Huffpo files request to dismiss defamation suit by Charles Johnson (who is not Charles Johnson) and Charles Johnson gets recognition.Posted: April 26, 2020
Up in smoke is where their money goes.
Yeah, that’s a graph of actual and cumulative donations from data burgled from Charles Johnson’s own begging bowl, spanning June 2015 through March 2020. Except for an initial windfall of $2,583 in June, there hasn’t been a lot of activity. After 4 years and 7 months, the big boy has garnered just over 53% of his goal of $20K. BTW, I didn’t add the “smoke.” Excel did.
Here are the monthly totals (sans the June 2015 outlier). The unusual bumps in donations are a mystery, but the months with no donations whatever are no surprise.
Some folks here (including me) suspected that Charles has been priming his pump by taking his winnings and plowing them back into the fund for appearances. Breaking out the “anonymous” donors from the rest doesn’t prove the theory, and there’s not a lot of correlation.
Many or most of the anonymous donors could be legit, but they can’t be vetted – only Charles can do that because GoFundMe ID’s contributors and allows the host access. (The host can also edit the donors’ love notes as we’ve noted previously.)
GoFundMe also does something else: they charge fees. The going rate is 2.9% plus $0.30 per donation. As of 31 March 2020, Chuck’s begging bowl contained $10,615.00, so
[($10,615 x .029) + (237 donations x $0.30 per)] = $378.94 that he won’t get.
Oh yeah, almost forgot:
Happy 67th Girthday, Charles!
Yeah, weak tea indeed. This past week the big boy busied himself by posting music videos and inane opinions by Seth Meyers and some guy whose podcast nobody listens to.
Out of 20 posts, Charles managed to squeeze in only two Orange Man Bad rants.
<< One shows Johnson’s willful ignorance of the history, purpose and intent of the Defense Production Act,
Johnson couldn’t opine on the idiocy of the WashPo op-ed columnist, and instead cut and pasted a snippet.
<< and the other completely mischaracterizes what the President said about loosening up restrictions (imposed due to the Wuhan virus hysteria) by Easter.
Although he didn’t mean to, Johnson stumbled on the truth when he wrote, “The longer things stay shut down, the more it harms the economy.”
No one is capable of “providing quality independent journalism and commentary” like that. Now go thaw a fish, Charles.
So I got a new book recently and I’m about halfway in. It’s interesting, well written; part autobiography, part recent events.
I had a sudden urge to jump to the index.
Nope, he’s not listed, but maybe his blog is.
No dice. I thought, “There’s got to be an indirect reference somewhere,” so I looked for Dan Rather. On the bottom of page 149 there’s this:
Yep. No mention of Charles Johnson or Little Green Footballs at all, and just a passing reference to Rathergate & Green Helmet Man. No free promotion for you, fuckface.* Nice job, Andrew.
“There are thousands of opinions in my comment section, comments that disagree with one another. For him to take things that exist in my comments section to make it appear as if those people are my fans, or that they reflect my point of view when I make blanket statements condemning racism, shows how disingenuous this fuckface is.”
Andrew Breitbart on Charles Johnson
Blogmocracy Radio podcast 3 October 2011
* Andrew Breitbart’s term of endearment for the Magical Jazzy Ponytail.
Related: Revisiting Rathergate