The very dim bulb CNN anchor Rick Sanchez has stuck his foot, calf and thigh in his mouth with his latest gaffe - besides calling John Stewart a 'bigot' went on to explain that 'Jews control the media'.
CNN and Mr. Sanchez have parted company.
Today in History:
Three of the past century's finest comedians were born on October 2:
Groucho Marx (1890),
Bud Abbot (1895),
and Mahatma Gandhi (1869).
Groucho and Abbot were funny enough, but they pale beside the towering comic greatness of Gandhi. "Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind," he once quipped: "It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man."
That a humorist capable of such scathing sarcastic wit should have sullied himself with politics is regrettable, but not much worse than Jesus having gotten into religion.
It should also be remembered that for most of Gandhi's life the Indian subcontinent was occupied by the British, and that for the first few formative decades of his existence the British were ruled by a queen who was famously unamused. Gandhi went to extraordinary lengths to amuse Queen Victoria. It was only decades after her death that his genius came to full flower, however, and one can only hope she was amused posthumously.
(Eventually the British realized they didn't get Gandhi's jokes and withdrew from India to develop Monty Python.)
October 2, 1950 -
The comic strip Peanuts, created by Charles Schulz, debuted in nine newspapers with the characters of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Patty and Sherman. It is now the most-read comic strip in the world.
And yet, Charlie still hasn't kicked that damn football.
October 2, 1955 -
Revenge, the very first story on the Alfred Hitchcock Presents show premieres on this date.
Hitchcock directed this story about a man taking the law into his own hands when his mentally unstable wife claims she has been attacked by a mysterious man in a gray suit.
October 2, 1959 -
...This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area that might be called The Twilight Zone.
Where is Everybody? the first episode of the anthology series The Twilight Zone premiered on this date
And so it goes