Over the weekend Rick Sanchez was fired from CNN after making very strong and negative comments about Jon Stewart and CNN. During a radio interview Sanchez called Stewart a bigot and criticized the executives at CNN, among other bold and inappropriate statements.
Sanchez was one of the first mainstream media personalities to adopt Twitter, using the service for a show he debut in in September 2008. In November 2008 RaceTalk interviewed Sanchez about his use of Twitter. At the time, Sanchez told us that Twitter makes his show more or of a conversation, as opposed to a speech, and called a Twitter-based show the ‘next generation’ of news broadcasting.
Since that time many shows have added content from social media, including ESPN’s SportsNation, which incorporates real-time tweets into the program.
For your entertainment, take a look at Jon Stewart’s criticism of Sanchez, which took place last night when he returned to the air. The highlight is Stewart comparing Sanchez to Michael Scott in The Office.