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On the Ten Network this morning, author and outer Chris Masters continued attempting to justify his exposure of Alan Jones’ homosexuality:

I don’t really think it informs his decisions. It’s more to do with patterns of behaviour, his tendency to play favourites.

This curious notion—that favouritism is some kind of gay indicator—is raised frequently by Masters. In his book:

There are also examples in his teaching, coaching and broadcasting of personal attitudes influencing public behaviour – for example, his lifelong habit of playing favourites.

On television:

He has this constant habit of playing favourites, which you see right through his very many careers.

And on radio:

I mean, there had to be reasons why there ended up being dysfunction, and it was a lot to do with his constant habit of playing favourites.

It’s something of a breakthrough, this discovery that a favouritism gene is associated with homosexuality. Masters has obviously conducted more research in this field than was first evident; or perhaps he simply observed David Marr hosting Media Watch and noticed a gay favourite-playing pattern.

And all this time we thought they played show tunes. Another quote from Masters on Ten (no link available):

How can you out somebody who appears to be out anyway?

Masters immediately followed this with: “The first question people always ask me is always about his sexuality”. Which would seem to undercut the claim that Jones was “out”; if he was, why would people ask? Besides which, there are degrees of “out”. While many people know (and don’t much care) that Jones is gay, Masters takes this to the level of it (among other things) influencing his behaviour with children. One more line from Masters, who may be realising that he, not Jones, is becoming the story here:

There’s no question, Jones deserves his success.

How conciliatory of him. Further on this from Andrew Bolt.

Posted by Tim B. on 10/24/2006 at 11:40 PM
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