Sunday, May 02, 2010

Like pastrami? Yep, you're a Jew

As befits a journalist, author and blogger of international renown, Radio New Zealand provides almost 45 minutes for Antony Loewenstein to spout his anti-Israel views to the huge early Saturday morning audience. As always when speaking in public he comes across as all moderate and sensible, with nary a pro-Taliban or Iraqi insurgent sentiment to be heard, instead jabbering near-gibberish at length, indeed, indeed.

But Loewenstein is keen to change the subject when interviewer Kim Hill questions – 13 minutes in – how it is that an atheist who finds Judaism repugnant is a Jew. Loewenstein unconvincingly claims to be Jewish because he admires aspects of Jewish culture, citing "some" Jewish foods as an example. Cool, my fondness for bagels makes me a Jew; now I can expect to be contacted by Melbourne University Publishing's Louise Adler asking me to write a book or two on subjects I know nothing about.

By the way, my apologies for the gap between Loewenstein posts – for some readers there is no such thing as too much Loewenstein.

Update: Click the link for an example of Loewenstein showing how a professional journalist and author blogs: copy and paste a 1,376 word speech to which he adds a 45 word introduction.


Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

Bahahahaha..... What a schmuck.

8:59 PM  
Anonymous En passant said...

Poor Kiwis, 45 minutes of this nonsense on Saturday morning! The only reason Ant gets these interviews in the first place is his Jewish surname. The world has enough "anti-Zionists" (a stupid term in itself, in reality stands for Israel-hater). Ant is a pathetic writer, his "Blogging revolution" book is a complete flop. But there is a good market for an "atheist Jew anti-Zionist" presenting Arab and looney-left narrative.

BTW, you named two more Jewish foods than Ant did.

9:35 PM  
Anonymous Intrigued Asian reader said...

This is the best blog in Asia!

Who cares about protests in Thailand or strikes in Nepal or a presidential election in the Philippines?

We want more Beck vs Ant! With generous helpings of the Muslim-hating Dan Lewis, of course.

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

I see Irfan Yusuf is posting under a fake name again.

He must have smelled the food in this blog posting...

(This is usually where Irfan puts down the KFC bucket long enough to threaten to sue).

7:56 PM  
Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

my fondness for bagels makes me a Jew

Hell, it looks like the whole of New York is Jewish, according to Antony Loewenstein's benchmark.

7:57 PM  

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