For those readers who enjoy lefties getting their knickers knotted over matters of no significance whatsoever, Antony Loewenstein is as entertaining as it gets.
Following speculation Israel might not review Loewenstein’s press credentials, he’s sought and received support from various insignificant entities which have expressed concern about the supposed quashing of free speech. This even though Loewenstein is totally free to publish whatever he likes and will remain free to do so no matter the status of his press credentials.
The “leading” interveners:
- Australia’s Crikey:
- Electronic Intifada;
- Australia’s Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (a union);
- The Centre for Investigative Journalism;
- The Committee to Protect Journalists.
The Australian embassy rightly rebuffed Loewenstein’s plea for assistance; the possible threat to his press accreditation a matter to be sorted out by Lowenstein and Israel.
Should Israel revoke Loewenstein’s press credentials, his free speech will in no way be affected. He will continue to a best-selling author of multiple books and a journalist who has written for damn near every news outlet of significance:
Antony Loewenstein is a Middle East based, Australian independent freelance journalist, author, documentarian and blogger. He has written for the The Guardian, New York Times, Washington Post, New Statesman, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, Salon, The Daily Star, Le Monde Diplomatique English, Foreign Policy, The National, The Independent, Electronic Intifada, Al Akhbar English, Dawn, Haaretz, The Nation, New Internationalist, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, Los Angeles Review of Books, BBC World Service, Adbusters, Al Masry Alyoum, Juan Cole, Mondoweiss, Tehelka, Open Democracy, Sydney’s Sun-Herald, New Zealand Herald, Sydney Ideas Quarterly, The Australian Financial Review, Crikey, Melbourne’s Age, Brisbane’s Courier Mail, Canberra Times, Online Opinion, New Matilda, The Conversation, ABC Unleashed/The Drum, Amnesty International Australia, Green Left Weekly, Eureka Street, Kill Your Darlings, Tikkun, Adelaide’s Advertiser, The Bulletin, Znet, Overland, Sydney PEN, The Big Issue, Counterpunch and many others.
He’s a contributor to the The Guardian.
By the way, Loewenstein is, fittingly, a failed Fairfax cadet.