The 13th Anniversary of Killgore’s Midnight Run & Charles Johnson’s Foray Into Astroturfing

The following is a repost from 18 September 2016.


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There he goes again, fighting a dead man.

Andrew Breitbart enhanced Charles Johnson’s blogging career by introducing him to the players who in turn promoted Little Green Footballs and escorted Johnson into the Big Tent with fanfare. Instead of walking away with dignity, Charles chose the path of the pissant. Not only did he shun his former mentors, he turned on them, created and promoted lies, reposted invented unsubstantiated claims, and astroturfed his benefactors. Then, like a true coward, he still plays the victim when others call him on his own hypocrisy.

On 13 September 2016, Charles tried once again to erase his own history of astroturfing, but let’s roll back the clock to 18 September 2009.

Seven years ago today The Flying Monkeys of Charles Johnson’s Little Green Footballs began an astroturf campaign against HotAir. With no evidence to back up Johnson’s accusation that HotAir was a racist website, LGF operative Killgore Trout paid them a visit while the moderators were asleep and provided the “evidence” himself by posting offensive racial comments and daring the moderators to delete them… beginning at 12:34AM and running to 2:01AM. You can read the full diatribe here, but here’s a snippet:

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Killgore’s Midnight Run set a precedent for Little Green Footballs that was recognized throughout the political blogosphere, and the running joke was that if racist comments showed up on someone’s website it was due to Charles Johnson and Little Green Footballs.

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Charles Johnson continuously accused Breitbart and others of not policing comments on their websites. Little Green Footballs typically garnered a couple of hundred comments, and Charles employed volunteer “Monitor Lizards” to do it for him. Breitbart’s “Big Journalism” had well over ten times the number of comments per post than Little Green Footballs, so it was impractical to expend the effort to review and/or edit all of them.

And Johnson’s astroturfing didn’t stop there.

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Johnson holds the 2 of Clubs and four Post-It Notes, then claims he has 5 of a kind. The first liar never has a chance, Charles.

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100 Comments on “The 13th Anniversary of Killgore’s Midnight Run & Charles Johnson’s Foray Into Astroturfing”

  1. rightymouse says:

    Fatso is a liar and a hypocrite? Really? 😆 😆 Am SHOCKED! Not.

  2. rightymouse says:

    Please remind me – did Killgore flounce from LGF or did Fatass ban him eventually?

  3. rightymouse says:

    Racist idiot.

  4. rightymouse says:

    Ohio loves Trump!!

  5. rightymouse says:

    Cats are weird:

    • ISTE says:

      Black cat practicing for the 3am leap onto the squishy parts.

      Any psychologist would be intrigued as to why I always sleep cradling my testicles in my hands.

      Psychologist would probably diagnose that I had insecurity issues…..

      Fucking right I do! Insecure knowing there are two 13 pound cats just waiting for me to drift off to sleep so they can leap on my nuts!!!!

      Should I move the cabinet from three feet from my bed to say five feet to prevent this?

      High school math and physics and force times mass times acceleration indicates the testicular pain would be the square of the mass of the cat multiplied by the airborne duration of the leap in milliseconds.

      To put it in layman’s terms, no matter where I put the furniture, or even if I got rid of all furniture in apartment a cat is going to jump on my nuts the moment I get into a REM deep sleep.

  6. Octopus says:

    Cats are spooky. And vicious. I respect that about them.

  7. ISTE says:

    How a cat can precisely land on squishy parts with absolute accuracy.

    The cat knows where it is at all times. It knows this because it knows where it isn’t. By subtracting where it is from where it isn’t, or where it isn’t from where it is (whichever is greater), the cat obtains a difference, or a deviation. The cat uses deviations to generate corrective commands to drive the cat from a position where it is to a position where it isn’t, and arriving at a position where it wasn’t, it now is. Consequently, the position where the cat is, is now the position that the cat wasn’t, and it follows that the position that the cat was, is now the position that the cat isn’t.

    In the event that the position that the cat is in is not the position that it wasn’t, the cat has acquired a variation, the variation being the difference between where the cat is, and where it wasn’t. If variation is considered to be a significant factor, it too may be corrected by the cat. However, the cat must also know where it was.

    The cat guidance computer scenario works as follows. Because a variation has modified some of the information the cat has obtained, it is not sure just where it is. However, the cat is sure where it isn’t, within reason, and the cat knows where it was. The cat now subtracts where it should be from where it wasn’t, or vice-versa, and by differentiating this from the algebraic sum of where it shouldn’t be, and where it was, the cat is able to obtain the deviation and its variation, which is called error.

    The USAF studied cats in order to develop guided missiles. A fact not many know…

    • rightymouse says:

      Cats are assholes.

      • ISTE says:

        mine are not. They are wild and free and dream of chasing antelopes across the plains of Africa.

      • windbag says:

        Earlier this evening my cat was on my chest getting pets. He didn’t like it that the dog walked up to the couch and sniffed the air to see what’s up, so the cat dug his claws into my chest, jumped onto then over my laptop, and clawed my leg on his way to run and hide. The dog was happy because he got to lick my bleeding leg. Cats are assholes.

  8. rightymouse says:

    Major storm moving in. Very dark outside. Thunder and lightning! 😯

  9. rightymouse says:

    Biden is SO creepy! 😯

  10. rightymouse says:

  11. rightymouse says:

    Am relieved it won’t be reproducing.

  12. rightymouse says:

    FJB. 😆

  13. rightymouse says:

    The hypocrisy is mind-boggling!!! 😯 😆

  14. rightymouse says:

    • Octopus says:

      “Steal the government.” 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

      • Octopus says:

        😂😂😂😂

  15. rightymouse says:

    I hope so! 🙂

  16. rightymouse says:

    Insanity on display….

  17. rightymouse says:

    🙄 🙄

  18. rightymouse says:

    Let’s send them to Delaware.

  19. rightymouse says:

  20. rightymouse says:

    OMG!! 😯

  21. rightymouse says:

    Hubby & I are leaving for Massachusetts tomorrow for a few days. 🙂

  22. Octopus says:

    Mike Rowe finally had Nick Searcy on his podcast, which I will listen to later. http://bit.ly/TWIHI269

  23. Bunk X says:

    The Chuckfeed is pretty lame even for Chuck.

  24. rightymouse says:

    No posts all day? Sheesh. Well I’m going out for lobstah. Toodles!

  25. rightymouse says:

    Clam chowdah! Yummy 😋!

    • rightymouse says:

      Where is everyone??? 😯

      • Octopus says:

        Just recovering from another traumatic sports Sunday, with both the Lions and the Bills getting beaten in ugly games. I’m going to go read a book.

        • Abu Bears Win says:

          Bears win. I’m always lurking. Well, sometimes.

          My wife, an insurance VP is in DC and hopefully staying safe. She loves seafood so it will be a good trip.

          Hope you and hubby enjoy your trip, Righty!

          Octo, the Lions were poised to win. What happen?

        • rightymouse says:

          Hubby is watching 👀 football in our hotel room right now. I think I’m going to find a book online to read.

  26. Octopus says:

    No, that’s what we have now, with PedoHitler, The Squad, the weaponized DOJ, FBI, and IRS. And lots more shit for the show!

  27. Abu says:

    WTF with my comments about Righty’s trip and football are moderation worthy?
    Is Charles running this place?

  28. rightymouse says:

    Where is everyone?


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