Jonestown by Chris Masters

Back in July I reported on the fracas that was surrounding the publication of Jonestown by Chris Masters.

In essense, the book is a biography of Alan Jones (Sydney talkback radio host, beloved of our current Prime Minister) which was originally commissioned by ABC Books (the publishing arm of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation), subsequently withdrawn by them and later picked up by Allen and Unwin. Anyway, the book is now out and "The Age" is publishing extracts - which don't appear to be on the website unfortunately - and the controversy continues. Today Masters explains that he feels let down by the ABC Board, and has denied he aimed to 'out' Jones's sexuality, which I thought was pretty common knowledge anyway. Chris Masters is a journalist and writer of integrity. You can make up your own mind about Alan Jones.

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