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George Hook Causing Big Controversy Online With His Comments This Evening

By Darragh Berry

January 31, 2018 at 9:32pm


Newstalk Presenter, George Hook is again in the middle of a social media storm after his friendly comments about Spanish Facist Leader General Franco whom he described as his "favourite benevolent dictator."

The comments have created such a stir that there have been calls for him to be taken off air again just weeks after he returned to Newstalk. 

He added to this by saying: “Interesting the retrospective on Franco when one considers how many Irish travelled there on holiday during his time in charge.”

“There is a serious point to be made as Spain faces break up with Catalan independence. Yugoslavia break up meant war. And people think Trump means WW3.

“I know what Franco was, the question to be asked is how is the world to be governed and those who ignore history live to repeat it.”

However, people were quick to get back to Hook and give him their thoughts. 

Hook has since returned to the radio station to do a weekly show on Saturdays following his comments about rape.

He apologised for his comments at the time stating that: “It was wrong of me to suggest that any blame could be attributed to those victims or that bear any responsibility in the crimes committed against them.”

READ NEXT: Newstalk Has Confirmed That George Hook Will Return To Their Station With New Show


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