11 Oct Alan Jones’ Resignation Letter
Many people have suggested Alan Jones resign over his latest controversy. Here, Madonna King offers up a draft.
It’s with enormous regret that I must inform you that today’s show is my last.
Yes, the wolves have been at the door for years. And I’ve had a gutful.
A gutful of those left-wing cronies and feminists who spend our taxes – that’s your hard-earned money and mine, trying to tear down people like me.
I don’t deserve this. The insults. Rudeness the likes of nothing I’ve ever seen. Someone had the audacity, the audacity, to come up to me at the art gallery on Tuesday night and suggest I resign.
Do you believe that? Well, I hope they’re happy now. Graffiti across my face on billboards. My mobile phone number plastered over landmarks all over the joint. Never seen anything like it in my life.
I tell you that Chaser mob should lose their jobs. The lot of them. What do they offer this country? A few laughs at people like me. I don’t deserve this. You, my people, know that. But that’s what this country has become.
God help us. God help us.
All I’ve ever done is stand up for you. The little people. Those without a voice. I come to work every morning to protect your interests. That’s why I’m here. And I do it in a very selfless way, but that’s me. Thankless task. Absolutely thankless.
Look at my ratings here in New South Wales. No one listens to anyone else. They’re fools if they do. And it keeps going up. Nineteen per cent in the last survey. Nineteen. They’re my people.
Not in Queensland, they’re not. They don’t understand they should be listening to me. Probably can’t find the dial, half of them. My ratings fell there. 5.6 per cent. 5.6! Don’t they know who I am?
It has to be rigged. Rigged. It doesn’t make sense. 4KQ were streets ahead of me. 97.3FM, Triple M, Nova, the lot of them had ratings double mine. Double.
You know something’s wrong when that taxpayer-funded lot at the ABC flog me in the ratings. 612 and 4JJJ! No sense at all. Queensland isn’t the place it used to be when I was growing up there. Sensible people then. Sensible.
Queensland under the Palaszczuk woman has a lot to answer for. Gone mad up there with the number of women on boards. Opposition leader is a woman, too. A good decent bloke can’t get a job up there, my sources tell me.
Makes me sad. I was born in Queensland, in a little town where country people were country people. They understood people standing up for their interests. They respected authority.
I tried to stand up for what was right for them. Not a discriminatory bone in my body. You know that. But thanks? You’ve got to be kidding.
I’m in good company, I tell you. They don’t like Peter Dutton up Queensland way, either. My word, he’s in trouble up there, my sources tell me. Ray got a text from one of them the other day. “I’m in real … I mean he’s in real trouble,’’ it read.
Thankless job. I stood up against that Wagner mob in Toowoomba and the court told me I was wrong. Wrong. And then had the front to demand I hand over millions of dollars. Millions. What hope do the little people have?
It’s OK for these judges living in their ivory towers with all the perks in the world. But where do little people find that sort of money? I’ll be honest. I’ve fought for my people in every one of the last 214 rating surveys. Every one of them and I’ll tell you, I’ve won every one of those surveys too.
Not for me. For you, my people.
Standing up for the little people. Wanting answers. Demanding answers. Mark my words. An absolutely thankless task. This country is going to hell in a high cart. That’s what’s happening. I tell you.
That Louise Herron. A couple of strong questions and I read – I read – in the newspaper she’s off talking to lawyers. She might know that Wagner mob. They had lawyers too. A tribe of them. Them against the little people – because that’s who I represent.
So who is going to stand up for you now? Who’s going to fight for you, the little people?
Not my problem. I go with a clear conscience. Absolutely clear. They’ll be sorry though. Mark my words.
Madonna King is a leading journalist and commentator. An award-winning presenter of 612 ABC Brisbane, she has authored 12 books and now works across radio, television and online.