Channel 4 apologised to police yesterday after Jon Snow, the presenter, wrongly accused an officer who arrested a black motorist of being racist. Snow made the comment when Channel 4 News covered the story of Olufemi Ijebuode, who was arrested in Bournemouth last year and concluded the item by stating “racism in Dorset there”.Ah, yes. Wonderful Channel 4 News. The programme whose reporting was accurately described as "reading out The Guardian" by Jeremy Clarkson on 'Have I Got News For You" yesterday.
Mr Ijebuode went to Channel 4 with footage from the officer’s car, alleging racism. But yesterday the Independent Police Complaints Commission cleared the police officer and criticised Snow and the channel for its coverage.
Ian Bynoe, an IPCC commissioner, said that most witnesses had not corroborated Mr Ijebuode’s account of what happened and that Channel 4 had shown only edited clips of the 12-minute footage.
Ijebuode actually has a blog, here. A quick perusal shows that he is a professional whiner, who makes it his business to see racism everywhere, and who appears to have something of a grudge against the police. Take these comments, from March 2006:
...spare a thought for black and so-called "ethnic minority" communities in Dorset, and those of us living at the sharp end of an overwhelmingly white and racist police force; those of us who reject that token Uncle Tom Negro they wheel out as evidence of "diversity", and those of us who eat oppression and drink injustice on a daily basis, because the power of the state is abused and corrupted to protect racists, criminals and terrorists.The man is clearly bordering on insanity. Aside from his extreme paranoia, he's a pan-African nationalist who quotes approvingly from, among other dubious and disreputable individuals, the convicted murderer Mumia Abu Jamal, hates white people, and also hates Christianity, as an evil white religion. Probably he has quite a lot in common with Jon Snow.
But seriously, I found all this out from a few minutes on his blog. Surely Channel 4, with all their vast resources could have discovered this too? Bloggers are often attacked by the MSM for inaccuracy, but it would surely take quite a lot to equal the kind of incompetence shown by a branch of the MSM which reproduces the lies of an anti-white racist bigot as objective truth, simply because his lies serve as the means to promote their politically-correct leftist ends.