Monday 26th of September 2022

his ears were burning as well...

alan jones farts

Alan Jones has revealed he has written to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to apologise for a comment made on his program.

He explained that the words used on-air on Thursday were not what he had intended to say, and that he felt it was necessary to contact Ms Arden directly to apologise.


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our idiot in charge is dangerous...

Pacific leaders have slammed Australia for putting politics ahead of their island neighbours after they undermined a consensus on a climate change communique.

Key points:
  • Groups accuse Australia of "turning a blind eye" to their Pacific neighbours
  • New Zealand has been praised for its approach to tackling climate change
  • Critics say Australia's focus on coal has undermined its Pacific Step Up


After marathon talks at the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) in Tuvalu, Australia could not reach an agreement on the Tuvalu Declaration made by smaller Pacific countries, one that called for a rapid phase-out of coal.

Frank Bainimarama, Fiji's Prime Minister, said he was disappointed in the outcome. 

"We came together in a nation that risks disappearing to the seas, but unfortunately we settled for the status quo in our communique," he said on Twitter.


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Sciences have shown that Tuvalu is the most threatened country in the world by sea level rising due to global warming. The Tuvalu-siders have a duty to defend their land against the CARELESSNESS of our idiot Scummo. We have a duty to throw out Scummo and his idiots who are trying to be representatives of our election hubris. We need to suck our pride in and do the right thing by the planet... Pigs will fly... and they do everytime Scummo or his ministers open their traps... 

our national fruit loop...

Pacific island nations affected by the climate crisis will continue to survive “because many of their workers come here to pick our fruit”, Australia’s deputy prime minister has said. 

Michael McCormack’s comments were made after critical talks at the Pacific Islands Forum that almost collapsed over Australia’s positions on coal and climate change.

Fears are growing the situation might come at a diplomatic cost for Australia in a region where China has become increasingly influential.

McCormack, who has been the acting prime minister while Scott Morrison attended the forum in low-lying Tuvalu, attended a business function in Wagga Wagga on Friday.

“I also get a little bit annoyed when we have people in those sorts of countries pointing the finger at Australia and say we should be shutting down all our resources sector so that, you know, they will continue to survive,” he said.

“They will continue to survive, there’s no question they’ll continue to survive and they’ll continue to survive on large aid assistance from Australia.

“They’ll continue to survive because many of their workers come here and pick our fruit, pick our fruit grown with hard Australian enterprise and endeavour and we welcome them and we always will.

“But the fact is we’re not going to be hijacked into doing something that will shut down an industry that provides tens of thousands of jobs, that provides two-thirds of our energy needs ... and I’m only talking coal, let alone all of our other resources.”

The acting opposition leader, Richard Marles, said on Friday evening: “These are ignorant comments from the acting prime minister and he should know better”.


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Gus: I never thought Australia could slide so low...

alan jones is an idiot...

Broadcaster Alan Jones has been told he is on his last strike at radio station 2GB, after his comments earlier this week about New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. 

Key points: 
  • Alan Jones said Scott Morrison should "shove a sock down [Ms Ardern's] throat" during the Pacific Islands Forum
  • ME Bank announced its decision to pull advertising, saying the broadcaster's comments "don't reflect our values"
  • Meanwhile, Jacinda Ardern said she would not be giving the comments "the light of day"


On Thursday, Alan Jones said Prime Minister Scott Morrison should "shove a sock down [Ms Ardern's] throat" after the New Zealand leader said Australia "had to answer to the Pacific" on climate change while in Tuvalu for the Pacific Islands Forum

He also described Ms Ardern as a "joke" for commenting on climate change, having claimed that New Zealand's carbon dioxide levels had increased per capita more than Australia's since 1990. 

He released a statement later the same day saying he had meant to say "put a sock in it", and repeated the statement to his 2GB audience on Friday morning.

"This was wilful misinterpretation of what I said to obviously distract from the point that she was wrong about climate change and wrong about Australia's contribution to carbon dioxide level," Jones said.


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On the issue of climate change, Jones is an idiot. On the issue of global warming, Jones is a dangerous idiot. Read from top.


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why he grovelled: he lost the ME bank advertising account...

Alan Jones has lost at least one major advertiser as the Sydney 2GB shock jock continued on-air attacks against New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Friday.

Jones told his listeners on Thursday that if Prime Minister Scott Morrison bumped into Ms Ardern, he should “shove a sock down her throat”.

Despite, Mr Morrison condemning the comments Jones continued his attack on Friday morning, describing the New Zealand leader as “gormless” and a “hypocrite”.

ME Bank later confirmed on Twitter it had pulled advertising from 2GB radio in response.

“It [the comments] absolutely does not align with our ME values on many levels,” a spokeswoman said.

Ms Ardern, meanwhile, was not buying into the controversy – telling reporters at a meeting of leaders in the Pacific that she didn’t want to give Mr Jones’ comments “the light of day”.


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loosing more than his socks...

Jones – whose show is simulcast to Brisbane’s 4BC and Canberra’s 2CC – initially issued a statement saying his comments had been “misinterpreted” on Thursday afternoon, but did not apologise. He then continued to verbally attack Ms Ardern the next morning, calling her a “hypocrite” and “gormless”.

Later on Friday, Jones wrote to Ms Ardern to apologise, as well as announcing his error publicly.

“My comments were careless and they should have been more clearly thought and to that extent I have erred and made a mistake,” Jones said on 2GB, which is owned by Macquarie Media. “I was wrong and I apologise.”

By that stage, ME Bank had pulled advertising following a campaign by Sleeping Giants – an organisation that pressures advertisers to, in its own words, “make racism, bigotry and misogyny less profitable” – and feminist activism group Mad F—ing Witches.

ME Bank tweeted on Friday that “we take this very seriously and these types of comments don’t reflect our values. We’ve expressed our concerns to 2GB and have pulled advertising.”

Snooze followed, posting that it took Jones’ comments “very seriously” and had pulled all advertising, with no other ads planned for the station.

Macquarie Media chairman Russell Tate said on Saturday that Jones’ contract, which was renewed for two years in May, would be terminated if he made “any recurrence of commentary of this nature”.


But advertisers on Monday have continued to announce their departure with at least three more pulling the pin.

Anytime Fitness announced via Facebook it had pulled all advertising from 2GB on Friday and “do not have any further advertising planned with the station”.

Total Tools also announced on Facebook that “following a review we have decided to remove all of our advertising spend from the station as we feel these comments do not reflect our strong stance on equality”.

Australian mattress brand Koala announced its move via Twitter, telling 2GB “time to wake up”.

“Koala has cut ties with Alan Jones. We’re a significant buyer in the medium, and it’s something we should have done earlier. Climate change is real, violence against women starts with words and the bloke has had too many chances.”

In addition to targeting advertisers, Sleeping Giants has also launched a campaign to “send a sock” to Nine Entertainment chairman Peter Costello in a bid to have Jones ousted.

Nine has a majority stake in Macquarie Media, and is also the owner of this masthead.


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jones, we've puke at your commentariat a long time ago...

Alan Jones' team threatens ABC with complaint

A member of Alan Jones' on-air team has complained to the ABC's Media Watch program.

by Broede Carmody, Jennifer Duke and Jenny Noyes    SMH


Stills from Media Watch:







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Monday 19/8/2019

Sock jock Jones; Press freedom inquiry and Transgender agenda. Presented by Paul Barry.




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rather eat cardboard for breakfast...

Conversation at RatBag Co:

Advertising Executive: a window of opportunity has opened. The Alan Jones gasbag unit is looking for new advertisers.
CEO of RatBag Co: Do you think our brand could be diminished by being seen as misogynists, sexists, hubristic and misleading due to our ethical commitments to global warming?
AE: Sure but when was the last time we cared about this?
CEO: Hum… I think it was when my grandfather founded this firm as “PooBag Ltd” in the days of horse and carts... PooBags Ltd could hold its head high, always seen under the tails of Horses — our bags doing their bits towards recycling stuff for the mushroom markets. 
AE: So why the change of name?
CEO: The bags did not work under the tailpipes of cars… so we went upmarket.
AE: PooBag, RatBag... we’d be in good company with ShaffBag Jones…
CEO: I see your point... But our buyers are mostly women with a dignified sense of exclusivity. What would be our catch line with Jones on the air?
AE: er… say… RatBag, the smart bag for the modern lady of distinction. 
CEO: sounds good…
AE: and we could get a cheap deal by providing lots of words with redeeming kudos to gasbag Alan Jones… making him sophisticated, elegant, independent, unique…
CEO: He could pay us to advertise thus?
AE: possibly…
CEO: contact his team along that line… He gives us the cash, we advertise...

Insults and chaff bags leave Jones in bad odour -



The deputy Prime Minister, Wayne Swan, launched an extraordinary attack on Jones, saying he would ''rather eat cardboard for breakfast than tune in to Alan Jones in the morning''.

shock jones is livid for being humiliated publicly...

On Sunday Alan Jones sat down and wrote a lengthy, angry email to the chairman of Macquarie Media, Russell Tate, about Tate’s decision to publicly humiliate him on Saturday.

Jones was incensed Tate had threatened to sack him if he made any more offensive comments on his popular morning show on Sydney’s 2GB and Brisbane’s 4BC. Last week Jones suggested Scott Morrison should “shove a sock down the throat” of the New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, and that she should be “backhanded”.

John Singleton, the Macquarie Media investor who poached Jones from rival station 2UE back in 2002, was also copied into the email. Singleton is an old friend of Jones and has said the 78-year-old presenter made 2GB successful – and 2GB in turn made Jones a very rich man.

Whatever Jones did for 2GB in the past it wasn’t enough to stop Tate warning him the next misstep would be his last. Advertisers were leaving, revenue was falling and Tate had had enough.

On Thursday the Nine CEO, Hugh Marks, who had just offered $113.94m to acquire the remaining shares in Macquarie Media, also signalled Jones was on thin ice when he said the company can survive without him.

“There’s a bunch of talented people there and, remember, Alan’s breakfast program in Sydney ... would be less than 10% of Macquarie Media [total revenue], let alone the revenue position of Nine,” Marks said at the results presentation.

“Alan’s a good broadcaster, Macquarie have made plenty of comments about their relationship and recent events so I won’t go into that but yes, of course, that business can survive the loss of any of its talent.”

Jones has survived numerous controversies, including cash for comment on 2UE in 1999 and the attacks on Julia Gillard in 2012. The broadcaster said the then prime minister should be “shoved in a chaff bag” and later that her father had died “of shame” because she “told lies every time she stood for parliament”.

It’s not the first time advertisers have pulled out and history has shown most of them drift back.

This time is different. The impact on advertising across Macquarie Media’s stations has been serious and sources say the shows and the staff are all reeling, and sales reps are losing commission. Figures from ad tracking service AirCheck reveal that 2GB lost 441 ad spots over the first three days of this week. More than 50 companies have stated publicly that they have pulled out of Jones, and even 2GB or Macquarie generally.

A look at the run-down of ads from before the Ardern comments to after show that the top nine advertisers who had spots on Jones’ breakfast show two weeks ago had none this week. For example SpecSavers, went from 13 ads to none. Across the station the picture was the same. Nissan Australia went from 35 spots to none and Koala Matresses went from 33 to none, according to AirCheck documents seen by Guardian Australia.

The CEO of marketing management consultancy TrinityP3, Darren Wooley, says advertisers are pulling out after being bombarded by posts on their social media pages.

“They’re listening to the outrage; they’re looking at their reputation; they’re looking at the media coverage and asking themselves is this something we want to be associated with?

“Smart advertisers worry about the environment their ads appear in,” Wooley says. “In a social media world brands are much more attuned to what is happening with the public. Consumer backlash will definitely have an influence and that will influence the media coverage.”

Wooley says the social media groups are providing structure which gives individuals a voice. “It’s very hard to organise the outrage unless the outrage is already there,” he says.

While Sleeping Giants, an anonymous group, is well known for campaigning on Twitter, largely against Sky News, a Facebook group called Mad Fucking Witches has has been highly effective in campaigning against Jones in the past week.

The Witches convenor, Jennie Hill, said her members are 75% women, 25% men and are motivated by climate change, violence against women and structural problems like racism.

“The campaign began with a single post we published last week on what Jones said, and now the other admins and I feel we’re just surfing the waves of fury,” Hill said.

“There are other activists involved, for sure, but the biggest effort is clearly coming from our 56,000 followers or witches. I know this because with every sponsor withdrawal the page gets hundreds (sometimes thousands) of messages advising us of it within minutes, which proves the huge, angry numbers of people putting enormous effort into expressing what they feel to the companies involved.”

The Tate statement was such a slap in the face for the veteran shock jock, some speculated he may not even turn up to work on Monday.

“Notwithstanding his apologies, I have today discussed the matter with Alan and advised him that any recurrence of commentary of this nature will result in the termination of his contract,” Tate said in the media statement issued on Saturday night.

He did turn up but not before telling Tate that he made 2GB and how dare they threaten him so publicly. It was less a mea culpa and more of a woe is me. The message was that he worked really hard while others “waltzed the corridors being unproductive”, a 2GB source said.

It may have been worse for Jones if Tate had known Jones said Ardern should be “backhanded”. But he didn’t know until the audio was played on ABC TV’s Media Watch on Monday night.

On Tuesday Jones was still defiant, telling Nine News that he was the victim because of the “vile” attacks on him on social media.

He also claimed advertisers who chose to abandon his program, and there were at least 20 by then, would simply be replaced by others.

“I’ve got no comment about the advertisers, they can make their own judgment if they go,” he said. “There will be others that take their place.”



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Yep, new sponsors must wish to be humilated as well, like RatBag co (comment above). Yep, Shock Jones is livid for being humiliated publicly... after he PUBLICLY humiliated the chief of another country — that was not China nor the USA... (ON THESE TWO, I believe he has carte blanche from management and the Liberal Party). That he lacks humility shows he has sociopathic bullying tendencies, while being an ignoramus as well, especially about global warming. He is not entitled to his opinions on this subject — opinions which have as much sciences as a dead squashed gnat can think of its next meal on your kitchen benchtop.


Lucky, Jones' audience is made up mostly of ignoramuses who think Jones is god Himself (or the reverse) and who approve his ultra-right wing rants with charitable crumbs. These ignoramuses may also read the Daily Telegraph as the bible of news. Nothing we can do about this... Oh yes... The Daily Telegraph should avertised more on the Jones ShaffBag Show if it does not already... It might prove the point one way or the other as Jones loyal listeners might boycott the products of the boycotting advertisers... It's a nasty world out there.





and the winner is...

Sydney shock jock Alan Jones has won three of Australia's top dishonours at the Ernie Awards for his comment suggesting Prime Minister Scott Morrison should give New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern "a few backhanders".

The Ernies, which highlight the misogynistic things public figures have said and done, also recognised Mr Morrison in his own right with the silver political award for his remark; "we want to raise women up but not at the expense of men".


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getting on with the job of being obnoxious...

Veteran broadcaster Alan Jones said he was getting "on with the job", as the media company that owned his program promised its advertisers a "full review".

Key points: 
  • Macquarie Media, the company that owns 2GB, today wrote to its advertisers 
  • The company said Alan Jones's comments "fell below the community standards expected"
  • Jones said the review was an issue for management 


Macquarie Media, the company that owns 2GB, today wrote to advertisers saying it "got it wrong" and must "do everything possible" to ensure it did not happen again. 

Several large businesses, including Coles and the Commonwealth Bank, pulled their advertising from Jones's show after the broadcaster said Prime Minister Scott Morrison should "shove a sock down [New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern's] throat", following comments she made regrading Australia's response to climate change. 

He also called her "a complete clown", a "joke" and "an absolute and utter lightweight".

Initially Jones said his comments had been misinterpreted and that he meant to say "that Scott Morrison should tell Ms Ardern to put a sock in it".

He has since apologised for the comments on 2GB and wrote to Ms Ardern to apologise personally.


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Advertisers beware! Many of your own customers will possibly desert you should you advertise on "Jones's"...


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media watch satire was misunderstood...

Media Watch had its own mini media crisis this week, which might have been part of the line-up on Monday night had it not concerned the show itself.

An ill-thought-out tweet was sent from the official ABC TV Media Watch account congratulating Alan Jones on his successful radio career and referring to his considerable list of transgressions as “stoushes”. Given that the veteran broadcaster has a history of misogyny and was found to have vilified people of Lebanese and Middle Eastern descent it was a curious way to sum up his legacy. The replies came thick and fast and numbered well over 1,400 at last count.

ABC News Breakfast co-host Michael Rowland cautioned that we shouldn’t forget Jones “has said some truly disgraceful things on air”.

But it took the author more than two hours to revisit the tweet, adding a stream of tweets about Jones’ many sins.

Responding to angry questions about the tweet, Media Watch host Paul Barry jokingly said he would fire the intern.


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Methinks that the Twittering congrats to Alan Jones from Media Watch was in jest... a bit of reverse satire on the awfully annoying shock jock who made life in this city a kind of joke... The right-wing pollies will have to do their own spruiking from now on...