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Rick wing firebrand Alan Jones' handsome young protege says he is "repulsed" by innuendo about their close bond

He says he's sick of the nasty rumours

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by Anonymousreply 46January 16, 2022 10:07 AM

I’ve never known a pinky ring to lie. The guy’s gay.

by Anonymousreply 1January 14, 2022 7:49 AM

Drama drama

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by Anonymousreply 2January 14, 2022 7:58 AM

And a bottom too.

by Anonymousreply 3January 14, 2022 8:01 AM

[quote]Rick wing firebrand Alan Jones' handsome

Double Oh, Dears!

by Anonymousreply 4January 14, 2022 8:02 AM

Didn’t he lose his job at Murdoch’s TV Sky News ?

by Anonymousreply 5January 14, 2022 8:24 AM

At first I thought I was looking at a Ronan Farrow.

by Anonymousreply 6January 14, 2022 8:28 AM

handsome?!

where

by Anonymousreply 7January 14, 2022 8:58 AM

"Didn’t he lose his job at Murdoch’s TV Sky News ?"

Yes. Along with the last vestiges of his once mighty clout.

by Anonymousreply 8January 14, 2022 8:59 AM

He wants to be a flight attendant? GAY!

by Anonymousreply 9January 14, 2022 1:55 PM

He’s 24? Usually the evil doesn’t start taking over the face like that until around 35.

by Anonymousreply 10January 14, 2022 1:59 PM

He should have said he was repelled by the innuendo.

Repel vs. repulse The verbs repel and repulse are generally used interchangeably in modern English, but they do have slightly different senses. Both mean to ward off or keep away, but repulse usually refers to physical actions, while repel (which is different from rappel) is more likely to be used figuratively or to denote emotional states. So the adjective repulsive actually corresponds with repel rather than repulse.

by Anonymousreply 11January 14, 2022 2:38 PM

Repulse is such an interesting word. Visceral.

by Anonymousreply 12January 14, 2022 9:45 PM

Rick ring?

by Anonymousreply 13January 14, 2022 9:46 PM

They don’t mind lying about people, so bring it on. They’re both fags fucking each other in the ass. 🤷🏼‍♂️

by Anonymousreply 14January 14, 2022 9:49 PM

[quote] Yes. Along with the last vestiges of his once mighty clout.

He transitioned?!

Oh, you said clout. Sorry, I misheard that.

by Anonymousreply 15January 14, 2022 10:19 PM

[quote]innuendo.

That’s nothing more than an Italian proctologist.

by Anonymousreply 16January 14, 2022 10:20 PM

Jake has a beautiful smile.

by Anonymousreply 17January 14, 2022 10:29 PM

I didn't look at the link because it's behind a paywall.

But why is the Sydney Morning Herald bothering with this non-story?

The Sydney Morning Herald used to be a quality newspaper. Now it's rubbish Woke clickbait bitching about its rivals.

by Anonymousreply 18January 14, 2022 10:29 PM

The SMH is a business. It's there to make money. Clicks are everything at the end of the day ands the journos are judged based on the number of clicks they bring in.

by Anonymousreply 19January 14, 2022 10:31 PM

SMH looking for clicks in the gutter.

by Anonymousreply 20January 14, 2022 10:34 PM

“Protege”? Is that what they call it these days?

by Anonymousreply 21January 14, 2022 10:36 PM

[quote] “Protege”

The newspaper is using weasel words because they don't have facts of the financial or personal life of the person they're spreading gossip about.

by Anonymousreply 22January 15, 2022 12:29 AM

So easy to slate the Herald. Thrupp agreed to the interview and clearly chose to speak about the innuendo and how it made him feel. That puts it in the public domain. The way that the most sensational (and clickable) aspect of the story is placed right at the end leads me to suspect that some kind of arrangement about the framing of this element could possibly have been agreed to in advance.

by Anonymousreply 23January 15, 2022 12:41 AM

The Age and SMH have been taken over by Nine. Their reign is over

by Anonymousreply 24January 15, 2022 7:22 AM

I guess it's cheaper than flying to London.

by Anonymousreply 25January 15, 2022 7:33 AM

Protege…I thought this kid was joining 2GB and becoming a right-wing nut job. Stupid word to use. I’m not aware that this guy is Alan’s ‘type’. Far as I’m aware he’s into Asian twinks , I could be wrong. SMH has become a trash newspaper.

by Anonymousreply 26January 15, 2022 8:27 AM

[quote] Far as I’m aware he’s into Asian twinks

R26 Who told you that? Have you seen them down at East Circular Quay?

The most sensational (and clickable) aspect of the story is placed right at the end.

R23 What is that aspect? (I can't look because it's behind a paywall)

by Anonymousreply 27January 15, 2022 8:35 AM

I'd rather be Jake Tapper's protégé.

by Anonymousreply 28January 15, 2022 8:38 AM

[quote] Thrupp agreed to the interview and clearly chose to speak about the innuendo and how it made him feel. That puts it in the public domain.

So what? People constantly confuse "that which might interest the public" with "in the public interest". They are extremely different - moreso these days than ever.

This story was originally broken some time ago in the Herald's "Sydney Confidential" column, which is gossip about celebrities and "society" (such as it is in Sydney). That (and the DataLounge) is where it belongs. It has no place in the news. Jones's history with young men is well known to anyone who cares -- much-acclaimed and -awarded investigative reporter Chris Masters wrote a book years ago called Jonestown about Jones's undue influence on Sydney politics etc, which gave biographical background and in doing so followed him from his period as Rugby coach at a Sydney private high school to his arrest in the UK for "cottaging". The hypocrisy it displays may be seen in many, many other areas of his life and work.

If Whatsis is repulsed by what people say about a young man (or, indeed, woman) moving in with a rich, influential old man and enjoying all the blandishments of life with him, then he shouldn't have done it. It's not as if this has never happened before in the world -- a middle-school kid could tell you what people would say. Gold-digging without fucking (if that's even possible) is arguably worse than gold-digging with it, Jake.

by Anonymousreply 29January 15, 2022 8:56 AM

"What is that aspect? (I can't look because it's behind a paywall)"

The innuendo about his close bond with his patron. That's what 99 per cent of readers would be clicking on this for. Not for a boring career review of this nobody/never-will-be, which takes up the first 3/4 of this story.

by Anonymousreply 30January 15, 2022 10:51 AM

"So what? People constantly confuse "that which might interest the public" with "in the public interest". They are extremely different - moreso these days than ever."

You do realise that the SMH is a business, right? That its ability to make money in the marketplace, and generate funds to employ people and produce the kind of content you deem worthy, is dependent on hitting daily quotas of clicks?

by Anonymousreply 31January 15, 2022 11:19 AM

I could feel his cock repulsing while it was deep inside me!

by Anonymousreply 32January 15, 2022 11:21 AM

All you are saying, R31, is that there is no longer any such thing as reliable news that IS in the public interest. We know this.

by Anonymousreply 33January 15, 2022 11:39 AM

You've never worked in commercial media have you? Have you ever worked in any commercially driven career, long term? Because these judgements you are making seem extremely detached from reality. It's the kind of thing a student, academic or career public servant would say.

by Anonymousreply 34January 15, 2022 12:08 PM

R34 Who are you talking to?

by Anonymousreply 35January 15, 2022 12:27 PM

No, R34, it's the kind of thing a person who remembers when news revolved around investigative reporters would say. In the olden days, the commercially driven organisations made an exception for the news. They made a ton of money off everything else, and it was a point of honor not to interfere with the straight news programs. If you watch The Mary Tyler Moore Show or Broadcast News you will see the tranisition happening.

Why would I have had to work in commercial media to know how it runs? I can see that from my living-room. I am trying to tell you it didn't always run that way: not in relation to news. But I guess you're a millennial because you seem resistant to information.

by Anonymousreply 36January 15, 2022 12:28 PM

[quote] It's the kind of thing a student, academic or career public servant would say.

oh, dear. .

by Anonymousreply 37January 15, 2022 12:36 PM

Paul Joseph Watson.

Alex Jones protege who is cute but vile.

I wanna hate fuck him.

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by Anonymousreply 38January 15, 2022 12:39 PM

Jake Thrupp is adorable.

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by Anonymousreply 39January 15, 2022 1:34 PM

[quote]handsome young protege

No. No he is NOT.

by Anonymousreply 40January 15, 2022 2:21 PM

Paul Joseph Watson is NOT HOT. Are you on drugs?

by Anonymousreply 41January 15, 2022 11:07 PM

Where’s Alan’s right hand in R39?

by Anonymousreply 42January 15, 2022 11:11 PM

Has anyone here met Alan?

by Anonymousreply 43January 16, 2022 7:43 AM

^yes I’ve met him but in Rugby Union times...long ago......and yes before you ask he was friendly enough. He changed once he became a full on right-wing shit head.

by Anonymousreply 44January 16, 2022 8:47 AM

Alan Jones is more a limp cracker than a firebrand.

by Anonymousreply 45January 16, 2022 8:57 AM

You're saying he wasn't always this right wing?

by Anonymousreply 46January 16, 2022 10:07 AM
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