Sign of the Apocalypse?
I almost agree with Antony Loewenstein's review of the Andrew Bolt case:
The Left shouldn’t celebrate legal victory against Murdoch’s Andrew Bolt...it makes me extremely uncomfortable that the law can tell us, as writers, journalists or citizens, what may be offensive. Should we not have the right to offend and be offended?Pretty soon however, Loewenstein (a citizen but certainly not much of a writer or journalist) returns to his usual error-riddled stupidity.
I even agree with the Murdoch editor David Pemberthy who argues today that the laws that hammered Bolt could be used for other purposes,It's Penberthy, you chucklehead. And he's no "colleague" of yours, being employed at an actual media organisation. Loewenstein predicts embarrassmentWhat is there to stop a group of Jewish Australians from suing the Greens for their boycott of Israel and arguing that the boycott is anti-Semitic?something I raised with colleagues last week
My guess is that such a move against those backing BDS against apartheid Israel will be coming soon, and those on the Left cheering the verdict against the odious Bolt will have egg on their faces.They are however quite comfortable and shameless boycotting Jewish organisations and partying like it's 1939.
Labels: Antony Loewenstein