No, we’re not making this up. Charles Johnson really thinks this is a scoop, so let’s run through it.
Then some wag took that image and photoshopped it for political commentary on how the media was treating Donald Trump:
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.
Those are the oldest images Tineye’s webcrawler captured, dated 16 October 2016. Three days later, another site posted it:
- 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.
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.
We have a public service announcement from Charles Johnson about a revolutionary and ground-breaking feature over at LGF!
This is earth shattering and will make Charles tons of money! We now resume our regularly scheduled mocking!
Charles is now crowing Nazis took over the Republican party.
Who's laughing now?
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) October 23, 2016
Except for the alt right who are Nazis, the Trump led Republican party has gone Hugo Chavez style socialist, not Nazi. You would think Charles would applaud that!
Wow. Breaking news: Obama’s father was a muslim, so Obama’s half-brother is a muslim. Brilliant sleuthing, Charles.
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For many years, Charles was obsessed with the Flemish. He would claim Flemish snipers were coming for him and linked all politicians to the Flemish party, Vlaams Belang. A new boogeyman might replace the dreaded Flemish menace. Charles is now claiming that hacking attempts on LGF are originating from Uzbekistan.
Another day, another several thousand hack attempts on the LGF server by an IP in Uzbekistan.
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) October 17, 2016
We will keep an eye on Charles and see if he starts ranting about the Uzbeki threat!
Somebody’s losing his Scheiße. I won’t say who, but his initials are Charles Foster Johnson. Check out the Twitterbabble we recently culled from his feed bag:
Can anyone decipher that brilliant stream of superficial mental magic? Does anyone even care? It’s obvious that Charles Johnson hasn’t a clever original thought left in his ponytailed Coleman Cooler.
Could it be that the gaseous, unemployed, public assistance addicted, jazz guitarist has found a job (that is not at McDonald’s)? Oops sorry, it is his Doppleganger Charles C. Johnson aka “Ginger”. Never mind!
If this is true, it means the Trump campaign now has a no-shit overt white supremacist working on their staff.
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) October 12, 2016