This anecdote from Katie Glass in her Sunday Times column, reinforces the axiom that the more publicly empathetic the liberal celebrity is, the more ungenerous they are in private:
It took reporting on the Grenfell fire to make the Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow wonder, mournfully, if he is part of a disconnected elite. I could have told him that he is.
As a cub reporter, new to London, I once approached him nervously at a National Portrait Gallery party. He was dismissive and rude, ridiculing me in front of his female fans for not recognising a portrait of the former Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez.
“If he was a singer in a rock band called Up your Jumper, you’d know who he is,” he said, pleased to have embarrassed a girl 30 years younger, and 30 times poorer, than him.
Patronisingly sexist in a way that only leftie elitists could be…