Friday, October 01, 2010

The Self-Pity Epidemic Virus goes Viral

No longer restricted to mere law professors:
 I think he looks at the world through, his mom, who was a school teacher, and his dad, who was a physicist or something like that. Great, I’m so happy that he grew up in a suburban middle class New Jersey home with everything you could ever imagine. ...
He can’t relate to a guy like me. He can’t relate to a guy whose dad worked all his life. He can’t relate to somebody who grew up poor....

That's (former) CNN talking head Rick Sanchez telling radio host Pete Dominick why his life has been so miserable as a gold-star media property.  In an unrecorded  off-air exchange with Dominick, Sanchez also said:

You were lucky. We lived for three months in a brown paper bag in a septic tank. We used to have to get up at six o'clock in the morning, clean the bag, eat a crust of stale bread, go to work down mill for fourteen hours a day week in-week out. When we got home,out Dad would thrash us to sleep with his belt!
Link.   Per Sanchez' Wiki page, Sanchez came to Florida from Cuba as an infant when his family fled Castro's Cuba.  He went to college on a football scholarship.  He started work in broadcast journalism before graduation and has been employed there ever siince.

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