Thursday, September 01, 2011

Those that can, do...

Despite having never held down a job in a real media organisation, in his puffed up Bio Antony Loewenstein claims to be:
a Research Associate at the University of Technology Sydney’s Australian Centre for Investigative Journalism.
He should start his "research" by investigating the name of the organisation, which is The Australian Centre for Independent Journalism.

They seem to hand out honorary appointments pretty lightly. I guess they were short of applicants. You tend to stop being "independent" when you get a real job.

Apparently Antony also "sits on the advisory council of the British-based Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice." I'm sure he makes a valuable contribution.

Update: As you might expect, Antony has read this post and corrected yet another embarrassing error without so much as a thank you.

It seems Antony has also landed himself a speaking engagement (PDF) at a symposium of the Australian Society of Archivists. According to the synopsis (clearly not written by sub-literate Loewenstein):
“if we want a rich, complex and civil civilisation then we need to have this robust intellectual ingredient, which is the historical record."
Their program includes his erroneous biography and stands as a historical record of his incompetence. I wonder if he will be asking the Society of Archivists to err.... change the archives.

What a fool.

Update: Antony's previous efforts at investigative journalism.

Update: Antony corrected the error. Not a word of thanks, of course.



Blogger Margo's Maid said...

Clearly deeply committed - that's hilarious Dan.

7:35 PM  
Anonymous Chistery said...

He's fixed the typo. He reads you.

7:32 PM  
Anonymous foxy said...

what an idiot the guy is, just totally laughable

5:33 AM  
Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

Chistery, it wasn't a typo. Typos are accidental.

It was a foolish error. He makes them all the time, secretly corrects the record and hopes nobody notices.

Couldn't hold down a real job but he's good enough for 'our ABC'.

6:55 AM  
Anonymous ar said...

"Australian Society of Archivists"

Oh shit. You mean you guys are not the anarchists?

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Farchivist said...

He should chair the Australian Society of Idiots.

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His bio is the biggest of the bunch. The idiot can't simply list his books, he has to provide a detailed history of printings and editions. He really is a vain little peacock.

10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, I can't help wondering if your fixation with Loewenstein is just sour grapes because he's a published writer who is occasionally called upon for a point of view - and you and Beck are... well, we know what you are.

Or is there a credible publication where I can peruse the much sought after works of "JF Beck" and "Dan Lewis"?

4:01 PM  
Anonymous foxy said...

"he's a published writer"

yes and not exactly a best seller...

"who is occasionally called upon for a point of view"

Yes the usual suspects looking for an edgy soundbite from a zombie look a like hipster dufus with 'slight obsession' with Israel.

I guess it beats doing something worthwhile in society though

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Sour grapes because he's a published writer?"

Oh my sides, that is laughable; just an hour's through-traffic from Blair's post today alone would amount to many, many more people than have ever read (let alone purchased) Antony Lowenstein's deluded student-socialist drivel (and Blair links here regularly).

Then there are all the people who read, and have been reading, RWDB and others every day, for years, whether Blair et al link or not.

My guess is that there are literally a handful of folks who have paid *actual money* for something "published" by this Lowenstein freak, and there would be even more who might dutifully *claim* to have read him, simply because he tows the line like an obedient dog as far as the Left's concerned.

And btw, when taxpayer's money is used by various left-wing institutions to indulge and "publish" eternal feebs like Lowenstein, and when his childish, self-hating, ill-informed musings are rapturously received by basically zero readers, he's hardly what you think of when someone uses the term "published writer".

11:19 PM  

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