We can only speculate how PROUD Alan Jones must be as the recipient of the top gong at The Ernie Awards 2012. The annual event has been recognising high profile male sexism in Australia since 1993. (Perhaps reporter Margot Saville should receive a Germaine – if there was such an award – for this piece of female sexism: “My general rule is anyone who doesn’t have a vagina isn’t allowed to comment on them; doctors excepted.”)
Margot’s Crikey piece may seem a bit tl;dr, but it does explain, for instance, the genesis of #destroythejoint – the Jones quote that won him the Ernie – as well as the tone of the event: ‘getting pissed and making fun of men’.
It’s been an eventful week for Jones. As well as becoming Australia’s most hated man for his vile comments on 2GB, which he part-owns and which has dropped in value by $3m, he’s been found – again – to have incited hatred against Muslims ahead of the Cronulla riots, December 2005 (see link below). Alan Jones: a National Treasure!