TV & Radio

Oct 2, 2012

Alan Jones’ greatest hits: your handy A to Z guide

A handy A-Z guide to the gaffes and other disasters brought to us by broadcaster Alan Jones in his decades at the microphone. Crikey brings you the best of Jones.

Ah, Alan Jones. So many memories, so many gaffes. Crikey cracks open the vault to bring you Jones’ finest moments …

A: the Apology. Jones’ apology to Julia Gillard on Sunday went for 45 minutes, after he said this recently of the death of her father: “The old man recently died a few weeks ago of shame. To think that he has a daughter who told lies every time she stood for Parliament.”

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8 thoughts on “Alan Jones’ greatest hits: your handy A to Z guide

  1. klewso

    “H for hypocrisy – the stuff the bloke wallows in.”?

  2. Paul Byard

    T should surely stand for Teacher, the great man’s career before he discovered his mouth. And I’m sure your lawyers would prefer me to stop right there.

  3. Pedantic, Balwyn

    L = Lucky,that few recall Jones’s starring role in a London Loo!

  4. de Bruyn William

    The popularity of Jones is a source of discomfort for me as it is evidently a measure of the irredeemable sillyness of a large proportion of Australian society. This man seems unable to put forward any reasonably cogent argument and resorts to bluster and invective instead.

  5. Edward James

    Whatever all those with an entitlement to vote, may listen to and read. Lets all hope they do not loose all powers of reason and logic! Edward James

  6. Edward James

    SALLY WHYTE your guide. What a total silliness! Edward James

  7. Christopher Nagle

    Jones is a regime propagandist for the oligarchy that runs the place. And we live in a place that is more awash with propaganda than China under Mao during the Cultural Revolution.

    The fact that it is not state based propaganda makes no difference because ‘the regime’ is a privatized one. The most powerful and least visible totalitarians no longer need state instrumentalities to mediate their power, which of course makes them even more powerful. Having to resort to the use of police state methods is a bit of a givaway.

    Jones gets traction because the language of propaganda is now the lingua franca of a despotism of the free. People ‘buy’ Jones for the same reason that they ‘buy’ McDonalds or bottled water.

    Critical judgment on a mass scale started to disappear when the process of subsuming the citizen into the customer began in the 1950s. This process has accumulated to the point that regime acolytes like Jones can authoritatively bluster with the same alacrity as his predecessors did at ‘Der Sturmer’, or ‘Pravda’ or ‘The Peoples’ Daily’, in years gone by.

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