The repugnant remarks of Allan Jones on Julia Gillard’s alleged role in causing her father’s death reflect on Jones not on Julia Gillard. Jones should not be in the position of manipulating public opinion. 2GB should sack him and if they cannot because of his shareholding then advertisers should desert 2GB. I can only urge as many people as possible to sign the petition calling for an end to the commercial sponsorship of this man’s involvement with 2GB. I hope this sort of support will come from all sides of politics – no-one should support this level of discourse. Already many advertisers have refused to advertise during Jones’ segment and rural radio stations are refusing to rebroadcast his show. (Update: It has gone further.)
Before the current controversy I read the following analysis of the role of sections of the lunatic right wing media in attacking Gillard by Anne Summers. Its definitely worth a read. It was obviously ignored by Jones who plays a key role in the Summers critique.