Wednesday 11th of December 2019

jones saves his hubris from facts...

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Commercial wireless bloviator Alan Jones doesn’t like the ALP’s policies on electric cars, cancer treatment, negative gearing, superannuation, energy or climate change. And that’s just the start.

He gave readers of The Catholic Boys Daily this news in a special bulletin accompanied by his beaming picture.

What was so striking was his insistence that Shorten has forgotten “a golden rule of life and politics and sport. If you don’t do the homework, you have no hope of passing the exam.”

Yes, Alan, homework is vital. That’s why you failed your exam on the Grantham floods with the result of your radio network being ordered to pay damages of $3.7 million, plus interest, to the Wagner family over 32 misinformed broadcasts in which they were accused of being responsible for the deaths of 12 people and having corrupt relationships with various politicians and governments.

Justice Peter Flanagan was scathing, finding that Jones had a “wilful blindness to the truth…”

It gets worse. At the time of the broadcasts, Jones had five people on his staff but none were journalists or researchers. Instead, the broadcaster said he got tips from his listeners, most of whom it is believed are dementia patients in nursing homes. In evidence, he stated: “I have always argued that my listeners are my best researchers.”

In other words, he went to air with a whole pile of research-free hunches. Why anyone tunes in to this hyperventilating hypocrite is a puzzle.

 

Read more:

https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/opinion/diary/2019/04/27/gadfly-gus-...

he still does not say when he wuz born...

Alan Belford Jones AO (born 13 April 1941, or possibly 1942 or 1943[1][2]) is an Australian radio broadcaster. He is a former coach of the Australia national rugby union team and rugby league coach and administrator. He has worked as a school teacher, a speech writer in the office of the Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, and in musical theatre. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland, and completed a one-year teaching diploma at Worcester College, Oxford. He has received civil and industry awards.

 

Read more Jones' glorious glory at:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Jones_(radio_broadcaster)

 

Though Jones does not know it, his speechwriting for Malcolm Fraser let Malcolm to declare that Tony Abbott is the most dangerous politician in Australia, possibly in the world!...

 

Jones loves tony! (platonically).

 

See also:

http://yourdemocracy.net.au/drupal/node/35625

 

jekyll and jones...

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a novella by Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1886. The work is also known as simply Jekyll & Hyde. It is about a London legal practitioner named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll, and an evil Edward Hyde. The impact of the novel became part of the language, as "Jekyll and Hyde" now refer to people with an unpredictably dual nature: usually very good, but sometimes shockingly evil.

Gus guess that Alan Jones could be such character... As mentioned many times on this site, Alan Jones has a heart of gold. But give him a poison or a magic potion in the shape of a microphone — and he tends to become mad like an Edward Hyde. He will say things he will regret later on. But the powers to be will forgive him for being such an ultra-right wing bastard who does not understand global warming but loves other ultra-right wing nuts such as Tony Abbott and Scummo. It's all about cash paid to spruik such crap. Though when it suits him, Jones will fight the gas-frackers on his highlands in the same breath as the windmills. It's only a question of disruption to his quiet retreat, not on what these processes achieve in carbon augmentation or reduction.