Is Faine a misogynist?

We happened to be listening to ABC Local Radio 774 the other morning – in fact, the morning after the news about GMH’s departure in 2017 had been revealed.

Jon Faine had until this point disappeared on a long vacation – being a radio host is so exhausting – and left-winger Sally Warhaft was sitting in his seat for the duration of his break (weeks?  months?)

But, lo and behold, Faine had reemerged, shoved Warhaft off to the interchange bench, because it would seem, in his opinion, that only he was capable of the BIG INTERVIEW with Mike Devereux, exitting MD of GMH.  (Actually, exitted – that was the first big clue, peeps.)

Our Sal wasn’t up to the job, it would seem.  And so the professional man needed to shed the jimmy-jams and steal her limelight.  Maybe she contended that she wasn’t up to the job but the New Age management at the ABC would surely have reassured her and insisted she do the gig.

And, of course, there was the dynamic conversation between up-the-real-professional Faine and in-house political expert, Bazza Cassidy, that followed.  You can imagine how the chat went – all Abbbott’s fault; what was Hockey thinking; the economy is headed for recession with the collapse of GMH; what will happen to those poor workers?

No doubt, Faine would have some sort of spin prepared to explain his miraculous reemergence and subsequent disappearance – he’s not misogynistic, he’s ….

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51 Responses to Is Faine a misogynist?

  1. stackja

    No doubt, Faine would have some sort of spin prepared to explain his miraculous reemergence and subsequent disappearance – he’s not misogynistic, he’s ….

    a ABC favoured male personality.

  2. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    No doubt, Faine would have some sort of spin prepared to explain his miraculous reemergence and subsequent disappearance – he’s not misogynistic, he’s ….

    completely typical of the left-wing narcissist.

  3. Angus Black

    With all that practice, Faine must have one hell of a strong wrist!

  4. Tintarella di Luna

    Does he sound different to sally? these days at their ABC they’re all so alike, they all sound the same.

  5. Gab

    …he’s a megalomaniac. And a misogynist.

  6. gramyko

    Watched the interview with Devereux onABC 1.Faine was determined to sheet the “blame” for GM’s departure on the current Government.But try as he may Devereux refused to blame them.Faine was clearly unhappy. Is there a bias of sorts at the ABC?

  7. Gab

    Is there a bias of sorts at the ABC?

    Oh nooo. No. Look they even reported on those disgusting emails by gillard’s Chief of Staff, McTernan of the 457 clan. So, you see, no bias, none whatsoever.

  8. H B Bear

    Jon Paine must have seen Red Kezza shove Leigh Sales aside on election night and figured he needed to swing his dick around Southbank to keep everyone in line.

  9. blogstrop

    Now Judith, you must know youcan’t say things like “Jon Faine ($300,000) had until this point disappeared on a long vacation “, when the correct terminology is a “well-earned break“.

  10. Tintarella di Luna

    Hi Gab,

    I see your very decorous gal of the wonderful charms is back putting up the Christmas decorations – very noice.

  11. Rabz

    figured he needed to swing his dick around Southbank to keep everyone in line.

    I’m sure from the moment he turned up wielding the microscope and tweezers, they were all quaking in their sandals.

  12. Carpe Jugulum

    he’s not misogynistic, he’s ….

    A prissy, pretentious, patronising poltroon.

  13. James of the Glen

    As pointed out by a commenter on the Michael Smith News blog, the knowledge seemed widespread among the Labor morons, including the union heavies.

    Take a look at the video clip with an un-named union official being interviewed (and later faking some “emotion”); just after the 1 minute mark the genius blurts out,

    ” The government has known of the plans of GM for elev…a long time now..”.

    Obviously he checked himself from saying “eleven months” and thus implicating Gillard and Rudd.

    Instead, the boofhead went on to blame…PM Tony Abbott.

  14. John of Vic

    …just a dickhead.

  15. Dianne

    But have you seen how the ABC News can’t avoid the alarmism. They’ve just discovered that Detroit is pretty fucked, and the doom & gloom merchants are hinting that this is going to happen here.

    Can’t help themselves.

  16. Boambee John

    I suspect that the only reason the McTernan emails got an airing was that he declared an ABC staffer to be an “unperson”.

  17. egg_

    “eleven months”

    The honeymoon ended with Gillard calling an election?

  18. And Another Thing

    Faine is totally boring, has his head up his own arse, is conceited, constantly interrupts, is a dullard and a buffoon, and above all, is responsible for a curious and high-pitched whine emanating from ABC 774 every weekday morning.

  19. johno

    Adam Creighton in The Oz has the best put down of the crap that is being sprouted about the economic impact of the parasites shutting down.

    Money quote

    ALMOST 400,000 Australians become involuntarily redundant in a given year with barely a political whimper. Yet the country’s political class are this week in a mourning frenzy for the 2900 relatively well-paid Holden employees who face retrenchment with full and generous entitlements four years from now

    And this one

    Given more than 60 per cent of Australian workers have been in their jobs for less than five years, one wonders how deserving of special treatment Holden workers are

    Or this one

    Why should workers earning close to the minimum wage pay income tax to prop up other Australians typically earning twice that or more in the car industry?

    Lastly, this one

    The idea Holden’s withdrawal will prompt a national recession is farcical. In November alone, the economy generated more than 20,000 extra jobs. About 100,000 workers change employer in a given year and another 100,000 become newly employed. Even if it took the 2900 Holden employees more than a year to find a new job — and the workers’ hefty redundancy payments would amply tide them over — the unemployment figures would not register a blip.

    RTWT

  20. south

    Lefties sending a woman to fill in, then defaulting back to the strong man when things get serious? I see a pattern here.

  21. johno

    While it is pure BS to blame Abbott for the parasites decision to shut down, he should be held to account for throwing away good money on a bunch of over paid workers who have been given FOUR years notice that they will need to find a new job.


    TONY Abbott has vowed to unveil a structural adjustment package for Victoria and South Australia within days, including help for Holden workers and the car components industry

    .

  22. Gab

    TONY Abbott has vowed to unveil a structural adjustment package for Victoria and South Australia within days, including help for Holden workers and the car components industry

    And why are they so special? What about all the other people in other industries that are being made redundant this week, next week, last month etc – they didn’t receive a “structural adjustment package” nor will they be receiving $300,000 – $500,000 redundancy payment. Abbott has really lost the plot.

  23. And Another Thing

    Well, Gab, that’s just an indication of how screwed up Australia is after six years of gross mismanagement. And an irresponsible opposition and an ABC and Fairfax doing their level best to ensure things are made as difficult as possible for the new government. Against this background and facing demands from the states, I can’t see any other way out for Abbott. Perhaps we should wait to see just what the package is.

  24. Greg James

    Is Faine a misogynist?

    Nah, he’s just a wanker, but he thinks he’s a bit important because he can get most people on his radio show.

    What John doesn’t seem to realise, is that if it wasn’t for the ABC, he’d be just another cardigan wearer, teaching TAFE-ed classes at Victoria University – Western Sunbury Campus.

    The bloke is a tosser, but he’ll never know it because noone at the ABC would ever have told the sanctimonious git the truth of the matter.

  25. Alf

    Yeah, ’cause no one at the ABC should be allowed a holiday. Ever taken one yourself Judith? Did you see his leave forms? Millions of people like the ABC and independent analysis has shown it to be unbiased. Believe what you want, but don’t you ever get sick of being wrong?

  26. Pedro the Ignorant

    Another troll emerges from the primeval slime of lefty land.

    Welcome aboard, Alf.

    Gawdalmighty, is some loon rostering these dunces to tag team the Cat?

  27. Pedro the Ignorant

    BTW, nice gravatar, Ms Gab. :-)

  28. Tracey

    And why are they so special? What about all the other people in other industries that are being made redundant this week, next week, last month etc – they didn’t receive a “structural adjustment package” nor will they be receiving $300,000 – $500,000 redundancy payment

    Exactly, Gab. I’m one of those non-Holden non-entities.

  29. Megan

    That nasty swipe at Judith from Alf has a numerical provenence, I’ll wager. Care to share the names and addresses of the millions who have declared our ABC unbiased? Or even the slightest shred of actual real evidence as to this miraculous herd of supporters? They’re sure as he’ll not watching or listening to it.

    And even if Jon put his leave forms in it does not alter the fact he’s a pompous, ignorant and talentless dickwhistle.

  30. JohnA

    Carpe jugulum, I like your alliteration, but don’t hold back; if we are going to castigate him let’s do it with some melodramatic class, courtesy of Mr Gilbert (Ruddigore):

    Coward, poltroon, shaker, squeamer,
    Blockhead, sluggard, dullard, dreamer,
    Shirker, shuffler, crawler, creeper,
    Sniffler, snuffler, wailer, weeper,
    Earthworm, maggot, tadpole, weevil!

  31. Ant

    Jon likes long holidays as demonstrated by him driving his 4WD from Melbourne to London a number years back (oh, the CO2 emissions!).

    And that’s London, UK, not the London pub in Paddington!

  32. Struth

    Independant analysis……my god. Mate I’ve got some property in Alice springs with ocean views for sale someone like you might be interested in.

  33. Gab

    Awfully nice of you to say, Pedro. have missed you around these here parts of late. Good to see you again, cowboy.

  34. He wanted the interview that he thought would crucify Abbott. Watch him run against Abbott at the next Federal election.

  35. wal1957

    About bloody time!

    How the hell an industry can keep receiving Gub’mint subsidies, AND negotiate with unions for substantial pay rises for the employees is beyond me! The parasite is dead!

  36. maman

    Perturbed , so true

    “He wanted the interview that he thought would crucify Abbott” and this exemplifies why the ABC has become just so very very boring.

    It is a rare ABC interviewer who is genuinely interested in the ideas and policy of the person they are interviewing. Their questioning is directed at trying to get a “Gotcha” moment and the same question is just repeated in various configurations.

    Boring waste of time for the listener – to the point where there is more to be learnt by changing the station and listening to Parliament. Seriously.

    They seem unable to “hear” what the interviewee is saying, “respond” and develop it. They have the work shopped list of questions but do not have the skills to “adlib” when the going gets tough and their questions do not elicit the answers they want.

    There is an impression that presenters are distracted, only half there. Could this be because they are spending so much time focused on their computer screens reading text messages, instructions from their producers and such that there audio skills are losing out to the visual?

    And why SO many old people? Boring. Stagnant. Cliquey. Full of Cliches. (though Amanda Vanstone and Michael McKenzie seem to be able to keep it real and display a genuine interest in the people they interview) ooops, bewitching hour has passed

  37. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From maman at 1:08 am:

    “He wanted the interview that he thought would crucify Abbott” and this exemplifies why the ABC has become just so very very boring.

    It is a rare ABC interviewer who is genuinely interested in the ideas and policy of the person they are interviewing. Their questioning is directed at trying to get a “Gotcha” moment and the same question is just repeated in various configurations.

    They seem unable to “hear” what the interviewee is saying, “respond” and develop it. They have the work shopped list of questions but do not have the skills to “adlib” when the going gets tough and their questions do not elicit the answers they want.”

    David Frost and Michael Parkinson were smart enough to start with a broad canvas and intelligent enough to have the subject say what he was going to say, with the interviewee’s words leading them on to the next pertinent – not pre-determined, but pertinent – question to keep the interview alive and informative and interesting. I’ve seen them both ask a simple question and have the interviewee still responding, relevantly, two minutes later.

    There is nothing dynamic in the typical ABC interview and they might as well have the tea lady conduct them because they don’t listen attentively to the answer.

    The worst trait they reveal is their own inability to manage the piece, when they end with “We’ve run out of time so, very briefly, what is … (the Government’s policy on Japan’s interaction with North Korea) or (the recruitment policy for each of the three arms of Defence vis a vis budget constraints in the next three years, year by year) … briefly?”

  38. David Frost and Michael Parkinson were smart enough to start with a broad canvas and intelligent enough to have the subject say what he was going to say, with the interviewee’s words leading them on to the next pertinent – not pre-determined, but pertinent – question to keep the interview alive and informative and interesting. I’ve seen them both ask a simple question and have the interviewee still responding, relevantly, two minutes later.

    Until heads are slammed against metaphorical walls in journalism’s ivory towers, I fear we shall never see their like again.

  39. fact check

    ………….. taking time off to polish the turd

  40. Jazza

    For a little man–in every sense of the word–Jon Faine has the biggest ego going and a matching pretentious demeanour towards those whom he sees as inferior to him, which is almost everybody he talks to or about.
    A decade ago I tried listening to him when on long drives but soon found my blood pressure was improved and stable once I switched to CDs of Cats and Phantom of the Opera to entertain me en route!

  41. Large Brass Ears

    JohnA, may I add fopdoodle which suits Faine very nicely.

  42. egg_

    Millions of people like the ABC and independent analysis has shown it to be unbiased.

    Bewdy, a great asset for a cash-strapped Govt to flog off!
    Next.

  43. jupes

    No doubt, Faine would have some sort of spin prepared to explain his miraculous reemergence and subsequent disappearance – he’s not misogynistic, he’s ….

    … a feminist. After all it was the Great Man himself who recommended Sally replace him during his WEB. Nevertheless no one -male or female – is in the Great Man’s class when it comes hard hitting anti-Abbott interviews so he had to come back to talk to Devereux. Oh and Bazza needed a bit of overtime as well.

  44. maman

    Mick Gold Coast,

    Thank you for the reply.

  45. listener

    jon faine takes a series of breaks throughout the year because a close family member of his has a chronic, debilitating and terminal condition. his abc contract includes these breaks – it’s one reason why he hasn’t gone to a commercial network.

    but mock away judith, in your bitter, frustrated manner. we learn more about you than faine.

  46. Sinclair Davidson

    So we’re paying half a million for Faine to not work? Everyone else has to use up their own sick leave.

  47. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From listener at 12:39 pm:

    “jon faine takes a series of breaks … close family member of his has a chronic, debilitating and terminal condition. his abc contract includes these breaks …

    but mock away …”

    Oh boo hoo. I’m not surprised an ABC luvvy has difficulty dealing with real life, just like everyone else who has to go to work to continue surviving themselves in similar circumstances.

    How much money does he get paid again, under his pretend private sector contract as an unsackable public servant?

    I had a client colleague some years back, during a stint as a consultant in a public service client’s Brisbane office, whose mate was dying of AIDS at a hospice down near Toowong. He continued his excellent high end professional work daily, assisting me on a seriously vital State project, who would whip down to the hospice when various crises occurred, in my vehicle with me driving right up until the day he died. Too hard for some, eh?

  48. JC

    jon faine takes a series of breaks throughout the year because a close family member of his has a chronic, debilitating and terminal condition

    And as a taxpayer I should give a rats because…….?

    Look dickhead, I have a sick relative too, but I don’t get a break from the tax office, which expects my quarterly cheque on the due date.

    his abc contract includes these breaks – it’s one reason why he hasn’t gone to a commercial network.

    Interesting, so his contract isn’t based on commercial standards, right?

    but mock away judith, in your bitter, frustrated manner. we learn more about you than faine.

    Mock him? Taxpayers should demand their money back. And judging by his leaked salary, he doesn’t eggsactly stand out as being below the standard they pay for leftwing announcers at their ABC.

    Faine receives $300,000 a year pouring out leftwing bile. Virginia Trioli receives $235,000 and Fran tractor Kelly gets $255,000 for doing the same shit.

    Judging by those salaries, Faine is actually earning a premium to take his breaks, which in bizarro ABC world would be standard operating procedure.

    http://www.news.com.au/finance/money/leaked-document-shows-abc-stars-salaries/story-e6frfmd9-1226764149242

    And fuck off with ” it says more about you” bullshit. We know every left wing tactic there is, you dunce.

  49. JC

    How much money does he get paid again, under his pretend private sector contract as an unsackable public servant?

    The leftwing bile merchant received a pay rise according to the link above.

    Not far behind in radio, Melbourne Mornings presenter Jon Faine earns $285,249. He recently signed a new contract for $300,000.

    Faine got a pay rise because he takes time off to tend to a sick relative? That must be their ABC logic.

  50. JC

    Honest question, really honest!

    Has there ever been a leftwinger that’s ever won an argument at the Cat? Ever?

    Every single one either goes flip out crazy if they stay long enough or simply beaten to a pulp like Listener.

    The cat really is a leftie killing field.

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