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Australia Is this what sparked Alan Jones' feud with Jacinda Ardern? Old tweet reveals New Zealand PM once called the radio host an 'intensely disliked git'

12:35  22 october  2019
12:35  22 october  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Is this what sparked Alan Jones ' feud with Jacinda Ardern ? Old tweet reveals New Zealand PM once called the radio host an ' intensely disliked git '. Jones faced widespread public backlash in August when he called Ms Ardern a 'çomplete clown' and urged Australian Prime Minister Scott

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An old tweet from New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern describing radio broadcaster Alan Jones as 'intensely disliked' and a 'git' has resurfaced.

Jacinda Ardern in a dark room: Jacinda Ardern described radio host Alan Jones as a 'git' in a tweet posted seven years ago © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Jacinda Ardern described radio host Alan Jones as a 'git' in a tweet posted seven years ago Sky News has unearthed a tweet from seven years ago posted by Ms Ardern slamming the controversial 2GB radio host.

'I know an Alan Jones. Unlike the Aussie version, he isn't a git or intensely disliked the general population,' the tweet from 2012 states. 

Ms Ardern was tight-lipped on the matter and wouldn't be drawn into a slanging match with Jones when grilled by reporters on Tuesday.

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'This is a reference to a tweet from seven years ago,' she said.

'Of late, you'll have seen that I have not been offering up thoughts or opinions on the issue of Alan Jones and I don't intend to now.'

When asked if she would apologise to Jones, Ms Ardern replied 'Again, I will not continue an ongoing debate over the issue of Alan Jones.'

It's understood the tweet was in relation to Jones' infamous comments regarding then Australian prime minister Julia Gillard.

Alan Jones sitting at a table: Alan Jones (pictured) launched a public attack against the Kiwi Prime Minister in August © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Alan Jones (pictured) launched a public attack against the Kiwi Prime Minister in August

A week prior to the tweet, Jones told guests at Sydney University Liberal Club's annual president dinner that Ms Gillard's father John 'died of shame'.

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'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 for parliament,' Jones said at the dinner.

New Zealand deputy prime minister Winston Peters was quick to jump to his leader's defence and described the tweet as out of character. 

'It's very unlike Jacinda to do that … you'll have to agree, I've never heard of that sort of thing before,' he told Sky News. 

'Jacinda Ardern has tried to make kindness and compassion a centrepiece of her leadership. Jacinda's normally a seriously nice person.'

a screenshot of a cell phone: It's understood Ms Ardern's tweet was related to Jones'comments about then Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited It's understood Ms Ardern's tweet was related to Jones'comments about then Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard

Jones faced widespread public backlash in August when he called Ms Ardern a 'çomplete clown' and urged Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison live on air to 'shove a sock down' her throat in response to her statements on climate change. 

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Jones later wrote to Ms Ardern to unconditionally apologise for the public slur.

'Prime Minister, I would like to assure you that I did not intend to suggest any violence towards you,' he wrote in an email sent to Ms Ardern.

She declined to comment on Jones' attack.

'I have an opinion on every single person that says something about me,'Ms Ardern said at the time.

Jacinda Ardern, Winston Peters sitting at a table with wine glasses: New Zealand deputy prime minister Winston Peters (right) has defended his leader © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited New Zealand deputy prime minister Winston Peters (right) has defended his leader

Jones also issued a publicly apology on air while his employer Macquarie Radio issued a stern warning that he would be sacked if similar comments were made again.

More than 80 advertisers terminated their spending with 2GB in the wake of the saga, which was reportedly an estimated $1million in lost revenue.

Despite the controversy, 2GB remained on top of the most recent radio ratings to maintain a market leading share of 13.4 per cent to claim its 122nd consecutive survey victory.

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Jacinda Ardern launched personal attack on Alan Jones .
Sky News has unearthed a personal attack – launched by Jacinda Ardern – against Alan Jones in a 2012 tweet where she referred to the broadcaster as a "git" and claimed he was "intensely disliked".The nature of the criticism has stumped New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters who has defended Mr Jones in an exclusive interview with Sky News.

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