Unfortunately, most of us are familiar with The Fear. That feeling you get when you wake up after a big night and can’t remember what you said or did but know it was probably embarrassing and/or bad.
Post-Glastonbury, it seems that veteran Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow may have a case of The Fear.
Snow says he has “no recollection” of whether he joined in with chants of “F*** the Tories” at the festival last weekend, after a fellow reveller claimed he did.
“Boss place that Glasto,” Danny Millea tweeted with a photo of him and Snow. “Having a dance with Jon Snow and hearing him shout f*** the tories is what dream are made of.”
This was then followed by a second tweet, saying: “Boss when he turned around just after he got off and sarcastically went ‘I’m supposed to be neutral'”.
In a statement, Snow said: “After a day at Glastonbury I can honestly say I have no recollection of what was chanted, sung or who I took over 1000 selfies with.”
Snow had previously tweeted about “the real energy for better politics” at Glastonbury. Whether this included chanting, it remains unclear.
Ofcom, the regulating body for TV and radio, dictates that broadcasters have a duty to be impartial. But these rules about neutrality only relate to what is broadcast or published and have nothing to do with what journalists do on their own time.