Rick Sanchez: Pittsburgh cop-killer was influenced “no doubt” by Fox News

posted at 7:23 pm on April 8, 2009 by Allahpundit

Could be. Or, it could be that he was influenced by Stormfront, Alex Jones, and the other fringe crap he was known to consume. Only one of those options is politically useful to the left, though, so we know what the correct answer must be. Of special note here is his oblique attempt to blame the amazing spike in gun sales on people like Glenn Beck. No dice: The gun boom was already a phenomenon as of November 12 and Beck didn’t debut on Fox until January 19.

Note too his special emphasis on Obama being a “minority.” I wonder what Rick could be implying. Also featured in this clip is Media Matters hatchet man/hack Eric Boehlert, who specializes in criticism of the right-wing blogosphere. Read Johnny Dollar’s fact-check of his latest screed for a taste of what Boehlert’s peddling to the nutroots.


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Woah, check out Sanchez’s Twitter page. He’s barely literate.

Kensington on April 8, 2009 at 9:24 PM

Woah, check out Sanchez’s Twitter page. He’s barely literate.

Kensington on April 8, 2009 at 9:24 PM

Probably drunk. PLEASE RICK FOR GODS SAKE DON’T DRIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FlyoverJ-HawkFan on April 8, 2009 at 9:28 PM

Even when Rick sanchez tries to be provactive his delivery is so whiny and stiff that it is hard to listen to him
In fact I have never seen somebody with as little talent rise this far except maybe that schuster fellow on Msnbc.
You would think they could find somebody without that weird child molester vibe to host these shows even if they are liberal.
I can’t even click on the 2 minute clip because Rick sucks
that bad.

kangjie on April 8, 2009 at 9:31 PM

It’s official. Rick Sanchez has killed more people than Fox News.

DrSteve on April 8, 2009 at 9:32 PM

Attack Rush, and Rush’s audience almost doubles. Attack Fox, and Rick’s already dismal ratings, along with CNN’s, continue to fall like a rock.
Keep up the good work Ricky. Soon you will be joining Montel Williams at Airhead America.

RMR on April 8, 2009 at 9:51 PM

Sanchez has experience killing under the influence.

Christien on April 8, 2009 at 10:01 PM

Sanchez is sorta like a Geraldos mini-me.

Snotty Lil fella playing on the Blue eyes blonde hair
of Glen Beck.

Texyank on April 8, 2009 at 10:08 PM

Unfortunately, Alex Jones IS Fox News, thanks to Glenn Beck

daryl_herbert on April 8, 2009 at 10:08 PM

Just more attacks on us “bitter clingers”.

They’re only pissing themselves because whiny ass liberals aren’t arming themselves and conservatives are.

roninacreage on April 8, 2009 at 10:15 PM

Unfortunately, Alex Jones IS Fox News, thanks to Glenn Beck

daryl_herbert on April 8, 2009 at 10:08 PM

You’re a moron.

roninacreage on April 8, 2009 at 10:17 PM

Sanchez is a shi*thead. Does anyone even watch CNN anymore?

RandyChandler on April 8, 2009 at 10:17 PM

It looks like Sanchez is really trying to give Olby a run for his money now. Is he CNNs Murrow? I would love to see America’s Murrow death match.

AUINSC on April 8, 2009 at 10:26 PM

Sanchez is a shi*thead. Does anyone even watch CNN anymore?

RandyChandler on April 8, 2009 at 10:17 PM

Well, I do and did tonight, only because of Lou Dobbs. Please, don’t hate me cause I might spike CNN’s viewership, but I really like Lou Dobbs. I laughed my ass off last night when he had the race baiter in chief Sharpton on plus the leader of Acorn.Wow, the CEO of Acorn. Is there really such a thing that exists. I thought Bambi was the CEO of Acorn. Also, I was extremely shocked to see that the CEO of Acorn was an angry black woman,/. Didn’t know they existed.

FlyoverJ-HawkFan on April 8, 2009 at 10:29 PM

Sanchez should go stand in the middle of Oakland/Detroit/Saint Louis/Los Angeles/Philadelphia/New Orleans/Neward/Cleveland/Chicago/Durham(NC) and see what happens.

SouthernGent on April 8, 2009 at 10:35 PM

Rick Sanchez is a weapons grade douche-bag. I can’t figure out how anyone except maybe his mother would want to watch him. He got under a few desks to get where he is, for sure.

pleaseandthankyou on April 8, 2009 at 11:58 PM

Unfortunately, Alex Jones IS Fox News, thanks to Glenn Beck

Beck is an entertainer. No one is going to confuse, nor is there any attempt to dress Beck up as a news man the way MSNLSD has done with Olby and Matthews.

moxie_neanderthal on April 9, 2009 at 12:52 AM

Mr Sanchez is a dumbass. Why did the Branch Davidians buy a ton of guns? The same reason many normal people buy guns during Democratic Presidents. It wasn’t for some apocalyptic nonsense, it was because gun control restrictions raise the price, especially of certain weapons. Times like this, combined with financial recession, basically makes guns a commodity. Perfect storm really if you want to make a good profit. Even without a gun grabbing President, the need to protect yourself when you’re surrounded by financially destroyed people should be very evident. Why play Russian Roulette if you don’t have to? If a guy breaks in your door a phone won’t do a thing. Let’s be pragmatic. But Sanchez won’t be pragmatic, I could only make it through the first minute of the video and I was instantly disgusted, he’s the biggest douchebag on television, beating David Schuster by the hair on his head. (Schuster’s got an expanding bald spot on the back of his head and I’m hoping his days on TV are numbered.)

LevStrauss on April 9, 2009 at 1:00 AM

And just to add. The main idea is that the market doesn’t believe Obama, and coupled with the increased reporting of shootings in the national press, one would be stupid not to see it. People are getting guns before they can’t afford them. The media is pushing some kind of agenda with their increased reporting and then the blogs react and it balloons. I’d like to see them once just give me the actual numbers. Is it just me or does the body count threshold much lower to get the coverage it usually gets? Somebody’s setting a dialogue, its very much political in nature.

LevStrauss on April 9, 2009 at 1:14 AM

i don’t see the point of entertaining dissections of the content of beck’s shows – whether or not he believes in a given conspiracy theory.

msnbc has been pushing the item that we are in the presence of fascism under bush for eight years, and progressive outfits like democracynow have trafficed in nothing but insane, overheated conspiracy theories on that theme.

and corespondingly, we can cite examples such as the case of andrew mickel or matthew marren of deranged progressives going on anti-government killing sprees.

if they want to coorelate political speech against one president or another with violence from one side or another – let’s!

let’s meet them toe to toe and expose their massive hypocrisy in this. hypocrisy being the only sin they care to acknowledge.

eh on April 9, 2009 at 2:44 AM

Sanchez should go stand in the middle of Oakland/Detroit/Saint Louis/Los Angeles/Philadelphia/New Orleans/Neward/Cleveland/Chicago/Durham(NC) and see what happens.

SouthernGent on April 8, 2009 at 10:35 PM

he get’s hit by a drunk driver?

eh on April 9, 2009 at 2:49 AM

Rick Sanchez = The Ted Kennedy of cable news.

Both are anti-gun
Both have killed with an automobile.
Both are drunkards.

It’s the bottom of the fifth, with the Cardinals leading the Braves 3-2.
“Jim, speaking of the bottom of the fifth, Rick Sanchez is in the ballpark tonight enjoying the game.”

quax1 on April 9, 2009 at 4:03 AM

Who cares what a jerk like Rick Sanchez has to say about anything? He is on a cable network that hardly anyone watches anymore.

pilamaye on April 9, 2009 at 6:52 AM

How’s the view from the bottom, Rick?

drjohn on April 9, 2009 at 7:28 AM

CNN: Where funny things like facts don’t matter.

bluelightbrigade on April 9, 2009 at 8:17 AM

This is simply more junk journalism. It’s embarassing to see how many of them jump on cause and effect when they should know better.

If conservative radio/tv had that much power, then I’m sure we’d not have a Democratic government.

AnninCA on April 9, 2009 at 8:24 AM

Is this the same Fox News that has stolen their viewership and won’t give it back? If it wasn’t for Lou Dobbs, CNN wouldn’t exist.

volsense on April 9, 2009 at 9:06 AM

Wikepedia: On December 10, 1990, Sanchez struck a pedestrian, Jeffrey Smuzinick, with his car on a residential street near Dolphin Stadium after Smuzinick darted into the road.[2] Smuzinick, who was inebriated and under the influence of drugs at the time of the incident, was paralyzed and eventually died from his injuries in 1995.[2][3] Sanchez, who had just left an NFL football game with his father, was not charged with causing the accident, but was charged with and pleaded no contest to DUI.[2]

2. ^ a b c Miami Herald Archives
3. ^ New York Observer Profile

Nothing more needs to be said.

jbh45 on April 9, 2009 at 9:11 AM

Rick Sanchez is a weapons grade douche-bag. I can’t figure out how anyone except maybe his mother would want to watch him. He got under a few desks to get where he is, for sure.

pleaseandthankyou

Now that’s going to leave a mark. Thanks for the chuckle.

SKYFOX on April 9, 2009 at 10:00 AM

Rick Sanchez = Another liberal MORON

byteshredder on April 9, 2009 at 10:06 AM

GOOD SHOT at the end there, Alan! Well done, sir.

fossten on April 9, 2009 at 10:15 AM

Rick Sanchez is a paranoid liberal who is unable to face the truth because he’s a washed (cannot be called brainwashed because you have to have a brain).

Typical lib MSM interrupt and deflect message when it is headed to expose the truth.

There is nothing in his head or other libs.

MSGTAS on April 9, 2009 at 10:31 AM

One thing you forgot to add in your Wikipedia drunk driving defense. Sanchez left the scene without offering aid to the victim.

Bic on April 9, 2009 at 12:58 PM

Rick is a liberal tool. ’nuff said.

Sultry Beauty on April 9, 2009 at 3:48 PM

jbh45 on April 9, 2009 at 9:11 AM

After the current loss of a promising 22 year old Angels pitcher, I find this despicable! He’s more than a tool. His a pathetic piece of human excrement.

Sultry Beauty on April 9, 2009 at 3:51 PM

Rick Sanchez = The Ted Kennedy of cable news.

Both are anti-gun
Both have killed with an automobile.
Both are drunkards.

It’s the bottom of the fifth, with the Cardinals leading the Braves 3-2.
“Jim, speaking of the bottom of the fifth, Rick Sanchez is in the ballpark tonight enjoying the game.”

quax1 on April 9, 2009 at 4:03 AM

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First laugh of the morning… : } Ahhh… Coffee and guns at dawn.
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RalphyBoy on April 18, 2009 at 8:33 AM

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