Monday, 13 June 2016

Orlando: Disgusted

Disgusted Owen Jones stormed out of Sky News after the presenter tried to distance the Orlando shooting from LGBT hate crime.

Mark Longhurst told the left-wing writer people should "delineate" between Islamist terror and homophobia after the attack which killed 50 at gay Florida nightclub Pulse.

That prompted a furious response from Mr Jones, who is gay and said the attack was both things at once.

And he threw up his arms in denial after Mr Longhurst told him "you cannot say this is a worse attack than what happened in Paris".

Eventually Mr Jones tore off his microphone and stormed off the set of the channel's nightly newspaper review, where he was appearing with talk radio host Julia Hartley-Brewer...

Mirror - you can watch the video in the article.

Owen Jones: 'This is one of the worst atrocities carried out against LGBT people.'

Mark Longhurst: 'No, it was carried out against human beings.'


The big queeny flounce as political act.

You're even hotter when you're angry, Owen.

You deserve a medal for not biffing him.

Well done!

NB Our Owen is clearly such a big star now the Mirror doesn't feel the need to tell its readers what he does or who he is.

This became quite a big story with almost all papers giving prominence to 'the left-wing journalist'.

See also the excellent article by David Braniff-Herbert; Are We Witnessing 'Straightsplaining' Of The Orlando Massacre?

1 comment:

  1. "Delineate between"? For goodness' sake! That bis the real scandal here.