Another day, another Alan Jones apology

Staff Writer

It’s becoming a familiar pattern for Sydney shock jock Alan Jones: say something incendiary and then make an apology.

There was his recent attack on Sydney Opera House boss Louise Herron that saw him accused of misogyny for which he issued an apology

Now, the broadcaster has been forced to say sorry to former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull for comments made on a Sky News program earlier this month.

He described the ex-PM as a “traitor to the nation” for endorsing Liberal Party defector Julia Banks, who is running as an independent against Greg Hunt in his Victorian seat of Flinders.

At the start of his own Sky News program last night, Jones delivered an unqualified apology reportedly in response to a letter from a Turnbull lawyer.

“I went too far in my criticism. I accused Mr Turnbull of being a traitor to the nation.

“I acknowledge I had no justification for making that false statement and I apologise unreservedly to Mr Turnbull for doing so.”

The on-air apology comes as Jones and 2GB owner Macquarie Media negotiate a contract extension.

It also follows a $3.7 million dollar defamation payout to the wealthy Wagner family over comments made about 2011 Grantham floods.

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nick bartlett
20 Feb 2019 - 12:20 pm

If I owned 2UE I would hire John Brennan to give Malcolm some lessons in radio, and then put the former PM on the breakfast shift.

Robert Wells
21 Feb 2019 - 2:57 am

2ue doesn’t have a breakfast session as such. Therefore, Malcolm Turnbull would be an ideal host.

Richard Ryan
21 Feb 2019 - 7:03 am

Alan Jones tombstone: ” I have no justification for making that statement”

Pamela Peterson
21 Feb 2019 - 7:52 am

Alan Jones was right he speaks his mind while most of us don’t have a voice….he s our voice please don’t stop him 2GB.

Richard S. Kazimer
22 Feb 2019 - 11:27 pm

‘Alan Jones’ and ‘sorry’ is redundant.


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