The Anniversary of Killgore Trout’s Midnight Run To Smear HotAir With Racism On Behalf of Charles F. Johnson

It Was On 18 September
A Night We’ll Always Remember.

Six 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 Rant Condensed

“Little Green Footballs. It’s only me.” – Charles F. Johnson.

You can read the full racist rant here, as well as a write-up on Killgore Trout’s Midnight Run in here. Meanwhile, there’s this:

ODE TO LITTLE GREEN ASTROTURFOOTBALLS

Listen, my children: I’ll tell you about
The Midnight Raid of Killgore Trout.

On Eighteen September, Two Thousand and Nine,
“HotAir” got a troll who was way out of line.
He wrote that he thought that their morals were lacking,
And posted rude words (while the Owners were napping).

He wrote on the blog, with a great deal of sarc,
“Here’s an “n” word or twenty; it’s just for a lark;
And if you don’t find that obnoxious and funky,
I’ll throw in the name of a famous space monkey.”

And Charles approved of that lame Racist Rant,
And grinned at the work of his best sycophant.
“You shouldn’t have done it, but I’m glad you did;
Expose all those racists!  You blew off the lid!”

His Raid is now legend, and like it or not,
It’s been well-recorded, and won’t be forgot.
Good, bad, or indifferent, he has no denial;
As Trout will admit, with a wry, sheepish smile.

[H/T swamprat June 9, 2012 at 3:27 pm]

Related posts documenting Charles Johnson’s Astroturfing.

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