Rick Sanchez to Meet With "America's Rabbi"

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​Rick Sanchez, the anchorman fired from CNN after calling Jon Stewart a "bigot" and implying that Jews control the media, is entering comeback mode. First step: Meet with a high-profile rabbi.

Sanchez will "hold a public dialogue" with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach at a synagogue in New York City on January 13. "My career path was changed because of a misconstrued comment, which very few actually even bothered to listen to," Sanchez said in a statement. "I have spent the last few months concentrating on my family, but instantly jumped at the opportunity for a public dialogue with my friend, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. I look forward to addressing any and all questions and concerns of the Jewish community."

Rabbi Boteach, who bills himself as "America's Rabbi", is kind of the Father Cutié of Judaism. He's discussed gay marriage with Rosie O'Donnell and the afterlife with Christopher Hitchens. Now he's going to discuss Rick Sanchez with Rick Sanchez.

"Our community has enough problems without looking for anti-Semitism where it doesn't exist," Boteach said. "Rick Sanchez was humiliated and his reputation dragged through the mud without being allowed to explain himself. The Jewish religion says that a man's most cherished possession is his good name. Rick deserves the opportunity to reclaim his."

Tickets to the meeting, at the Carlebach Synagogue on Manhattan's Upper West Side, cost $25. Oh, and you should probably check out Friends of Rick Sanchez, a pro-Rick Sanchez Comeback site, which may or may not be written by Rick Sanchez.

From the page titled "Where's Rick?":

People inevitably ask those of us who know Rick what he's up to, where he's been, what his plans for the future are and why he's been so... quiet. Quiet is, after all, not a word most people associate with Rick. His fans regularly ask him those questions on Twitter too.

The answer is an easy one.

It's fair to say that Rick was blindsided by all of this. One day, you've got a job you love. The next, you get a phone call finding out you're unemployed. In an instant, Rick's life changed.

Unfortunately, it's a story that gets played out everyday in this country. Many others know exactly how Rick feels, and he now knows exactly how they feel too.

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Not Again...!!
Not Again...!!

Ricky, didn't you get the message? Your fan club of 12 may love you, but the rest of us DON'T!! There's no need for you to stick your foot in your mouth any deeper, you have to be choking on it already... As a native Miamian, I and MANY others had enough of your bullshit antics when you were broadcasting down here. It's amazing you lasted as long as you did on CrescentNewsNetwork, with all the idiotic, bumbling statements you made during your time there. You're a whining, sophomoric, putz...! Go away already... PLEASE!!


It is pathetic how making a hard to swallow but truthful comment will cost someone to be treated like a racist in this country... where is your free speech?You should consider that if you do not agree with my opinion i have nothing but respect for you. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO.

Rick's Friends
Rick's Friends

Wow. It would be nice if you checked your facts before publishing an article.

Rather than guesswork or innuendo that http://FriendsofRickSanchez.co... "may or may not be run by Rick Sanchez," why don't you bother to contact us, the friends who paid for and run the site, before you make a statement like that?

You don't have to dig too hard to find us: there's a contact form right on the site (button on the home page). And our twitter handle is there too.

Lastly, Rick is not charging admission, which the first paragraph of this piece seems to imply.

This World (http://thisworld.us), an organization that seeks to bring Jewish values to mainstream culture, is sponsoring the event and selling tickets as they normally do for these events in order to cover their costs. Rick is NOT being paid for this appearance.

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