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Alan Jones was 'hateful, bitter and totally unacceptable'

Posted by: Neil Mitchell | 1 October, 2012 - 9:14 AM
Alan Jones at his press conference. Photo: Dean Sewell/FFX

I hope this surprises no one who listens to this program but I believe what Alan Jones said about the Prime Minister’s late father was offensive, hateful, bitter and totally unacceptable.

We are better than that in this country, We have to be better than that.

Alan Jones, The Sydney Broadcaster, goes on about people he doesn’t like being un-Australian. These comments to their very core are un-Australian, and the way they have been widely condemned proves it.

His apology was weak, but I don’t like the way this is turning either.

The government is trying to link Tony Abbott to this. This is not far.

Abbott is not responsible for what this gorilla, Jones, does. But he should condemn it unequivocally and he hasn’t. He should have condemned it in stronger terms and he must do that today.

Jones should apologise properly and he hasn’t. But all these calls to sack Jones and to silence him and everything, that is just nonsense.

That is wrong. Condemn him. Don’t listen to him, but don’t turn him into a martyr.

The government is using this for political mileage.

The Prime Minister to her credit is standing above it and having nothing to do with it. But her team, Nicola Roxon and the rest of them are using his disgraceful performance for political point scoring.

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Blog comments Your Say

  • This is unbelievable....all this hate against AJ for his insensitive comments about JG's father when there are much much bigger issues confronting the nation today like slowing economy, job losses, longer health queues, declining education standards, rising crime rates, transport problems etc., etc. If you want to get angry over something, try focussing on real issues like what Rudd/JG did by dismantling the Pacific solution resulting in loss of lives and $billions wasted just because these 2 want to be popular and retain their job as PM. What AJ said are only words but what Rudd/JG did cost lives. And the $billions wasted could have easily built a hospital (or two), given us more police and school teachers, better roads.....get real people and use your energy to get improve the nation rather than rant over some silly comment!

    a loh Tuesday 9 October, 2012 - 4:39 AM
  • Neil Mitchell you have never stopped villifying Julia Gillard since she got into politices. I seriously wonder about your obvious hatred of women in general let alone if they successful. Some years ago you used to go on and on about the women of Brighten. It was then that you showed your true colours of how you really felt about women. Your patronizing retorique re Mike Tyson is so sickening. You fool no one.

    leemob Thursday 4 October, 2012 - 2:50 PM
  • neil, what jones said about the pm, is not the same as what was said to john howard ! you can not compare the statements being on the same line . what alan jones stated is totaly " as he would be a low life " as for howard it could be stated that he was a traitor to the australian people , as for you i wonder sometime how level handed you really are when it come to ? labour or liberals !! cheers paul

    paul boncristiano Wednesday 3 October, 2012 - 10:13 PM
  • Who cares?

    Ivan@kinnane Tuesday 2 October, 2012 - 8:35 PM
  • Your all missing the point,Allan Jones andTonyAbbots sister are both gay,and who opposes gay marriage,yeah right,now who's parents are ashamed now,not the Primeministers that's for sure!

    Garry Tuesday 2 October, 2012 - 6:46 PM
  • And i heard the other day Tony saying he is expecting dirty politics from Labour Party ......little did he know the dirty politics ...goona start from his side......what now!!!! Is Tony going to distance from this idiot ......no....n thats the co-relation why Tony is dragged into it.....Mr. Neil

    Manny Tuesday 2 October, 2012 - 12:31 PM

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