Monday, December 13, 2010

Clinging to Julian Assange's coat-tails

Hoping to increase book sales and raise his profile, Antony Loewenstein organises a rally to help save Julian Assange from possible sex charges:
Spokesperson Antony Loewenstein, an independent journalist and author of My Israel Question and The Blogging Revolution, says that the Australian government has failed in its responsibilities towards Australian citizen Julian Assange.
“The Gillard government should be praising the bravery of an individual who dares reveal the realities of international diplomacy.
“The public has a right to know why we are in Afghanistan, why we support Israel, how the US views us and which ministers are relying information to Washington.”
Despite Assange being held in the U.K. in relation to a warrant from Sweden, Loewenstein and anyone stupid enough to join him "will march on the U.S. consulate to demand":
* Julian Assange is afforded all legal rights and released from custody.
* Governments recognise Wikileaks as enjoying the same freedoms as all other media outlets.
* The Australian Government retracts all statements and threats which have shown their utter disregard for the public’s right to know what governments are doing.
Idiots of a feather...

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Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

People would indeed know "why we support Israel" if people like Loewenstein would stop demonising and lying about the country.

Unfortunately, like a garden variety anti-Semite, Loewenstein is convinced it's all the result of Zionist conspiracies to enslave mankind. It could never possibly be because ordinary Australians (or Americans) have a lot more in common with the citizens of the Middle East's only modern liberal democracy, than they do with a bunch of head-chopping 7th century cavedwellers.

Nosiree. It's all a conspiracy. B.b..b..but you're not allowed to call him an anti-Semite, because he calls himself Jewish. Notwithstanding that the only reason he says it, is to prop up an otherwise mediocre future as a sub-literate writer.

Hell, I could convert to Islam in five seconds by reciting the 'Shahada'. I wouldn't have a whole lot of credibility though...

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Chistery said...

>"why we support Israel"

I'm glad to see records of conversations and observations from US consular staff will be viewed by Ants as an absolute truth in answering that question. I wonder what his response will be if the answer doesn't perfectly align with his 'Israel question'?

10:55 AM  
Anonymous TBS said...

Excuse me! Who authorised the use of the term "journalist" for Anthomy Loewenstein?

Come on, now, 'fess up!

It better not happen again!

6:05 PM  

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