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Wednesday
Sep122012

DNC Apologizes for Showing Russian Warships in Tribute to US Veterans

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Organizers of last week’s Democratic National Convention apologized Wednesday for accidentally showing an image of the Russian navy during a tribute to U.S. veterans.

Soviet-era Russian warships were projected on a big screen above veterans as they stood on the convention stage last Thursday while retired Adm. John Nathman delivered remarks honoring those who serve.

“Due to vendor error, incorrect images appeared briefly on screen behind fifty-one veterans during the convention and the DNCC apologizes for this mistake,” the Democratic National Convention Committee said in a written statement to the Navy Times. “This error should not distract from the words of Admiral Nathman and others who spoke to President Obama’s strong record on issues that impact those who have served our nation.”

Never missing an opportunity, the DNCC also included a jab at GOP nominee Mitt Romney in its apology.

“We’re proud of the service and sacrifice of our veterans and military families, and while they were an important and active part our of convention, Mitt Romney failed to even mention them in his speech in Tampa,” they said.

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Wednesday
Oct062010

Fired CNN Host Rick Sanchez Apologizes to Jon Stewart

Photo Courtesy -- CNN(NEW YORK) -- Fired CNN host Rick Sanchez apologized to Daily Show host Jon Stewart and anyone else he may have offended with his "inartful comments" during a radio show last week.

"I am very much opposed to hate and intolerance, in any form, and I have frequently spoken out against prejudice," he said in a prepared statement. "Despite what my tired and mangled words may have implied, they were never intended to suggest any sort of narrow-mindedness and should never have been made."

Sanchez, the former host of CNN's Rick's List, made the derogatory comments about Stewart and Jewish people last Thursday on the radio show Stand Up! With Pete Dominick in reaction to a recent jab that Stewart made at him on Comedy Central's The Daily Show. When Sanchez reported that he'd received a tweet from House Republican Leader John Boehner, Stewart called it a case of "send a twit a tweet."

Sanchez said that he believed Stewart was bigoted toward "everybody else that's not like him."

Sanchez, who was born in Cuba, added that Stewart "can't relate to what I grew up with," and said how, as he was growing up, his family was poor and his father was a victim of prejudice.

Dominick, who is also a CNN contributor and was once the warm-up comic for The Daily Show, pointed out that Stewart, who is Jewish, comes from a minority group. Sanchez dismissed the notion.

"I'm telling you that everyone 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? Yeah," Sanchez said.

"I can't see someone not getting a job these days because they're Jewish," he added.

Dominick pressed Sanchez during the heated interview, and eventually Sanchez backed down on his use of the word bigot.

"OK. I'll take bigot back," he said. "[Stewart is] prejudicial."

Stewart is "not just a comedian," he said. "He can make and break careers."

CNN issued the following statement late last Friday: "Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company. We thank Rick for his years of service and we wish him well."

Jon Stewart responded on Saturday at Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars at New York's Beacon Theater.

"If you went on radio and said the Jews control the media...you may want to hold on to your money," Stewart said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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