Alan Jones has disgraced himself in Australia, what he said on this occasion…
Jones said that Julia Gillard’s father had ”died a few weeks ago of shame … To think that he had a daughter who told lies every time she stood for Parliament”.
This is the same man whose broadcasting track record includes suggesting the Prime Minister should be thrown in a chaff bag and dumped at sea and declaring it was a disgrace for the government to provide financial aid for Pacific nations to empower women into leadership roles, because women were ”destroying the joint”. Jones is not known for reasoned, compassionate intelligence. Why we continue to be outraged by the rank buffoonery that comes out of his mouth is perplexing beyond belief.
…was bad enough. But there’s more to this than Alan Jones. He’s an old white sexist shock jock on the wane.
He originally made the remark at Sydney University Liberal Club.
…here we have a university club made up of Young Liberals (many of whom will no doubt have aspirations to enter politics one day) reflecting through their choice of guest speaker exactly where their current politics and values lie.
Not just reflecting.
It’s evident that the SULC – who deleted a next day tweet praising Jones for his ”brilliant speech” – are still firmly tethered to the kind of close-minded, misogynist politics of a man like Alan Jones. The Liberal Party is struggling to discredit their current image of an unprogressive party led by a moralistic misogynist.
It looks especially bad to see that the SULC’s idea of a good jape is to auction off a jacket made out of chaff bags, both signed and successfully bid on by Jones himself.
And some of the old sexist/young liberal sympathies are being expressed here. Young heads full of themselves, and full of old crap.