This letter to Crikey [which appeared today in its daily bulletin / issue] from broadcaster Mike Carlton says it all....
"Alan Jones's week of ranting wog-baiting which preceded the Sydney riots was the most disgraceful episode of broadcasting I have encountered in my 40+ years in the media. It was vulgar, vicious and racist, and an unmistakable incitement to violence.
"I'm the person that's led this charge here. Nobody wanted to know about North Cronulla, now it's gathered to this,” he screeched, as listener after listener phoned to declare war on Muslims in general and Lebanese in particular. “ A community show of force!” he shouted. Hitler's Brownshirts would have loved it.
In a sea of radio filth, Jones's most disgusting act was to broadcast, and to repeat, the SMS phone message calling for violence: “Come to Cronulla this weekend to take revenge. This Sunday every Aussie in the shire get down to North Cronulla to support the leb and wog bashing day."
That a broadcaster could trumpet such madness on air is beyond irresponsible. His furious encouragement of every racist ratbag who rang in was outrageous. To recall Stanley Baldwin's famous stab at the press barons, it was “power without responsibility; the prerogative of the harlot through the ages.”
Happily, though, we now have Phillip Ruddock's wonderful new sedition laws, which should be more than sufficient to deal with the matter. I quote from the Anti-Terrorism Bill (2) 2005, rushed through parliament just the other week:
A person commits an offence [of sedition] if:
(a) the person urges a group or groups (whether distinguished by race, religion, nationality or political opinion) to use force or violence against another group or other groups (as so distinguished); and,
(b) the use of the force or violence would threaten the peace, order and good government of the Commonwealth.
Penalty: Imprisonment for 7 years.
The sad thing is that no one in authority will take Jones on. Certainly not his mates Howard and Ruddock, who dote upon him as their trusted media megaphone. And certainly not the NSW state government of Morris Iemma, which lives in daily terror of upsetting the great man. So this nasty, hypocritical old harlot will continue to get away with it. With the results we have seen".
No further comment is called for about Jones. He stands condemned out of his own mouth!