Jon Stewart slams Rick Sanchez on Comedy Central's 'Night of Too Many Stars' in

The Dark Knight - October 3 2010, 12:12 PM

By Soraya Roberts
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Sunday, October 3rd 2010, 9:40 AM

Jon Stewart stood up to Rick Sanchez on Saturday night.

As host of Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars," a fundraiser for autism research, Stewart spoke out for the first time about CNN's former anchor calling the "Daily Show" host a bigot and suggesting the Jews control the media.

"If you went on radio and said the Jews control the media...you may want to hold on to your money," Stewart said during his opening monologue at New York's Beacon Theatre, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

On Friday, CNN fired Sanchez after he appeared on Sirius XM radio's "Stand Up! with Pete Dominick" to promote his new book, "Conventional Idiocy." During the interview, he slammed Stewart for being "prejudicial" then took aim at his own network.

"I'm telling you that everybody who runs CNN is a lot like Stewart and a lot of people who run all the other networks are a lot like Stewart," Sanchez said. "And to imply that somehow they, the people in this country who are Jewish, are an oppressed minority?"

David Letterman (l.) made a guest apparance on on 'Night of Too Many Stars' and also slammed disgraced CNN anchor Rick Sanchez.

(Sykes/AP)

On Saturday night, Stewart joked that Sanchez could be back on the air in no time.

"All he has to do is apologize to us, and we'll hire him back," he quipped.

David Letterman, who made a guest appearance at the "Stars" show, also tore into the former CNN employee when he said he was in town "helping Rick Sanchez clean out his office."

Stewart will reportedly officially address the Sanchez controversy on "The Daily Show," which next airs Monday night at 11 p.m. on Comedy Central.

"Night of Too Many Stars" airs Oct. 21 at 9 p.m.

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