The 12th 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:

Killgore Rant Condensed

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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There’s a new Sheriff in town and Charles Johnson doesn’t like it.


That’s Sheriff David A. Clarke and he accepted an appointment to the Department of Homeland Security. Here he is in action, smacking the crap out of Don Lemon about #BlackLivesMatter:

Unfortunately, Charles Johnson sees the appointment of Sheriff Clarke as a “Jesus F*ng Christ” moment.

What’s not being widely reported is that Sheriff Clarke is a Democrat, but Charles Johnson doesn’t like him because of, um, something. (The late Andrew Breitbart suspected it, but could never prove it.) Keep pretending, Charles. You’re getting more transparent by the hour.

[h/t dezes157]


OKAY!

For most people, the OK sign means, “Okay.” When the universal symbol for well being is misconstrued and coopted to imply a white-supremacist neo-nazi meme, it often defaults to “Charles Johnson is a flying asshole.”

Saw this hit piece recently:

Then I saw this response.

Then I saw this:

Which led me to this:

Which includes this:

And I laughed, because it obviously stands for The Washington Post. Maybe it stands for WordPress, War Pigs, or Wanker Pumpers. Charles Johnson retweeted all of that inane garbage because it’s in his Truth Serum.

Then I saw this.

Whoa. That’s way too close for comfort, Charles. Design some more little green virtual glass buttons and update your avatar.

OKAY?


Charles F. Johnson – Constitutional Scholar Now with 25% more #Stompyfeets

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Ignoring Charles Johnson’s amateur headline typo, he has no clue what he’s talking about. Massive protests? Nope. Effective? Nah. Will they change anything for the better? Au contraire, Monsieur Circonférence.

First, there’s no ban on muslims. Secondly, there’s nothing in the U.S. Constitution that forbids immigration restriction. Thirdly, the immigrants in question these days aren’t poor destitute women and children, the elderly and infirm, fleeing war-ravaged countries or from religious persecution. They’re not 7 year-olds who swam the Atlantic either. They’re cowardly infiltrators who abandoned their own families to wage their demonic jihad outside of their own countries of origin. It’s no secret, and Charles Johnson has known this for over a decade.

Charles doesn’t get out much these days, but he keeps trying to hook up with young deranged women like Ms. Nicole Ghio. So who is she?

I don’t know, Babs, but I do know this. Nicole’s a contributor to HuffPo, hasn’t posted in almost a year, and her Twitterbanner with description is a headscratcher given the topic she and Charles seem to be railing about.

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So is a 63 year-old Johnson courting the young Ms. Nicole for a gig on HuffPo? If anyone knows, please give her a heads-up. The Big Boy with #stompyfeets is an unrepentant recidivist backstabber.

BTW, Charles, you’re a mess.


“Nobody’s Retweeting Me!” – Charles Johnson

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Recently, Charles Johnson added a new blogclogging feature to Little Green Footballs, and apparently the intended results haven’t born fruit. The purpose is to allow the Lizard Lappers to spam Twitter with unfounded inanities in order to appear to be a larger number of imbeciles than they actually are. It’s an automated form of stealth astroturfing.

Well, Charles, we can play the same game. For every Tweet you post, we can post a Tweet that refutes your assertion that an AirCav hat is part of the uniform of the Confederate States of America. We may post a picture of a menuboard, or the State Flag of Tennessee, or your specious claim that Anthony “Carlos Danger” Weiner’s throbbing .jpeg was actually your own. Perhaps we may post something else, so that everyone reads your racist screed against Oliver Willis and your well deserved smackdown. Maybe we’ll just post something innocuous and innocent from Little Green Footballs, like this:

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“Rural America can go fuck themselves.” That pretty much sums up Charles Johnson’s Little Green Hate Site these days.


Charles Johnson: Sean Hannity is a Racist because of Keanu Reeves

No, we’re not making this up. Charles Johnson really thinks this is a scoop, so let’s run through it.

There was a 2014 movie titled “John Wick” with a promo photo that featured Keanu Reeves:

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Then some wag took that image and photoshopped it for political commentary on how the media was treating Donald Trump:

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It was posted at several locations in mid October and circulated around the internet. Then Sean Hannity reposted it with a new caption:

So what did Charles Johnson’s Flying Monkeys do? They capped the image, ran it through a Google Image Search and found nothing, then ran it through Tineye and struck gold.

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Those are the oldest images Tineye’s webcrawler captured, dated 16 October 2016. Three days later, another site posted it:

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  • Some movie producers created a promo image with Keanu Reeves in the center of a theoretical firing squad;
  • Some wag coopted it, added Donald Trump’s image with political commentary;
  • Some people posted it on 4Chan, Reddit, Pictaram and other sites;
  • Tineye crawled the sites and posted results on 16 October;
  • An Alt-Right Blog reposted the image in a commentary on 19 October;
  • Someone forwarded a version of the image to Sean Hannity;
  • Hannity added commentary and Tweeted it on 25 October;
  • On 27 October, Charles Johnson / Little Green Footballs tracked it all down, reposted everything he objected to and then crowed about his dot connections.

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So, according to Charles Johnson logic:

Tineye, Reddit, Pictaram, 4Chan & Little Green Footballs are all racist sites, and Keanu Reeves, Sean Hannity and Charles Johnson are all white supremacists. They are all connected to an illustration that was copied and pasted onto an Alt-Right blog post entitled “Why The Globalist Elite Should Drop Hillary And Support Trump.

Charles, you’re a psychotic mess. Quid acervus stercore.

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There’s No Racism At Little Green Footballs And Here’s Proof. OH WAIT…

Listen up, Whitey. We’re Comin’ Ta Gitcha.

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Charles Johnson’s Little Green Footballs is a hive of racism. Don’t let anybody fool you.


Charles Johnson & LGF Can’t Decide Who The Bigots / Racists / Anti-Semites Are.

Charles Johnson’s Flying Monkeys are all over the map after the recent rally disruptions (by hired professional rally disrupters) at Trump’s disrupted rallies in Albuquerque and Anaheim. Seems they can’t figure out the difference between law-abiding citizens cheering a political candidate and loudmouthed racist a-holes pushing for another Kent State Incident.

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Got that? But what’s an LGF FosterClock™ without a cheapshot swipe at the Catholic Church?

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In Johnson’s defense, at least he and his Little Green Minions loudly denounced the racist bigots who attacked a gay journalist at DePaul University. Oh wait…


Charles Johnson calls a Black man, two Latinos and three others “Evil Clowns.”

So the Race Detective Charles Johnson compared a Black man, two Latinos and three others to evil clowns, whatever that means. He proffered no debate on the topics and merely posted a retread of his own inane Tweets that made no coherent points.

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What’s priceless in that screencap are his “Promoted Stories” at the bottom (click on it to engorge). Charles, you’ve become a caricature of yourself. Now update your avatar.

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The Anniversary of Killgore Trout’s Midnight Run To Smear HotAir With Racism On Behalf of Charles F. Johnson

It Was On 18 September
A Night We’ll Always Remember.

Six 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 Rant Condensed

“Little Green Footballs. It’s only me.” – Charles F. Johnson.

You can read the full racist rant here, as well as a write-up on Killgore Trout’s Midnight Run in here. Meanwhile, there’s this:

ODE TO LITTLE GREEN ASTROTURFOOTBALLS

Listen, my children: I’ll tell you about
The Midnight Raid of Killgore Trout.

On Eighteen September, Two Thousand and Nine,
“HotAir” got a troll who was way out of line.
He wrote that he thought that their morals were lacking,
And posted rude words (while the Owners were napping).

He wrote on the blog, with a great deal of sarc,
“Here’s an “n” word or twenty; it’s just for a lark;
And if you don’t find that obnoxious and funky,
I’ll throw in the name of a famous space monkey.”

And Charles approved of that lame Racist Rant,
And grinned at the work of his best sycophant.
“You shouldn’t have done it, but I’m glad you did;
Expose all those racists!  You blew off the lid!”

His Raid is now legend, and like it or not,
It’s been well-recorded, and won’t be forgot.
Good, bad, or indifferent, he has no denial;
As Trout will admit, with a wry, sheepish smile.

[H/T swamprat June 9, 2012 at 3:27 pm]

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