Saturday, April 23, 2016

Odd that none of these youth leaders wanted to ask him about his intervention in the EU referendum debate

Aisha Gani in the Guardian reports Obama's question and answer session with 500 "youth leaders" earlier today:  http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/apr/23/barack-obama-london-visit-young-people-key-to-changing-the-world

Is it not odd that none of these youth leaders wanted to ask him about his intervention in the EU referendum debate?

How was the audience selected and what criteria did they use?

It is almost as if these 500 "youth leaders" were handpicked to conform with a particular ideological stance.

Being "leaders" their views on a whole range of issues will presumably be in the public domain and so it would be easy for an organiser of the meeting to check and select.

And it appears from Ms Gani's article that no-one of English ethnicity was present at the gathering - is this a true reflection of the event or evidence that Aisha Gani is unthinkingly racist?


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