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2GB host Alan Jones has accused Media Watch of not recording his full statement

& # 39; Sack the grub & # 39 ;: Alan Jones ignores ABC's Media Watch and calls for host Paul Barry to be fired & # 39; before asking exactly why Australian taxpayers have to pay NINE staff to produce just 15 minutes of TV

  • 2GB host Alan Jones has accused Media Watch of not recording his full statement
  • The program was part of the criticism of Jones & Sudden support for Clive Palmer
  • Media Watch claimed that Jones had told the show & # 39; to worry about your own business & # 39;
  • Jones has since unveiled his full, more detailed statement about air
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Alan Jones has launched a devastating attack on ABC & # 39; s Media Watch, claiming that the program was unable to broadcast its full statement during its & # 39; battle ax & # 39; at him.

The 2 GB presenter went to the air on Tuesday morning to do the show of the & # 39; doctoring & # 39; to accuse his story of building & # 39; the conventional media watch-hate against Alan Jones & # 39 ;.

Jones also wondered why the taxpayer-funded 15-minute television program, which runs only once a week, has nine employees on its website.

The Australian media watchdog included a segment that emphasized Jones' support for Clive Palmer after previously criticizing the businessman for his treatment of his Queensland Nickel employees.

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2GB host Alan Jones has accused Media Watch of not recording his full statement

Paul Barry

Paul Barry

2GB host Alan Jones shot ABC & # 39; s Media Watch because he did not include his full statement in what he called an & # 39; hatchet & # 39; called

In the run-up to the federal elections, Jones Palmer interviewed several times in his show, in which the leader of the United Australia Party criticized Labor leader Bill Shorten.

Host Paul Barry insinuated the sudden change in his heart and the decision to interview Palmer was motivated by the preference of the politician for the liberal party.

When the program asked why he had chosen a different approach, Barry told viewers that Jones had told Media Watch that he & # 39; should interfere with your own business & # 39 ;.

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He also added that Jones said his interview with him had nothing to do with political preferences before referring viewers to the statement on the show's website.

But Jones revealed his full, more detailed response to the program, on his show on Tuesday morning.

While reading his email aloud, Jones acknowledged that he had his problems with Palmer, but added that the views of the politician were in line with those in the electorate.

& # 39; Unlike MediaWatch, I don't believe people are completely wrong or completely wrong, & # 39; he wrote.

& # 39; (Y) You can contact Mr. Palmer and someone else. My interview with him had nothing to do with preferences, although he made it very clear that his entire role in this advertising campaign was to prevent Mr. Shorten from forming a government, & Jones added.

The Australian media watchdog included a segment that emphasized Jones' support for Clive Palmer after previously criticizing the businessman for his treatment of his Queensland workers
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The Australian media watchdog included a segment that emphasized Jones' support for Clive Palmer after previously criticizing the businessman for his treatment of his Queensland workers

The Australian media watchdog included a segment that emphasized Jones' support for Clive Palmer after previously criticizing the businessman for his treatment of his Queensland workers

During the broadcast, Jones hit the show, which focuses on criticism of the media based on journalistic ethics, because he has his own & # 39; prejudice & # 39; and calls the network to & # 39; the robber in charge & # 39; to reject.

& # 39; So the program was designed to deliberately damage me – that doesn't bother me – I look hypocritical because I criticized Clive Palmer, last year and the year before, and then I interviewed him, & # 39; he said.

& # 39; This is what is causing the ABC problems, since none of it is revealed to the audience watching Media Watch, Media Watch's media viewer, in their bias of the truth and their misuse of journalism. & # 39;

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Jones acknowledged that his statement was posted on the show's website, but claimed it was & # 39; buried & # 39; at the bottom.

In a statement to Daily Mail Australia, a Media Watch spokesperson said Barry & # 39; s broadcast an & # 39; accurate summary & # 39; was from Jones's reply.

The network said: “It responds directly to the costs we incur, and it fits in with how the program gives respondents a voice in the limited time available.

& # 39; His full statement has been published as usual on our website, to which Paul Barry referred during the program on air TWICE & # 39 ;.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Alan Jones for comments.

ALAN JONES FULL REACTION TO THE MEDIA WATCH

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MediaView his old tricks. Where would MediaWatch be without Alan Jones!

However, let me make the following comments in response to your e-mail. If the program is to be fair, which is rarely the case, although I cannot admit that I watch it (cynicism was never a long series of mine), it can offer the following on my behalf.

You sent an e-mail at 2:09 pm on Friday to 2 GB and channel nine. You may be surprised to know that since I got up since 2.30 am, I don't receive any business emails at 2:09 PM. I also don't check emails from Friday until I'm out of the air on Monday.

I now note the email about Clive Palmer. There are some points of agreement.

I was busy destroying Clive Palmer in 2016. In fact, I went to Townsville to address the workers at their own expense.

But if you enjoyed listening to my interviews with him, I raised this issue again. I think I was talking about & # 39; cleaning up the decks & # 39 ;. I have checked the correspondence between Palmer and the bankruptcy trustee regarding monies owed. I made the point about taxpayers' money and I thought Palmer answered the question of liability in a way that indicated that the responsibility for the payment might not be his. I also asked about third-party payments and cited examples. The answers are there for everyone to hear.

But I still received correspondence about what he said in those advertisements. I believe that the content of what he said was in line with public concerns about LaborParty's policies. My & # 39; supporting comments & # 39; were based on his prosecution of those points.

Unlike MediaWatch, I don't believe that people are totally bad or completely wrong. I still agree with Mr Palmer to find answers to the Coolum issue, but with regard to the details of the advertising, his views were in agreement with many in the voters and he proved an important force in informing the voters about the difficulties encountered under a short form. Government.

Naturally, MediaWatch cannot avoid the cynical. Of course you have your noses from the joint because some of your Labor partners did not prevail. Hence this last communication with me. But you can check with Mr. Palmer and with someone else. My interview with him had nothing to do with preferences, although he made it very clear that his entire role in this advertising campaign was to prevent Mr. Shorten from forming a government.

Regarding the reason for Mr. Palmer's interviewing, I offer the usual response to MediaWatch. Mind your own business.

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But the reason is consistent with everything we do, designed to better inform the public. Unlike MediaWatch, we offer all sides of the argument.

Perhaps you can offer this answer to your e-mail. As requested, the answer will be delivered no later than 10 a.m.

Kind regards, Alan Jones AO

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