What utter hypocritical bullshit, Charles.
Byrd was the founder and recruiter for the West Virginia branch of the Ku Klux Klan, and although he left the organization, his voting record on race never changed. He is relevant to current events as President Biden praised and supported Byrd’s race segregation and anti-civil rights policies.
Charles Johnson knows this. So why did he send this post down the LGF Memory Hole? Because his assessment in 2007 was correct.
Fortunately for us, The Way Back Machine provides us with all the info we needed to recreate the original (via the BRC Nil Stooge LGF Template). The text is verbatim; only the format differs slightly from the original. Right click on the image for larger view.
[Kudos to BRC Engineer ISTE for finding it on the WBM & h/t to Charles for reminding us.]
“Even in 2003, way before Little Green Footballs was on anyone’s radar, Charles Johnson was paranoid and couldn’t trust his own few commenters to police themselves on a Memorial Day weekend, so he shut off comments on LGF for four days.” – ChenZhen
Here are some more Memorial Day memories from the BRC Archives.
[The following is in reference to (then) Senator Obama’s Memorial Day speech, which was ripped apart by others as a total fabrication. Obama’s great-uncle served in the Navy.]
Charles was once harder than anyone.
Yep. He kicked Google CEO Erich Schmidt’s ass all over the internets because he said so, and still managed to make a national day of remembrance all about Charles Foster Johnson.
LOLOLOLOLOOOOL! OMG CHARLES WHERE DO WE START?!
First of all, Diary of Daedalus has never been a “far-right anti-muslim hate site.”
Secondly, regardless of your opinion of Glenn Greenwald‘s politics, at least he’s honest about his reporting and has written many unbiased stories, backed up with verifiable facts. Charles Johnson has been envious of him for decades, and his “criticism” of Greenwald amounted to almost non-stop harassment on Twitter. No debate, just insults and name calling, and Greenwald had enough.
Breivik had also written a “manifesto,” a rambling dissertation that listed those he admired and who influenced his opinions. Think Progress, a far-left website (now defunct), created a bar chart with names of people mentioned in Breivik’s manifesto, with the number of citations. All those people were well-known for their aggressive opposition to radical islam and muslim terrorism and its proliferation around the world.
Within hours of the Oslo Massacre, Charles Johnson began pointing fingers at those on the Think Progress chart and accused them of being responsible for the acts of a madman. Once the Manifesto was made available, we obtained a .pdf copy, and noticed someone missing from the list of Breivik’s heros and influences: Charles Johnson & Little Green Footballs.
We took the .pdf, converted it to MS Word, did a simple word search, and added the data omitted by Think Progress. These were the results, easily verified by anyone. Both charts are based on the same data.
Charles Johnson, after blaming everyone in Breivik’s manifesto as culpable for the atrocity, found himself near the top of the list of the very same people he condemned in July 2011.
[Update: Related post with links here.]
Charles “updated” his profile image and no one gave a foster, but he wanted to be sure we didn’t miss it. We noticed that someone had messed with it to mask the photogrodys, so we restored it to something closer to reality and gave it our best shot at a worthless mark.
We couldn’t get the suet pallor quite right, and he still appears a bit narrower in the neck department than in real life – not that he has either one. The un-enhancement indicates some semblance of a ponytail (judging from the terrified stray grays flailing against the hidden scrunchie sucked up tight to his no-neck on the right). Crack spackle hides the pumas in his crevasses.
His head was likely not vertical either: his torso would have been leaning backwards and no chair back could take that kind of abuse for long.
Got bored of that non-project real fast, but a dark mockery oozed from behind the rec room couch, from under the cat stuff, and whispered, “What’s behind the mask?”
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!
00657118 10593 49 Charles Sat, Apr 10, 2004 8:42:11am
[Screencap courtesy of The BRC & the late Nil Stooge.]
Yes it is, um, Charles, except for one thing. Microsoft’s translator app sucks donkeys. Here’s the actual Tweet:
Here’s the script cut-n-pasted directly from that tweet:
به مردم شجاع و رنج کشیده ایران: من از ابتدای دوره ریاست جمهوریم با شما ایستادهام و دولت من همچنان با شما خواهد ایستاد. ما اعتراضات شما را از نزدیک دنبال می کنیم. شجاعت شما الهام بخش است.
Here’s the Farsi to English Google Translate translation:
Here’s an enhancement of that translation:
Charles Johnson, you blew it again, just like you did with the laptop menu board, the Air Cav Hat, the Tennessee State Flag, the Ohio State Flag and your credibility.
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.
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.