NSW shockjock Alan Jones, in responding to the Boston Marathon bombings, has suggested that "left-wing radical students" (presumably right wing people are well-behaved) were behind the incident. His conclusion: Australia should reconsider its intake of foreign university students.
I wouldn't be surprised if this was a conspiracy amongst students, left-wing radical students in Boston, and I think we have to think also very seriously here about our own student numbers.
We're very keen to have foreign students pay the way of universities in this country without a lot of discernment about who comes in. But I think the fact that we've been spared this kind of thing, touch wood, for so long highlights, as I said, the relentless work done by ASIO and all our police organisations
We're very keen to have foreign students pay the way of universities in this country without a lot of discernment about who comes in.It is unclear whether Jones considers that we should shut down a university or two - stamp out the terrorist strongholds - and expel anyone, citizen or otherwise, of a "left-wing radical" persuasion.
Jones has reportedly responded to criticism by stating that there were "a lot of things here that we can't be told". No indication, of course, of those things, of why we can't be told and how he knows about them. Six foot tall green-skinned extraterrestrials described as US cabinet members?