Wednesday, August 03, 2011


This compelling testimony was captured by a livestream from the beleagured city of Hama, in central Syria, where president Bashar al-Assad’s troops have launched a sustained military onslaught that has already left over a hundred dead.
In case you hadn't heard about it.
The backdrop is dark, and a lone voice is audible against a soundtrack of gunfire. “Hama is being attacked for the third day in a row, and the Arabs are silent, the world is silent,” says the male voice.
What about outspoken Middle East expert and bestselling author, Antony Loewenstein. Of his last two dozen blog posts, exactly zero were about Syria. Young Antony had plenty to say however, about News Corporation. Oh, and Israel.

At least News Corp bothered reporting what's happening in Syria. A little. Antony couldn't care less.

Loewenstein repeats conjecture that David Hicks likely profit from his memoirs was around $10,000. Which raises the question how much Antony stood to make from his no doubt less popular 'bestseller'. How does this guy afford to eat? I smell a conspiracy! Follow the money!

Or his Mother cooks a lot of meals for him...



Anonymous Ian said...


No doubt you'll be thrilled to discover that MUP is publishing an updated e-book edition of Antony Loewenstein's "best-selling" book "The Blogging Revolution":

"Antony Loewenstein's travels take him to private parties in Iran and Egypt, internet cafes in Saudi Arabia and Damascus, to the homes of Cuban dissidents and into newspaper offices in Beijing, where he discovers the ways in which the internet is threatening the rule of governments."

He's travelled to all those places? He does get around.

"Through first-hand investigations, he reveals the complicity of Western multinationals in assisting the restriction of information in these countries ..."

But of course. Always with the Western multinationals.

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see MUP also published Christine Nixon's triumphant memoir

get this - their motto is "books with spine"

oh boy I will leave motto that to everyone's private musing

4:47 PM  

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