26 Mar. 2008

Alan Jones Is An Evil Faggot And The Law Is An Ass

Judge Michael Finnane today declared that Alan Jones is a man of good character and dismissed the charge brought against him for broadcasting the name of a child witness in a murder trial.
On December 7, Jones read on air a comment from a listener who recommended that bikie gangs confront "Lebanese thugs" at Cronulla train station.

"It would be worth the price of admission to watch these cowards scurry back onto the train for the return trip to their lairs," Jones read on air.

"And wouldn't it be brilliant if the whole event was captured on TV cameras and featured on the evening news so that we, their parents, family and friends can see who these bastards are."
What a great character! This is a man who has repeatedly vilified ethnic groups, exacerbated community tensions, and incited race riots on our beaches:
“I’m the person that’s led this charge here. Nobody wanted to know about North Cronulla, now it’s gathered to this.”
But the judge says Jones' $1,000 fine is too harsh!

Remember, Jones' charges of soliciting gay sex in a UK public toilet were also thrown out of court. But Judge Michael Finnane wants you to know that he remains a great character:
Lawyers for Jones had argued that a criminal conviction would have "permanent and far-reaching consequences" because of the requirement to disclose a criminal record when travelling.

Judge Finnane said that Jones was unlikely to reoffend.

"As a man of good character and someone who gives much of his time to charitable and community activities, a conviction could have an adverse effect on him, which would be disproportionate to the seriousness of the offence," he said.
Remember, Jones served as a prime cheerleader for Howard's illegal war in Iraq. A million or more are dead, but he is still a great character. Because, like his little mate John Howard once said, "he expresses what a lot of people are thinking". And they are all great characters too, right?

In related news, a US court has just thrown out a $10 million class action brought against AWB.