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Race-Baiters In Media Cost Mike Richards His Job

Mike Richards is stepping down as host of Jeopardy!, just a week after Sony named him the show’s permanent host. Richards’ decision comes after reports surfaced that he made offensive comments towards a female colleague in 2013 and 2014 and off-color remarks about Jews. Via the New York Times, Richards released the following memo to staff on Friday: It pains me that these past incidents and comments have cast such a shadow on Jeopardy! as we look to start a new chapter. As I mentioned last week, I was deeply honored to be asked to host the syndicated show and was thrilled by the opportunity to expand my role. However, over the last several days it has become clear that moving forward as host would be too much of a distraction for our fans and not the right move for the show. As such, I will be stepping down as host effective immediately. As a result, we will be canceling production today. [Sony Pictures Television] will now resume the search for a permanent syndicated host. In the meantime, we will be bringing back guest hosts to continue production for the new season, details of which will be announced next week. […]

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Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.