Was it just a dream? The meteoric rise, and even more precipitous fall, of Rick Sanchez happened so quickly it felt like, well, none of it actually happened. Snapped from relative broadcasting obscurity in Florida by CNN, Sanchez quickly made a strong imprint on the cable news network. His flamboyant, in-your-face style, seemingly more FOX-like in form than CNN, earned him a devout following. This led to an expanded time slot and even more air time.

After calling Jon Stewart a "bigot" recently on the radio show 'Stand Up With Pete Dominick,' among other incendiary comments, Sanchez was fired from CNN. To try to make sense of this fiasco and what it means for Rick, PopEater revisits some classic media faux pas and what happened to these silly birds who fell from their nests.