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Update: CNN Anchor Rick Sanchez Apologizes for Using Fake Quote Against Limbaugh

October 16, 2009

Update: Sanchez did give a somber apology today on CNN. He looked like he had been taken to the woodshed.

Here is his quote:

“We have been unable to independently confirm that quote. We should not have reported it without independent confirmation, and for that, I apologize.”

“I feel it’s important on this show to hold folks accountable whenever they make mistakes. That’s what I try to do. And you know what? That should include myself, and that should also include my team. It’s important to let you know that.”

  1. October 16, 2009 6:24 pm

    As cute as Mr. Sanchez is, I’ve come to despise him the past couple years.. That was a pointless apology..He goes on to say how Rush didn’t get the team.. and basically, hahahaha…

    • Paul Cooper permalink
      October 16, 2009 9:44 pm

      Side note: your username cracks me up.

  2. Walt permalink
    October 16, 2009 6:24 pm

    He did admit his error, as did CNN through him. Credit should be given when the mainstream media admits to wrongdoing.

    • Theiconoclast permalink
      October 17, 2009 1:47 am

      Oh, sure, now that the damage has been done! I apologize for yelling “FIRE” in a crowded building. Does that make it alright?

      • oldwolves permalink
        October 17, 2009 6:37 am

        Yes, if there’s a fire in the building. However, the left sees smoke when the clear mist of truth part to reveal their banality. LOL

      • October 17, 2009 10:00 am

        I hope he and CNN are sued for libel!! Rush is exactly correct. This has been done in a continuing effort to attempt to destroy the Right and talk radio. Rush is the highest profile person they could “get.” That puts an unwarranted bullsye on his back. And the Left is good at shooting at the back!

    • Steve R permalink
      October 17, 2009 10:00 am

      If the apology marked a standard instead of an aberration, I’d agree. Unfortunately, the general media — entrenched up to its progressive eyeballs — is AWOL when it comes to self-policing.

  3. theconservative permalink
    October 16, 2009 6:27 pm

    At least he had the backbone to apologize. That’s more than I can say for others.

  4. October 16, 2009 8:57 pm

    I don’t know Rick Sanchez, and I have no idea how he covers the news. But I was aware of his statements about Rush Limbaugh. I admire him for apologizing for making unsubstantiated allegations about racism. That said, the NFL has lost me. No longer will I attend football games or view them on television.

  5. October 17, 2009 1:07 am

    Apology not accepted. Apologies are granted to those who didn’t really mean what they said, and regret having misspoken. Sanchez is apologizing ‘cuz he got busted with bogus info, and now has to cover his sorry dismal ass. But he meant every word.

  6. oldwolves permalink
    October 17, 2009 4:56 am

    The damage was done. Mission accomplished. Now to make people think he really cares about what he done. He admitted his error?

    “We should have not”….

    “We have been unable to confirm”…

    I’m sorry folks but can someone please explain to me how the word ‘WE’ makes it a personal apology?

    Backbone? Sure, he conned everyone and even got some rightwingers to compliment him. he got perty teeth too!

  7. Jack Hampton permalink
    October 17, 2009 5:39 am

    I have to agree I am not impressed by his apology. I truly hope that Mr. Limbaugh sues the hell out of the sports writer for the Detroit Free Press not just for him but for all Americans. It is past time that an example be made of these liars for the sake of the country. But I do not believe he will and that causes me to lose a little respect for Rush he will let it pass and the scumbag writer will get away with his gutter actions.

    • lee permalink
      October 17, 2009 8:52 am

      If Rush does not demand a pound of flesh for this, it is not a tragic thing — it is a sign that Rush is better than that.

      • oldwolves permalink
        October 17, 2009 2:00 pm

        It would be a tragic thing. The right wing has usually let this behavior continue because we wanted to be big about it. By this behavior we only emboldened the left. Now that we are standing up to them, they don’t like it! Their being called on their lies. It’s got to stop. It’s been almost impossible for years to have a civilized conversation with the left because when they are apposed they lie, cheat and make fraudulent accusations. Perhaps by slapping them with lawsuits they’ll start playing fair. Then You’ll see progress. Isn’t that what they want?

  8. MaryAnn permalink
    October 17, 2009 5:59 am

    Everyone demands apologies today. It reminds me of little kids being made to apologize- they have no clue what they’re saying or why. The apology has been rendered meaningless.

  9. Sam Deakins permalink
    October 17, 2009 7:05 am

    Always easier to ask for forgiveness than ask for permission (or to check your sources). The deal has now been sealed against Limbaugh so no matter how apologetic Sanchez and his brethern are they know they won anyway. I thought there was no cheating allowed in sports, this just proves cheating is condoned when done for the right (or is that left) reasons.

  10. October 17, 2009 7:26 am

    I smell a Libel suit coming from Limbaugh shortly. CNN smells it too. Limbaugh has a strong case, and I hope he brings suit against CNN and all the Liberal bias media that perpetrated the lies that Sanchez said on CNN. Its time for those that spout false lies, pay where it hurts them the most, in their pocketbooks, balance sheets, and their ratings.


  11. Nash permalink
    October 17, 2009 8:31 am

    I think the NFL lost out on this. I don’t think this reflected very well on them. But what is the quote? I wasn’t paying attention to the other networks so I missed the quote.

  12. Larry Simmons permalink
    October 17, 2009 11:11 am

    While difficult to judge another’s sincerety, I doubt that Me. Sanchez feels much remorse over sabtaging Limbaugh’s dream of owning an NFL team. More like, too bad I got caught, but mission accomplished.

  13. Melvin Silon permalink
    October 17, 2009 1:32 pm

    I think the St. Louis Rams just passed up an opportunity to show real character. By joining the herd’s false denunciation of Rush, they show themselves to be losers whether or not they win or lose on the field.

  14. Judy permalink
    October 17, 2009 2:36 pm

    Folks, mark that day down on the old calender. Getting a Leftist or Progressive to even quasi- apologize is a day that will be rare and few in-between. It just isn’t on their dance card.

  15. Judy permalink
    October 17, 2009 2:43 pm

    Nash, it really is a loss to the NFL. Considering Rush’s die-hard love and support of the game, he would have been an asset and it’s most loyal and knowledgeable supporter. Instead of looking at the big picture, as usual, the cowards among us chose the path of least resistance and caved in to lies,inuendo and rumors. And of course, they did not want Rush in on their morally superior, above it all Billionaire boys club, and the company that they keep. It might tarnish their shining example of moral superiority.Their Loss.

  16. oldwolves permalink
    October 17, 2009 3:47 pm

    They care nothing for their moral superiority or their ethics or whats right. It’s the bottom dollar, thats all. Keith oberman has said more incredibly sexist and hateful remarks than any ten conservatives put together. Yet they keep him. Why? Because only liberals are allowed in their culture to hate. It’s expected. And they are afraid that if Rush is in the inside he’ll expose them to the world. Remember that all sports are entertainment and almost all entertainment is run by the left.


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