Liberal CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour suffered an epic meltdown on Thursday night as it became clear that Britain was asserting its national sovereignty and voting to leave the European Union. The sneering Amanpour repeatedly derided it as an example of “xenophobia” and “white identity” politics. Early in the evening, with the result still in doubt, Amanpour told Anderson Cooper: “A lot of the Leave movements are led by the hard-right, very, very xenophobic, anti-immigrant, very populist, nationalist, white identity politics.” Later, as reality set in, the journalist referenced the current issue of The Economist and raged, “This marks a victory for the kind of economic nationalism, to quote this article here, for the kind of xenophobia, that will imperil the liberal world order that has guaranteed western prosperity and stability since World War II."
Continuing to get worked up, Amanpour again bashed the result as racism. She warned that “anti-establishment, populist, nationalist, and in many cases xenophobic parties will also get a huge wind from this, and try to spin off as well. That is a worst case scenario that people are incredibly afraid of at this point.” In case one missed the point, she underlined, “And it has also said this victory, for which Nigel Farage, the anti-immigrant, xenophobic leader of the UK Independence Party.” When Amanpour wasn’t calling the majority of British voters racist, she was mocking them as stupid.