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David Marr has a piece in today’s Herald on Alan Jones’ remarks about the Cronulla mob. Fans of Media Watch will recall that Marr took every available opportunity to run a Jones story.

A few selections from today’s article:

Sunday’s trouble was brewing all week on talkback, – especially 2GB. Radio doesn’t get much grimmer than Jones’s efforts.

He was dead keen for a demo at the beach: “A rally, a street march, call it what you will. A community show of force.”

He assured his audience he “understood” why that famous text message went out and he read it right through again on air: “Come to Cronulla this weekend to take revenge. This Sunday every Aussie in the shire get down to North Cronulla to support the leb and wog bashing day …”

And it goes on:

When John called on Tuesday to recommend vigilante action – “If the police can’t do the job, the next tier is us” – Jones did not dissent. “Yeah. Good on you John.” And when he offered a maxim his father had picked up in the war – “Shoot one, the rest will run” – Jones roared with laughter. “No, you don’t play Queensberry’s rules. Good on you, John.”

And again, this time offering a well-thought out justification for racial vilification:

Pity poor Berta – “not of a Middle Eastern family” – who reported hearing “really derogatory remarks” aimed at Middle Eastern people on Cronulla beach. Jones cut her off: “Let’s not get too carried away, Berta. We don’t have Anglo-Saxon kids out there raping women in western Sydney.”

Makes you proud to be an Australian.

Written by Admin

December 13, 2005 at 10:26 am

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