Alan Jones was wrong and the ALP is hypocritical
BY: GREG HUNT From: The Australian October 02, 2012 12:00AM
THIS is a dangerous piece to write. But here we go. It concerns the search for both a higher discourse in public life and the use of selective outrage for advancing particular political causes.
It wasn’t Alan Jones because he was addressing a private function. It wasn’t any member of the Young Libs. It certainly wasn’t Abbott. So who confronted Julia with this offensive remark? Who was it that brought the comment to national notice. If Julia was genuinely hurt by the remark, there is only one person responsible for hurting her: It was a certain ALP sympathiser, Jonathan Marshall. He was there to surreptitiously assist the ALP. Only the person who taped the address can be responsible because Julia would have no knowledge of the remark, even now, without his revelation.Has this person been asked to apologise? Hardly, when it was an ALP sanctioned act of political sabotage, at Julia’s expense, committed by Marshall, whose only aim was to embarrass Jones and provide manure to the ALP manure spreaders. Apparently Marshall and the ALP thought it was worth hurting Julia simply to achieve a gotcha on Jones. No wonder Left wing journalism is on a reputational footing with used car salesmen.
Alan Jones has had better days.
Jones’ comments in 2005 about Lebanese Muslims, just days before the Cronulla riots, were found to have incited racial hatred. The finding has been the subject of appeal.
Justice Steven Rares of the Federal Court lambasted Peter Slipper for a “no show” today.
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Woolworths’ false indignation does not extend beyond its cash registers. If it did, then the retailer might consider its vile determination to send Australian farmers to the wall in the pursuit of an extra margin. If Woolworths is genuine in its concern for propriety it would pull the plug on its thousands of poker machines that destroy the very same families it asks to buy its produce.
Alan Jones, who follows a conservative line on most issues, remains an unrelenting target for Labor in its attempt to regain lost electoral ground.
A close friend of mine once encountered a man of Bayley’s ilk.
This man broke into my friend's home in Sydney and raped his mother in front of his 10 year old sister and 4 year old brother. My friend was not home at the time.
This man then brutally murdered the two children in front of their bound mother, then murdered the mother. This man, too, was on parole. After his incarceration for this offence he escaped and promptly raped two 17 year old girls. He was imprisoned again. He was then allowed to send the two distraught girls a Xmas card each.There is no relief for my friend because this man continuously applies for further parole requiring submissions from the family and reopening fresh wounds that can’t ever heal. There is a sick delight for these type of people in antagonising their victims while enjoyably re-living the details of their crimes. Requests for legal/political correctness fall on deaf earsIf the ridiculous notion that the Bayleys of this world could ever be set free to murder again, it would be me who would be promptly charged with murder, and with no regrets, because this man’s face is tattooed on my brain.
His name is Cribb. My Friend’s name is Garry.
Woolworths and others need to decide who they are responsible to: Shareholders or politically correct bleeding hearts. Because they will be scurrying back to the Alan Jones’ program accepting a worse deal than before.
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