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Jon Snow makes another race gaffe

Can veteran Channel 4 news presenter Jon Snow stop putting his foot in his mouth when it comes to race? The channel has already been forced to apologise this year after the presenter observed live on television that he had ‘never seen so many white people in one place’ when covering a Brexit rally in London.

Now it seems he’s at it again. When interviewing the Tory MP Nusrat Ghani, who is supporting Jeremy Hunt in the leadership race earlier this week, Snow brought up the topic of the Tory members who would be voting in the upcoming leadership contest, remarking that:

‘There’s not an entirely flattering picture of the cross-section of the Conservative members who are going to have to vote in this thing. I mean, over-55, predominantly white, you know, how much traction are you going to get with them?’

Snow seemed to be unaware of the irony of lecturing Ghani, who is neither white, nor over-55 on the subject, considering he is both white and 71-years-old himself. Mr S also notes that unlike Snow, Ghani was state-educated before she became a government minister – though perhaps this fact may have blown Snow’s mind completely.

Watch here:

To Mr S, it seems like the truly unflattering picture of society is Channel 4 news presenters…


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