This afternoon the redoubtable Dr. Cam & I saw a film called Defamation. Leaving aside some rather annoying technical flaws, it was very enjoyable, funny, and sad. I intend writing a fuller review later.

By some strange force of synchronicity, at approximately the same time I was sitting down to watch Defamation, I was sent an email alleging that I had made some defamatory remarks on my blog.

Life’s funny like that eh?

About @ndy

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2024 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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7 Responses to Defamation?

  1. Dr. Cam says:

    Remember! You have a constitutional right to have your case heard before a jury of people who have [**** !@#$%^&*].

  2. @ndy says:

    What on Earth does [**** !@#$%^&*] refer to Dr.?

  3. dj says:

    I bet you get some interesting emails.

  4. THR says:

    Look forward to the review. It looked like an ambitious film.

    And what sins have you allegedly committed now?

  5. @ndy says:


    I do.


    It was a good film, I think, and fairly critical of the (fight against the) ‘new anti-Semitism’, especially as it is being advanced by the ADL, which has issued the following statement:

    ADL Statement on “Defamation,” a Documentary Film by Yoav Shamir

    Two years ago Yoav Shamir approached the Anti-Defamation League for assistance on a documentary he was making on the subject of anti-Semitism. We provided him wide access to film ADL in action, in our offices, at our annual national meeting, on leadership missions in Italy, Ukraine and Poland, and in Israel. Our expectation was that his documentary would present a serious portrait of what Jews worldwide face today — anti-Semitism in both its age-old and new forms, and the actions taken to counter it.

    After seeing “Defamation” we can only say the film fell far short of our expectation. Rather than document anti-Semites and their hatred of Jews and the Jewish State of Israel, the film belittles the issue and portrays the work of ADL and that of his own country as inconsequential. There was so much more Shamir could have and should have done.

    “Defamation” is neither enlightening, nor edifying, nor compelling. It distorts the prevalence and impact of anti-Semitism and cheapens the Holocaust. It is Shamir’s perverse, personal, political perspective and a missed opportunity to document a serious and important issue.

    — May 8, 2009

    As for my sins, I will detail these at a later date.

  6. Dr. Cam says:

    What manner of censorship is this?

    If you want a vision of the future of this blog, imagine a boot stamping on the face of a m*s*c *i*e* s*o* h*s*… FOREVER.

  7. @ndy says:

    And what sins have you allegedly committed now?

    G’day THR,

    For the time being, see:

    Aaarrrggghhh! Dylan Lewis! Tania Lacy! So Much Hate!, January 4th, 2008 in Music, Television

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