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Alan Jones Posts Lengthy Rant After He Was Booted From Sky News Australia

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Alan Jones Posts Lengthy Rant After He Was Booted From Sky News Australia

Alan Jones will host his Sky News Australia show at 8pm tonight (November 4) for the last time after his contract wasn't renewed.

The veteran broadcaster was offered a new slot on a new streaming service, however he turned that down.

He joined the TV channel back in 2013 while he was still hosting his top-performing radio show, however decided to go full time with television to avoid juggling both responsibilities.

Paul Whittaker, Chief Executive Officer of Sky News Australia said in a statement: "Regrettably Alan has decided not to accept a new role that was offered to him for next year. We respect his decision and know he will be missed by many.

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"Alan has contributed greatly to Sky News Australia over the years, advocating without fear or favour on the issues important to many Australians.

"His compelling commentary and views on the national debate have seen him become one of the country's most successful and influential broadcasters for close to four decades."

However Alan hasn't gone down quietly.

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In the wake of the stunning dumping, the broadcaster has posted a lengthy rant on his Facebook page to address his sudden departure.

He rattled off a bunch of statistics about how when he arrived at Sky News Australia, the 8pm slot was considered 'dead', however after several years commanding that space, it's now one of the most popular.

"In all my broadcasting life, the ratings performances have been scrutinised. I have no problem with that," he said.

"It may seem immodest to point out that the meeting I had with management on Friday, October 29, occurred the day after our program won the ratings in the 8PM slot."

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His Facebook rant tried to contradict claims that he was being 'cancelled' because his editorial comments aren't relevant or they don't resonate with audiences.

He claimed that the social media posts based off his programme have not only been successful but also widely popular.

Jones pointed to how some of his videos (which talked about the 2020 US Election) had reached millions of people each and the engagement on these posts were also very large.

"I am only offering all of this because, for most of my professional life, I have never defended myself against criticisms of my performance," he said.

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"I merely let the figures speak for themselves, as they did in radio and, as I think you can see from above, they have, in my brief stint on television."

Featured Image Credit: Sky News Australia

Topics: Australia

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