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Axe Alan Jones now

Posted by: Paul Entwistle | 1 October, 2012 - 11:17 AM
Alan Jones

What Alan Jones has labelled an 'off the cuff' remark about the death of Julia Gillard's father has rallied politicians, commentators and advertisers in a call for his axing. Paul Murray spoke to Contributing Editor for the Australian, Peter Van Onselen about the shock jocks shocking comments. 

News Limited's Political Editor Malcolm Farr

Blog comments Your Say

  • Public figures don't make 'off the cuff' remarks, especially when they morbidly rate through the roof as a direct result. Jones is no idiot and we have reduce the standard this low, Australian Broadcast Media will make the trashiest American tabloids look like a censorship convention.

    Paul Monday 8 October, 2012 - 11:18 PM
  • Actually, "Real Balance", grating Australian media jocks, on television or radio, aren't and never will be my reason for comment.
    I bite because I despise people who use the media invite it; and somehow wish, in my anti-liberal, perverted mind (or greater humanity) to give them exactly that for what they wish. Go figure.

    Dellas Friday 5 October, 2012 - 6:55 PM
  • Alan Jones apologised and has admitted his mistake. Over red rover He is doing good in trying to save our farms from foreign ownership because most of you do gooders out there dont realize that these nations are allowed to move in on the properties they purchase in a period of time. The food is going to feed their people not us. Therefore I feel Julia owes the Australian people a bigger apology with the mess she has got our country in.She is about to take most of your super off you so Labour & Greens can pay of the debt her govt has got us in.

    Denise Wednesday 3 October, 2012 - 8:52 PM
  • Is it true the comment was made in private ?I do not support nastiness in the media toward anyone,so do not listen to such radio.But I think private comments should be private, or we will lose our freedom to speak to each other honestly. I know many people who think the Prime Minister has earned our distrust, and say so in very strong terms in conversation.

    Jeannine Tuesday 2 October, 2012 - 1:58 PM
  • Yes Dellas, I am sure you were always going to vote for the Liberal Party until Alan Jones made that terrible comment. Give us a break.

    Real Balance Tuesday 2 October, 2012 - 1:56 PM
  • How does this man get away with making such public and personal comment?
    Men can get away with a plethora of wrong, both in, and out of politics and business: as if it's just "boys being boys" and o whoever (as long as it's a male) wins the race is the victor.
    If anything will make me vote for the Labor Government in the next Federal election, it is this media vitriol which has been unleashed toward Julia Gillard.
    Alan Jones is mad and obviously holds such sway that he can say what he does and get away it.
    Now, I'll just tighten-up my corset and bustle off, men, shall I?

    Dellas Monday 1 October, 2012 - 3:57 PM

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