Rick Sanchez fired after calling Jon Stewart a 'bigot'

rick-sanchez-cnn-500.jpgCNN has terminated its working relationship with newscaster Rick Sanchez after some inflammatory comments he made on a satellite radio show.

"We thank Rick for his years of service," CNN says in a statement Friday (Oct. 1). "And we wish him well."

Sanchez, the 52-year-old host of "Rick's List," had appeared on the radio show "Stand Up! With Peter Dominick" on Thursday (Sept. 30) when he referred to "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart a "bigot."

When asked what exactly Stewart was bigoted towards, Sanchez replied, "Everybody else who's not like him. Look at his show, I mean, what does he surround himself with?" Later he backed down a bit and changed his language, calling Stewart "prejudiced." Stewart has been known to mock Sanchez frequently on "The Daily Show," calling him "a total meathead."