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Outgoing Today programme host John Humphrys, who used to throw objects around at work that 'would usually always miss and then always say sorry' is a victim of ageism, his co-presenter on the Radio 4 show claims.
Justin Webb said the BBC has become so concerned with box-ticking exercises to achieve 'diversity' that it is in danger of ignoring prejudice against older people.
Tribute - Humphrys - Webb - Plenty - Misery
Paying tribute to Humphrys, Webb said: 'There are plenty who don't like him, who think he's gone on too long, who want him 'pensioned off' or 'put out of his misery', or whatever the phrase is they use to suggest that being a man in his 70s on air is somehow an affront.
'Most of these folks would see themselves as impeccable anti-sexists and anti-racists, but ageism is alive and well and apparently deeply acceptable in the anti-John movement.'
Humphrys - Mail - February - Today - Decades
Humphrys, 76, pictured, told the Mail in February that he had decided to step down from Today after three decades on the early morning current affairs show.
The announcement was met with glee by critics who have long accused him of an overly aggressive interviewing style.
Webb, 58, also told...
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