From Instapundit: PUNCH BACK TWICE AS HARD: Protesters get more than they bargain for when Andrew Bolt bashes back. To which Glenn Reynolds has added:
Good for him. Lefty violence exists mostly because violent lefties are used to operating with impunity. Don’t let them do that.
And now we have another Instapundit reference: SPEAKING OF “PUNCHING BACK TWICE AS HARD,” with this further link: ANDREW BOLT’S CALL TO INTIMIDATE: HUMILIATE ENEMIES OF FREE SPEECH COMES WITH REAL-LIFE INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO.
Here then is a third: TOLERANCE: Aussie Conservative Andrew Bolt Fights Off Antifa Ambush.
And bless my soul, also at Ace of Spades: Profa Punks Sucker Punch Australian Conservative Pundit Andrew Bolt; Surprised to Learn Real Men Hit Back; US Media Does Not Report, Does Not Condemn.
Also discussed at National Review Online: Thunder Down Under: Aussie Columnist Fights Off Antifa which has been re-posted at Powerline.
And now on Drudge! Both of the links are to the same article, but there are the two links.
The attack on the streets of Melbourne and Andrew’s response is certainly worth the attention it has received and more, but whether I will sell a single additional copy of the book is another thing, so let me add that it was my book on the election of Donald Trump that Andrew was launching: The Art of the Impossible. You should buy the book if you want to understand why Trump won the election and why you should be ecstatic that he did. From my speaking notes for the launch.
• if you wanted Trump to win, or are even just happy that he did win, this is a wander through all of the most important moments that brought him to the presidency
• it is the first book ever published that is entirely made up of blog posts written at the time – it is entirely forward moving beginning with a discussion on Obama under the heading “Politics is what you can get away with”
• that the book is entirely comprised of blog posts is significant because:
• it tells a contemporary tale as it happened returning you to the moments themselves
• no post was written in the knowledge of hindsight – everything is discussed as it happened so that you can revisit the tensions of the time
• it is written by someone whose own personal political agenda was virtually identical to Trump’s – our overlap was 94%
• it helps explain why Trump became president
• it helps explain why we should be eternally grateful that Trump became president
• it shows how high the stakes were
• it shows that Hillary is right that Comey was the reason she lost but that Comey was acting under the instructions of Loretta Lynch who was herself acting under the instructions of Obama
• the book is part narrative, part excerpts from others writing at the time, part history and part political philosophy – it is told as it happens but as a 400-page volume the effect is as much philosophical as it is a reminder of the sequence of events and why you should be grateful things turned out the way they did.
Buy the book and read it for yourself, just as Andrew Bolt recommended on the day and in the link above.