Jon Snow: sex expert

27 January 2014

Jon Snow’s interview in the Standard today makes for perfect post-lunch reading:

‘Sex comes into every evaluation of a woman, there’s no doubt about it. It’s there. Once you’ve established a friendship or a working relationship with a woman, it’s parked. But it’s an interesting barrier. When you’ve gone through it and arrived at the other side, it’s never a problem again. Well I’m not saying it is a problem at all, it’s rather a delicious thing really, ‘what might have been?’ or ‘what could be’. It’s a natural animal element of sustaining life.’

Mr S has to wonder what Snow’s colleagues and female guests will make of this ‘delicious thing’. His fellow Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman is a leading columnist at the Telegraph’s new women’s section, so this debate about the ‘natural animal element’ could run and run.

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  • Grace Ironwood

    most ordinary people know what he’s talking about. Poor fella will have to grovel to a high priestess or two and learn to keep his mouth in future.

  • jacob-crackersvitch

    I would not want him to meet my old mum, the thought of him mentally undressing her and assessing her possible performance in the sack is just to much to contemplate.

  • Cornelius Bonkers

    Surely not! A liberal of impeccable credentials and ecclesiastical provenance likes the ladies? If I was Cathy Newman I’d be careful not to get stuck in the broom cupboard with him. But of course, the next question is: does he like the ladies too much? Sometimes on Ch4 News he positively drools over some of his interviewees – and that’s just the blokes. I hope he takes off his bicycle clips when going a-wooing! Oh, and I wonder what a politically-correct sh.g is like?

  • David Booth.

    Wasn’t it Jon Snow who ignored a woman as she was being assaulted in the street a couple of years back? Nice chap!

  • Retired Nurse

    no wonder zeinab badawi looked so worried…

  • mrsjosephinehydehartley

    I can understand this delicious thing; it flies in the face of what most people normally expect ie never to jump into bed with a friend or anybody from work. Easy.

  • heliogabal

    What was he thinking? Just looking at him makes these comments absurd.

    • Fergus Pickering

      There are pretty young women who will sleep with old men. The question is – is Jon Snow rich enough?

  • Richard

    DLT, Roache….whatever next!!

  • James Strong

    2nd attempt because my first post must have been ‘offensive’.
    Jon Snow is right, isn’t he?
    We meet women socially and at work; we see them on the train and in shopping centres, and we imagine having secks with them.
    It’s entirely normal and nothing to feel guilty about.
    Men fantasise about secks with women they meet and see.
    Except gays and neuters, I suppose.
    And what on earth has Snow’s face, or politics, or Denis Thatcher’s opinion of him, got to do with this?

    • Fergus Pickering

      What every woman we meet? How exhausting.

      • Swanky

        Fergus: And does he really mean that he imagines the whole exercise, or is it the case that his mind does a quick rove, votes up or down, and then moves on?

        • Fergus Pickering

          Dunno, Swanky. And his father was a bishop!

          • Swanky

            Update: Definitely going to read The Harpole Report. Shame it’s not on Kindle over here but never mind. Thanks again.

  • Bill Brinsmead

    ‘That bloody pinko’ was Dennis Thatcher’s term for snowy.

    • Ridcully

      Good judge of character wasn’t he?

    • Colonel Mustard

      Oh, I think Snow is a little more red in tooth and claw than that. Pinko is something I might call Cameron without referring to his blancmange visage.

  • Colonel Mustard

    John Snow is one of those socialists, like Campbell, whose face reveals everything about their reality.

  • Swanky

    From where I’m standing, thanks to Earth’s gravitational pull, there’s nothing odd about what Snow said. In fact, my understanding is that most men think this way. Guess what? Women do, too.

    It’s very simple. If the ultimate relationship is the everything-relationship, and that everything-relationship is the hardest of all to find (because it has to mesh in most every way), then of course we need to have a ‘could we?/couldn’t we?’ question ever present in our minds. I think long-established couples and long-established singles alike forget this. I remember my mum not so long ago criticizing the fact that I ‘didn’t know’ a man I was attracted to and had recently met. I had to remind her that, as a matter of logic, naturally I couldn’t know all about him as we had just met! I also pointed out that the discovery of the new person was part of the charm. It was so long since she’d had a man in her life — never mind a new man, and they all start off that way, or the great majority do — that the whole process of falling in love was unfamiliar and seemed impossible. Yet people that don’t know each other, apart from the charm, can and do form lasting bonds. But not if, in the first imaginary place, they thought ‘oh god no, I could never…’.

    • sfin

      I was going to post a comment – but I can’t better this one – thank you.

      • Swanky

        Thanks very much! : )

    • Daniel Maris

      Fortunately men and women can think about more than one thing at the same time.

      • Swanky

        Dual-tasking: yes. Multi-tasking — I don’t believe in.

  • Pootles

    WTF?! Another bloody 60s/early 70s ‘right on’ liberal. I wish they’d just shuffle off to their well-padded pensions.

  • Fergus Pickering

    John Snow is an idiot. But we knew that already. We didn’t know that he is a sex-crazed idiot. Watch your bums ladies!

  • post_x_it

    Is he pitching to become a Lib Dem candidate?

    • Peter Stroud

      Well said.

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