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By DeusExMacintosh

Alan Jones claims PM's father "died of shame"

THE creators of a Facebook page which urged companies to pull advertising from Alan Jones’ breakfast show has now called on him to made an on-air pledge.

The social media group Destroy the Joint, called on Thursday for employees of the Macquarie Radio Network, including Jones, to commit to challenge “anyone who uses sex, race, religion or sexual orientation to incite hatred or to demean or vilify”.

They further asked for the controversial shock jock to read a pledge on his 2GB show.

“I want an Australia where girls and women, where men and boys, can take part in our society without enduring discrimination, sexism and violence,” the pledge reads.

“I want an Australia where we respect each other; an Australia where no person experiences hate because of their gender, race, religion or sexuality.”

Jones sparked a public backlash when his comments that Prime Minster Julia Gillard’s father “died of shame” because of her lies became public.

The Macquarie Radio Network announced on Sunday it would be temporarily suspending all advertising on Alan Jones’s 2GB breakfast show, after an “unprecedented focus” on the controversial shock jock through mainstream and social media.

The Australian

8 Comments

  1. TerjeP
    Posted October 12, 2012 at 6:27 am | Permalink

    I thought they wanted him off the air. Now they want him on the air. These terrorists keep changing their list of demands.

  2. kvd
    Posted October 12, 2012 at 6:41 am | Permalink

    Well, while I don’t agree with what they’re demanding, I would defend to the death their right to demand that Mr Jones say what they are demanding he say.

    [email protected] I’m sure that somewhere on my tv and radio there’s a little knob marked ‘on/off’. Be brave 😉

  3. Posted October 12, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    On the ABC “game”, shades of the Richard Curtis exploding kids video disaster. There really is a line of greenery which, consciously or unconsciously, sees homo sapiens as a plague species on what otherwise would be a really nice planet.

  4. Mel
    Posted October 13, 2012 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    L @7: “There really is a line of greenery which, consciously or unconsciously, sees homo sapiens as a plague species on what otherwise would be a really nice planet.”

    And they are outnumbered 100 to 1 by the Randian libertarians who think DEM and other disabled folk are an untouchable class of untermenschen that should live nasty, short and brutish lives without charity or sympathy.

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