Charles Johnson Attacks A Dead Man (And It’s Not Breitbart)

Something flew up Charles Johnson’s HooHah recently that got him to post a series of Tweets attacking the late Michael Crichton. Unfortunately, Mr. Crichton isn’t around to defend himself, so he’s an easy target for Mr. Hypocrisy.

Michael Crichton was a successful formulaic novelist who based his themes on research. Many of his novels had similar characters thrown into similar situations with similar challenges, yet they were entertaining. “Jurassic Park” may be his most famous work. My favorite was “Eaters of the Dead,” a retelling of Beowulf with the hypothesis that Grendel was not a dragon but a tribe of mountain Neanderthals carrying torches to drive out the invaders.

In “State of Fear” Crichton used his typical formula for a fast-paced novel, but the Appendices were where the meat was. He included graphs and links to data sites (including NASA) to show that Global Warming was little but promoted hysteria based upon false assumptions. Shortly after SoF was published, NASA took down the referenced links, and subsequent edited copies of the book deleted reference to them. Someone got pantsed.

Now back to Charles Johnson. Why is he suddenly bothering with a novel from ten years ago? He fights with a dead man, offers no evidence to contradict Crichton’s sources, and remains an ignorant blowhard. Charles, your a mess.

P.S. Crichton was interviewed by Charlie Rose in 2007. Worth watching. Jump to 20:00 for the question on Global Warming.

Update: Charles was indeed a fan of Michael Chrichton, as evidenced by his comment on 4 March 2007:

[h/t Octopus. Authentic comment recreated from the text archives via the BRC Nil Stooge Template.]


184 Comments on “Charles Johnson Attacks A Dead Man (And It’s Not Breitbart)”

  1. dudebro says:

    The only way chuckles can win any fight is with someone who can’t fight back. Look at his twitter bio: Guitarist w/ George Duke,
    The same George Duke that chuckles used as an ATM. Chuckles the dimwit, have you no shame?

  2. Octopus says:

    Crichton was a genius who made many millions writing thrillers about topics that intrigued his brilliant mind. Teh Warmening was one of the last subjects he really warmed to, and he shredded the bullshit without mercy. I read “Fear” during the time I was researching the subject with a lot of intensity, and read interviews he conducted that expanded on the points made in the book. He was just one of many educated skeptics who convinced me the whole thing was a massive boondoggle.

    Funny thing is, I recall Pre-Moronic Conversion Fatass praising Crichton’s book. He was so “misled,” doncha know. By everything in the whole world, including an all-you-can-eat buffet table. 😆

    • rightymouse says:

      Will put “State of Fear” on my reading list. Am currently reading Churchill’s “The Gathering Storm”.

    • Briareus says:

      Updated the post with Johnson’s kudos to Crichton.

      A mere two years later, he posted this:

      68 Charles Sun, Aug 9, 2009 10:56:36am

      re: #57 SurferDoc

      Thanks for putting that up. Crichton was right. There is no Consensus Science.

      Crichton was off base. A “scientific consensus” does exist on climate change — and that doesn’t mean a popularity contest, it means that thousands of scientists all over the world have examined the data and done the research and found that it correlates.

  3. dudebro says:

    Oh NOES!

  4. Octopus says:

    Yesterday the media was screaming in outrage about the Poor Innocent Girl who was punched in the face by a Trump-supporter in the Berkeley Melee. I was a bit sickened myself, until it emerged from the lies that she had been supplying and throwing empty wine bottles at the free speech promoters all day, prior to getting that sock. She’s a member of a kook-Left collective that was at the event prepared to do violence, and she was a full participant.

    Instead of crying about her getting punched, the Feminist Left should be praising the guy who punched her as a true feminist, who refuses to deny womyn equal standing with men on the playing field. It’s a Title IX case! 😆

  5. Octopus says:

    Like your wings made of wax, Chunky, all the unicorns flew too close to the Sun and got incinerated. The unicorn thing is over. Thank God!!1!

  6. Octopus says:

    If more than three Berniebros even notice your treachery, I’ll eat a rainbow-brite pile of unicorn poop while listening to one of your dreadful Acoustic Guitar Masters covering the Beatles catalog. 😆

    Nobody cares, you enormous dolt.

    • Pakimon says:

      Don’t forget the cones… just in case “Chucky gets lucky”. 😀

      • Octopus says:

        It’s pretty, but it still smells and tastes like poop. So it’s risky, making a bet like the above. Except that NOBODY but us chickens cares what Fatass tweets. 😆

  7. Octopus says:

    More Impotent Rage To Follow: Pajama Boy failed to win a majority in Georgia, despite massive national support from celebrity libturds like Chelsea Handler, and a Republican field of opponents splitting the vote about twelve ways. Nice try, though. 😆

    • rightymouse says:

      Libs were SO sure Pajama Boy would get over 50% of the vote to avoid a run-off. He’s toast now. 😆

      • Arachne says:

        Truthfully, I don’t think those idiots understood that you needed 50%+1 in Georgia. I think they believed that the candidate getting a simple plurality would win. No one in their right mind would believe that a Democrat is going to come in and capture a district that’s been healthily RED since 1979 and that went overwhelmingly for McCain and Romney. So yeah, I think they thought the GOP would divide all the votes and their guy would get in. And at some point they started hearing the word “run off” and realized they were screwed.

        Apparently dumbass Democrats didn’t realize Georgia has voter ID laws either – a polling place reported 30 people showed up and were turned away from voting as “not living in the district” and they “got upset.”

    • Octopus says:

      His agent says there’s no way he did it to himself, and that there were people out to get him for one or more of his crimes. I wonder if there’s anything to that — it would take a few strong men to handle a big thug like Aaron. Unless they slipped him a mickey or something.

      • Fatso's commie eat those vs Trump's knee-highlism says:

        Who knows what goes thru the mind of a psychopath. I suppose he might have been emotionally affected by the sight of his daughter, knowing he’ll never be her dad. Or knowing his team mates are being celebrated at the WH while he rots in jail for life. But yeah, strung up by some pissed off jail house hombres, very likely too. He always looked so up beat in court and there was no mention of depression or despair.

        • Octopus says:

          Now it looks like Hernandez was planning his suicide for awhile, as he was giving away his things prior to the deed. Well, I can’t say I blame him. That would be a lot to live with, knowing what kind of fabulous life he’d squandered in pursuit of whatever thuggish demon he was trying to be, or slay, or whatever the fuck he was doing.

  8. Octopus says:

    You have to love the little schmendricks still talking about “reality TV” as if Trump hadn’t dominated the business and social whirls of NYC and the rest of the country for 40 years before becoming President. He’s only about 1000X as experienced and qualified as the previous guy, and the evil harpy who ran against him. 😆

  9. Octopus says:

    No, that’s the guy next door catching you looking in the tawny temptress’s window again. He’s going to beat you into a pulp this time. Good luck with that. 🙂

  10. Octopus says:

    So are Jimmy Carter, Kanye West, Julia Roberts and Cee-Lo Green. What’s your point, juicehead?

  11. Pakimon says:

    TRANSLATION: Chunkles sat on a urine filled Mountain Dew bottle.

    • rightymouse says:

      • Octopus says:

        I love that pic, I have to admit. The Bull has been mortally wounded already, and yet he still finds the range on the matador’s bunghole. “Fartin’ through silk,” the young fop’s backers promised him. They said nada about bleeding and shitting through silk. They forgot to get the bull’s signature on the contract.

  12. Pakimon says:

    Oh really?

    Have any examples or did you just pull that claim out of your ass along with that Mountain Dew bottle you just sat on. 😆

    • TreBob says:

      So you sign up for white supremacist websites and then get white supremacist SPAM. who’da thought? Dude I go mailboxes that hundreds of spam messages a day that I have to got through. Haven’t seen any alt-right spam yet. Antifa is the new KKK anyway Charles. Live as if it’s 150 years ago and ride the decline.

      Oh, and penis penis penis lol!

  13. Pakimon says:

    A plausible “Chunksplanation”.

    C’mon fat boy! Say it was Trump! You know you want to! And while you’re at it, claim he bought it from the Boiler Room Crew at that hater blog that’s been “stalking and harassing you for years”! 😆

    • Arachne says:

      Why would anyone think a generic email list would be useful is supposedly recruiting for the “alt-right”? I think Fatso HEARD about it from someone else and once again injected himself at the front of the parade.

      And, uh, why would a right wing organization with a decent mailing list have YOU on it?

  14. Pakimon says:

    You can tell when Gus’ brain has shorted out when he goes from farting out endless non sequiturs on Twitter to farting out endless retweets.

    Gus is the General Belgrano of the Twitterverse.

  15. Fatso's commie eat those vs Trump's knee-highlism says:

    As suspected all along, head of CIA Brennan is a partisan dirt bag commie tool.

    Seeking to retain his position as CIA director under Hillary, Brennan teamed up with British spies and Estonian spies to cripple Trump’s candidacy. He used their phony intelligence as a pretext for a multi-agency investigation into Trump, which led the FBI to probe a computer server connected to Trump Tower and gave cover to Susan Rice, among other Hillary supporters, to spy on Trump and his people.

    John Brennan’s CIA operated like a branch office of the Hillary campaign, leaking out mentions of this bogus investigation to the press in the hopes of inflicting maximum political damage on Trump. An official in the intelligence community tells TAS that Brennan’s retinue of political radicals didn’t even bother to hide their activism, decorating offices with “Hillary for president cups” and other campaign paraphernalia.

    A supporter of the American Communist Party at the height of the Cold War, Brennan brought into the CIA a raft of subversives and gave them plum positions from which to gather and leak political espionage on Trump. He bastardized standards so that these left-wing activists could burrow in and take career positions. Under the patina of that phony professionalism, they could then present their politicized judgments as “non-partisan.”

  16. Octopus says:

    The Enraged Left is in a shambles after the Tossoff Affair. Fingers are pudgily pointing, aspersions are being cast, and there’s just no winning to be found anywhere. WTF happened?! Before the November Surprise, proggies OWNED this bitch. 😆

  17. Octopus says:

    Fatass reduced to retweeting Madcap Maxine, who yearns for the day when socialism has leveled the playing field. 😆

    Note: “reduced” in no way refers to his weight, which continues to skyrocket.

    • Arachne says:

      Really, Maxie-pad? How much did Bill Clinton pay Paula Jones again?
      BTW – do you live in YOUR Congressional district?

    • Fatso's commie eat those vs Trump's knee-highlism says:

      Ah. Such words of wisdom and judgement from someone who can’t park a car without hitting other cars. Doesn’t notice when she gets out that the car is at an impossible angle and needs to be moved. And apparently isn’t aware of such concepts as backing out and straightening it up. And doesn’t leave a note to explain “Sory, Im 2 dum 2 park a kar. CongressCritter Waxine Maters”

      • Fatso's commie eat those vs Trump's knee-highlism says:

        My bad. I got my Congress critters mixed up. This was Eleanor Holmes Norton not Waxine Maters.

        • Arachne says:

          Those two birdbrains are interchangeable – with Sheila Jackson Lee, Barbara Lee and Frederica Wilson

          Collect the whole set!!

      • rightymouse says:

        I can’t believe she just left her car parked like that!! The aide should have taken her car keys away from her!

    • Bunk X says:

      Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Ca)

      Estimated Net Worth $964,007

      Based on Congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by, Waters’ net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $-3,512,984 and $5,440,998. That averages to $964,007, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Waters ranked as the 210th most wealthy representative in 2012.

  18. rightymouse says:

    Gussy the Genius. 😆

    • Octopus says:

      His logical mind rivals that of Spock. 😆

      • OLT's Don't Fear The Reaper says:

        No loss, except the millions of dollars of out-of-state influence-peddling money that could have been spent on an election with a net gain.

        No loss, except the repeated failure of the Party bosses with the attendant loss in faith from the rank and file. Maybe the BernieBros are right, Nancy.

        No loss, except the ungodly, undeserved mountain of media attention that was intended to whip up a victory and failed, which would be embarrassing to normal humans but media.

        No loss, except having your face rubbed in it again by … Trump … who.isn’t.even,trying.

        The only win here for you is that the Republicans are such spineless wusses that they’ll let this go unmocked.

        My advice to you is let it go ASAP and hope that Bill O’Reilly’s little head keeps your base excited and distracted from the serious failures in leadership and basic political knowledge coming out of the clique that owns your two-coast party.

        • OLT's Don't Fear The Reaper says:

          Following Trump, this was *supposed* to have:


          • OLT's Don't Fear The Reaper says:

            Who Isn’t Even Trying, separated by periods.

            Guess I broke a WordPress rule.

            Or it’s those pesky Russians again!

      • Bunk X says:


    • Arachne says:

      Frankly, dumbass, it wasn’t going to be much of a WIN for the Democrats either, since it would neither give them control of the House nor even eat into the Republican majority. The fact that idiot libs, Hollyweird and the MSM wanted to depict it as a moritorium on Trump is patently ridiculous. Oh they’re already sick of him!

      It’s interesting to me that when the TEA Party rose up in April of 2009 no one saw it as a mandate on how America felt about Obama, now did they. They were too busy disparaging it.

      Oh, and your guy Assoff, aka Pajama Boy, is going to have a real hard time in the runoff. He’s facing ONE candidate, who is going to go full bore on his inexperience, liberalism, failure to live in the district and – oh yes – his career in making films for AL JAZEERA. I’m sure that’ll go over REAL BIG in the South.

      Meanwhile Lib money and the stars have moved their caravan on to Montana. Where apparently they think they’ll win there……

  19. dezes157 says:

    I am shocked that little green footballs is not on the list, shocked I tell you.
    Oh hey Chuck, have a look at the Drudge rating.

    • Arachne says:

      Better yet – Look where Breitbart is. In the top 25.
      Didn’t YOUR website get started BEFORE them, oh Fat Independent Journalist?

  20. Octopus says:

    In your face, progturds. Quite literally, in Moldilock’s case. 🙂

  21. rightymouse says:

    And then after smoking & hitting the sack, you tweet your brains out until you pass out.

    • TreBob says:

      Well, you have so much more welfare money than you need for food and other necessities, you can spend it on cell phones with data plans and marijuana?

      Hopefully Pres. Trump will work on this next year.

    • Octopus says:

      Well, now we have a clear explanation for the Nightly Final Approach (h/t to Gus’s aeronautical expertise) to one-word grunts of profanity and sudden unconsciousness. I know they’re hawking some mean green out there, these enlightened daze. His tweets are a fine advertisement for the Stoner Normalization Movement, eh?

    • Bunk X says:

    • He must hit the sack like eight times a day,

  22. rightymouse says:

    Another ISIS/terror attack in France. When will Charles and LGF condemn this?

  23. Octopus says:

    Just spotted this bit — heheh. I knew I had seen him praising Crichton in the PMC days, but I couldn’t turn it up with teh google.

    • Octopus says:

      Contrast and compare:

      “voluminous research and documentation”
      Backed up by:
      “a good friend who’s a climatologist” (did that friend die of heat-stroke or something?)

      To…the mindless attack on the book posted above. Okay, here it is again:

      You’ve really deteriorated, Fatass. 😆

      • minnowredux says:

        Charles, you are well on your way to losing your mind.

        And, I think your 4/4 Tweet (above) says all I need to say.

        …”bullshit as gospel truth”.

        -but then, you have a very small bucket over that even smaller head and – oh look – a bird!

      • Bunk X says:

        Note that his praise of Michael Crichton went down the memory hole. Can’t find it on LGF or in the WayBack Machine either. Charles has been pretty good in scrubbing his past, but I know someone who has a nice bunch of strawberries.

        • Octopus says:

          I noticed in the past year it’s getting more and more difficult to find some of the old gems — he’s been very busy scrubbing. Why he didn’t just trash the whole thing is a good question, but then he wouldn’t be able to brag about, “In Depends Journalism For 17 Years.” As if half of the Depends Journalism doesn’t completely cancel out the other half. 😆

  24. Octopus says:

    Huge problem with Muslim culture, besides the evil book it’s based on, is the inbreeding that is rife amongst its followers. It’s a massive problem!
    50% Of Muslims are Inbred — and the number is much higher in many communities across the world. No fucking wonder they’re so backwards and deranged. But damn, can they play a banjo…

  25. minnowredux says:

    Well. I was able to withstand about 7-seconds of Rachel Madcow’s show tonight.

    As soon as I connected, I found four insane women yammering about how Bill O’Reilly should be beheaded, or some such, for all of the women’s lives he has destroyed.


    Lesbo Central? That is all you have?

    Very bad form.

    • minnowredux says:

      (nothing about Koreerah. Nothing about Paris. Nothing about insane mad-woman Maxine Waters…. No……)

  26. Bunk X says:

    Missing Missy is classic trolling.

    • OLT's Don't Fear The Reaper says:

      “Having worked with designers for a few years now, I would have assumed you understood, despite our vague suggestions otherwise, we do not welcome constructive criticism.”

      No shit.

  27. Bunk X says:

  28. rightymouse says:

    Please show where he said in the tweet who he wanted to win. Oh. He didn’t.

    • Octopus says:

      Chunky says a lot of stupid things on Twitter, I’ve noticed. Is he well?

      • Arachne says:

        He hasn’t been “well” since Pam turned him down.
        A month since the last deposit in the begging bowl. The two-year anniversary rapidly approaches. Hell, even I thought he probably reach his initial goal by this time – he’s still $3500 short.

        His much vaunted “independent journalism” is worth $9 a day. I spend that on LUNCH.

        • Octopus says:

          I know people who spend that much on coffee per day. Not me! I likes me McDonalds Large Coffee with Deux Cremes. Nothing better, and it’s $1. 😆

  29. Octopus says:

    This work of art caused quite the scandal upon its unveiling. Such prudes, the French! 😆

    • rightymouse says:

      He must have been quite a stud! 😯

      • Octopus says:

        Well, he was fictional. Easy to be a stud when you just have to produce on paper.

        From Ace this morning:

        Taking as his inspiration the eponymous poem of 1833 by Alfred de Musset, Gervex transposes the narrative into fashionable contemporary Paris, signalled by the wrought iron railings and view of the Haussmannised cityscape beyond, the grand boulevard backdrop recognized by some viewers as the fashionable Boulevard des Italiens. Jacques Rolla, a well-born bourgeois, has decided to spend his final night with the prostitute Marion, having squandered his fortune on a life of debauchery. The scene depicts the morning after: while Marion lies asleep, Rolla broods on his fate and contemplates suicide by jumping from the window. The model for Marion is based on several women – the actress Ellen Andrée, a favorite of Renoir, Manet and Degas (she is the sitter in Degas’ L’Absinthe of 1876) posed for the body, but demanded that a different model be used for the face.

        Manet, Degas, Stevens, the young, the old, everyone trooped in front of the canvas which was already famous before it entered the Salon…However, hardly had it been hung on the wall when the surintendant des Beaux- Arts, Turquet, gave the brutal order that it be removed on grounds of immorality, with the complicity of the Salon jury…that’s how an art dealer offered to exhibit Rolla at his shop on the Chaussée-d’Antin… I accepted, as you can imagine, with gratitude, and for three months there was indeed an uninterrupted procession of visitors with a queue of carriages backed up to the Opera.
        — Henri Gervex

        All that aside, the feh-mal-lay in the painting is lush. If I was going to off myself in the morning, that’s how I would choose to spend the night. But then I wouldn’t off myself, because that’s stupid.

  30. Octopus says:

    Check out the whole musical — it’s precious! 😆

  31. Octopus says:


    • rightymouse says:

      Good grief!! 😯

      • Octopus says:

        I know. Just awful.

          • Octopus says:

            I like both of those. 😆

            I’ll never forget the first time I saw how well black people could dance, in real life, as opposed to on television. Everybody on TV or the movies can dance, so big whip. At the disco, though, these black dudes came out and made about 200 white guys look sheepish. It was funny to me, but not to everyone. I was more into punk rock then, anyway. I heard a few caustic remarks. Some might say, vewwy racist. That’s what happens, in the real meatspace meatmarket.

  32. Abu penis penis penis lol says:

    Calling Dr. Octo. You’re more seasoned (older) than I: wtf happened to my Blackhawks? 3 goals in 4 games against the 8th seed Preds? Is it time to tear it down? Oy.

    Were it not for the fact my Cubs will repeat I’d be despondent. 😎😎😎

    • Octopus says:

      I was going to talk about this last night after the horrible game, but I wanted to give you some time to heal. And no, the Cubs won’t repeat, because the Tigers are going all the way this year, but that’s beside the point. The Blackhawks got swept in the first round, a top-seed going down like Chunky’s blog-rating the day he embraced the Unicorn Messiah’s prezzy-duncey.

      All I could think of as I watched the last period, was how tired Chicago looked — reminded me so much of the Wings during some of those perennial-contender years, it was scary. And sad. But that’s the reality of these grueling Long Runs — you can’t have long playoff-runs every year for years in a row, and not expect your stars to get burnt out. Toews and Hossa were gassed. Kane couldn’t find the net. I don’t know anything about the injury report, but all of your key players were a far cry from the form they showed in their Cup-runs.

      It’s been a great run, but it’s already time for Chicago to bring in some new young blood to help carry the load in the playoffs. Bowman is working on it, believe me. Dump some salary if you can, and finagle a couple of young studs into the mix. Too much talent to give up and clean house, for sure.

  33. Bunk X says:

    • Octopus says:

      We are tiny, but proud. Yes, Saturn is immense, has all kinds of moons and those fabulous rings, but do they have spaceships? No. Saturn is stupid. 😆

  34. rightymouse says:

    Brilliant write-up on that Moldylocks chick in Berkeley who was sucker-punched. 😆
    Warning **BAD LANGUAGE**. 😆

  35. rightymouse says:

    Twitter spam much, Fatso? Yeesh!

    • Bunk X says:

      Oh wait. Why doesn’t he look orange anymore? Couldn’t be makeup or the video color adjustments.

  36. rightymouse says:

    Take a deep breath or two, Gussy. Like it or not, Hillary lost TWO Presidential elections!! She’s too old to run again, and let’s also talk about her health, m’kay?

    • Octopus says:

      She managed to keep her shoes on that time, though. 😆

      • Bunk X says:

        Can’t tell if anything leaked down her leg, either.

      • minnowredux says:

        There would be only one thing worse than being Hilliary as shown in this photo……..

        -and that would be being one of those side boys that is helping her or associated with her in any way.

        That (to me) would almost be wrist slitting worthy……

  37. dezes157 says:

    Just when I think Chuck can’t prove himself to be any dumber, he does

  38. dezes157 says:

    Chuck also got called on his fake headline on Trump.
    Chuck threw every strawman at it he could, making himself look like the looser he is.

  39. Octopus says:

    Gus calling anyone else “incoherent.” 😆

    • Bunk X says:

      😀 😀 😀

      • Octopus says:

        Can we all just agree that Gus is the real star of the show, here? He’s far more entertaining than Fatass, on a daily basis. If he had a GoFundMe, I’d drop in a few bucks. I wouldn’t give Chunky a bad tip on a dead horse. Neither would almost anyone else.

        Yes, Gus is a worthless scrunt, but he was never the epicenter of a blogospheric explosion based on an assumed persona, either. He has always been a fucked-up loser. Chunky, His Lord And Master, was once a minor media chieftain. Now he’s a massively fucked-up loser, but the mere fact this blog exists proves he was once a person with some non-gravitational weight. Now it’s just the gravity, and the pannus pulling him down.

  40. Octopus says:

    …and then they all participated in a good old-fashioned circle jerk. 😆

  41. Octopus says:

    Saturday night, and talking to myself. Ed Sheeran, take me away. 🙂

  42. Bunk X says: