Monday, October 08, 2012

Hypocrites versus Alan Jones

Radio failure Mike Carlton is trying his hardest to lay the boot into Alan Jones in a way his ratings and career never could.

He is a hypocrite.

After the death of broadcaster Stan Zemanek Carlton stated on his breakfast show at 2UE that he hated Zemanek and would only attend his funeral to check that he was really dead. His comments were at least as offensive as anything Alan Jones said about Julia Gillard's late Father. Jones apologised personally. Carlton's apology was from 2UE management.

If nobody remembers this, it is only because nobody was listening to Carlton.

Earlier this week, newspapers reported that Mercedes-Benz was intending to recover the car they had gifted Alan Jones as part of an advertising deal.

For the Mercedes Benz company to question anybody's morals represents the height of chutzpah.

In 1944, almost half of Daimler Benz’s 63,610 employees were civilian forced labourers, prisoners of war or Nazi concentration camp detainees. (Source: The company itself)

Jones has hit back, hard.
"Now this bloke McCarthy has big noted himself on behalf of Mercedes-Benz and said: 'Well we want the car back straight away and if we don't we'll get over there and we'll repossess it and we'll take it away from him.'
"You big hero Mr McCarthy. How many phone calls did you make to me, you absolutely gutless wonder? None, none.
They are also liars.
Car company Mercedes Benz’s Sydney dealers gave notice they were ending support of the Alan Jones breakfast show on 2GB nearly a fortnight before controversy erupted over his comments at a speech about Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s father dying of shame, Mumbrella can reveal.
To its own shame however, Mumbrella are running this as a scoop:
Mumbrella has learned that the Mercedes Benz Sydney dealer group gave a month’s notice of ending their advertising arrangement, as per the terms of its contract with 2GB on September 19 – three days before Jones made his offensive comments 
Jones mentioned it on his own program this morning, several hours before Mumbrella's 'scoop'.[Update: See comments to this post, I may have been unfair on Mumbrella]

Mercedes are acting like a bunch of used car salesmen.


Anonymous Tim Burrowes said...

For what it's worth, I didn't hear Alan Jone's comment when it went out this morning, although I have heard it since. You are correct that he mentioned that the deal was in place.

However, as you'll be aware, he made a passing reference. We've given detail of the timings and who sent the emails. Unless you heard a segment I didn't, he hasn't revealed that.

Incidentally this is a story we'd been chasing for36 hours prior to publishing, and we did not do so until it was confirmed through two separate sources and I had seen the communications.

I'm comfortable that we were indeed the first to reveal the details.

To imply that we simply lifted the story from a throwaway comment from Jones is incorrect


Tim - Mumbrella

1:05 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Thanks Tim.

I've updated the post to note that I might have been unfair on you.

Did you like the way your comment appeared here in exactly the way mine didn't on your site?


4:07 PM  
Anonymous Blobbsy said...

Blah blah blah... nasty Mercedes used forced labour nearly 70 years ago.

Dan cant help but bring up Mercedes dark past which Mercedes openly acknowledge. He cant get over it but his fellow chosen people can.... Mercedes is the best selling luxury car in Israel.

The overall best selling car in Israel is the Ford Focus. This is a car from a company that acknowledges its founder published a newspaper that had unwarranted anti Jewish commentary in it from time to time.

The second best selling car is the Toyota Corolla. Toyota nearly exclusively made armnents during the second Sino Japanese War. (10 million people killed - mind you no jews, just asians).

Perhaps instead of making weapons Israel could start making passenger cars. I mean the ragheads in Iran can.

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Blobby is a Knobby said...

Blobbsy - Mercedes Benz is not considered a luxury car in Israel and you have no idea. In fact nearly all of the taxis are Mercs so they're about as much of a status symbol there as you driving an LPG Falcon with beaded seats here.

Although I expect that driving a cab would be a career advancement for a Jew-hating fuck, so just use your imagination. It seems to work for inspiring the facts in most of what you write here.

And yes, a lot of Americans don't like driving Jappo cars (so American Jews really miss out on the good stuff. No Mercs, No Lexus).

5:07 AM  
Anonymous Merle Values said...

"a Jew-hating fuck"

Followed by...

"Americans don't like driving Jappo cars"

Double facepalm for the 'Jappo' hating fuck.

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Merle Values said...

"..they're about as much of a status symbol there as you driving an LPG Falcon with beaded seats here."

Although i must confess, this was a chuckle worthy comment.

12:06 PM  
Anonymous Blobbsy said...

"And yes, a lot of Americans don't like driving Jappo cars (so American Jews really miss out on the good stuff. No Mercs, No Lexus)."

Oh do the Japanese now own Mercedes? Must have missed that.

Or did another great defender of Israel make up a fact to suit themselves?

4:10 AM  
Anonymous Blobbsy is a Knobbsy said...

Blobbsy - Who said the Japanese own Mercedes? Many Americans refuse to buy Japanese cars because of what occurred during WWII. It has nothing to do with Israel, who is really the one making up facts (and rather stupid ones at that)? You're a knob.

Merle - I wasn't aware "Jappo" or "Jap" had become unacceptable to the politically correct and there is a billboard on Parramatta Road advertising Jap cars. Many Lebanese will also call themselves Lebs. It's an abbreviation, not an insult. Lighten up.

2:58 AM  
Anonymous Blobbsy said...

Really are you that stupid you cant read your own words?

Can someone else please explain it to Knobby.

5:17 AM  

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