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Last updated on August 4th, 2017 at 06:29 am
Ex-Age boss Michael Gawenda roasts Duckman:
The Melbourne cartoonist Michael Leunig became “unhinged” by widespread claims his cartoons were anti-Semitic, according to his former boss, editor-in-chief of The Age Michael Gawenda …
Gawenda says Leunig became “unhinged” by the attacks from people who found his cartoons on Israel “morally blind, suffused with hatred for the Israelis, with no sympathy or empathy for even the children and women who were victims of suicide bombers, about whom he showed not even the slightest sign of disgust”.
Read on. Interestingly, despite his anti-Israel ‘toons, Leunig has been marked for death by Islamists; guess they don’t know an ally when they see one.
- They kill their young (suicide bombers). Why would they hold an infidel as an ally?Posted by missred on 2007 07 20 at 09:51 PM • permalink
- Leunig is representative of how pathetic most of the Left is. They believe they are not racist and are standing up for what is best, yet all the time they are defending fascism, totalitarianism, racism and raving suicidal fanatics.
Leunig is definitely a retard. He defends Islamists – the very people who would kill him anyway. This shows that he doesn’t have a brain at all.
It is a tragedy that idiots like Leunig, and most of the journalists from Fairfax, are in senior positions at one of the nation’s mainstream newspapers. They really aren’t helping anyone. Not even themselves.Posted by The Best Infidel on 2007 07 20 at 11:04 PM • permalink
- The fact that Leunig has been marked for death by Muslims only goes to show that they are not all bad.Posted by Mystery Meat on 2007 07 21 at 12:15 AM • permalink
- Talking about loonies—
Prince Charles surprised his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, with an unusual gift on her 60th birthday – two sheep, the Daily Mail has reported.
Camilla is delighted with the rare breed ram and ewe, which cost the heir to the throne around £300 ($701) each, according to the paper, which headlined its story “Happy birthday to ewe!’‘
“The royal family have so much already that they don’t actually give wildly extravagant presents,’’ said an unnamed friend of Camilla, quoted by the paper.
As some mentioned in the Traceeee item, “Beyond Parody!”Posted by walterplinge on 2007 07 21 at 12:48 AM • permalink
- Can’t say I’d be too upset if some Islamoblammo went medieval on duckboys ass Beijing style.
Would that be a case of Loonig being irony’d out?
- Leunig was a great cartoonist in his day, but the horror of war has turned him into a foaming idiot.
But that is why, (and thank God) he’s just a cartoonist, and not a person with responsibility for making decisions that affect the lives of people and the interests of nations.
When people are emotionally overcome by events and don’t know what to do next, they often start to blame others for the problem, and attack those who are able to move past their own emotional reaction and make practical decisions.
Quite often part of the attack is to imply that the person who is able to make practical decisions notwithstanding terrible circumstances, (who may have kept their emotions private in order to keep their heads and get the work done) in fact are deficient in emotion, and are cold and ruthless, and that the attacker is the only person sensitive enough to understand the horror, the only true human.
And that is why they end up empty, pious, hypocritical, unable to work with others and definitely no good in a crisis.Posted by ooh honey honey on 2007 07 21 at 01:49 AM • permalink
- #10 ooh h h….when, pray, was leun(at)ig ever a great cartoonist?
A cunning shyster who pandered to the guilt complexes of Melbourne’s comfortable, insulated burghers, a high %age of whom consider themselves “progressive” and “intellectual.”
That’s all -a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
- #8: What’s wrong with that? Thank goodness for the folks who breed the lesser known livestock, otherwise the old regional breeds would die out and the only choice would be the mass farmed varieties. See if you can catch Rick Stein’s series on regional, traditional producers. Uhm, or not.
Holey moley, this is really OT.Posted by Abu Chowdah on 2007 07 21 at 03:16 AM • permalink
- “Leunig became “unhinged” by the attacks from people who found his cartoons on Israel “morally blind, suffused with hatred for the Israelis, with no sympathy or empathy for even the children and women who were victims of suicide bombers, about whom he showed not even the slightest sign of disgust”.”
- 16 – funny, but you can remove “at the Age” from that comment and it’s still accurate.Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 07 21 at 05:37 AM • permalink
- #10 I must admit to enjoying a few leunig cartoons from the early eighties. My favourites were the celebrated rooster whipping story, and the dream that turned a night hugging sheep on a transport on route for dubai into a glittering cruise .
Of course, he has been living on such efforts for thirty years.
- The Age, and other newspapers, television, and other forms of media need diversity of thought. Same is true for colleges.Posted by wronwright on 2007 07 21 at 10:15 AM • permalink
- Gawenda says “a longtime colleague, a close friend of 20 years or more, stopped me and asked me how I could do it, how could I have supported Howard and this war. Why had I done this? Who had got to me?…. Apart from a few words exchanged when we once ran into each other outside The Age, we have not spoken to each other again.”
This is not an uncommon experience even among family members.
The left regard disagreement on matters they hold dear, as a personal betrayal.
- #11 – just for you, JonathanH
But ewes-to-be don’t count anymore
They just lay on the floor
Till we sweep them away;
You don’t sing re Leicesters,
And you don’t bring Merinos
with apologies to Barbra Streisand
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