Alan Jones sacked from Daily Telegraph for anti-lockdown and perceived anti-vaccination views


Sydney's Daily Telegraph has sacked Alan Jones after his anti-lockdown and perceived anti-vaccination commentary.


Daily Telegraph Editor, Ben English, sacked Mr Jones with his personal view column no longer to appear in the newspaper publication.


News Corp has declined to comment, yet according to insiders the column was pulled as it had 'failed to resonate with readers', a claim Mr Jones rejects.


Mr Jones, who has received one dose of the AstraZenica vaccine, confirmed the cancellation of his column, denying readers were not interested in his commonsense opinions.

Alan Jones (pictured) had his Daily Telegraph column pulled as it had 'failed to resonate with readers', a claim that Jones rejects


'If the argument has been it’s not resonating, I don’t have to defend myself, Mr Jones told the Sydney Morning Herald.


'Have a look at Sky News YouTube, Sky News Facebook and Alan Jones Facebook and you can see.


'The same column that I write for the Tele goes up on my Facebook page.


'The public can check it for themselves. Thirty-five years at top of the radio and I don’t resonate with the public? Honestly'.


Censorship of Mr Jones comes off the back of intense backlash from the likes of fellow radio-jock Ray Hadley and the ABC’s Media Watch program.

Colleague and fellow radio-jock Ray Hadley (left) has described Alan Jones' (right) views as 'scurrilous, contemptible and undignified'


Mr Hadley, describing Jones' views as, 'scurrilous, contemptible and undignified'.


'On Sky News every night Alan Jones is an apologist for these thugs,' Mr Hadley said.


'Let me tell you something, half of what Alan says is very well researched.


'The other half is bullshit'.


Mr Hadley said Jones was doing himself, Sky News and the Australian public 'a great disservice' after he cited factual information showing the Delta COVID-19 strain was no more dangerous that the flu.

Jones' comments were recently censored during an interview with KIIS FM’s Kyle Sandilands (left) and Jackie 'O' Henderson (right)


Along with Pauline Hanson, Mr Jones' comments were censored when he appeared on KIIS FM’s Kyle Sandilands and Jackie 'O' Henderson, the show beeping out facts on the coronavirus pandemic


Mr Jones maintains his opinions are based on facts and experts.


Mr Jones' tenure with Sky News is also ending with his contract expiring in November with negotiations to extend to begin next week.


He hasn't ruled out a return to radio, flagging the idea during his edited interview with KIIS FMs Sandilands and Henderson, and with the contemporary John Laws.


Mr Jones' left radio in May last year due ill health and controversial comments about former prime minister Julia Gillard and New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern.