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:

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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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15 years since 9/11

Al-Qaeda’s attacks on 9/11 happened 15 years ago. During that time span Charles went from being at the forefront of anti Jihad to being a social justice warrior. He no longer focuses on Jihadists who thankfully are killing themselves in Syria, but instead rants about Nazis.

I do find the Alt Right disgusting and they deserve all the scorn in the world, but I find the various Islamic groups bad as well. 15 years after 9/11, Charles has forgotten who attacked us.


The following are Charles Johnson’s own unedited comments as they appeared on Little Green Footballs, 11 September 2001.


00001201 01086 6 charles Tue, Sep 11, 2001 8:26:52am

The creatures who did this were not human. Humanity is something you choose; when these things chose their course, plotted their evil, and carried it out, they relinquished the privilege of being considered human.

Even more sickening are the scenes of celebration coming out of Palestine and other Islamic states. Such hate. Such joyous embracing of evil. It’s just soul-wrenching.


00001202 01086 7 charles Tue, Sep 11, 2001 8:33:01am

Jeffrey just put up a note. I haven’t been able to connect to the Morning News, or to Metafilter or wholelottanothing.


00001213 01088 2 charles Tue, Sep 11, 2001 12:48:47pm

So what exactly fills you with “disrespect?” The idea that we know who the enemy is? Do you disagree?

Or are you simply expressing the knee-jerk, unthinking European criticism of anything American that I’ve seen so many times? That’s what I think, and frankly, it’s very boring, and very ignorant. And at a time like this, very inappropriate.

If you have something thoughtful to contribute I welcome it. But if you continue to equate the Israelis with the Nazis, you may get banned. Think before you write.


00001218 01088 7 charles Tue, Sep 11, 2001 4:17:56pm

And isn’t this the central dilemma of trying to deal with monsters like these—that they feel no similar hesitation about involving innocents? And in fact, that they deliberately target innocents?


00001220 01088 9 charles Tue, Sep 11, 2001 5:18:42pm

This is the horrifying reality that Israel has been dealing with; when the monsters create the rules, how can you avoid taking on some of their attributes in the battle?


 


Charles called condescending

It’s a beautiful thing to be hold when the tables get turned on Charles. He has spent years accusing the Right of talking down to people. On Twitter, he gets accused of doing that very deed!

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Poor Charles, getting his accusations turned back at him!


Creep is damaging my name!

Although Charles is a joke of a blogger in 2016, he acts as if it is still 2006. In his delude worldview, Mr. Toot acts as if he is still a player in political punditry. Charles has a sick obsession with his names sake who is also a loon. Charles makes an excuse for his obsession with the other Johnson.

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Charles does not have a good reputation with or without the antics of the other Johnson.


Mr. Toot angry at CNN having alternative views; Update: Why Charles is mad at CNN

Unable to hide his inner Stalin, the Bloated food addicted shut in goes on a twitter rant about CNN. His gripe, that the new network allows different views and not just Progressive ones.

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To Charles, the 1st Amendment is optional.

Update: Here are 2 clips of Obama being challenged at the CNN town hall on guns.

This is what Charles is upset about. No one may question the wisdom of his god-king.


The Charles C. Johnson obsession continues

Mr. Toot loves to complain about Stalkers, but engages in the same practices himself. On a daily basis he either does posts or tweets about Charles C. Johnson. His newest tweets on Charles C Johnson had to do with his legal battles.

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//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsMr. toot’s obsession with the other Charles Johnson borders on a sickness. On another note, Charles has declared the winner of the 2016 election.

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Charles is a modern day Nostradamus!


Mr. Toot has the power!

In the imaginary world of LGF, Mr. Toot can influence elections. Charles claims to have to have “the power” to make sure politicians he likes does not get elected.

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I am sure political campaigns factor in Charles Johnson’s “power” to influence electoral results! He ought to use of his vaunted “power” to stop eating so many God damned ring-dings!