Tributes for Alan Jones in wake of dumping from Sky News


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Veteran broadcaster Alan Jones yesterday revealed his dumping from Sky News after management chose not to renew his contract. Tributes for Alan Jones included a list of his career highlights. Cash for Comment, Cronulla Riots, Dump Her at Sea, Shove a Sock Down Her Throat, climate denial and trashing Australia’s COVID-19 response…

Jones yesterday posted a 1600 word statement to his Facebook page lauding his achievements at Sky News. QNews did intend to bring readers an in-depth analysis of the statement. However, initially distracted by a cute puppies video, we then moved on to watching Animals doing the Darndest Things. Finally, we remembered our nails needed painting.

But, in an attempt to appear diligent and hard-working, we grabbed a quote. Alan seems to threaten to not go quietly into the night.

“Remember, you can still find me on my Facebook page. I ain’t going away. Search Old Man Yells at Cloud Alan Jones Australia.”

Until last night, Jones hosted his own show on Sky News four nights a week. However, the network chose not to renew his contract and instead offered a weekly spot on a new streaming service.

The broadcaster’s departure from Sky follows his retirement from 2GB in 2020. He left the radio station in the midst of an advertising boycott which cost the station an estimated 50% of his show’s previous revenue.

Earlier this year, the Daily Telegraph dropped his regular newspaper column. Soon after, YouTube suspended Sky News Australia’s account for a week because of misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic. Numerous commentators attributed the ban to Jones’s tirades against lockdown restrictions.

Tributes for Alan Jones

In the wake of the broadcaster’s enforced retirement, Aussies took to Twitter to post tributes for Alan Jones, carefully noting many of his career highlights.

Author Jennie Hill set up the Facebook page Mad F–king Witches in 2016 to highlight sexism, misogyny, racism, homophobia, transphobia and ableism. Members of the page relentlessly targetted advertisers on Jones’s shows, first at 2GB and later at Sky News. The witches took to Twitter yesterday to celebrate the broadcaster’s departure from yet another platform.

Social commentator and broadcaster Phillip Adams suggested the nation wept at the news of Alan’s demise.

No Nut November and other tributes for Alan Jones

Australia’s wittiest activist Pauline Pantsdown shared a story of a personal run-in with the Parrot on his radio show.

Sally McManus again demonstrated why Australians love her.

Speaking of Sallys we love.

The Chaser Interns perhaps pulled off the cheekiest tweet, casually tossing off a reference to masturbatory abstinence.

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