Jones faces backlash over Boston comments

Staff Writer

2GB's Alan Jones appeared on Sunrise this morning and discussed the Boston Marathon bombings.

In the segment Jones said:

"I wouldn't be surprised if this was a conspiracy amongst students, left-wing radical students in Boston, and I think we have to think also very seriously here about our own student numbers."

"We're very keen to have foreign students pay the way of universities in this country without a lot of discernment about who comes in. But I think the fact that we've been spared this kind of thing, touch wood, for so long highlights, as I said, the relentless work done by ASIO and all our police organisations."

Also appearing on the segment was former NSW treasurer Michael Costa, who responded to Jones' comments by saying that people shouldn't "jump to conclusions yet about what's behind all of this. Let the American authorities deal with it".

The Age have published some of the online responses to Jones' comments :-

Read more in The Age here and watch the segment from Sunrise here.

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