More on the LGF Connection to the Breivik ManifestoPosted: April 18, 2014
As we enter day three of the meltdown brought on by a single tweet left by Glenn Greenwald, I’ll take the opportunity to opine that the meltdown’s intensity is due not to the fact that the tweet leads to a “faked graphic”, but rather the more general consequence of exposing Greenwald’s hundreds of thousands of twitter followers to our website. After all, there’s a lot of dirt we’ve gathered over the years (some of the real juicy stuff conveniently linked under “greatest hits” right in our sidebar —>); quite a cache of ammo for bloggers and twitterwarriors alike. Given the almost non-stop barrage of attacks Johnson launches against Greenwald these days, the exposure could be considered a tactical disaster.
The best part is that Greenwald didn’t mention LGF or Johnson specifically in the aforementioned tweet, really only linking to our site with a reference to the graph about the citations in the Breivik manifesto. Therefore, I have to think that Johnson’s accusations of libel and being smeared -to the point of demanding an apology and retraction– are desperate to the point of being laughable (even if the graph wasn’t accurate or based on facts, which isn’t the case).
In short, well played Glenn Greenwald. Well, played.
So since we may have a few visitors lurking about, and because we’re on the subject of the Breivik manifesto, I thought I might do a little more digging and see what I can find…
First, we have this tweet from Johnson that I think deserves a fact check:
Incorrect. There are sections of the manifesto under the headings “Demography” and “Statistics” that appears to be Breivik’s own writing and research. If you turn to page 584, you will see this:
The highlighted link takes you to LGF article 23696:
(“RoP”, for our visitors, was shorthand for Johnson’s commonly-used and sarcastically-implied reference to Islam as the “Religion of Peace”)
Interesting that Breivik cited LGF, rather than the source link at Daily Mail, as if he wanted to give Johnson credit for the find, or in the very least acknowledging that he saw it there first. Very interesting.
So now that we’ve got that straight, our research of the manifesto concludes that the rest of the (many) LGF urls cited in the manifesto are contained within the reprinted works of the writer who went under the pseudonym “Fjordman” (although it appears that Breivik himself at least went through the process of listing the urls manually for citation, gleaned from the hyperlinks contained within the online versions). For some perspective and context, here’s a slideshow for the screenshots of all those LGF links that were cited in those sections (excluding LGF’s front page url):
And speaking of Fjordman, there really are quite a few of his pieces in that manifesto. One that caught my eye can be found on page 528:
Why that one?
Well, as we’ve discussed previously and at length, Johnson has since scrubbed virtually all association with Fjordman from his site into the memory hole, so one isn’t able to visit any of his many contributions to LGF today. However, our engineers here in the Boiler Room had managed to grab one LGF article #22478 before it disappeared: