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Weren’t we promised a book about the Australian media by failed online cadet and bravely unpopular blogger Antony Loewenstein? Yes, we were:

Random House will publish his next book, on the Australian media, in 2007.

Looks like this won’t be happening. Meanwhile, Matt Welch – possessed of the ability to actually write – has a book due out in October.

Posted by Tim B. on 08/27/2007 at 10:28 AM
    1. This was one of my favorites from the referenced “article”.

      “It should be noted that North Korea has undoubtedly learnt the best way to avoid US invasion.  Build a bomb-maybe a few-and watch the world suddenly lower the rhetoric.”

      I’m sure glad that the NK’ers got that bomb just in time.  That 50 odd year buildup to invasion was just about done.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 27 at 01:31 PM • permalink


    1. Something tells me Australian literature will survive the loss of Loewenstink’s “book”.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 08 27 at 05:31 PM • permalink


    1. This is an outrage! Random House has silenced Antony Loewenstein!

      Posted by geoff on 2007 08 27 at 06:37 PM • permalink


    1. So, my new book project (due for release in late 2008) is about the internet in repressive regimes. …  I’ve recently travelled to Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia and China …

      Regrettably Antony’s project is on hold. He was unable to find any cousins in these countries.

      Posted by geoff on 2007 08 27 at 06:48 PM • permalink


    1. Frankly, writing about Israel/Palestine is also physically and emotionally draining – hate mail and death threats are not uncommon –

      And that was just from his Israeli relatives…

      Posted by geoff on 2007 08 27 at 06:55 PM • permalink


    1. Vote 1 – Australians who Reject Antony Loewenstein.

      Antony is even more brave than Wafa Sultan and Ayaan Hirsii Ali.

      hate mail and death threats are not uncommon

      Death threats! From Jewish people! Be afraid… He must lie awake at night in terror, wondering whether Woody Allen is going to bust a cap in his ass.

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 08 27 at 07:37 PM • permalink


    1. Let’s hope ASIO can find another cover story for how he supports himself and his trips to the middle east.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 08 27 at 08:31 PM • permalink


    1. I notice Antony does not mention checking out Internet repression in Gaza by Hamas or the Sword of Islam characters. Why, i wonder? *ostentatiously wondering expression*

      Posted by carpefraise on 2007 08 27 at 09:59 PM • permalink


    1. #8

      Perhaps he’s answered his “Israel Question”…

      His next question will be “who will ever publish my poorly written, badly researched and dishonest garbage again?”

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 08 28 at 03:19 AM • permalink


    1. It’s odd how jews have been the bedrock of the Democrats in the US, and here in Oz they are at the heart of the Civil Liberties and Burnsidian legal cadres. But they end up (indirectly) supporting those who would pogrom them into the ground, given the chance.
      Toughen up jews! Earn that defamatory anti-zionist twatspeak.
Posted by blogstrop on 2007 08 28 at 07:16 AM • permalink


    1. You run less risk attacking Israel and the Jews than you would if you challenged the CWA’s prize criteria for strawberry sponge cake. Anyone who does it knows for certain that the worst that can happen is a raised eyebrow and perhaps a lost invitation or two.

      And yet they all get “hate mail and death threats”. All of them. Who do they pay to send these? Why is it that in all of history these poor threatened people have never made an example of this terrible and cruel correspondence public? Not once?

      Could it be that Loewnenstein et al are lying?

      Posted by geoff on 2007 08 28 at 08:53 AM • permalink


  1. Don’t get me started on the CWA’s prize criteria for strawberry sponge cake.

    Seriously, beeyotches, what’s it to you whether I source my ingredients from White Wings or not? Get a life now while you can, you old bints.

    Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 08 28 at 06:09 PM • permalink