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AustraliaAlan Jones 'doesn't care' if advertisers walk

12:16  20 august  2019
12:16  20 august  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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Alan Jones said the Australian Prime Minister should confront Jacinda Ardern and "shove a sock down her throat" over comments she made taking Australia to task over climate change. Australian breakfast radio star Alan Jones has been warned his contract will be terminated if he makes any more remarks

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Broadcaster Alan Jones is on the ropes tonight fighting for his job at 2GB as more and more advertisers pull sponsorship from his top rating show.

Jones' latest spray was Scott Morrison should "backhand" New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

He also said Mr Morrison should "shove a sock down" Ms Ardern's throat.

Mr Jones told 9News he doesn't have a problem with women and he doesn't care if advertisers walk.

When asked if he had a problem with women, Mr Jones said "I think you better ask women that".

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"I don't go around pumping up my own tyres, but on my desk in the last 48 hours have been letters from people whom I have helped infinitely women more than my critics."

Alan Jones 'doesn't care' if advertisers walk © AAP

He's apologised, but the list of advertisers clocking off from the Alan Jones show is growing.

"It includes Anytime Fitness, Bing Lee, Chemist Warehouse, ME Ban, Volkswagen Australia and Koala Mattresses.

Koala Mattresses tweeted: "The bloke has had too many chances. 2GB, time to wake up."

https://twitter.com/KoalaMattress/status/1163265539247968256?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

When asked about the backlash from businesses, Mr Jones said "There will be others that take their place".

"I've got no comment about the advertisers, they can make their own judgement if they go," he said.

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Conservatives in ‘daily fight’ against ‘woke warriors’ Sky News host Paul Murray said comments made by broadcaster Alan Jones made were misconstrued as violent by Twitter and the media, and that all that was meant was to “shut up”. The broadcaster had suggested Prime Minister Scott Morrison should “shove a sock down the throat” of New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern after comments she made on Australia’s climate change action. Mr Jones has since issued an on-air statement and has sent a letter in apology, saying he “did not intend to suggest any violence” toward her.

The Alan Jones "died of shame" controversy originated from a speech made by Australian radio broadcaster Alan Jones in September 2012, in which Jones suggested that then-Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's late father, John, "died of shame" over his daughter telling lies.

Shock jock Alan Jones has been told he will be fired if there is a repeat of offensive comments he made about New Zealand's prime minister. Several advertisers on 2GB, including ME Bank, Snooze and Bing Lee, have indicated they intend to pull advertising from Jones ' breakfast following his

When asked about the Ardern comments, he said "my comments were metaphorical comments".

"And if my comments cause offence to someone I always apologise for that."

Jones says he's now the victim of a vicious social media campaign to bring him down.

"Some of the language about me is extraordinary."

Alan Jones 'doesn't care' if advertisers walk © AAP New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

From his 2GB office, Jones says he doesn't have a problem with women.

But there's a growing list of powerful women who would disagree.

He said this on PM Julia Gillard in 2012:

"The old man recently died a few weeks ago of shame. To think that he had a daughter who told lies every time she stood in parliament."

And on Sydney Opera House boss Louise Heron last year:

"Who the hell are you? Hang on. Louise. Louise. Who do you think you are?"

The latest stinging comments against Ardern have caused enough waves to reach the New Zealand PM, who had a response ready for the former Wallabies coach.

"I understand that he used to be closely linked to the Wallabies… Revenge is best served through a Bledisloe Cup."

Pile on against Jones ‘driven by false information’.
Sky News host Chris Kenny says the pile on against 2GB broadcast Alan Jones is “driven by false information and anonymous digital amplification”. Mr Jones has apologised for saying Prime Minister Scott Morrison should "shove a sock down the throat" of New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern for pressuring Australia to increase its climate change commitment. Some advertisers have pulled their support from 2GB as a result of the comments and Mr Kenny said he has concerns that some in the media have given “succor to extreme activist groups”.

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