‘Incredibly smug’: James Morrow on Francesca Albanese’s Press Club address

Sky News host James Morrow says Francesca Albanese’s National Press Club address on Tuesday was “incredibly smug” as she “declared something to be the case” and wouldn’t tolerate anyone challenging her.

Ms Albanese is the United Nations Special Rapporteur for the Occupied Palestinian Territories and she claims Palestinian civilians are at “grave risk of genocide”.

She appeared on Q+A on Monday and made a speech at the National Press Club on Tuesday.

“I thought the performance at the Press Club … [was] incredibly smug,” Mr Morrow told Sky News Australia host Sharri Markson.

“I would be really curious to know who there was applauding her when she gave that really smug answer and were any of the press gallery … giving her a round of applause for that.

“The whole point of her shtick … is this sort of unanswerable bullying smugness where she declares something to be the case and then doesn’t brook anybody saying anything else and challenging her with alternative facts or, as I would call it, reality.”