2GB advertiser exodus amid revelations Jones called on Morrison to "backhand" Ardern

The newly unearthed comments came after Alan Jones made controversial comments about Jacinda Ardern last week

Media Watch criticised the 78-year-old shock jock on Monday evening over his now widely-condemned comments which led to advertisers withdrawing from his top-rating breakfast show.

"Here she is preaching on global warming and saying that we've got to do something about climate change", Jones said on his programme. 'I just wonder whether Scott Morrison is going to be fully briefed to shove a sock down her throat'.

"I've got no comment about the advertisers, they can make their own judgment - but they go, there will be others to take their place".

She said that "Australia had to answer to the Pacific" and "that was a matter for them".

"On what's been reported to me, I find that very disappointing and, of course, that's way out of line", Mr Morrison said.

Jones says he's now the victim of a vicious social media campaign to bring him down. "Now I hope Scott Morrison gets tough here with a few backhanders ... hasn't got a clue this woman", Jones says in the recording, also saying that if he saw her again on TV he'd "puke".

'They are comfortable saying whatever they like about me including suggestions that I would perhaps be better off dead or someone should have a go at me, ' he told 7 News.

"Koala has cut ties with Alan Jones ..." The bloke has had too many chances. "2GB, time to wake up". These comments do not reflect the values of Snooze.

A raft of companies have pulled advertising from Mr Jones' program on 2GB, including Koala Mattresses and Bing Lee.

Australia and New Zealand have competed for the Bledisloe Cup since the early 1930s, with the All Blacks enjoying much the better of the rivalry.

The promo uses audio from Alan Jones on air comments.

"I don't have an opinion on every single person that says something about me, particularly given this is an Australian commentator".

There has been widespread condemnation of Jones' comments - described by former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull as "his latest misogynistic rant" - with many pointing out his pattern of making concerning and potentially violent comments about women, including former PM Julia Gillard, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore.

"But if you're talking at the Pacific Island Forum, where Australia piles in a huge amount more resource than New Zealand does, I'm not sure we should throw stones in glass houses".

The star was referring to Jones" prior defence of his sock comment, when he claimed he was being "wilfully misinterpreted" - insisting he had meant to say she should "put a sock in it'.

"I was wrong, and I apologise", he told listeners.

Nine Entertainment last week said it wouldn't try to rein in Mr Jones and his fellow talkback hosts when it takes full ownership of Macquarie Radio.

He has since apologised for his comments but on Saturday was threatened with the sack by employer Macquarie Radio.

The company only re-signed Mr Jones on a lucrative two-year contract in May following months of tense negotiations.



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