Top Newsreader Alastair Stewart Fired for Quoting ‘Racist’ Shakespeare

LONDON - APRIL 15: Journalist and braodacster Alastair Stewart attends a cocktail party to launch nationwide fundraising tea dances due to take place on Australian and New Zealand memorial Anzac Day (April 25) at the Australian High Commission on April 15, 2008 in London, England. All proceeds to be donated …
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One of Britain’s most popular and respected newsreaders has been sacked after using on Twitter a Shakespeare quotation that a black activist complained was ‘racist’.

Alastair Stewart, who had been a newsreader at Independent Television News (ITN) for 40 years, was engaged in a Twitter debate with a vexatious nonentity called Martin Shapland, a former Liberal Democrat activist of no known distinction.

Stewart responded to one of Shapland’s sallies with a quotation from Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure:

But man, proud man,
Drest in a little brief authority
Most ignorant of what he’s most assur’d;
His glassy essence, like an angry ape,
Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven,
As make the angels weep.

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