Alan Jones on the Erosion of Freedom of Speech in Australia

“It’s about arrogance, it’s about powerful people here in Australia who believe that they are smarter than you, that their opinion is worth more than your opinion, and that their thinking is better than your thinking, and if you think they’re wrong, you should just shut up.”  The forbidden history of unpopular people  (JoAnn Nova)

Here’s Alan’s podcast, good as always.

One thought on “Alan Jones on the Erosion of Freedom of Speech in Australia”

  1. Alan Jones can say what he wants; JooLiar Gillard is still a liar and a fraud and should be put out of business.

    Alan Jones is a true blue Australian who talks straight from the heart, that may be too much for todays politically correct indoctrinated pop tarts who blow bubbles. I also think Alan Jones should not apologise to this tart. Its her who is in the wrong.

    Jones is right, Bolt & Gillard wrong. And if her father didn’t die of shame, then he didn’t have any.

    Die of shame

    Andrew Bolt SEPTEMBER 30 2012

    Those who were there and are quoted in the article deny hearing any such comment, but if it was indeed said it was very cruel, very wrong:

    There are calls for a boycott of radio station 2GB over remarks by Sydney broadcaster Alan Jones that the Prime Minister’s father, John Gillard, had “died of shame”.

    The talkback host told a packed room of Liberal Party members: “Every person in the caucus of the Labor Party knows that Julia Gillard is a liar, everybody. I will come to that in a moment. 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.”


    No, the tape confirms it. The remark is shameful. I wish the few Young Liberals who laughed in apparent surprise or scorn had booed or otherwise protested instead.

    Alan Jones is a colleague, and I’ve long valued his courage. But this is very wrong.


    I don’t blame Gillard:

    ALAN Jones has apologised publicly to PM Julia Gillard, after claiming that her late father “died of shame”.

    He said his comments to a Sydney University Liberal Club dinner were unacceptable, and said he had contacted the Prime Minister’s office to see if she would accept a personal apology.

    A spokesperson for Julia Gillard said the Prime Minister ”does not intend to talk to Mr Jones about his comments”.

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