Mike Jefferys of Radio 2UE
2UE is the most low rating radio station in
Jim Ball’s unprofessional and many criminal acts were caught out by the famous Media Watch of ABC in many times. Nonetheless, Jim Ball is continuing his hate campaign without any fear of persecution due to the toothless Australian Communication and Media Authority and unambiguous NSW anti-Discrimination Acts.
Last night I rang 2UE’s Mike Jeffreys to talk about refugees and taxis. The telephonist rang me back straight away and then kept me hanging for around two hours! It was very unusual for any programme, let alone for a quiet graveyard shift! I got suspicious and I made a few attempts to ring the station in question. First I used my phone and no one picked up the phone. However I used other phone to contact them and the 2UE staff answered me immediately. This gave rise of some kinds of conspiracy by the station. However, the telephonist continued his innocence and he said, “it is up to Mike Jeffreys to talk whoever he wants, … ” and eventually I was unable to be on air on that night.
Radio 2UE and Mike Jeffreys say, “we talk to everyone” yet they have a dirty censorship plan in operation without any declaration! Surely, this is a false advertisement and deceptive conduct. This censorship regime is also providing them an opportunity to manufacture consent and opinion contrary to the principle of reporting truthfully and accurately!
I used to talk to open air radio about taxis and many other issues. I would like to think that this kind of openness assisted us to clean up some sections of the taxi industry a bit and we got more room for improvement! However, silencing me to satisfy some people’s prejudice and bigotry are hurting the society rather than me personally.
Anyway, considering the above circumstances, I would like to call upon radio 2UE and Mike Jeffreys to be open and debate any issue openly rather than hide behind four walls and telephonists. Alternately, 2 UE and it’s shock jocks may make open declarations like, “we do not want to talk to Aboriginals, migrants, Muslims and Arabs as we despise you entirely. Therefore if you are one of these groups please do not ring us or listen to us”.
Wednesday, 24 March 2010