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The Briefing Room, yesterday: “Antony Loewenstein, who tags his intellectual opponents with the R-word whenever he runs out of arguments …”

True to form, today a flailing Loewenstein writes that I’m “famous” for “simplify[ing] debate into racial stereotypes.” Whatever the hell that means.

Posted by Tim B. on 10/23/2005 at 11:36 PM
    1. Watching Loewenstein continue to dig his hole deeper through the comments section has been most entertaining, to say the least.

      What’s painfully clear is that he has no idea what the cartoon is about, and that his band of usual suspects have steered well clear of this one…

      Posted by HisHineness on 2005 10 24 at 01:18 AM • permalink


    1. I finally had a talk to Bill about the cartoon this morning. It is, as we surmised, about Qantas off-shoring its maintenance jobs to Asia. He chose Mount Fuji because he couldn’t think of another Asian natural landmark that could stand in so well for Uluru, as it features in the Qantas ads. When I told him about all this controversy, he said, “Yeah, I knew I should have added a tagline”.

      Posted by Imre on 2005 10 24 at 01:24 AM • permalink


    1. Loewenstein??? Wasn’t that the chick that Barbara Streisand played in Prince of Tides? I think it ended with Nick Nolte driving across a bridge saying “Loewenstien oh Loewenstein?”

      I wonder if Antony can sing as well?

      Posted by Noelenet on 2005 10 24 at 01:25 AM • permalink


    1. O/T, but SBS news last night ran, without the glimmer of any kind of editorial distance, lunatic gibbering by Keysar Trad about ‘Australians’ who might have trained with Al-Qaeda during the period when it was being funded by the CIA.  Oh yeah, that Al-Qaeda.

      Posted by cuckoo on 2005 10 24 at 01:38 AM • permalink


    1. #4 cuckoo,

      Is he one of those loons that claim that the Pakistani ISI, which really did fund both the Taliban and Al-Qaeda, is a CIA front?

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2005 10 24 at 02:09 AM • permalink


    1. Awww, poor Dreamboat…

      Again proof the left has no sense of humour.


      Posted by The Thin Man Returns on 2005 10 24 at 02:10 AM • permalink


    1. Not only but also…..
      a woman called Raisah bint Alan Douglas,formerly Rosemary Bannerman – is thinking of setting up a peer support group for “Wives of suspected Wahabi terrorists”.
      Source The Australian.
      Married to a Somali, she says the Muslim community is ostracising her since her husband was interviewed by A.S.I.O.
      Thank you Muslim community for being supportive of your home Australia .

      Posted by crash on 2005 10 24 at 02:11 AM • permalink


    1. #5 I don’t think he’s thought it through that far.  To be fair to SBS (!), I think there was a glimmer of a raised eyebrow when Lee ‘Hotlips’ Lin Chin did her intro paraphrase that “having trained with a militant organisation was no grounds for detention”.  Still, I could be wrong: it’s Mary Kostakidis who’s the queen of the raised eyebrow.  Lee Lin is so, well, inscrutable.

      Posted by cuckoo on 2005 10 24 at 02:35 AM • permalink


    1. Roewenstein. His name should be a Broadway show.

      Posted by CB on 2005 10 24 at 02:39 AM • permalink


    1. That Ant! Only he has the sucinct ability to translate an airlines outsourcing into ‘Those slant eyed nips’

      Posted by Nic on 2005 10 24 at 02:45 AM • permalink


    1. Devastating rhetoric from Loewenstein! It’s the perfect retort: “I know you are, but what am I?”

      Face it, Tim: you’re hopeless against Loewenstein and his superior debating skills.

      Posted by TimT on 2005 10 24 at 02:48 AM • permalink


    1. I take severe exception to being labelled a racist.

      Dreamboat, its worse to be racist than to be called racist. Ant, doesn’t it tell you something when your supporters include the League of Rights?? Renounce your antisemitic and anti-Asian ways and we will welcome you back into the human race.

      Posted by captain on 2005 10 24 at 02:49 AM • permalink


    1. True to form, today a flailing Loewenstein writes that I’m “famous” for “simplify[ing] debate into racial stereotypes.” Whatever the hell that means.

      I think Dreamboat is claiming that “moron” is a race.  So point out his perpetual bewilderment is hate speech.

      Or something.

      Posted by Pixy Misa on 2005 10 24 at 03:21 AM • permalink


    1. Any day now, you can expect a Michael Danby related post on his pitiful site. Blast you evil Oz Jews! It’s all censorship I tell you!

      I wonder when the Margoyle will finally invite the Dreamboat over to fantasy land.

      Posted by blank_blank on 2005 10 24 at 03:22 AM • permalink


    1. To simplify debate into racial stereotypes? Easy.

      (racial stereotype x debate)/(Ant’s IQ/number of readers) = simplification

      Posted by Hanyu on 2005 10 24 at 03:50 AM • permalink


    1. #14, Huh? Dorothy was jewish? What about Toto? Where did you find this out? In the credits? I knew I should have gotten the DVD, they probably talk about it on the behind the scenes disc. Damn.

      Posted by Mike H. on 2005 10 24 at 03:56 AM • permalink


    1. There is a pathetic and virtually unread lefty blog called “Smogblot” produced from Western Australia which has had up for some weeks now as one of its very few comments one that Piers Akermann’s shortocomings include being a “dirty Jew.”

      Posted by Susan Norton on 2005 10 24 at 04:22 AM • permalink


    1. Re: #15, Hanyu, I think you divided by zero there!!!!  8^D

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2005 10 24 at 04:25 AM • permalink


    1. Loewenstein reasons like his race always reasons.

      Posted by rhhardin on 2005 10 24 at 04:37 AM • permalink


    1. Is that Lion-stone or lyin’& stoned?

      Posted by blogstrop on 2005 10 24 at 04:54 AM • permalink


    1. It will be thrilling race between Ant & Marg to see who can be less famous.

      I am betting on a dead heat.

      Posted by rog2 on 2005 10 24 at 05:00 AM • permalink


    1. I still don’t get the joke.

      Got to love those shades and the glare of sunlight.

      Very Rebel Without a Cause.

      What are you saying, rhhardin?

      Posted by Major Anya on 2005 10 24 at 06:57 AM • permalink


    1. This just isn’t fair. Tim says nice things about me and links to my site and I get decent bursts of traffic. When Tim points to an example of Loewenstein’s endless drivel the Leftard’s counter goes nuts.

      I need to change tactics. Blair, your mother wears army boots.

      Posted by J F Beck on 2005 10 24 at 07:02 AM • permalink


    1. O/T Obligatory swipe at Andrew Bolt on MediaWatch tonight. They are fairly predictable.

      Posted by lingus4 on 2005 10 24 at 07:32 AM • permalink


    1. Check comment made on that thread at Monday, October 24, 2005 7:05:55 PM.

      Loewenstein might be flailing, but his offsider dirtbikeoption is consciously avoiding “flying into a stupour (sic)” over the issue.

      Well, excuse me, I’m just pumping myself up for a doze.

      It kinda works sometimes, though. For example, Loewenstein’s dumbing himself down for a thought.

      Posted by James Waterton on 2005 10 24 at 07:49 AM • permalink


    1. Lingus4, just saw that too. Can’t really see how relevant the Bolt quote is. The segment was about possible ramifications of the new anti-terrorism bill, who may be charged under them. Now unless Bolt is leading the prosecution of offenders his opinion isn’t worth diddly squat. Of course there will always be people around who will say Pilger should be locked up, and worse. Way to go Media Watch hacks.

      Posted by HC44 on 2005 10 24 at 07:52 AM • permalink


    1. O/T. Check out the kerfuffle at Magroks’ WEbdIAry.
      SEIV X Thread
      Marilyn Shepherd and Damian Lataan are in full flight, screeching like banshees about the murderous HoWARd guvmint. There are a couple of dudes winding them up good.
      I haven’t laughed so hard since the croc got my brother.

      Posted by Gibbo on 2005 10 24 at 07:52 AM • permalink


    1. You got it HC44. I didnt realise Bolt was appointed to the Bench or the DPP’s Office.

      Posted by lingus4 on 2005 10 24 at 07:56 AM • permalink


    1. Gibbo – classic! Ah, that Marylin. She’s da bomb.

      Posted by James Waterton on 2005 10 24 at 07:58 AM • permalink


    1. Typical.  It’s just like a jew to simplify debate into racial stereotypes.

      Posted by Mystery Meat on 2005 10 24 at 08:17 AM • permalink


    1. Ioxy, that better have been meant “sarcastically.”

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2005 10 24 at 09:23 AM • permalink


    1. In a sane world, you wouldn’t need to ask.

      Posted by Pixy Misa on 2005 10 24 at 09:36 AM • permalink


    1. Andrea, did you mean that sarcastically? Or did you mean that “sarcastically?”

      Posted by ekw on 2005 10 24 at 11:05 AM • permalink


    1. #27

      I haven’t laughed so hard since I read “I haven’t laughed so hard since the croc got my brother. 

      Posted by jlc on 2005 10 24 at 11:38 AM • permalink


    1. OT: Reminds me of the old conundrum.

      Where were you the first time someone asked you where you were when Kennedy was assassinated

      Posted by jlc on 2005 10 24 at 11:48 AM • permalink


  • Gibbo, that croc thing…I’m dying over here…I want to use that under my sig sometime. May I? I’ll give you credit.

    P.S. I would buy that Che Is Dead t-shirt in a second. Who knew that CafePress was a crypto-Stalinist website? Live and learn.

    Posted by ekw on 2005 10 24 at 12:24 PM • permalink


  • “Antony Loewenstein, who tags his intellectual opponents with the R-word whenever he runs out of arguments …”

    What’s the average timeframe on that? 4 seconds?

    Posted by Dave S. on 2005 10 24 at 01:04 PM • permalink


  • Imre #2,
    You mean he used Mount Fuji, the quintessential symbol for Japan, because he could not think of a landmark that would easily represent China?  You might explain to him what the Great Wall is.

    Posted by Michael Lonie on 2005 10 24 at 01:32 PM • permalink


  • From Dreamboat to Shipwreck in one post. Ahhh…

    Posted by JAFA on 2005 10 24 at 03:32 PM • permalink



  • Interesting to watch the pack mentality in full ganging-up mode. Something quite primitive and feral about that. Savage, even, in a virtual sort of way.

    “Define a nation?” I doubt it. But this debate certainly defines the readers of this blog. Look up from the carcass, guys. Wipe the blood from your mouths. Calm the slavering frenzy. Wash away the froth.

    The monster you are brutalising is a pussy cat.

    And Ringmaster Blair? Interesting to observe a master at work. You don’t have to like it, but you have to kind of admire it, in a bemused sort of way. Such pointless spite.

    Posted by Nemesis on 2005 10 24 at 08:18 PM • permalink


  • If Flavius Antonius objects to racial stereotypes, he shouldn’t be living the life of one…

    Posted by richard mcenroe on 2005 10 24 at 09:38 PM • permalink


  • #34 #27

    I haven’t laughed so hard since I read “I haven’t laughed so hard since the croc got my brother. ”

    me too, can I use that?

    Posted by kae on 2005 10 24 at 09:48 PM • permalink


  • Hey, it’s the New and Improved Nemesis 2.0 – now with 500% more faux-disinterested haughtiness.

    Piece of advice, Nemmy: It’s not working, unless you’re auditioning for the role of “comically bad arts major stereotype”. Stick to your roots as the clueless tantrum-throwing kid, that’s much more your style.

    Posted by PW on 2005 10 24 at 10:31 PM • permalink


  • Ah, Phillip Adams and the ‘r’ word.  In The Australian today he manages to say that Aussies are dreadful racists because they can’t stop the execution of BOTH convicted Caucasians AND convicted Viet-Asians in Singapore.

    Now that’s what I call having it both ways.
    It’s his very own ‘Tinted Armband Theory’.

    Posted by Barrie on 2005 10 24 at 11:08 PM • permalink


  • Ah, Nemesis, here to give us a bit of what for, eh? Give us a good seeing to? Your withering sarcasm is – incredibly –  embarrassing even by leftwing, pouty-teen standards. Ganging up? Us? I beg your pardon. Lowenstein was ganged up on by his own liberal supporters. Here all we do is excoriate insufferables.

    Also, let’s do try and maintain some semblance of metaphorical discipline while we’re at it. Gang, carcass, circus…Which is it? The street, the savannah, the bigtop? Or did all that just plop out in one big, heaving moment of poetic excess? Exercising a little restraint in our desperate need to lunge towards the color purple in our prose is not, we hope, too unkind a suggestion.

    And accuracy here demands we acknowledge that Lowenstein is not only not dead but probably bloodless in any bodily state, so slavering’s right out. Tell you what, Nemmy, why don’t you go out and come in again with some fresh patter, or even better, just go out? Or is this all part of your midterm exam?

    Posted by ekw on 2005 10 24 at 11:38 PM • permalink



  • Nemesis is right – I’m so ashamed I’ll turn my thoughts to another tack…
    The Dreamboat-soon will be making another run..
    The dreamboat -promises something for everyone..
    Set a course for adventure,your mind’s on a new romance
    and l-o-o-ve won’t hurt you anymore…etc
    Welcome aboard its LOVE…

    Posted by crash on 2005 10 25 at 04:12 AM • permalink


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