After calling Jon Stewart a “bigot” and saying that news networks are run by Jews on Pete Dominick’s satellite show yesterday, CNN’s Rick Sanchez turned his ire toward Fox News and its audience, calling the viewers “angry white guys” and accusing the network of trying to get them even “angrier”:
The business model is very simple, there’s a bunch of angry white guys out there, so we need to program to them and the angrier we get them the more viewers we’ll have. And they were already angry to begin with so we’ll give them even a little more nudging. … Because if we do that we’ll get them angrier and they’ll watch more often.
He mentions black teenagers “with their underwear sticking out of their pants” and Hispanics beating up “some white guy’s daughter” as evidence of Fox pandering to its “angry,” and seemingly racist, audience. Dominick then sums it up as “race baiting.”
Not done with his tirade, Sanchez adds that the only thing Fox is worried about is getting “more white people to watch” at the expense of making minorities look like they are “lazy” and “freeloaders.”
The Fox discussion starts at about 17:56 in the clip below: