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Demons at Drivetime (1995)

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clip The Alan Jones program education content clip 2

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Sydney radio 'shock jock’ Alan Jones broadcasts his daily program for ordinary Australians. He specialises in contentious and volatile issues and exaggerates them to achieve high ratings.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Robert Tickner, comments that his department is kept busy correcting the stream of misinformation that the Alan Jones program creates. Producer of the program, Paul Christenson, says that it is not his job to comment on the program’s content.

The clip ends with Jones reading a commercial for carpet cleaning reminding us that it is the advertisers who pay Jones’ million-dollar salary and it is ratings that keep the advertisers keen.

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