Channel 4 Anchor Jon Snow Ridiculed After Anti-Brexit Joke Backfires

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By Kieran Corcoran | 3:01 am, October 4, 2016

News anchors are famously trustworthy people, who always weigh the evidence and never rush in to score cheap, ill-founded political points… except for Jon Snow.

The left-leaning Channel 4 journalist, who has practically been in mourning since the UK voted to leave the EU, made this Brexit-themed observation yesterday:

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His implication, clearly, is that the electorate is insufficiently trustworthy to make decisions of national importance. If, Snow suggested, people had been allowed to vote down the peace-making Good Friday Agreement, then Ireland would still be aflame.

The problem? The agreement *was* put to a popular vote, twice, and passed, twice.

The above images show referendum results approving on the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland (left) and the Republic of Ireland (right)
The above images show referendum results approving on the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland (left) and the Republic of Ireland (right)

71% of voters in Northern Ireland approved the deal, while 94% of those in the Republic of Ireland did. Indeed, Snow should remember this given that he covered it:

You could almost argue this proves the populace *should* be trusted to decide its own destiny.

Commentators were quick to pounce on his ignorance:

He later deleted the tweet. Luckily Heat Street kept a copy.

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