Entries in Rick Sanchez (7)
Would Walter Cronkite get in a diss war with NBC? Methinks not. Well, at least not in public. But then, Ol Uncle Walt didn't have Twitter and he wasn't Rick "Rob Riggle" Sanchez. You see? The Riggle Sanchez is tired, t-i-r-e-d, TIRED of who he sees as those Latino sell-outs at FOX News. May I remind you that this man is paid to be somewhat of a professional and read the news on television, on CNN, for a living.
And this is what he tweets.
do u know how much money i’d make if i’d sold out as hispanic and worked at fox news, r u kidding, one problem, looking in mirror
Of course, Carlos doesn't get a big fancy primetime show. (Yet you can watch Keith Olbermann three times a night and Lock Up ALL WEEKEND LONG!) He gets the 11 a.m. news block to watch over, but that's nothing to sniff at.
He runs the site The Stimulist (which is an awesome site) and is an all around cool and wonderfully good looking fellow. (Google Stalk candidate, maybe?) Although one reader who wrote me about this move complained this could cut into his valued "Tamron Time."
Who would you rather watch prattle on about "Tweets?" The delightful, delovely Tamron Hall and her laser perfect haircut or Rick "The Riggle" Sanchez, the "Chief Twit" of CNN who won't let anyone finish a sentence?
FYI: I'm pretty biased here. Team Laser Haircut!
CNN. I beg of you. Free me of The Riggle Sanchez. Give him back his old night weekend spot that you're currently wasting poor Don "Never Sour, Always Sweet" Lemon on. It's not his fault he's not as cute as TJ. If TJ didn't exist I would totally be Google Stalking him.
1) AIG bonus rage.
From my friend Professor Herm who tied the rage to a very "rodent-like" New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo:
This AIG bonus debacle seems like a “staged” opportunity for Andrew Cuomo to generate headlines in advance of the 2010 gubernatorial race. No other explanation makes sense. Sure, the bonuses are outrageous, but so are the bonuses at Chase, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs & Morgan Stanley. They all received government protection in some form or another; but Cuomo hasn’t rubbed salt in their wounds. Why did he single out AIG? I think Cuomo borrowed a page from the Bill Clinton playbook. When asked by Dan Rather why he engaged in inappropriate relations with Monica Lewinsky, Clinton replied “I did it ... because I could.” Oy vey!
I understand people are outraged, but ... I don't know. Maybe it's because Papa Snob worked for a big defense contractor his whole career and understands how the executive game is played (even though he was a manager, not an exec., his bosses were the one's livin' the high life). I've been influenced by his attitude of, "What is the point in this? The government can't bust in and break people's contracts! I wonder how Rick Sanchez would feel if CNN broke his contract with him!"
Mind you, he was yelling at Rick Sanchez while Rick Sanchez was yelling about AIG bonuses and my father is very, very anti-Rick Sanchez.
Which brings us to ...
(More after the jump.)
Normally I can't stand Rick Sanchez's 2 p.m. show on CNN because it is all over the place, no one talks for longer than 30 seconds on any given subject and it gives me seizures to see him bounce from "Twitter" board to "Facebook" page, all which seem too informal in a news setting. But even CNN's own personal Latino Rob Riggle does something Snob-worthy once-in-a-while and this, sir and/or ma'am, is it.
That McCain flack didn't know whose show he just stepped into, just making shizz up in front of Rob ... I mean, Rick Riggle ... I mean ... Rob Sanchez, I mean ... The Riggle Sanchez don't PLAY that! You start naming names when you slander, Mr. McCainiac. NAME NAMES! No we don't know who you are referring to! (Via The Huffington Post)
Obama a no show, but Tina "Palin" Fey appears on SNL; Anderson Cooper loves tight black shirts and more
Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin's ultimate doppelganger popped up on Saturday Night Live Saturday and she was even better than I could have ever imagined.
Tina Fey, I take back anything bad I've ever said about you and I salute you. Good show, madame. Good show.
I couldn’t have been more pleased.
So many of us who saw this were right. Fey and Sarah Palin could be long lost siblings. With the stupid bouffant hair and the right pair of glasses, she was the epitome of Palin perfection, even her northern Midwestern accent was on point and Chicago Tribune writer Maureen Ryan concurred.
As the program came on, there was Fey in a bright red blazer. She was the spitting image of Palin (or wait, is Palin the spitting image of Fey?). Even Fey's flat Palin-esque accent was perfect; Fey had obviously closely studied the interviews that Palin gave to ABC on Thursday and Friday ...
As (Amy Poehler as Clinton) spoke, Fey-as-Palin struck sexy poses and pretended to fire a shotgun. "What an amazing time we live in," she said. "To think that just two years ago, I was a small town mayor of Alaska's crystal meth capitol."
I loved the route SNL took with it, contrasting Palin’s relative newness, inexperience and fraudulent yet “Manchurian Candidate” feeling with a scorned Hillary Clinton who viewed as an undeserving profiteer of her tough loss in the Democratic Primaries. (A pregnant Amy Poheler looked way more like
My favorite part was when they compared their battles with sexism, where Hillary had to deal with a lot of negativity and vilifying because of who she was and what she represented (I believe the terms “bitch” and “grating” were thrown around a lot), while Palin is being objectified for her sexuality and good looks, with the bulk of her criticism coming from tangible, suspect issues demonstrating she was not vetted by the McCain campaign.
As for Barack Obama’s scheduled appearance, it was canceled at the last minute due to the campaign’s sensitivity over the Galveston/Houston area being battered by Hurricane Ike. And was that a freaky hurricane to watch? I mostly watched CNN’s coverage reporters getting beat up by wind, rain and the ocean and, oddly, of Anderson Cooper removing, then putting back on then removing then putting back on his red CNN parka.
Per usual, Andy was wearing a fitted-to-obscenely-tight black shirt.
And it was surreal with Houston being a ghost town with the exception of crazy folk who showed up in a chicken costume or pretending to swim behind
The way CNN and Cooper himself handle his causal, metrosexual, withholding, but nervous newsman style, I have to say,
Although I wouldn’t mind that. Not at all.
Seeing Anderson Cooper in a black muscle shirt is almost the equivalent of a hot news woman baring cleavage or wearing tighter, more alluring outfits while reporting, like the women who do the news on Univision and Telemundo. The Spanish speaking airwaves are filled with voluptuous figures with huge chi-chis, sometimes baring cleavage and oozing sex appeal. FOX News does a lesser, slightly more buttoned up version of this, but CNN and MSNBC are all complicit in hiring young hot people to deliver the news (as chronicled in one of my favorite “The Daily Show” sketches of 2008, “NILF: News I’d Like to Fuck.”)
If those shirts get any tighter during natural disasters I fear CNN will start playing Scorpions' "Rock You Like A Hurricane" when AC360 comes on.
The weirdness was further contrasted when Dan Rather was brought on via satellite for an interview about storm coverage (since Rather pioneered live hurricane reporting). Rather, of whom I’ve never seen as “sexy,” still has that perfect anchor man voice and devil-may-care panache. Despite being the crappiest of the three major network anchors in the 80s and 90s (he was always coming in third to Peter Jennings and the iconic Tom Brokaw), I love Rather, largely because of his “Ratherisms,” notoriety for spitting out some crazy Texas turn of phrase and his occasional loss of composure, often like he was breaking the “fourth wall” of reporting by going into something bizarre, like ending his newscasts with the word “courage” or saying “somewhere in the Bible it says … keep hope alive” when the Coast Guard was out trying to find John F. Kennedy Jr. after he flew off and got himself killed, further fueling my speculation that his uncle, Sen. Ted Kennedy, is the highlander.
Well … it’s either him or West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd, newsman Mike Wallace, news satirist and columnist Andy Rooney or talk show host Larry King.
I’m still betting it’s either Byrd or Wallace.
There can only be one!