Killgore’s Midnight Run & Charles Johnson’s Foray Into Astroturfing: 10th Anniversary

The following is a repost from 18 September 2016.


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There he goes again, fighting a dead man.

Andrew Breitbart enhanced Charles Johnson’s blogging career by introducing him to the players who in turn promoted Little Green Footballs and escorted Johnson into the Big Tent with fanfare. Instead of walking away with dignity, Charles chose the path of the pissant. Not only did he shun his former mentors, he turned on them, created and promoted lies, reposted invented unsubstantiated claims, and astroturfed his benefactors. Then, like a true coward, he still plays the victim when others call him on his own hypocrisy.

On 13 September 2016, Charles tried once again to erase his own history of astroturfing, but let’s roll back the clock to 18 September 2009.

Seven 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

Killgore’s Midnight Run set a precedent for Little Green Footballs that was recognized throughout the political blogosphere, and the running joke was that if racist comments showed up on someone’s website it was due to Charles Johnson and Little Green Footballs.

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Charles Johnson continuously accused Breitbart and others of not policing comments on their websites. Little Green Footballs typically garnered a couple of hundred comments, and Charles employed volunteer “Monitor Lizards” to do it for him. Breitbart’s “Big Journalism” had well over ten times the number of comments per post than Little Green Footballs, so it was impractical to expend the effort to review and/or edit all of them.

And Johnson’s astroturfing didn’t stop there.

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Johnson holds the 2 of Clubs and four Post-It Notes, then claims he has 5 of a kind. The first liar never has a chance, Charles.

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On the Anniversary of Charles Johnson’s Foray Into Astroturfing: Killgore’s Midnight Run

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There he goes again, fighting a dead man.

Andrew Breitbart enhanced Charles Johnson’s blogging career by introducing him to the players who in turn promoted Little Green Footballs and escorted Johnson into the Big Tent with fanfare. Instead of walking away with dignity, Charles chose the path of the pissant. Not only did he shun his former mentors, he turned on them, created and promoted lies, reposted invented unsubstantiated claims, and astroturfed his benefactors. Then, like a true coward, he still plays the victim when others call him on his own hypocrisy.

On 13 September 2016, Charles tried once again to erase his own history of astroturfing, but let’s roll back the clock to 18 September 2009.

Seven 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

Killgore’s Midnight Run set a precedent for Little Green Footballs that was recognized throughout the political blogosphere, and the running joke was that if racist comments showed up on someone’s website it was due to Charles Johnson and Little Green Footballs.

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Charles Johnson continuously accused Breitbart and others of not policing comments on their websites. Little Green Footballs typically garnered a couple of hundred comments, and Charles employed volunteer “Monitor Lizards” to do it for him. Breitbart’s “Big Journalism” had well over ten times the number of comments per post than Little Green Footballs, so it was impractical to expend the effort to review and/or edit all of them.

And Johnson’s astroturfing didn’t stop there.

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Johnson holds the 2 of Clubs and four Post-It Notes, then claims he has 5 of a kind. The first liar never has a chance, Charles.

Jazzy Magical Meme

 


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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On The Anniversary Of Killgore’s Midnight Run

Four years ago today, Little Green Footballs operative Killgore Trout began posting racist comments at Hot Air in order to discredit and dismiss Ed Morrissey, Allah Pundit and other contributors and commenters as right-wing racists. Posting from the west coast, Killgore Trout decided to spew his garbage in the early morning hours of 18 September 2009 while the blog owners were asleep, in order to PROVE that a right-wing blog that Charles Johnson didn’t approve of promoted racism.

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This is the Liberal Mind in action. Little Green Footballs’ Killgore Trout had to lie to promote a fallacy.

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Not a single commenter on that Hot Air thread echoed Killgore’s racism (in fact they dismissed it immediately) yet Charles Johnson supported his loyal minion with the argument “Yes, he was wrong to pull a Moby, but he was right to do so.” Johnson was embarrassed enough that he had to write a script to defend himself and attack Patterico on 15 April 2012, over three years later.

There’s also a little known tenet called the 9th Commandment that applies to all Judeo-Christian religions. Charles Johnson and Killgore Trout both ignore that one even though it’s embedded in US Law. It’s something along the lines of  “Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness.”

Bonus: Courtesy of LGF Lizards Jimmah & Asswhistle Productions, there’s this classic vid:

Related Posts:

Obergruppenkommander Charles Speaks: Hot Air Racist, Fascist; Must Be Purged
via Ace of Spades

http://www.theblogmocracy.com/2011/09/18/the-2-year-anniversary-of-killgore-troutes-n-word-stunt-at-hotair/

https://thediaryofdaedalus.com/2012/09/27/the-ruse-and-fail-of-little-green-footballs-part-v-the-turnaround/ [Scroll down to “The Midnight Raid of Killgore Trout.”]

https://thediaryofdaedalus.com/2012/11/19/tell-me-again-that-lgf-doesnt-plant-racist-comments/

https://thediaryofdaedalus.com/2011/01/05/dodleaks-killgore-trouts-hot-air-experiment/

https://thediaryofdaedalus.com/2012/02/17/they-aint-no-backstabbin-in-the-swamp/

Killgore Hot Air Racist Rant Johnson Defense


On 18 September 2009 Charles Johnson’s Little Green Footballs Thread-Bombed Hot Air To Expose Racism By Planting Racism.

It’s been 5 years since Charles Johnson’s inebriated operative Killgore Trout blasted full bore into the internest with his  infamous Midnight Run / astroturf / thread bomb heard ’round the blogosphere.  Killgore Trout’s point was to illustrate that the owners of Hot Air don’t moderate comments while asleep, and therefore the moderators are Racists. Charles defended Killgore Trout’s blatant dishonesty and protected his racism, including the following comment:

“I hate niggers and space monkeys.”

No one on Hot Air that night agreed with Killgore’s racist comments, and when Charles Johnson found out about it the following day, he played his classic “Yes But” card. He didn’t approve, yet he did. Charles declared that Hot Air is racist because Killgore’s racist comments weren’t deleted within an arbitrary  time-span dictated by Charles Johnson on a blog he didn’t own and doesn’t control.

Pure straw man argument.

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“I am Little Green Footballs – It’s only me” -Charles Foster Johnson, Racist.

P.S. Here’s last year’s tribute.

P.S.S. Bonus Track produced by LGF:

Tweet Away, me hearties. Tweet Away, and make sure that @rsmccain and  @AoSHQ get some of this Culver City Cake, too.


Killgore’s Choice

Killgore Trout was once Charles Johnson’s enforcer at LGF. He was responsible for getting many commentators banned and supported LGF’s shift to the Left. In recent times, Killgore realized how Far Left LGF had become. He played contrarian and took on Charles on multiple occasions. Now the break between Charles and Killgore has come out in the open.

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Killgore Trout is just the latest person Charles has backstabbed. He was once a loyal lieutenant who would have slit his wrists for Charles. Now he is just another person the 61 year old Hipster has thrown under the bus.

[ICYMI- Killgore’s Midnight Run.]


Alexander Grant, Ulysses S. Hamilton, what’s the difference? [Plus a Killgore Trout bonus]

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Charles Johnson has donned a new hat: Numismatist.

Civil War Buff, Race Detective, Climate Scientist, U.S. State Flag Historian, Blog Platform Reverse-Engineering Whiz, Photo Manipulation Expert, AstroTurfer, Twitter Police Captain, Breivik Influence, Stalker, Weiner Truther, Laptop Recognition Specialist and Sporter Of The Most Magical Jazzy Ponytail In The Universe never knows when to stop.

And we’re glad he doesn’t.

Meanwhile from 2009, the same year Charles Johnson decided to part his MJP on the left:

LGF On Lesbians And Muslims

Both Killgore Trout and Mich-again are longtime lizard-lappers, and both are still posting on LGF. By The Charles Johnson Midnight Run Rules, their words are his words as well. Own it, Charles.


PRESENTING THE 2013 LGF AWARDS

The polls are closed, everyone’s been disenfranchised, and it’s time to announce the results. Grab a beer or another adult beverage of your choice with a fistful of cake and enjoy Our Gala Event.

Nominees for The 2013 LGF Awards were difficult to select, as Little Green Footballs, once a bright beacon of sentience in a disturbed world, is now a dim yellow porch light that even the moths make fun of.

Charles Johnson is now a big-boned petulant parody of himself, a wide pantload on the internet highway, and he’s succeeded in relegating and reducing his cut ‘n paste “News Aggregator” website to a slow-loading advertisement for Amazon subscription services featuring MediaMatters retreads. Even the most deranged and entertaining liberal lizards (like LVQ) wandered from The Swamp out of sheer boredom, leaving behind a homogeneous self-reinforced gaggle of little green pea brains with the average mental acuity approximately equal to the value ratio of Malawian Kwachas to U.S. dollars.

So let’s roll out the faded green Cheetos-encrusted ‘Dew-stained carpet and welcome the winners of The 2013 LGF Awards.

THE BUZZSAW

Prior winners of The Buzzsaw Award for intrepid flounce-worthy snarkage were:

2012 – Rightwing_2 aka MF Horn

2011 – No Awards. Fire in the Boiler Room, archives preserved. Internet Septic Tank Engineer chews up paper copies for security reasons and flees to Bolivia with couch cushions. The BRC destroys sensitive records, saves foosball table and keg chiller.

2010 – Cato “Do It Now” The Elder

This year, due to a dearth of Proper Flounces, we expanded the category of nominees to include those who, while preserving their coveted membership at LGF, provided just the right amount of contrarian snark. The Winner of the 2013 Buzzsaw goes to

2013 The Buzzsaw Award

Yeah, THAT Killgore Trout, once a fawning sycophant, known across the internet for his infamous racist Midnight Run smear, backstabbed by LGF monitor lizards Iceweasel & Jimmah, Killgore garnered a mere 23 percent of the DoD popular vote, more than enough for the win, given that the 2nd slot was won by no one at all. No one came in at 21%, followed by the snarkage of “not_sure” at 19%.  Good goin’, douche, your dreams have come true.

THE IRISH ROSE

Some great suckups won The Irish Rose Award in past years whether they liked it or not, including Dark Falcon (2012) and Dark Falcon (2010). In our recent poll, Dark Falcon was unexpectedly unseated. Alouette, aka Viscious Babushka, gave the winner a run for his *ahem* money, yet even she didn’t make the cut, and Curious Lurker wasn’t even nominated (sorry Furious Burka).

Therefore, The 2013 Irish Rose Award goes instead to Mr. Pitiful, Nowhere Man, Mister Morose, Debbie Downer’s Male Counterpart, He Who Blames Everyone But Himself For His Own Troubles That He Broadcasts To The World Via Twitter & Little Green Footballs, and The Sultan Of Suckage:

2013 The Irish Rose Award

Congratulations, Gus. We love ya, man.

THE JOHNSON

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Yeah, Charles won it again. At 1:1 odds, at least you didn’t lose any money on the bet, even if you didn’t count on this moronic TwitterFail:

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The Top Ten Most Popular Posts on Diary of Daedalus for 2013.
10. The Little Green Footballs User’s Guide
9.   I just can’t even.
8.   Another Grim Milestone for LGF: 16000+ Banned
7.   Introducing the CHUCKMEME
6.   Another Blow for Charles Johnson’s credibility
5.   Charles Johnson Defends Anjem Choudary
4.   Rebel Without A Clue: Alouette Takes On #TGDN
3.   Charles “Burner” Johnson Settles It
2.   LGF By The Numbers: Pick ‘em and flick ‘em
1.   “We have the coolest first lady ever. Just… holy shit.”

Since we’re in retrospective mode, on Monday, 20 May 2013 at 8:59:52AM Pacific Standard Time, Little Green Footballs’ 10,000,000th comment appeared and was promptly deleted. Why? Because the BRC counts and Charles Johnson doesn’t.

THE MILYO

MILYO AWARD

The Milyo Award is a recent addition intended to recognize those who participated in the mockery of Charles Johnson above and beyond the call of doody outside the realm of Diary of Daedalus. The obvious contender in 2012 had no close competition, so The 2012 Milyo was awarded, posthumously, to Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012).

In 2013, there were very few players who took precious minutes out of their daily schedule to occasionally mock Icarus, Barry, The Big Guy, The Corpulent One, The Magical Jazzy Ponytail for his blatant propaganda, personal smears, and astounding ignorance of junior-high-level history. There is one who still remembers the character assassinations, the underhanded allegiances, and the general rumpswabbery of Charles “Fuckface” Johnson, and who was more than willing to contribute to the laughter.

The 2013 Milyo is hereby awarded to

Robert Stacy McCain

Honorable Mentions: Doug Ross, Jim Hoft, Pat Dollard & Dan Riehl

Thanks to all for playing, and remember, Charles, we’re not laughing with you.  We’re laughing with all those who are still laughing at you. Keep up the good work. Kudos go to Daedalus – and the Mothership.


The Magical Jazzy Ponytail Turns 60 – Happy Nirthday Charles Johnson

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Happy Nirthday, Charles, and we mean that with all sincerity. You’ve provided us with so much entertainment over the years, watching you turn on and back stab both mentors and allies (i.e., Andrew Breitbart, Roger Simon, Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, Fjordman, Patterico, Zombie and many others, including the 15,800+ banned/deleted/erased) who helped and promoted Little Green Footballs in its heyday.

Thanks for such great reporting, too. You uncovered the truth behind the State Flags of both Tennessee and Ohio, Weinergate and Breitbart’s Menuboard Laptop; you showed us the correct pronunciation of the word “milieu,” obsessed about Pamela Geller, created the LGF fake views and retweets counters, deleted/blocked/rewrote your own words and those of others, sent loyal lizards to astroturf Amazon and post poor reviews of books that hadn’t been released, defended Killgore’s Midnight Run at Hot Air, and enlightened us on the finer art of calendar photography. Please forgive us for not listing all of your great accomplishments, but there’s just not enough room to cover them all.

If it weren’t for you, this blog and many others wouldn’t exist. Thanks so much.

You Rumpswab.

Loesch Smackdown


Tell Me Again That LGF Doesn’t Plant Racist Comments

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Seems like a lizard or two decided to dump a steaming pile of racist garbage on Ace Of Spades’ Overnight Thread late Saturday night, and it smells A LOT like Killgore Trout. As reported by kbdabear here on Diary of Daedalus:

November 18, 2012 at 2:36 am | #2
The Hostess shutdown must have really gotten to Chuckles the Clown. He sent Killgore and another troll over to tonight’s (11/17) ONT at Ace of Spades with the name of “lightworker” who pretended to be a stormfront type and “meese” who came along to pretend to be outraged that AoSHQ was a welcome place for racists. Caught him and his partner in the act.
Then Pakimon observed:
November 18, 2012 at 6:52 pm | #57
I figure if Killgore wasn’t both of them, then I’d bet Obdicut was the concern troll.
“How could you allow this?!”
“Why are you picking on me?!”
“Why aren’t you distraught and offended?!”
“Are you all racists because those posts weren’t deleted immediately even though it’s late at night?!”
Classic Obdicunt. :lol:

It’s not like this hasn’t happened before, and just like with Killgore’s Midnight Run on Hot Air, the commenters at AoSHQ promptly told both of the Mobys to fuckoff. The telling point was when Moby No.2 “meese” spelled Killgore’s nic correctly. Busted.

The fun starts here.

Oh, and by the way, Charles, is this little “Make-pretend-I-got-a-biggie-by-holding-a-BJ-Barbie-Doll-in-my-shorts” image still yours? Anthony needs your email so he can return it. It’s only slightly soiled.