The following is a repost from 18 September 2016.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Found in the “drafts” file, incomplete, and it’s never been finalized. Last modified by ChenZhen 26 September 2011, the comments were found in another of Charles’ Pamtrum threads titled Media Matters: The Worst of Pamela Geller.
This is the photo in contention, file image tracks to JihadWatch January 2009, exact date unknown.
Interestingly enough, Charles’ trashpost entitled Pamela Geller: Muslims Firebombed Their Own Mosque in Queens was cross-posted at another blog and featured the same image. [Related t-shirt trivia here.]
You’re not funny, Charles, but this is:
[Source: http://www.worthofweb.com 9 September 2020.]
Occasionally The BRC checks the Little Green Footballs ALEXA Statistics, and there appears to be an anomaly in the fabric of the futon vortex. Something happened on 20 September 2019 that gave Charles Johnson’s Little Green Footballs a significant bump in traffic.
According to ALEXA, in less than two months (52 days) LGF traffic increased by an astounding 143%. Did Charles Johnson post breaking news? No. Did he increase the number of headline posts on his front page? Yes. Does clicking on the LGF front page automatically tally all posts on the front page as having been read? Yes.
Compare today’s graph with this one from 25 September 2014:
In other words, Charles Johnson’s Little Green Footballs was ranked by Alexa at -73K in September 2014, and as of December 2019 it’s at -307K.
That’s some impressive work, Charles.
Pheew. 64 year old Magical Jazzy Ponytailed Paleo-Liberal Charles Johnson Calls 69 year old Mustachioed John Bolton a Paleo-Conservative Bigot Because Pamela Geller.Posted: March 22, 2018
Here are four simple observations:
- Charles Foster Johnson is an idiot.
- Nobody agitates for war, except our enemies.
- Pam Pam Pam Pam Pam Robert Pam.
- Charles Foster Johnson is an idiot.
Then there are these inane LGF chitterlings: Read the rest of this entry »
This story’s been told.
Update 16 March: The story’s been told, so let’s tell it again, this time with a Magical Jazzy Ponytail.
BREAKING: Charles F. Johnson Replaces Pinned Tweet Begging For LGF Donations With Pinned Tweet Attacking Charles C. JohnsonPosted: February 7, 2018
Jeez. Charles J. is giving Charles J. more attention than Charles deserves by smearing him as a “Holocaust denier.” In CCJ’s defense, he never said that the Holocaust didn’t happen, but he questioned oft quoted round number statistics. So what. That’s all Charles F. Johnson has anymore. Anyone he disagrees with is either a neo-nazi, a racist, or both, and he never produces proof, only false accusations and guilt-by-association arguments.
The “So What” is that Charles F. Johnson spends a lot of time and energy disparaging Jews himself, including those who helped Little Green Footballs become a [once] very popular and successful website:
Charles, you’re a nothingburger to many, but we’re still your biggest fans, despite the fact that you’re an anti-semetic two-faced racist coward. Now update your gravatar, post a guitar solo or tutorial on LGF. Do it. Be the ball, Danny*.
Not sure how we missed this gem from someone named “Jummy” but he posted an excellent analysis of Charles Johnson’s persona and actions (post Oslo Massacre) on a blog forum 30 July 2011. Here it is in its unedited entirety. -Briareus
Charles Johnson: Unrepentant Bigot Hides from Oslo Culpability Behind a Pointed Finger
it may be that geller and spenser and fjordman and the rest are corrosive people trading on bigotry. there are many people who knew that at first glance. perhaps the ability to see these people for who they are at first sight is a better benchmark for clearsightedness than the ability to hate them in suspiciously lugubrious terms only after plucking them from obscurity, establishing their blogging careers, and supporting them for nearly a decade.
it’s not absolutely clear that johnson “came to his senses”. rather, it appears more likely that johnson was offended that geller and spenser had challenged his authority. there was no disagreement on any of the themes which would later comprise breivik’s manifesto, only on who geller and spenser should disinvite to the brussels conference vlamms belang was to participate in.
Amazing. A practitioner of DARVO accuses the right wing of practicing DARVO, and he’s even coopted the acronym by pasting a little green “it’s mine” tag at bottom right. Although it’s often attributed to Saul Alinsky or Cloward and Piven, it was psychologist Jennifer Freyd who described the tactic used by abusers to justify their actions.
Meanwhile, Mr. VV stepped into a pile of Johnson:
What a cordial chump puppet you are, Charles.
Oh, shut up about Pam Geller. She’s equivalent to Nazis? How do you reach adulthood with that level of blind їdiocé, Charles? On Thanksgiving? Bet you’re a fun person to be around during holiday get-togethers with family (and friends, if you still have any).
At least there’s some funny on the thread:
What’s the percentage of sites that load faster? 69%?
Bonus: Some wag threadbombed the Pamtrum Convo already.