James O'Brien Slays The Sun Over Racism Hypocrisy
28 June 2016, 10:37
This is James O'Brien's devastating attack on The Sun newspaper over their Brexit rhetoric.
The LBC presenter was on brilliant form as he skewered the Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper over two editorials they wrote 24 hours apart.
On Monday, the Sun wrote: "Where the Brex was won: Streets full of Polish shops, kids not speaking English... but Union Jacks now flying high again."
Fast forward a day and the Sun's editorial read: "The Sun today calls on Brits of all creeds, colours and race - Leavers and Remainers - to come together for the good of the country.
"We are appalled at reports of racist abuse in the wake of last week's EU vote, and utterly condemn attempts to provoke division in our society.
"Anyone caught inciting racial hatred must feel the full force of the law."
Those opposing statements left James very angry.
Speaking on his LBC show, he said: "How can that be the same paper? How can the same human beings, possessed of the same DNA as they had yesterday be writing that today?
"This also, of course, is the newspaper in which we've read recently that Muslims are not like you or I, they're not like the rest of us and now we've got the proof.
"This also is the newspaper in which we have read recently that the BBC is anti-white because it employs an internship scheme dedicated to helping people from minority backgrounds that is also used by Sky News, owned by the same person that owns The Sun newspaper.
"This is also a newspaper that has routinely printed columns calling for things like, I don't know, migrants drowning in the sea being welcome.
"And yet today it says 'Anyone caught inciting racial hatred must feel the full force of the law.'"