Charles Johnson Vs., um… Charles Johnson

This battle has been going on for a little while, but since I think we need a new thread, this makes as good a thread as any:

Now I use the word “battle” loosely here, since the participation has been pretty much on the LGF side, with Icarus taking little bites at the ankles of Chuck via twitter with very little reaction (or, just like his attacks on Greenwald and Hoft). Our pal has found a new target, and the spew (to use a Johnsonian term) has intensified in recent days.

Personally, I think these two have something in common, in that they both score pretty high on the douchebag meter. On the one hand, you have ol’ Icarus, with all his hypocritical, credit-stealing, St. Pancake lying, 15,000 account banning ways. On the other, you’ve got this guy who uses an twitter avatar to make him look like he’s in The Matrix talking to Tank on the Nebuchadnezzar about the whereabouts of the Merovingian, and posts stuff like this:

So, needless to say, it’s rather comical to watch this play out.


149 Comments on “Charles Johnson Vs., um… Charles Johnson”

  1. Arachne says:

    Didn’t see that Foley comment in my timeline but then again I’m not on Twitter all that often. Shows in the follower count.

    That being said, and because fair is fair, if Johnson had called Johnson out on being a douchebag for that tweet, I would absolutely have agreed with him.

    • Octopus says:

      Except that I think Foley was a convert to Islam, and major critic of Israel, which meant exactly nothing to the animals who chopped his head off. Once a Jew, always a Jew. Same deal for Daniel Pearl and Steven Sotloff, I believe. Tried to kiss up to Koranimals, and got their main message, in person.

      • stabby says:

        You claim, bullshit made up whole-cloth, that every victim who ever got his head cut off, was a convert to Islam? You’re the problem with this post. The Diary has no business calling anyone a douchbag when it’s own readers are the worst in the world.

      • Octopus says:


        Foley was over there to champion the cause of anti-Assad forces, who are now known as ISIS or ISIL. Hated Israel. Claimed in his writings that these Islamic butchers were decent guys, who would like America if only we would be nice to them, and stop supporting Israel. That’s a Muslim-convert, as far as I’m concerned. Where’s your head at, James?

        Pearl claimed to be a Buddhist, was said to have “fake converted” to Islam before he was beheaded.

        Btw, Chunky-Poo Stabby — you’re an imbecile. Say hi to Frank for me, okay?

      • Because says:

        Franky, tell your mom there’s a new toy that goes into a Dremmel drill. It’s really high RPM. Woo hoo! She knows where to get one.

  2. osprey1 says:

    Well, at least Charles C. has proper trigger discipline. I wonder if there are any pics floating around out there of Chuckus Pannus and Mr. Mossberg?

  3. OLT's TV Is Unnecessary says:

    Arachne will back me up, you get two guys in a room, there’s gonna be a Johnson contest on some level.

  4. It’s hard to take that Chuck Johnson seriously. If you’ve been following along, he’s very sensitive about his cred as a journalist and gets pretty whiney about being challenged or mocked. He’s like this messed-up cartoon version of a journalist.

    Still, I’ll give him more cred than CJ at this point. Charles journalistic efforts have been reduced to cold-metioning people like Stallworth on twitter to try to get a statement that he’ll promise to publish “un-edited”. (like someone’s going to do that in a 140 character tweet).

    • Arachne says:

      You’re absolutely spot on, Chen. Icarus is all about the pointy stick – he brings no analysis to the table. For him, it’s one of two scenarios – (1) appropriate or confiscate the work of others (i.e., Ferguson photo in New Yorker that HE didn’t take and simply retweeted) or (2) make snide remarks about the work of others. But he loves to say he’s being besieged by evil right wingers. Except….I look at his timeline and I’m not seeing it.

      Although when you boil it down, it’s all he ever did. If the story was important in the past, he’d post it like he was doing the research and when people had the audacity to whine that they weren’t given the then-cherished “hat tip”, his fallback position was that SO MANY people had provided him the story he couldn’t just give credit to one person. However, he’d give the lie to that when the story was relatively UNimportant, just interesting, there would be the “hat tip: LGF minions”.+

      • Arachne says:

        And that being said, really dude (Chuck C) – broadcasting your IQ is really a juvenile thing to do. Just report stories you get. Please stop with the “Sources have told me.” Get the FACTS then write the story.

        We’re not getting news so much anymore than we’re getting Page Six moved above the fold.

      • OLT's TV Is Unnecessary says:

        Makes me laugh when Stalker Charles starts crying about someone being a “smear artist”.

        Almost as good as his mewls of “Stalker!”

      • Arachne says:

        Yeah, there’s that.
        Oh, and when he calls someone a “PLAGIARIST” — that’s always good for a laugh.
        Especially TODAY.

      • poteen2 says:

        From fighting neocons to neonazis to neoconfederates to neohisselfs.
        What a ride!
        What a neomoron.

  5. Because says:

    So 11 sycophants linking without linking is going to do precisely what?

    • OLT's TV Is Unnecessary says:

      We have already seen the dire effects of thinking without thinking.

      • Octopus says:

        Chuck C. appears to suffer from the bane of many a high-IQ person, which is a relatively low EQ. Chunky “Fuckface” Johnson, on the other hand, appears to suffer deficits in both critical areas, scoring a near-perfect zero on the EQ Test Of Life. Very sad.

  6. Because says:

    Oh, and thanks for the new thread. WP chokes once you get much past 100 comments.

  7. Because bumming ain't pretty, either Goos says:

    • Arachne says:

      I feel for you Goos. We know you can’t get cable so it must be very disappointing that the various broadcast networks have not seen fit to broadcast the World Series of Curling.

      • Octopus says:

        My teams had a fairly grisly weekend, and today features two important contests. The Tigers have to win the series against the Royals, or they’re in deep trouble. KC has been almost unbeatable for weeks. The Lions, on the other hand, have the New York Football Giants in town tonight for the beginning of their annual March To Mediocrity Or Much Worse. NY is a bad team. If Detroit doesn’t whup them, it’s a bad sign that nothing’s changed for the Pussycats.

      • OLT's TV Is Unnecessary says:

        They’re punching a lot of women lately.

        It’s almost like they’ve been listening to all the Left-wing violence/rape fantasies about Palin, Malkin, Bachmann, etc. etc. etc., isn’t it, Gussy? Kind of a “War on Women”, I’d almost say.

    • Doppel Milyo says:

      Gus I know when you heard that Baltimore has released rice, you were thinking it was some sort of UNICEF food drop and you were hoping they would release some Rice over your garage

      sorry pal.

  8. Octopus says:

    Who defends a big rugged football player who knocks his wife out? Under any circumstances?

    I mean, you play pro football. You can fend off an onrushing water buffalo, if need be. You can handle the fending off of a drunken or angry female half your size. Now get in jail!

    • Arachne says:

      There are a lot of Fantasy Football Fiends who are angrier at TMZ for publishing the video than they are at Rice for acting like a monster.

      BTW, Ray – in criminal justice, ever hear of a thing called a “one-punch homicide.” Ask some DA’s about it. And guys sitting in jail who got in bar fights. And are doing 20 years.

    • Doppel Milyo says:

      has Al Sharpton flown to Baltimore yet to file a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Rice

      this is Ricism you know.

    • rightymouse says:

      She was his fiancee at the time of the punching. WHAT THE HELL DID SHE SUBSEQUENTLY MARRY HIM FOR? If a man did that to me, he’d be staring at his prison walls.

  9. Octopus says:

    Says Mighty Banstick, Destroyer Of Blogs! (his own)

    • Arachne says:

      The CRUSHER of debate.
      Also, please note NO ONE of import retweeted that. Went out by people, none of whom has more than 500 followers, most of whom are probably duplicative.

    • Pakimon says:

      Let’s not forget Kommissar of the Twitter Gulag. 😆

  10. Doppel Milyo says:

    I love it when Charles throws his weight around, but the only actual weight he carries is around his pannus

  11. Because really, Goos? Bill Nye the bow tie guy? says:

  12. Because instead of your penisless awesomeness? says:

    • Doppel Milyo says:

      Charles why did your wife leave you?

      wait. it would be easier to list the reasons why she didn’t want to leave you


  13. rightymouse says:

    Mr. Oblivious strikes again. Good grief! O_o

  14. 271 Gus
    Sep 8, 2014 1:57:39pm replyquote 4downupreport


    Your Tweets earned 1.0M impressions over the last 28 days

    *grabs pen & paper*

    Ok, soo….



    carry the one…

    Soo…. like one impression per tweet then?

    • Because says:

      • Octopus says:

        Chunky does impressions, too: “This is me, mindlessly parroting my daily Waddling Orders Memos, and stalking Jim Hoft, or another one of my serial-stalked objects of affection. Like Pam, Andrew, Pam, that other Andrew with the glutes, and others I can’t recall just now.”

      • Arachne says:

        Of course, Burge has fewer impressions than Chuck – because he’s sent out HALF the tweets Chuck has. I personally think this impressions thing is weird anyway. Is that the Twitter equivalent of Chucky’s “karma”?

  15. Octopus says:

    Obliviousman strikes again!

    • Octopus says:

      Oops, sorry! ‘Mouse already noted the blind idiot’s tweet about himself. 😆

      • rightymouse says:

        CJ’s gob-smacking lack of self-awareness should earn him his own entry in the DSM. Seriously!! 😯

      • Octopus says:

        He’s in there, somewhere. They have a name for everything crazy. As you know, I have a Degree In Psychology, so I know about these things. 😉

  16. rightymouse says:

    Leave the juvenile poking antics on Twitter to people who make it funny. You’re just a boring mook. 😆

  17. Arachne says:

    I have to wonder if it really bothers Icarus that he’s essentially chasing his tail on the Interwebz. No one is really bringing him anything – the last real scoop he got from Killgore on the Gaza flotilla resulted in a real beclowning because he was so “goody goody” over thinking he had Allapundit on the ropes about not giving him credit and then to be totally blasted by the guys at Ace of Spades (and others) doing their homework. Like Rathergate, he thought he was the mover and shaker and turns out he’s actually more or less the clown of the story.

    Bring up Rathergate now and no one even really talks about his throbbing memo anymore. The only name anyone says now? Buckhead. The guy who REALLY broke the story and the guy whose contributions he worked overtime to minimize.

  18. Doppel Milyo says:

    has stranahan started a kickstarter yet , so he can send flowers to liberty chic?

    • Octopus says:

      I understand he’s got the rights to her biography, and any subsequent re-tellings of her story, in film or other medium. Lee’s gonna make another doc! 😆

    • Abu says:

      Bunk X am gonna visit that comment. Um-hmmmm.
      / I have no dog in the fight

  19. Because says:

    Delingpole’s on to the Donkey Show:

    “What he means, presumably, is that rather than allowing for rigour and nuance, his paper will be researched in such a way as to deliver the most dramatic, headline results possible. Not just tasteful nudie pix, then, but hardcore with donkeys…

  20. OLT's This Is For Realz, Yo says:

    We have a name for teh bad crazy.



  21. Octopus says:

    That there are angry, bitter misanthropes out there with a chip on their shoulder about having to cook is not significant. What is significant is that this outlook gets taken seriously and finds a home and a ready audience on the left. What’s significant is that there is a constituency out there that is ready to complain about each and every basic requirement of human life, to resent the effort of taking responsibility for it, and to denounce as tyranny any expectation that life is supposed to be about work, effort, and striving.
    — Robert Tracinski on Amanda Marcotte’s outrage over home-cooked meals.

    Yeah, umm…about those sammiches? Are they making themselves? 😉

    • Because says:

      You’re gonna have nuke chicken pot pie, and like it. You think you’re better than a garage hobo or something?

      • Octopus says:

        I’d settle for a bag of Fritos, with some cheese melted in there in the microwave. Not exactly picky, here.

    • Arachne says:

      Amanda Marcotte is quite frankly one of the most deranged assholes with a Twitter account. Thinks that a comedy show about a gynecologist should feature an abortion. Yuk. Yuk. Hates herself. Hates children. And hates women who are delighted to BE women. Hates men. Really hates men. Seriously, Amanda – no need to worry about it – when your name comes up, no one uses the vernacular “yeah, man, I’d hit that” to describe you. Of course you’d be wildly indignant for that remark as VIOLENT. That there is an outlet other than Twitter that even gives you a forum amazes me.

  22. Because so bar fights are by ghosts? says:

  23. Pakimon says:

    TRANSLATION: Had to waddle to the pet store and get another hamster. 😆

  24. Pakimon says:

    Unfortunately for Chunkles, his “business plan” of clogging his blog with malware and sex ads and charging $80.00 $79.95 to remove them didn’t pan out so well.

    Damn those ad blockers.

    As far as the asshole quota goes, Chunky’s blog is right on target so at least he’s got that going for him… 😆

  25. Pakimon says:

    Can’t comment about Chunky’s “business model” without posting this:

    *I know I’ve posted this clip a gazillion times but it never gets old. At least for me… 😀

  26. Pakimon says:

    I wonder how Chunkles’ budding Twitter romance is going? Maybe it’ll result in “sunshine and happiness for our favorite corpulent ponytailed blogger TwitterWarrior!

    Who am I kidding? If Chunkles does manage to “get lucky”, I foresee this in a few years. 😆

  27. Pakimon says:

    The money quote:


  28. OLT's Amanda Cooked My Dinner Last Night says:

    When Stalker Charles mentions a “hangup”, for some reason I picture a Cheetos bag lodged in a small intestine.

    For Pete’s sake, take the time to open it before eating it.

  29. dwells38 says:

    Chunk’s the bigger tool.

    Chuck C’s douchery can be forgiven due to youth and the need for a freelancer to promote himself and make a name in this new media age. He’s also actually a journalist and established writer and takes a solid right leaning perspective and is welcomed among the right bloggers and writers.

    Chunk is an aged high school dropout with no writing talent nor spine. He talks like a hippy but those convictions seem to have appeared a few years ago. So he’s a fraud hippy stealing HST phrases and apeing the Progtards after having been a “classical liberal” for awhile. But then quit that because he lost a blog war which he tries to say he meant to do. Now he bleats reduncies on Twitter to no one of significance and attempts to start shit by calling various targets racists and liars. People who don’t really have a reputation for that except by the most far left vitriolic and hypberbolic idiots such as delerious DNC Debbie WS.

  30. Octopus says:

    Sorry, Fatass. Despite your best worst efforts, you will continue to face critics in the Twittersphere. You tried to ban-stick everyone, but it just didn’t work.

  31. Octopus says:

    Looking GREAT for those mid-terms, eh, Chunky? Remember how pumped you were about those, a couple months back? For no reason? 😆

    Sadly, the Unicorn Messiah has failed at everything. Not sure about his golf game, but I suspect he takes a LOT of mulligans, and uses a discreet Secret Service foot-wedge continuously.

  32. Octopus says:

    Seemed like a good idea at the time, joining the craziest jihadis on the planet. What could go wrong? 😆

  33. Because ...and government says:

    • Arachne says:

      Do they also show psychopaths running blogs? Tell me, what does it say about you that you whine and snivel and act like a shitbag if you get criticism about you on Twitter or the Internet and then believe that you have not only license but carte blanche to annoy, harass, and in the case of the whole “” encouraging others to do the same, and then have a toddler tantrum if anyone includes you in a tweet you may find less than flattering?

      All this reeks of is a sad, silly little man who has watched his importance and meaning flow away like an empty bottle at low tide. Why should anyone take you seriously? You behave like a child. You never WERE the smartest guy in the room, Charlie. Now you’re not even the ADULT in the room.

      • rightymouse says:


      • ISpeakJive says:

        Yeah, he may well qualify. The way he treated the whole banning thing was pretty ruthless. Manipulating posters into saying something he could use against them. Made a whole lot of people feel really bad right before he shitcanned them and enjoyed every minute of it.

        The way he calls former friends “idiots” out loud in a very public forum like a pit-bull on meth feeling perfectly justified without a tinge of embarrassment? Like they are not real live people who meant something once upon a time? Missing the empathy gene.

      • Octopus says:

        There’s that non-existent EQ, again. The man just cannot relate to other humans, even on the internet. A recluse headed for the loony bin.

      • Arachne says:

        I imagine the only RWers responding to his tweets are those of us with Twitter accounts. He never puts up examples, just claims it’s happening, yet I go in and look at his timeline and I’m not seeing Tweets with collective outrage except for one or two that are HERE.

        Anyone want to bet that if all of us stopped tweeting him in replies he’d be tweeting every day or so asking where the stalkers went?

  34. Because olo says:

  35. Because say what? says:

    • OLT's Amanda Cooked My Dinner Last Night says:

      Sounds like Gussy hangs out with a bunch of Progtards who don’t understand what they’re for or against.

      OK, maybe not a bunch. How many in a bunch? Do eleven socks and a washed-up rage stalker count as a bunch?

    • Doppel milyo says:

      I didn’t see yours Gus

      cuz you are broke as a joke

    • Arachne says:

      Goos and Chuck would KILL for new iPhone 6’s. Never doubt it. Both of them are probably still using duct-taped, gerry-rigged RAZR’s

  36. Octopus says:

    For Chunky, and the Science Consensus Guys in Nazi uniforms, linked by Because above. Clowns are everywhere, these days.

  37. Because uhuh says:

    • Arachne says:

      You mean that the admin of DiGiorno didn’t scream about stalkers and evil people attacking them? Wow. How…..ADULT.

      • Octopus says:

        How dare they make a joke!!1!

        Shaddap, Fatass. It was kind of funny. Not as funny as your pratfalls, but they can’t all be gems.

      • OLT's Amanda Cooked My Dinner Last Night says:

        Look at that pizza person apologize!

        Hey, Stalker Charles, you know how the Internet works? Well, it’s a LOT like “social media”.

        You have a lot of apologies out there, waiting for you to make them.

        You gonna man up, dudebro? Or you gonna just keep on avoiding mirrors?

      • Because pizza pizza pizza lol says:

        If we’re apologizing for pizza, the asshole who invented anchovy pizza needs to apologize like now, and still be tarred and feathered. There’s nothing more egregious in the universe than anchovy pizza.

  38. Octopus says:
    • trebob says:

      Hmm. $3m in base for 2015 and 2016, $3m signing bonus for ’15 & ’16, possibly $1.75m in bonus monies each year. $15 or so million dollars over the rest of the, now gone, contract. I think I know what she’s pissed off about. Now he’s just another college dropout.

    • rightymouse says:

      She’s blaming everyone except her abusive husband for their problems. I feel sorry for her even though another part of me thinks she’s a fool.

      • Arachne says:

        ALL of me thinks she’s a fool. If my fiance had knocked me out in an elevator, the only “three little words” he’d be hearing from me are “PACK YOUR BAGS!”

      • rightymouse says:

        If it had happened to me, the guy would be staring at the four walls of a prison for assault & battery. My pity for her comes from her apparent belief that the SOB has changed and that everything is now all lovey roses.

      • Octopus says:

        Battered-wife syndrome, or just plain old gold-digging idiocy? Willing to take a few knockouts, in order to live the Good Life. Just sad.

      • Because says:

        I assaulted a battery once. It was a shocking experience.

      • Arachne says:

        How much did Nicole Brown Simpson put up with before she finally left O.J.? I don’t even believe her family encouraged her to leave him, as a matter of fact. Some of them WILL stay for the good life and the money which trickles down to the family.

        In the end, he killed her.

    • dwells38 says:

      There’s not much to say other than she has low standards for how she’s treated. She’s seen the video of him, not even picking her up. Just dragging her out of the elevator and to the door. It’s funny how the low class culture’s women justify this behavior presumably out of ignorance. There’s no middle class gentlemanlyness and chivalry being taught. There’s no religion to reinforce kindness and patience. So it’s “boom” get out mah face bitch.

      I’ve seen it in my own family. My uncle could never keep a job because he couldn’t tolerate submitting to authority and bieng a straight arrow. At home he beat my aunt and his own son. She never left him and always made excuses for him to my mom. Once when their family came to ours, the girl cousin and I were hanging out and she said she’d been out with her sister and some friends and saw some guys get in a fight at an intersection stoplight. The said she thought that was hot! She was a very pretty teenager then. Last time I saw her she was a hopeless drunk living in a Days Inn with an abusive truck driver (my uncle had mostly driven truck).

    • Because what's wrong with this picture? says:

      “Hurt beyond words”.

  39. Doppel milyo says:

    TGUS 807 suspended again.
    hell, I’ve tried for months to get suspended so I can open a new account. I feel so left out

  40. Because says:

    Popcorn time at Curry’s. One of the mini-Ludwigs (named ‘Pukite’, I kid you not) got severely spanked bare butt. Pukey is, among other things, a peak oil crank.

  41. Juan Epstein says:

    I wonder if Chuck C. renounced the right and did a complete 180, would Yoghazi accept him?