Does the media business have double standards ?

Staff Writer

Today, Mumbrella have published an opinion piece by outgoing media agency 'Maxus' CEO David Gaines.

The post talked about how 'the media business has double standards by focusing on Kyle Sandilands and having less to say about Alan Jones'.

Here are some selected quotes from Gaines…

"There was debate and pressure amongst the broader population to remove him (Kyle) from a prime breakfast slot. Some was genuine outrage. Some just public faces knowing that it is necessary to at least appear to find him offensive but wishing they had the same pull."

"So with all the huffing and puffing over what a degenerate Sandilands is, what’s with the recent double standards for Alan Jones? Where’s the same coverage of his latest drivel?"

"Is Sandilands worse? Has Jones been getting away with it for so long people have just given up? Or do we have a lot of Jones sympathizers with shares in 2GB?"

"…maybe what we experienced was fashionable outrage over Sandilands. Fashionable outrage breeds popular criticism. That’s like herd opinions. Everyone agreeing because they think they should without really thinking it through. A bit like an Alan Jones radio audience."

Read his full opinion piece at Mumbrella here

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