Why did Channel 4 have a presenter in a hijab fronting coverage of Muslim terror in Nice? by Kelvin Mackenzie. In the UK the Channel 4 presenter giving the news about the Nice lorry massacre was …
a young lady wearing a hijab. Her name is Fatima Manji and she has been with the station for four years.
Was it appropriate for her to be on camera when there had been yet another shocking slaughter by a Muslim? Would the C4 editor have used a Hindu to report on the carnage at the Golden Temple of Amritsar? Of course not. Would the station have used an Orthodox Jew to cover the Israeli-Palestine conflict? Of course not.
So why did they do it? The suggestion is that Ms Manji, left, who I don’t blame as she is just a pawn in this TV news game, had been rostered on some time ago and presumably the C4 twerps felt to remove her would cause a bigger row.
How insensitive. Why did it go ahead? It feels like a PC in-your-face message, upon which the politically correct at Channel 4 would have a quiet chuckle and admire each other for how daring and progressive they’d been.