LISTEN: The shock audio that horrified Lisa Wilkinson
The tirade occurred the same day, August 15, when Jones infamously told ScoMo to ‘shove a sock down [Ardern’s] throat’, but the tape has only now emerged to wider public notice after it was aired last night on the ABC’s Media Watch, and then disseminated through social media.
The previously overlooked 'backhander' comments from his radio show were a secret that Jones was no doubt hoping wouldn't emerge to wider prominence after his later comments sparked a huge furore that now threatens his radio career.
‘This lightweight New Zealand Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern is challenging Scott Morrison over climate change,’ Jones is heard ranting on the tape from his show.
‘Now I hope Scott Morrison gets tough here with a few backhanders … hasn’t got a clue this woman.’