Thursday, May 14, 2020

The Execrable Jones

Fortunately while my city of Melbourne does have radio broadcasters with very conservative views, we have not had the likes of the shock jock radio hosts that broadcast in Sydney. The worst, Alan Jones, has been likened to Rush Limbaugh in the US. Jones had announced his retirement and good riddance to a filthy grubby man who is ugly through and through on the inside.

Let's look at his worst. The most recent I can recall was about New Zealand Prime Minister who he said our PM should give her a few back handers and stuff a sock down her throat.

Shortly after another of our PM's father died, he said her father had died of shame because of his daughter's political actions. This is the same PM who about he said should be tied in a chaff bag and dumped out to sea.

Here he is with the controversial extreme right wing gay man Milo Giannopoulos. 

Are you getting the idea? I'll go on.

In 2018 he challenged the head of Sydney Opera House for opposing the projection of horse racing details onto the sails of the opera house and he is quoted as saying, "Who the hell do you think you are?" "You should be sacked!" I remember the interview and he monstered her like the the bully he is.

Four days before the beach suburb in Cronulla in Sydney race riots erupted, he suggested bikies should be in attendance to deal with the racial minority. He was found guilty of encouraging violence and brutality on the basis of ethnicity, and later also found guilty of inciting hatred and serious contempt.

Nice man, hey.

He has cost his radio station a lot of money in awarded damages and a loss of advertising revenue.

But what about the person himself? Caught in flagrante delicto with a man in a London public toilet and charged with 'Outraging public decency' and 'Committing an indecent act'. Well, many gay men could be in the same boat especially if enticed by an attractive young out of uniform policeman as used to happen, but we are not hypocritical about it.

He has shown support for some and a complete lack of empathy for others.

At Kings School in Parramatta where he was boarding house master, a love letter was found written by him to a student.

I am not able to verify this but Jones said Jewish US performer Annie Sprinkle was so bad, he wished her parents had been sent to the gas chambers.

What a right charmer and our airwaves are well rid of him.

Sorry for the heavy and ranty posts over the last few days. I will try for something lighter for my next post.


  1. Sadly he will continue his 'community service' continuing to write for the Daily Telegraph and to appear on Fox News.
    He really is a truly nasty man and despite the millions in advertising he brought to the radio stations I strongly suspect the radio station (and the listeners) will be better off without him. Hopefully there will be less shock jockdom about it in his absence.

  2. Indeed good riddance to bad rubbish.

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  4. Very rarely do I loathe public figures or if I do, they are avoided at all costs. Why waste my own precious energy on a dangerous man. So I never watch Thump or Jones, for much the same reason. Just as well we never lived in Sydney

  5. He sounds charming. With a centre-right government in the UK at the moment, the worst shock jocks are mostly left wing, and are quite unpleasant. I'm surprised your Mr Jones hasn't ended-up in clink.

  6. No need to apologise for how you feel Andrew. It's your blog, write what ever you want to.
    Can't stand that man Jones, he's so rude and arrogant from what I've seen of him, he must have a good side somewhere!

  7. I will never understand people being ruthlessly rude and cruel. And what I understand even less is the people who follow them.

  8. He's up with America's guys, but we don't, to my knowledge, have many local hosts. You mentioned Rush--he's national, as is Sean Hannity, as was Bill O'Reilly, as is Michael Savage, as is Anne, Coulter, Laura Ingraham, and as is Mark Lavin. Then, there's Trump who spends his press conferences trashing Democrats and reporters for not kissing his ass, and who considered having his own program from the White House, but didn't do it because he didn't want to take away from his friend, Rush to whom he awarded the previously revered "Presidential Medal of Freedom" for trying to take away people's freedom. I don't know if any gay talk show people exist here, though, it being believed by the religious talk show audience that gays are cursed by God, and could get over being gay if they wanted to.

  9. May the slimy slug crawl back under the rock from whence he came.

  10. He was a shocker alright, the worrying thing is he probably only kept his job because people tuned in to hear him. I have a feeling just because he has retired he isn't going to shut up, people like him never do!

  11. Oh brother, good riddance. A sigh of relief goes out from all the world he is retiring.

  12. What a gem. Too bad all the shock jobs wouldn't retire. The world would be a better place.