Leftists claim to be against tyranny, yet they fight those who fight against it.
Just took a dive into The Johnson Files. In over ten years, not once did Charles Johnson mention Veterans’ Day in the LGF comments section. Not even a pithy, sanctimonious, self-aggrandizing “Thank you for your service” comment. Not surprising
Nice work, Charles. Hope someone has your back when you need it most.
3 November 2019 screencap proves that Little Green Footballs is still a cutting edge news aggregation site.
Have at it.
Never finalized, never posted, never seen the light of day, until now. Last saved by Chen Zhen on 08 October 2011.
On the wikipedia entry for LGF, you’ll find this:
Johnson has stated many times that he is disgusted with media coverage of the death of International Solidarity Movement activist Rachel Corrie, who was killed by an Israeli bulldozer in Rafah, a town in theGaza Strip. Johnson disputes the ISM’s account, holding that Corrie was “trying to ‘protect’ a house used for drugs and weapons smuggling”. Johnson states:
Rachel Corrie was emphatically not a “peace activist”. She sided with terrorists and criminals, and advocated—in fact, was excited by—violence and mass murder.In support of this view, he has cited a diary entry from Corrie in which he claims that she expresses the view that Palestinian violence towards Israel is justifiable and laudable.
In posts about her on LGF, Johnson often features a photo of Corrie burning a hand-drawn American flag and surrounded by Palestinian children.
What the wiki editors leave out is the interesting story behind the term “Saint Pancake”, which originated on LGF and was a staple reference to Corrie (and the manner of her demise) for years after her death (it was an entry in the long-lost LGF Dictionary, and even the handle of an LGFer). It remains as one of the quintessential examples of the gall and dishonesty of Charles Johnson.
You see, rather than owning up to his culpability in popularizing the term and simply apologizing for it, Johnson instead denied any association, going so far as to state this at The Guardian:
So El Gusano got temporarily suspended by The Twitter Thought Police for calling out mouth-breather @CenkUiger (and copying in @axuis & @SpeakerPelosi). That means that @Gus_802 did something right. It also means that Gus was censored and had to Delete-A-Tweet to escape #Twittergulag.
Hey, @Gus_802, come on over. You’d be surprised at what we agree upon, and we won’t eat you. It’s no secret that Cenk Uygur is an ignorant fat sweaty poor excuse for a political commentator, online or offline. He’s Kent “Flounder” Dorfman‘s older brother.
That seems to be some serious Johnson babble fodder above.
Charles seems to be seeming to say something seemingly brilliant, but it also seems that he’s only seeming to say so. Seems to me that that (((huggy))) response tweet seems just like something someone would say whose initials are “Charles Johnson.”
Charles, please seem to be sentient.
On 9 September 2005, Charles Johnson Was Outraged About The Winning Entry (Out Of 5K Submissions) For The Flight 93 Memorial In Pennsylvania.Posted: September 12, 2019
Seems we covered that one a long time ago, and got a friendly visit from conspiracy monger Alec Rawls. Damned if I can find it, but so what. The Great Design Conspiracy was pure crap, and was debunked by numerous sources. The natural topography was a crescent (possibly an ancient meteor impact crater) and most of the submitted designs for the memorial kept the existing terrain intact.
Even the moderators started laughing at the hired conspiracy theorists.
Maybe one of these days I’ll find the Bunk/Rawls debate, but it’s not going to happen tonight.
The Pages’ “Do I Believe In You” made No. 84 on Billboard’s Top 100 Singles list in 1979. Charles didn’t last long with that band either, and his levis look very uncomfortable. That might explain something.
The Little Green Footballs Wiki page has been edited from the last time I perused it, and now includes these links:
Allegations of anti-Arab and anti-Muslim sentiment
- R. J. Smith, writing in Los Angeles Magazine, stated that LGF is a “dysfunctional mix of beautiful photos Johnson takes on coastal bike rides and constitutionally protected hate speech” which “believes all Muslims are terrorists until proven innocent.”
- Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) called Little Green Footballs “a vicious, anti-Muslim hate site” and says that the FBI has “investigated several threats of physical harm against Muslims posted by Little Green Footballs readers”.
- Columnist Antonia Zerbisias has described LGF as a “virulently anti-Muslim/Arab website”.
“It’s like somebody got to him” —Andrew Breitbart
Any guesses on who knocked on Charles’ kitchen door at 3AM? Nah. Didn’t think so.