Rick Sanchez Twitter Breakdown: "I Was So Clueless" as Miami Anchor

CNN's Rick Sanchez was in extreme overshare mode last night on Twitter. Apparently a combination of not being picked to replace Lou Dobbs and flying to FIU parents' weekend to see his son had him feeling emotional, a bit edgy, and finally confessional, admitting to something we've long known: He was a bit of an airbag during his days behind the WSVN desk.

"when i was a local anchor in miami, i was so clueless. funny how years can make you get life. i know so much more now," tweeted Sanchez [we left the capitalization to preserve the tweet-tegrity]
That's not news to New Times. He was our favorite TV punching bag back in the day. We even created a "Best Of" award category for him: Least Credible News Personality.

But Sanchez has redeemed himself a bit since then. He's a Twitter pioneer, after all. And his 3 p.m. CNN broadcast is one of the few, if only, shows on the channel that beats both MSNBC and Fox News. Apparently that wasn't good enough to get him Lou Dobbs's recently vacated slot.

One Twitter detractor said Sanchez might have gotten the job if he wasn't so liberally biased. "then i don't want the job," Sanchez replied.

Sanchez had mentioned his son in a tweet, and another follower asked him if he's in legal trouble.

"what a stupid question," Sanchez bluntly replied.

After Sanchez tweeted, "i was so poor as kid, my son so rich. i want to make him hungry like old man," another follower asked if he had to walk to school in the snow.

"no, walked to school in miami dumb ass. no snow. but my dad made me wear hard soled shoes, no jeans and long sleeve shirt," Sanchez replied.

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Kyle Munzenrieder