Despite the fact ten advertisers have pulled their advertising dollars from Alan Jones’ 2GB radio show, the controversial shock-jock is unfazed, confident “there will be others to take their place”.
Jones made the comment during an interview on last night’s Nine News program, also claiming that over the last few days he had letters on his desk from people saying he had “helped women more than [his] critics.”
He also claimed he is a victim of a savage social media campaign.
Jones said: “It seems to be OK that you can, in social media, about Alan Jones say, ‘We should kill him’.” “The language being used about me is extraordinary.”
Advertisers who have pulled their ads from Jones’ show currently include Anytime Fitness, Amart, Big W, Bing Lee, Bunnings, ME Bank, Mercedez Benz, RSL Art Union, Snooze and Total Tools.
The Jones-Ardern saga escalated two nights when ABC’s Media Watch aired what was reported as “new” audio from Jones where he said he hoped Scott Morrison “gets tough” with “a few backhanders” in regards to Ardern challenging Morrisson over climate change.
Now, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, a member of Jones’ on-air team has complained to Media Watch for airing audio that wasn’t new, but in fact five-days-old.
According to SMH, producers on Jones’ show are reportedly angry with the ABC segment due to the fact it may have caused people to believe the radio host made the comments after he had already apologised.
2GB sources also said the audio was cut down to highlight 15 seconds of Jones’ most offensive comments which they said did not represent what he initially said.
The SMH reported sources from 2GB said the station is considering legal action over the aired audio.