[From The Diary of Daedalus’ Ain’t Seen The Light Of Day Department, the following untitled draft by Heracles, 19 July 2010, was a cut and paste of an LGF post in text only, with no additional commentary. The text has been replaced with a screencap of Charles Johnson’s original post of the same date with embedded links and my commentary below. – Briareus]
Wow. Not only did Johnson label/libel Sheriff Paul Babeu as a racist, he attempted (and failed) to brand Sen. John McCain one as well just for talking with him. Here’s Johnson’s proof – A post from Media Matters that sources the Southern Poverty Law Center [cached]:
Here’s the link to the YouTube video featuring both Sheriff Babeu and Senator McCain:
Funny how some things from years ago are just as relevant today, unlike Charles Johnson. (BTW, the author of that MM piece, Eric Hananoki, was a staffer for The [defunct] Al Franken Show. Go figger).
Two years later Johnson was still at it, and Daedalus posted about it here.
Charles, you’re a mess.
Not sure how we missed this gem from someone named “Jummy” but he posted an excellent analysis of Charles Johnson’s persona and actions (post Oslo Massacre) on a blog forum 30 July 2011. Here it is in its unedited entirety. -Briareus
Charles Johnson: Unrepentant Bigot Hides from Oslo Culpability Behind a Pointed Finger
it may be that geller and spenser and fjordman and the rest are corrosive people trading on bigotry. there are many people who knew that at first glance. perhaps the ability to see these people for who they are at first sight is a better benchmark for clearsightedness than the ability to hate them in suspiciously lugubrious terms only after plucking them from obscurity, establishing their blogging careers, and supporting them for nearly a decade.
it’s not absolutely clear that johnson “came to his senses”. rather, it appears more likely that johnson was offended that geller and spenser had challenged his authority. there was no disagreement on any of the themes which would later comprise breivik’s manifesto, only on who geller and spenser should disinvite to the brussels conference vlamms belang was to participate in.
Took a quick wade through The Swamp this afternoon, and there’s no “traditional July 4th open thread,” so let’s set The WayBack Machine to the Year of Our Lord 2011 and see what Our Hero was talking about.
Who’s up for some BBQ?
Marinate it overnight, then slather it in Barbie Sauce and throw it on the grill. Better yet, get someone else to cook it up for you, Charles, because you don’t barbecue fish.
On 15 April 2001 Charles Johnson claimed to be a victim of Islamic Extremism and he lived to tell about it.Posted: June 20, 2017
Off by only a month, Charles Johnson claimed credit for spotting local jihadists. He knew what was coming down because his followers told him so, and Johnson always takes the credit for the work of others.
Johnson’s anecdote precedes the horrors of 911 by five months, yet his antennae were already twitching. At the time of the post, Little Green Footballs had little to do with politics (let alone islamic jihad) and a lot to do with bicycling and low-end computer programming. Back then, few people knew or cared who he was, kinda like now.
On the other hand, Charles Johnson has been shown to manipulate and edit his posts after-the-fact, so it’s possible that he changed the posting date to make it appear he was prescient. I don’t think that’s the case here – He was spooked by the event. Johnson was 48 years old at time of posting, old enough to figure it out.
The screencap is not the product of The Official BRC Nil Stooge Template, it’s what the LGF cached post looks like today, with the new FatBody LGF Logo, Twitter links, and an appropriately round, decade-old image of Charles Foster Johnson.
[This post by the legendary ChenZhen has been sitting silent in the bottom of the DoD drafts folder for years for unknown reasons, but since it’s the 6th Anniversary of Charles Johnson’s Johnson TwitterFail, we might as well turn it loose. –Briareus]
In light of Johnson’s recent, um, friskiness in the Twitterverse, and the fact that we kinda skipped the DoD awards ceremony this year, I’m going to go ahead and declare what would have been the winner anyway.
To be fair (not that we need to be), the tweet came during Johnson’s hilariously desperate attempts to defend and excuse Rep. Weiner while he was dealing with the bombshell that Breitbart delivered (in retrospect, perhaps we can assume that the fact that it was AB played a factor in the intensity of CJ’s efforts).
Frustrated, and convinced that he was fighting the good fight, he even added the trending hashtag to ensure that as many netizens outside his swamp saw this as possible:
Even in 2003, way before Little Green Footballs was on anyone’s radar, Charles Johnson was paranoid and couldn’t trust his own few commenters to police themselves on a Memorial Day weekend, so he shut off comments on LGF for four days.
Not sure what “Deathberg” warned him about, as the comments have been blocked from public view. Five years later, Charles posted this:
That was Charles Johnson in 2008, and a Memorial Day post is good enough for me. Then I found this in the BRCCJ Comments Archive:
So I Googled it.
And I found this. The following day, Charles Johnson posted a bitchrant that Google didn’t properly acknowledge Memorial Day in their logo.
So what’s the point of all this?
Charles Johnson’s 2017 Memorial Day Post.
Turns out the guy hated muslim infiltration and was a Bernie Sanders supporter, and the POTUS didn’t say enough himself, at least according to Charles Johnson.
Charles, your spittle is dribbling down your chins.
Fetched from the RetroBin:
A few years later (2009) Jihad Watch posted this:
I first encountered Aziz Poonawalla during my dialogue of the deaf with the spitting, sputtering hateblogger Dean Esmay, as Poonawalla was and may still be a contributor to his blog. Poonawalla and I also have had several unpleasant exchanges, during which — as you can see if you read them — he didn’t demonstrate an overwhelming commitment of honesty or integrity. —Robert Spencer
Aziz Poonawalla is an anti-semitic muslim propagandist who’s been at it for a while, but that was then and this is now, at least according to Charles Johnson, and something happened. Now they’re best buds. Read the rest of this entry »