Jones loses appeal
2GB's Alan Jones has lost his attempt to have a racial vilification complaint made against him dismissed.
The complaint is based on comments Jones made on 2GB just prior to the Cronulla riots. It states that Jones incited racial hatred against the Muslim community when reading out listeners text messages. In one, Jones read on-air;
"Come to Cronulla this weekend to get revenge, this Sunday every Aussie in the Shire get down to Cronulla to support the Leb and wog bashing day."
Only days after the comments, the infamous Cronulla riots occurred.
This is not the first time Jones has been accused of racially vilifying the Lebanese Muslims. In October this year he lost an appeal over a 2009 ruling stating that he incited racial hatred over comments made following a program on 'A Current Affair'.
The program reportedly showed images of Lebanese men taunting NSW police. Following the story, Jones said on 2GB;
"If ever there was a clear example that Lebanese males in their vast numbers not only hate our country and our heritage, this was it, they simply rape, pillage and plunder a nation that's taken them in".
He went on to refer to the Lebanese men as 'vermin' and 'mongrels'.