Report: Rick Sanchez Apologized To “Gracious” Jon Stewart Today

Former CNN anchor Rick Sanchez has been resoundingly mum since Friday morning’s diatribe against Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Jewish people (not that he hadn’t said enough already). Reports are surfacing, however, that he has done his part in private and apologized to Stewart, who took it in stride and called him “thin-skinned.”

The ‘report,’ via Breaking News Hound, is Sanchez’s wife’s Facebook status, which reads:

“rick apologized to jon stewart today.they had a good talk. jon was gracious and called rick, ‘thin-skinned.’ he’s right. rick feels horrible that in an effort to make a broader point about the media, his exhaustion from working 14 hr days for 2 mo. straight, caused him to mangle his thought process inartfully. he got caught up in the banter and deeply apologizes to anyone who was offended by his unintended comments.”

The story has yet to be confirmed by either side officially or circulated widely, though it seems unlikely that those close to Sanchez would propagate the story just to scrounge up good publicity. If it happens to not be true, though, Stewart isn’t one to let unsubstantiated rumors about himself (or others) slide.

Below is the original message on Mrs. Sanchez’s Facebook wall:

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