An internal University of Melbourne email advises:
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Robert Fisk Lecture scheduled for Thursday 29 September at 6.00pm has been postponed.
No other details are offered. Perhaps Robert has been beaten up by children again. The lecture had earlier been promoted in confusing terms:
The celebrated Middle East correspondent, Robert Fisk, will address a capacity public audience of 500 at Asialink at The University of Melbourne on Thursday, September 29. The free public event, staged in one of the largest auditoriums on campus, has been a sell-out since Monday, 10 days ahead of the event.
How can a free event be a sell-out? What was being sold? And when will Robert’s Perfect Wisdom ever be heard? Leftoid site Axis of Logic condemns Fisk’s corporate fascist overlords:
We have always had the highest respect for Robert Fisk and his wonderful analyses and hard-hitting reports on the Middle East. We noted that The Independent (UK) stopped publishing the work of Robert Fisk at no cost a couple of years ago. From that time on, his wonderful analyses and reports were made available only by paid subscription. We viewed this move on the part of The Indpendent as a method of corporate censorship. Subsequently, Axis of Logic purchased a subscription from the Independent and continued to publish reprints of his reports in a dedicated column. After a few months of these publications, the Independent canceled our subscription without refund and never replied to our letters asking the reason for cancellation. I met Mr. Fisk for the first time at a conference at M.I.T. in Cambridge, MA where he spoke last year to a receptive audience. We regret that the government and it’s corporate media censors have barred him from entering the U.S. – but this move on their part should not come as a surprise to anyone. Their fear of him and the Truth reinforces our view that the enemy is on the defensive. It tells us that their invincibility is an illusion of their creation and only serves to empower us – “the people”.
Evil Indpendent. “The people” must hear the Truth.