First
Commentary – October 8, 2010
When Rick Sanchez the former CNN anchor, made his remarks about Jews controlling the media, a routine that has been honed to perfection went into motion and within 24 hours he was fired.
At issue was Sanchez citing Daily Show host Jon (Leibowitz) Stewart and saying:
“He's such a minority. I mean, you know, please. What are you kidding? I'm telling you that everybody who runs CNN is a lot like Stewart and a lot of people who run all the other networks are a lot like Stewart. And to imply that somehow they, the people in this country who are Jewish, are an oppressed minority?"
If alleged “anti-Semitism” wasn’t such a hot button topic, Sanchez remarks might simply be viewed as a statement of fact. But like the Holocaust Industry, accusations of “anti-Semitism” can reap rich returns in terms of political capitol for the Zionists.
And lest we forget, Sanchez is only the latest in a string of prominent journalists summarily dismissed for off-hand remarks that might have been perceived as “anti-Semitic”.
Earlier in June, Octavia Nasr, senior editor of Middle East affairs was also sacked by CNN for praising – on Twitter – a Muslim cleric associated with Hezbollah.
No matter that Nasr voiced no anti-Semitic sentiments, the fact that she expressed respect for the recently deceased cleric was enough. Pro-Israeli activists quickly picked up on her comments and shortly thereafter the Simon Wiesenthal centre in the U.S. issued a statement demanding an apology.
From then it was only a matter of time before CNN initiated damage control; the result being that Nasr and CNN parted ways shortly thereafter.
Meanwhile Helen Thomas, a veteran White House correspondent was also effectively forced from her job this past summer after saying that Israelis should “get the hell out of Palestine” and go back to Poland and Germany.
Although the 90-year-old journalist quit her job shortly thereafter, it is almost certain that she would have been asked to “retire” once the uproar over her comments began.
Some in the Jewish community even went so far as to claim that “Divine intervention” was involved in her professional demise.
Rather than being a manifestation of the “Divine” however, we view it as another example of what Henry Makow sees in Sanchez’s sacking. It simply confirms Jewish predominance in the media.
More to the point however, it reaffirms that those Jews involved in the media are not simply Jewish but overwhelmingly pro-Zionist Jews – a crucial distinction – who unerringly present arguments or frame disputes from one particular perspective.
Nonetheless, the speed and severity of the response to comments by Sanchez, Thomas and Nasr has raised questions over whether we are seeing the imposition of a new kind of censorship: one that summarily seeks to silence any criticism of Zionism or Israel as “anti-Semitic”.
Significantly, the Anti-Defamation League’s Abe Foxman has been at pains to point out that the response isn’t indicative of any new crackdown on “anti-Semitism”.
Instead, he says: “It’s more a function of the communications revolution than the result of a different conscience”.
“I think the values are still the same, the standards are still the same”, he told The Forward. “How you implement them, how you deal with them in terms of crisis management has changed, because it’s much more difficult to make things go away or control them.”
In other words the Zionist elite and their allies are losing control of the media. Sure they still own the New York Times and TIME but the parameters are shifting. Newspaper sales are falling, TV viewing figures are in decline while Internet journalism and its readership is growing by the day.
This is what is making things so “much more difficult” for Foxman and his ilk. They can no longer control the independent journalists emerging on the Internet.
In recent years most media workers adhered to one particular narrative because their positions depended on it. So much so that many journalists routinely followed the Zionist line without question. In the light of recent events however, one has to ask: how much longer will this continue?
Last updated 14/10/2010