Alan Jones says something mysogynistic, news at 11

Just in case you managed to miss it, Alan Jones, he who rules the ranty "I'm a white male with lots of money stop repressing me" airways, yesterday claimed that women were "destroying the joint". The joint of course being Australia. The women he mentions to back up his claim of course are those on the oppposite side of the political divide from Dear Alan, Julia Gillard, Christine Nixon and Clover Moore.

I know. I was shocked.

Look, this is Alan, his stock in trade is outrage and outrageous statements, he makes his money by herping the derp and winding up his listener base into just the right frothy rage that brings us such wonderful spectacles as the No Carbon Tax rally.

Alan Jones is a bully boy, there's no other way to describe him. He's not interested in reasoned discussion of issues, and he's certainly not interested in the other persons point of view. He exists to feed the baser instincts of a particular audience. He's also the worst sort of bully boy, one who won't back down when challenged. Instead he feeds on the reactions of those he targets, using it to fuel even more strident and hysterical attacks.

The best way to deal with bully boys like Alan is to ignore them. Recognise them for what they are and realise that they are nothing more than noise and bluster. Block them out and move on with your life confident that you are doing what you think is the right thing.

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