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Alan Jones has no shame, but what about Tony Abbott?

September 30, 2012

The following is from Peter Fitzsimons at Farirfax

Every time you think 2GB broadcaster Alan Jones has gone as low as he can go, he sets a new benchmark ever deeper in his now obviously bottomless barrel.

Not enough that he has already talked of putting the Prime Minister “into a chaff bag and hoisting her into the Tasman Sea,” or that he has said that the country needs to “bring back the guillotine,” to deal with her, and that across the country “women are wrecking the joint”.

Now, before an audience of Sydney University Young Liberals last weekend at the Watermark Restaurant at Balmoral he has referred to the grieving PM’s late father, John Gillard – a man who was obviously very close to, and extremely proud, of his daughter – and said that he, “died a few weeks ago of shame”.

The unspeakably vicious nastiness of it, the sheer bully-boy misogyny of saying such a thing, simply takes the breath away, even for those of us who spent fair chunks of time around the unvarnished Jones.

Equally staggering is the reaction to his remarks: laughter amidst the gasps. But where was the person who did what needed to be done, which was to stand up and walk out, loudly protesting that by speaking in this manner Jones not only disgraced himself, but also the once proudly courteous party of Sir Robert Menzies? Where was the Sydney University Young Liberals President, Alex Dore, who had invited Jones to the function, publicly dissociating his club from those vicious words?

Instead, the club cravenly tweeted the next day: “Brilliant speech by Alan Jones last night. It’s no wonder he’s the nation’s most influential broadcaster!”

Equally appalling was the non-reaction of the two senior Liberal politicians in the room, both at the time and subsequently. No protest on the night. And on Saturday, State Liberal MP Ray Williams told the Sun-Herald’s Heath Aston, that he couldn’t recall the remark. Nor, apparently, could the President of the Young Liberals, Simon Fontana. How very, very convenient. Perhaps they also missed that one of the auction items on the night was a “Chaff bag jacket, signed by Alan Jones”. This is funny? This is acceptable, from a party already under attack because of a growing perception that its leader Tony Abbott is misogynistic?

So now let him stand up and say out loud what needs to be said: “The remarks of Alan Jones at the Liberal Party function were a disgrace, as was the reaction of some of the audience. Robust debate within the Australian political discourse is fine, but viciously personal insults of this nature have no part of it.”

And let’s hear from 2GB and its sponsors, like Challenger. Do you, or do you not want to be associated with this vicious, woman-hating bully?

It is not women who are destroying the joint. It is the volcanic bile that continues to pour from Jones.

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94 Comments leave one →
  1. September 30, 2012 12:25 pm

    BREAKING NEWS!

    He’s issued a “heartfelt apology”…

    “I am deeply and sincerely sorry that someone got a recording”

  2. Have you no decency, sir? permalink
    September 30, 2012 1:07 pm

    I don’t condone Jones’s words, not one bit, but I am amused by the outrageous outrage from his political opponents. It’s manna from heaven for Gillard Labor supporters. And what about Abbott’s silence on this important story? That’s right, Abbott hasn’t made a public statement denouncing Jones. It’s a disgrace!

  3. September 30, 2012 1:13 pm

    Alan Jones has “political opponents?”

    Here I was thinking that he was just a “radio personality”…

  4. Keeping up with the Jones permalink
    September 30, 2012 1:36 pm

    ‘Alan Jones has “political opponents?”’

    Yes. He is a natural enemy of “the left”.

    ‘A former candidate for Liberal Party of Australia preselection, and former adviser to Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, Jones is a noted supporter of conservative politics in Australia.’

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Jones_(radio_broadcaster)#Political_lobbying_by_issue

  5. TB Queensland permalink
    September 30, 2012 2:04 pm

    I don’t condone Jones’s words, not one bit, but I am amused by the outrageous outrage from his political opponents

    You don’t condone the words but you don’t say anything against them either … nor the person who dribbled them … but you are amused … FYI if a left wing “shock jock”** had made similar statements about the death of Tony Abbott’s father … you would be outraged … the difference, Tony, is that so would I.

    The issue is NOT political it is plain good manners …

    As for Tony Abbott, the longer he remains silent (again) the more people will understand what sort of a man he isn’t …

    ** To my knowledge there isn’t one in Oz!

  6. Lacking the outrage gene permalink
    September 30, 2012 2:23 pm

    Nope. I’ve tried but just can’t seem to summon up the required level of outrage over this. Perhaps I need a few people to tell me what a bad person I am. 😯

  7. el gordo permalink
    September 30, 2012 2:36 pm

    ‘Perhaps I need a few people to tell me what a bad person I am.’

    That makes two of us.

    As for Abbott having to say something on the issue …bullshit to that. The monk is also prone to put his foot in mouth, so he’s unlikely to criticise a fellow traveler for same.

  8. TB Queensland permalink
    September 30, 2012 2:48 pm

    You’ll learn the lesson of decency in society … the longer Abbott remains silent the more he condones what Jones said … better men have been crucified for smaller mistakes …

  9. TB Queensland permalink
    September 30, 2012 2:48 pm

    Perhaps I need a few people to tell me what a bad person I am

    Nope. Yer doin’ quite well yourself …

  10. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 30, 2012 2:59 pm

    Jones is a bitter old fool, is he showing the early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease? He said something dim-witted and ill mannered, and he’s now apologised.

    But the confected outrage continues for some reason, particularly from several who have a record of posting spiteful comments about personal loss.

    Jones has apologised more quickly and more fulsomely than many of those that are now engaging in their confected outrage.

  11. Leftoid playground permalink
    September 30, 2012 3:06 pm

    Presumably the twittersphere is going off.

  12. TB Queensland permalink
    September 30, 2012 4:11 pm

    Mr Abbott added his voice to the condemnation on Sunday afternoon.
    “Alan’s remarks regarding the PM were completely out of line,” he said in a brief statement.
    “It’s good that he’s recognised this and apologised for them.”

    Wonder if he wrote the “statement” himself ..? I’s good that he recognised this … he didn’t he was advised to make a statement (see vid in link below)

    Is this an apology or a lecture … no unqalified apology … just ramblings … and an apology slipped in somewhere … with his dad made him do it …

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/jones-says-gillards-dad-died-of-shame/story-e6freuy9-1226484128451

    If this bloke is so smart why did he make the comments in the first place ..?

  13. el gordo permalink
    September 30, 2012 4:12 pm

    This is a mega storm in a teacup.

  14. armchair opinionator permalink
    September 30, 2012 4:15 pm

    Jones is a noted supporter of conservative politics in Australia.’

    As well as admitting to being a paid researcher for the liberal party dirt unit in the past.

    Jones has apologised more quickly and more fulsomely than many of those that are now engaging in their confected outrage.

    Why bother with the bullshit apology, if you mean to say something, stand by it, nobody believes it was a ‘mistake’ do they? It annoys me that people who deliberately say stuff that is so offensive should think a public apology a ‘mispeak’ is acceptable. It is just media management and damage control.

    Mr Jones said Ms Gillard was “entitled to the benefit of the doubt” that she was hurt by the comments and nobody should have their grief added to by insensitive remarks.

    benefit of the doubt?

    He said he was trying to contact her by phone to make a personal apology.

    A spokesman for Ms Gillard said she would not be taking Mr Jones’s phone call apology, but declined to comment further.

    nor should she

    Apparently abbott’s offices are choc full of imported republican party interns acting as staffers and aids which is why we have been seeing so much of this hateful and nutty US cons style of politics. Not that the misogyny and sexism isn’t an australian trait as well, but it is also in play in the US [with added racism].

  15. armchair opinionator permalink
    September 30, 2012 4:17 pm

    sorry, link for my quotes

    http://www.afr.com/p/national/abbott_says_jones_was_out_of_line_RkgTbXH57p103fBl5EDn6K

  16. TB Queensland permalink
    September 30, 2012 4:23 pm

    Oh, but Alan Jones, “just repeated” something he heard a christening? Appropriate for the usual church gatherings I suppose …

  17. September 30, 2012 4:40 pm

    “Nope. Yer doin’ quite well yourself …”

    The pieces are finally falling into place. nasking’s sock puppet 😯

  18. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 30, 2012 4:44 pm

    Gillard should have taken the call, listened to the apology and then said – “That’s all very well Allan, and thank you for your apology. I’ll only say that you should go and f**k yourself…”… followed by “thanks again for the apology, Allan… of course no hard feelings, but just one more thing…go f**k yourself”
    ——————————–
    The confected outrage is hilarious, now the silly attempts to associate Abbott with Jones are equally confected and hilarious. There are enough legitimate reasons to have a crack at Abbott without making them up.

  19. James of North Melbourne permalink
    September 30, 2012 4:47 pm

    😯

  20. Tom R permalink
    September 30, 2012 4:52 pm

    Jones has apologised more quickly and more fulsomely than many of those that are now engaging in their confected outrage.

    jones also ‘apologised’ for making the chaff bag remarks, and then proceeded to sign a shirt made of chaff bags. His apologese are worth shit.

    An apology is when you say sorry, not when you blame others.

  21. September 30, 2012 4:52 pm

    Jones & Abbott are in a lewd kind of symbiosis. Jones & conservative fucktards Australia wide are in a kind of lewd symbiosis.

  22. September 30, 2012 5:07 pm

    “Nope. Yer doin’ quite well yourself …”

    Priceless!!! Couldn’t have put it better myself…!

  23. September 30, 2012 5:10 pm

    The Right don’t do ‘apologies’…they do excuses & rearguard defence to keep their yapping terriers of ignorance slavering along behind them.

  24. armchair opinionator permalink
    September 30, 2012 5:16 pm

    AFR says it was a birthday party TB, he gutlessly won’t even own them as his own, just repeating them! Not that it matters. I can just imagine what the rest of the conversation was like at this supposed event.

    I don’t associate the comments with abbott, they came from the mouth of jones. But he was talking to the young liberals and defended them, saying why they shouldn’t feel afraid or constrained about making such comments. Senior liberals were also there [comically denying that they heard them].

    Mr Jones said at his press conference that people were driven to make such comments, which he described as an example of black humour, out of a sense of “despair” with national politics.

    And the reason people are in despair is because of the grubby crap that is coming from the likes of jones and the other media mouthpieces openly campaigning for the liberal party.

    “A lot of people feel they’ve got their backs to the wall,” he said. “Nobody can expect a eulogy from me in relation to Julia Gillard’s policy positions.”

    Who are all these people, why are their backs to the wall? Identify some of the people you are speaking on behalf of alan.

    The pieces are finally falling into place. nasking’s sock puppet
    TB?
    😯
    surely you don’t believe that?

  25. September 30, 2012 5:17 pm

    Just watched part oth so-called “apology” from Alan Jones….

    I think the only thing that he didn’t say was “I’m the victim here…!”

    That was pretty much be sentiment of his rant..

    He is truly a vile individual.

  26. September 30, 2012 5:18 pm

    “Alan Jones is a terrific guy” said no one ever…

  27. September 30, 2012 5:19 pm

    Sorry, cross posted from rostrum…

    Jones, thinking he was clandestinely preaching to the choir, overstepped the mark…AGAIN.

    My favourite Jones idiocy was his screeching about the government making the police prevent non-existent trucks from the Convoy of No Consequence [featuring bandwagon humper de jour- Tony Mack] from entering Canberra to join the ‘throng’ (guffaw).

    I also like the Young Lib organiser’s outright denial…until he realised that there was recorded evidence of the stupid, taboo comments; whereupon he revised his apologetics to…”I didn’t hear it” & “you shouldn’t pick Alan’s comments apart”.

    Hilarious.

  28. TB Queensland permalink
    September 30, 2012 5:19 pm

    The confected outrage is hilarious, now the silly attempts to associate Abbott with Jones are equally confected and hilarious. There are enough legitimate reasons to have a crack at Abbott without making them up.

    Don’t like it on the other shoe, you lot, careful you don’t fall as you backpedal!

    † Confected my arse … have a read around the interwebby and social media … that’s not confected … that’s genuine Australian outrage …

    † And only rusted on Abbott ‘n’ Jones choir boys are giggling and think its funny …

    † Abbott and Jones ARE connected BIG time and you know it … the things Jones said are to try and help his mate Abbott by denigrating the PM personally with some of the most awful lies I’ve ever read, or heard, from anyone so prominent, in not only as a radio commentator but a front man for the Liberal Party … 4BC in Brisbane is its sister station, now boldly anti-Labor … a constant election campaign …

    † Jones (and Abbott) can’t have it both ways … if Jones doesn’t dislike the PM only her policies why did he choose to demean her and her family both alive and deceased … because he hurt more than the PM, he hurt her mother badly I would suspect … why didn’t Jones attack her policies … not her, her mother and her family …

    † If you read comments around the newspapers in particular this episode is considered by many Australians as the “enough is enough” day …

    † Its not confected, its not hilarious, its not silly, its and its sure as hell legitimate …

    † You may think its political but most Australians believe its personal … no matter how you want to twist and weave it …

    † This time you really are in the minority …

    † The defamation case will be hilarious …

  29. Browbeaten but not sorry permalink
    September 30, 2012 5:20 pm

    Haha. The Left go apoplectic demanding an apology from Jones. When he provides one The Left say he shouldn’t have apologised because he didn’t mean it. There’s no pleasing some people. 😉

  30. September 30, 2012 5:23 pm

    “Who are all these people, why are their backs to the wall? Identify some of the people you are speaking on behalf of alan.”

    They identify themselves here, regularly.

    You will know them by the snailtrail of Abbottian residue they leave behind in their comments.

  31. September 30, 2012 5:25 pm

    “surely you don’t believe that?”

    Nothing shocks me anymore.

    It’s been obvious for a while that TB is Nasking. I like their well constructed arguments with eachother to throw the rest of us off of the scent.
    What finally gave it away was when Nasking made a large donation to the borncos.

  32. TB Queensland permalink
    September 30, 2012 5:25 pm

    surely you don’t believe that?

    No, KL, but then, I didn’t say it? ‘Twere Toillette … humour, methinks?

    until he realised that there was recorded evidence of the stupid, taboo comments

    And the “removal” of the twitter comment “brilliant” I think it said … how dumb are folk to think you can remove stuff these days …

  33. Tom R permalink
    September 30, 2012 5:29 pm

    The Left say he shouldn’t have apologised because he didn’t mean it.

    I can’t speak for ‘teh Left’, but if you are going to issue an apology, don’t blame everyone else for your actions.

    Just say sorry. I assume he issued a ‘poor me’ apolgy for the chaff bag remark to, which, as we now see, meant nothing.

  34. TB Queensland permalink
    September 30, 2012 5:31 pm

    There’s no pleasing some people

    Some of can tell he genuine apology, from the, well I’ve been advised I should apologise, to shut you bastards up, apology …

    Some of us here have actually made genuine apologies … without prompting …

    I would have loved to have been in the room with Tony Abbott and concubines today … all a flutter … talk about elephant …

    And I might remind all you Defenders of the Faithless … IT TOOK A WEEK for the story to BREAK! $100 a head! GMAFB! They didn’t see anything wrong! Not one of them … just like the RWDB’s here …

  35. September 30, 2012 5:34 pm

    The Right don’t do ‘apologies’.

    They take their cues from Howie…

  36. armchair opinionator permalink
    September 30, 2012 5:44 pm

    The Left go apoplectic demanding an apology from Jones. When he provides one The Left say he shouldn’t have apologised because he didn’t mean it. There’s no pleasing some people.

    ‘the left’ – all of them?
    I wouldn’t want one, i would’ve told him to jam it. Seems to me there have been a lot of liberal supporters [and politicians] calling for an apology as well. Jones has managed to offend equally, no mean feat, even some of his regular listeners are saying they will switch him off. Why would anyone want an insincere apology, where has he actually said sorry?

  37. September 30, 2012 5:52 pm

    The Trash is no longer a leading news organisation, but merely a shadow and follower of `The Cafe` who has already scooped the Trash on the Jonesgate Affair.

    I see no reason to continue contributing `valuable` insights to the Trash. ..

    Except to annoy Jaws.

  38. Tom R permalink
    September 30, 2012 5:56 pm

    Apparently Gillard won’t accept calls from him. Fair enough. It has also been pointed out that not once during his alleged apology, did he ever offer up an actual apology to the PM, only for making the remorks. He even had the temerity (apparently) to bring up deaths of insulation installers, and to try and claim that the PM had admitted that her behaviour had upset her father.

    The thing is I think that even, if I might call her Julia, that is Julia as the daughter, the daughter did say that many of the problems that she faced weighed heavily upon her father and I don’t know exactly what she meant by that. But I’m sure they have been through difficult times as a result of the controversies that she’s been in.

    What did she actually say

    “He felt more deeply than me, in many ways, some of the personal attacks, that we face in the business of politics, but I was always able to reassure him that he had raised a daughter with sufficient strength not to let that get her down.”

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/pm-julia-gillard-becomes-emotional-in-speech-about-dad/story-e6frf7jo-1226477372157

    What a piece of work.

  39. armchair opinionator permalink
    September 30, 2012 5:57 pm

    I am going to let you all in on something that I recently declared to my family.

    I am going to vote for labor in the coming election. It is a big deal to me as I haven’t voted for labor for many years, preferring the greens, but this time it is personal, it is ugly, it is misogynistic and sexist and I have come to respect gillard and how she has carried herself with such dignity and grace in the face of so much personal abuse and vilification.

    it has become personal for me.

    It was reading this article that helped to finally change my mind:

    Her Rights at Work (R-rated version)
    The Political Persecution of Australia’s First Female Prime Minister

  40. TB Queensland permalink
    September 30, 2012 6:04 pm

    I see no reason to continue contributing `valuable` insights to the Trash. ..

    Except to annoy Jaws.

    That has as much meaning to moi as an Alan Jones apology? 😯

  41. armchair opinionator permalink
    September 30, 2012 6:12 pm

    The Right don’t do ‘apologies’.
    They take their cues from Howie…

    I sincerely regret…
    recording devices were allowed into the venue 🙂

  42. September 30, 2012 6:13 pm

    Those cheering young Liberals should be sewn into a chaff-bag with Alan Jones, which is then shoved into a dark closet for a few days.

  43. September 30, 2012 6:17 pm

    Alan Jones is already in the closet reportland.

  44. TB Queensland permalink
    September 30, 2012 6:28 pm

    Good paper, KL, vile examples (both written and drawn), … Australians have become really awful as a nation … something I fear we may never recover from …

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Those cheering young Liberals should be sewn into a chaff-bag with Alan Jones, which is then shoved into a dark closet for a few days.

    Hey! I thought you weren’t commenting here, 370?

  45. September 30, 2012 6:30 pm

    Wow! talk about eerie or ironic,
    I made the comment above, checked my inbox,
    the cafe comment had this Link
    http://enpassant.com.au/2012/09/30/shove-alan-jones-in-a-chaff-bag/

  46. September 30, 2012 6:35 pm

    sbs1 news .. I just saw Jones so-called apology, it really just looks like damage control and is not sincere as far as I`m concerned.

  47. September 30, 2012 6:49 pm

    With regard to Phoney Tony I’d say that ‘not to condemn is to condone’. Both he and Jones are appropriate residents of the cesspit!

  48. armchair opinionator permalink
    September 30, 2012 7:04 pm

    I sent my emails last night, here is a list:

    To all of Alan Jones sponsors

    I cannot tell you how disgusted I am with the ongoing hate campaign directed at the Prime Minister by Alan Jones.
    I will ensure that I and every single person that I can influence will boycott your products. I do not understand why you would want to associated with this grub of a man.
    I write not because of his latest bilious comments about Julia Gillard’s father being ashamed of her, but for all the other hate and spite filled sessions of abuse which continue because of your funding.

    Thank you Lexus Parramatta for pulling your advertising from Alan Jones and 2GB.

  49. el gordo permalink
    September 30, 2012 7:09 pm

    ‘I see no reason to continue contributing `valuable` insights to the Trash. ..’

    They are more your scene, whereas they still think of me as a ‘right wing troll’ and ‘just fuck off’. I ignore this sterling advice, knowing that I’m dealing with spiritual fundamentalists, I practice my ‘people whispering’ powers.

    I give them scoops sometimes, but they never take anything I say seriously.

  50. armchair opinionator permalink
    September 30, 2012 7:10 pm
  51. September 30, 2012 7:13 pm

    While I understand where you going with this Armchair, and good for you for expressing your-self and doing something. All I can say is `seen it before`

    Even if you get some success, it won`t be long before the advertisers quietly re-sponsor the grunting-pigs with the microphone.

  52. Tom R permalink
    September 30, 2012 7:35 pm

    now the silly attempts to associate Abbott with Jones are equally confected and hilarious.

    Silly attempts 😯

    And it is difficult to see how now he can appear on Mr Jones’ radio program without firmly distancing himself from his host’s comments about Ms Gillard’s father. Mr Abbott’s role in past appearances on the 2GB breakfast program have been as patient listener to Mr Jones’ views, occasionally interrupting the monologue to agree.

    ……………..

    Mr Jones is a Liberal Party backer and former Liberal staffer and preselection candidate. But his Gillard offensive cannot be seen merely as a party political exercise.

    http://www.thepunch.com.au/articles/put-your-hand-up-if-youre-an-offensive-bastard/

    Apart from the rest, the bolded bit is enough reason for tabot to make a public explanation of who is associated with the party he is an alleged leader of. It reflects on the entire organisation. In the same way that the actions of the woolies guy who supplied a chaff bag shirt for auction reflects on woolworths as a whole.

    I mean, this is the guy who won’t accept the vote of somebody not charged with anything, but doesn’t think he should explain his party to us when a major and influential backer of that party brings it into disrepute.

    Shit Happens?

  53. September 30, 2012 7:39 pm

    “Even if you get some success, it won`t be long before the advertisers quietly re-sponsor the grunting-pigs with the microphone.”

    I’m not so sure…..

    The corporate world is paranoid about the power of social media and the way in which a brand reputation that may have been earned over generations can be destroyed in the space of a few days by the way it manages and responds to, issues such as this…

    Consider Michael Jackson, Tiger Woods and closer to home Grant Hackett, sponsors drop them almost immediately as soon as reputations cross an invisible line that puts them in the potentially “beyond salvation” category.

    Anal may have just joined them.

  54. September 30, 2012 7:49 pm

    Reb .. I understand where you are coming from, but they are not

    grunting-pigs with microphones

    Vyle Kyle and his cackling witch, hadley, bolt, jones are.

  55. September 30, 2012 7:53 pm

    Yeah, I agree, reb.

    I reckon that the only sort of pressure that works against ‘profit cabals’ is widespread negative public perception.
    They ignore just about everything until it threatens to soil the brand. They are, after all, paying for Jones et al to legitimise their products by association. Once that association delegitimises their product, they may as well withdraw the money train.

  56. September 30, 2012 8:12 pm

    egg .. “.dealing with spiritual fundamentalists,.”
    +
    Yes egg, I did a little `whispering` myself recently.
    I discovered a lot of `identical` views.

  57. Who's playing US-style politics? permalink
    September 30, 2012 8:34 pm

    They tried a sponsor boycott of Limbaugh in the US. It failed.

  58. el gordo permalink
    September 30, 2012 9:36 pm

    ‘I discovered a lot of `identical` views.’

    Just don’t mention the weather and you should be fine.

  59. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 30, 2012 10:45 pm

    ”I mean, this is the guy who won’t accept the vote of somebody not charged with anything, but doesn’t think he should explain his party to us when a major and influential backer of that party brings it into disrepute.

    What’s all that about? Is Jones going to be preselected?!!?

    Though I suppose (for example) the ALP will continue to accept the largesse of the John Setka run CFMEU. I think he’s been charged and convicted on a dozen occasions.
    ——–
    AO I thought you were smarter than to support the puppets of hacks, thugs and powerbrokers.

  60. armchair opinionator permalink
    September 30, 2012 11:48 pm

    The apology that isn’t an apology pt. 2

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/an-apology-tempered-by-anger/story-e6frg6n6-1226484901731

    The event was public not private, anyone could buy a ticket, also jones is only angry that he got caught out, not for making the comments. Anyway, it’s all gillard’s fault.

    AO I thought you were smarter than to support the puppets of hacks, thugs and powerbrokers.

    As opposed to the puppets of hacks, thugs and powerbrowers of the liberal party?

    My vote will be my protest. No woman in public life should have to face such an avalanche of organised misogyny & sexism. This political campaign is deliberate, ugly and disgusting. I am angered and insulted as a woman and as I have said to my own daughters, it is the only political power that we have to let them know how we feel, to fight back and to demand that ‘it stops now”.

  61. armchair opinionator permalink
    October 1, 2012 12:00 am

    ‘Private’ dinner with Alan Jones was open to anyone

    …And so I went along. At my table was a man who said it was his first time attending a Young Liberal event and that he was not a member and did not intend joining. Hardly, then, an event exclusive to members. This was an occasion for any member of the public who was willing to part with $100.

    Jones told journalists yesterday I had accessed the event using a “false name”.

    That, too, is plainly wrong. All correspondence with Mr Dore contained my real name.

    Jones said entry to the event was open only to people, who met “certain criteria”.

    I am not sure what those criteria were. Being willing to tolerate horrible comments about the PM might be what he was talking about.

  62. armchair opinionator permalink
    October 1, 2012 12:12 am

    And to hear jones so full of hate seemed so poignant to me, coming immediately after the horrible, senseless rape and murder of the beautiful and ‘full of life’ jill meagher. So many women [and men] mourning the loss of someone we don’t even know under such familiar circumstances. A young life snuffed out in a flash just because she is a woman.

  63. October 1, 2012 12:13 am

    Dear Armchair, I hope when you teach your daughters to be strong, independent, intelligent young women, which you should do. You also teach them to refrain from the feral side of feminism that the media shove down our throats for sexy TV content and also teach them that, not all men are bastards, rapists, and wife beaters, and that more men in society struggle along without wealth, power and privilege than those few men that have power, privilege, and wealth.

  64. armchair opinionator permalink
    October 1, 2012 12:38 am

    They already know that 730, they have had wonderful male role models in their lives, father, brother, uncles, cousins, g/fathers and men friends. They know good and decent men.

  65. October 1, 2012 12:47 am

    That`s very good Armchair. .. In times like this week, Jill Meaghers killer, grunting-pig Alan Jones, there is a lot of bad news and bad examples of men, that don`t represent most of us, nor have our approval .. I think that its important that women also know this.

  66. JAWS permalink
    October 1, 2012 1:38 am

    Wow

    The confected outrage over a broadcaster from the Left

    I don’t recall hearing a peep from the hypocrites here about
    Mungo Macallum describing John Howard as a turd in a toilet
    bowl .

    He’s a journo but jones is a broadcaster.

    Who is more important and why is it so ?

  67. October 1, 2012 1:50 am

    The unflushable turd in the toilet had not just had a family member die, and have the deceased slandered in the public arena as the grunting-pig had done.

  68. October 1, 2012 1:55 am

    Turn Left says
    http://turnleft2013.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/condemnation-from-all-sides-for-alan-jones/

    Heads Up Armchair, Boycott Info

  69. October 1, 2012 8:17 am

    Paul Howes, National Secretary of the AWU:

    What a bizarre world Alan Jones lives in “the PM is quarantined from criticism” – he’s bagging her whilst “apologizing” to her.

  70. Tom R permalink
    October 1, 2012 8:35 am

    This is an alleged ‘apology’

    ”That doesn’t really affect me much because I suppose I might be a different sort of person,” he said, adding almost as an aside: ”I don’t know what the constitution of Julia Gillard is on these emotional issues.”

    He then slipped in the apology, but the damage had been done. She’s a sheila. Emotional. She can’t take a bit of rough and tumble.

    Again, he invoked the notion of the double standard. ”It seems to be … fair game to say anything about me … Anything is fair game about Tony Abbott even if it happened 37 years ago. But it does seem as if there is an attempt to quarantine Julia Gillard from all of that.”

    Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/how-low-can-this-shameless-old-dog-of-the-old-media-go-20120930-26tqf.html#ixzz27zdYs6aS

    How can anyone claim they are apologizing to you, while all along they are having a dig at you. The apology is almost as bad as the initial remark. OK, no where near as low as that, but bad enough on it’s own. At least his sponsors are getting the idea, well, hopefully they are

    Last night more than 8000 Australians had signed an online petition calling for advertisers and sponsors to terminate their arrangements with the 2GB morning show. The radio station removed the list of sponsors from its website, in a belated bid to protect it from the fallout.

    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/alan-jones-apologises-as-sponsors-pull-ads/story-e6frfmq9-1226484904553#ixzz27zjG9qlS

    How brave they are that they are too embarrassed to list who sponsors them.

    I must admit, I’ve never been a fan of PvO, but the way he has gone after jones (which is the tabot should be going after him) is impressive, and offers some light at the end of the miserable media tunnel that some on the conservative side of reporting want things to improve within our national debate.

    Readers will remember that Jones previously used his radio program to declare that the PM should be put in a chaff bag and thrown out to sea. He apologised for the statement, yet at the same function where Jones made his latest offensive remarks he signed – and was the highest bidder for – a jacket sewn from chaff bags that was auctioned for the Sydney University Liberal club.

    In fact, yesterday, he even started defending the manner in which he made those chaff-bag remarks. That’s an example of how Jones follows up an apology, and hence why any apology from him is meaningless.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/columnists/apology-by-alan-jones-signifies-nothing/story-fn53lw5p-1226484912883

    PvO was also quite vocal about the treatment of the PM over the grubby reporting of her time as a lawyer. Full marks to him on this.

  71. Tom R permalink
    October 1, 2012 8:39 am

    Who is more important and why is it so ?

    If your name is not alanjones, then you are more important than alanjones. It is so because he is the lowest form of life on our panet.

    Unless of course you are flaws, then there might be a toss up.

  72. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 1, 2012 9:10 am

    AO – ”My vote will be my protest.”

    Gillard has a proven history of duplicity, she has repeatedly broken her commitments. She has turned a generation of young people into political cynics. She is no role model.

    …and while Jones’ comments were in entirely poor taste, and are rightly condemned, they shouldn’t be used to detract from the entirely legitimate criticism of a dishonest politician.
    ————————-
    Jones is a Sydney bogan phenomenon, no one here takes much notice of him. He’s a loudmouth, and overbearing. His comments are unsurprising.

    Sydney is an attractive city with good accessible surf, but you wouldn’t be attracted there by the intelligence and sophistication of the populace.

  73. Tom R permalink
    October 1, 2012 9:28 am

    they shouldn’t be used to detract from the entirely legitimate criticism of a dishonest politician.

    I AGREE!!

    In fact, they should be hoisted high up the pole as an indication of where this grubby, low-rent and defamatory ‘criticism’ stems from. tabot and jones have been singing from the same songbook for over two years now. When one of the orchestra hits a tune that reverberates negatively with the community, other players should try and distinguish if in fact that note was on the sheet in the first place, or has he gone off jamming by himself?

    All we have from tabot so far is he hit a wrong note. naughty boy.

  74. Tom R permalink
    October 1, 2012 9:35 am

    Nicola Roxon puts it well in regards to tabot and jones

    If you strike a match, you can’t be surprised if the fire takes off in different directions

  75. October 1, 2012 10:02 am

    If you want an example of “people power” ans the power of social media , take a look at the Woolworths facebook web site.

    It’s in meltown mode and is flooded with anti-Jones comments and boycott messages..

    I imagine their marketing/PR people are having a stressful morning wondering what TF they’re going to do about it…

    https://www.facebook.com/woolworths?ref=stream

  76. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 1, 2012 10:05 am

    Roxon is such a great judge of character herself.

    *Misuses her position to comment on a matter before the courts.
    *Dismisses an harassment claim, against a powerful politician.
    *Blames the claimant, before hearing the actual evidence.
    *Coughs up $50,000 of taxpayers money.
    *Letter to Harmers explains that this is well over what Ashby could expect to win in court (about 30%).
    *It also acknowledges deficiencies in the program and actions of the government in respect of harassment.

    Roxon has such great judgement.

  77. armchair opinionator permalink
    October 1, 2012 11:06 am

    PvO was also quite vocal about the treatment of the PM over the grubby reporting of her time as a lawyer. Full marks to him on this.

    He seems to have stepped up this time, maybe even he is sick to his stomach at the treatment by ‘the boys club’ to our first female pm.

    …and while Jones’ comments were in entirely poor taste, and are rightly condemned, they shouldn’t be used to detract from the entirely legitimate criticism of a dishonest politician.

    That excuse of yours has worn thin over time tomm, the ‘entirely legitimate’ criticism was never legitimate in the first place, she was always held to a higher standard, one that no male politician is ever persecuted over.

    It’s all falling on deaf ears now, there’s nothing you can do or say to focus women on the attractions of an abbott government [not that you dare to promote abbott, but you work by constantly flogging the opposition’s talking points over and over again, like reading from an idiot sheet or dot points on a script]. Only the gullible, the easily influenced or the rusted ons are listening.

    The bully boys have done the damage. Abbott is gone.

  78. October 1, 2012 11:18 am

    “The bully boys have done the damage. Abbott is gone.”

    I sincerely hope so.

  79. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 1, 2012 1:34 pm

    Surprising as it may seem AO, I write my own material. I don’t require the speaking notes from anyone.

    Gillard has used the ‘girly girl’ response to political problems, and she shouldn’t be given any additional consideration because she happens to be without a penis. A male politician with a history of similar dishonesty would have this pointed out to them in equal measure, certainly by me.

    There is a political tactic being executed by the ALP, which is to call criticism of Gillard ‘misogynist’. Generally this is crap, but Jones has produced a rallying point.

    He’s a senseless prick.

  80. Ol' Sancty permalink
    October 1, 2012 1:37 pm

    Does Alan Jones play for the Bloods?

  81. October 1, 2012 1:38 pm

    In other WordPress News .. the mars hover-craft .. funny comments ..
    http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/curiosity-rover-finds-evidence-of-ancient-streambed-on-mars/

  82. October 1, 2012 1:40 pm

    Only in the showers Sancty, only in the showers

  83. October 1, 2012 1:43 pm

    “.The bully boys have done the damage. Abbott is gone..”
    *
    I never thought Mr-Rabbit was `there`

  84. October 1, 2012 1:46 pm

    I`m surprised Minipiglo isn`t all over this Jonesgate Issue ..

  85. October 1, 2012 1:52 pm

    “While ostensibly prostrating himself on the altar of public forgiveness yesterday, Alan Jones was busy taking the opportunity to dig his bile-streaked knife just a little further into the rapidly decaying corpse of civil discourse in this country.”

    http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/how-low-can-this-shameless-old-dog-of-the-old-media-go-20120930-26tqf.html#ixzz2813ESdWf

  86. Ol' Sancty permalink
    October 1, 2012 1:56 pm

    Ooh, now that’s a bit homophobic, 730, isn’t it?

  87. armchair opinionator permalink
    October 1, 2012 3:06 pm

    Unsackable: why Alan Jones can say what he likes

  88. October 1, 2012 3:11 pm

    No Sancty .. no, I`m not a member of the Nationals ..

  89. October 1, 2012 4:04 pm

    Nah Sancty .. I am not a member of the Nationals ..

  90. James of North Melbourne permalink
    October 1, 2012 4:10 pm

    Exactly, 730, exactly.

  91. October 5, 2012 11:13 pm

    that’s Jones’ story. He’s the classic case of the aging homosexual who uses ultra-conservative politics to build a base in the culture that alienated him as a youth. Australia having a nominally left-wing, atheist woman prime minister is a gift to him – because he can showcase the entire arsenal of his Queensland blood. god and soil conservatism and keep the discussion away from who the man he perhaps really is

    http://thefailedestate.blogspot.com/2012/10/hiding-his-love-away.html
    Another really good post to recommend

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