So I got a new book recently and I’m about halfway in. It’s interesting, well written; part autobiography, part recent events.
I had a sudden urge to jump to the index.
Nope, he’s not listed, but maybe his blog is.
No dice. I thought, “There’s got to be an indirect reference somewhere,” so I looked for Dan Rather. On the bottom of page 149 there’s this:
Yep. No mention of Charles Johnson or Little Green Footballs at all, and just a passing reference to Rathergate & Green Helmet Man. No free promotion for you, fuckface.* Nice job, Andrew.
“There are thousands of opinions in my comment section, comments that disagree with one another. For him to take things that exist in my comments section to make it appear as if those people are my fans, or that they reflect my point of view when I make blanket statements condemning racism, shows how disingenuous this fuckface is.”
Andrew Breitbart on Charles Johnson
Blogmocracy Radio podcast 3 October 2011
* Andrew Breitbart’s term of endearment for the Magical Jazzy Ponytail.
Related: Revisiting Rathergate
100 public tweets between 6AM and 10AM? Apparently the POTUS needs less sleep than Charles Johnson does, and at least he doesn’t have a “Now Listening To” bot stitched to the dark side of his skivvies.
Nobody tweets as obsessively as Charles Johnson does. Nobody.
Charles, face it. You’re an #echofart.
The following is a repost from 18 September 2016.
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’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.
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.
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.
Thanks for everything you’ve done for us, Charles. Were it not for you, we’d have never known about the Nazi Threat, the Confederate AirCav hat, the Tennessee State Flag, Obama’s flag, Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, Stacy McCain, George Duke’s VW and others. The Boiler Room Crew would not have existed, we’d have never gotten to interview Andrew Breitbart.
The Ruse and Fail of Little Green Footballs would have never been posted.
You’re so awesome, Charles.
Anders Breivik is very proud of you.
Charles Johnson’s Little Green Footballs Has Been Reduced From Posting Important Current Events and Breaking News to Music Vids and Links to Comics Who Think They Are The Reincarnation of Lenny Bruce When They’ve Never Heard Of Either Lenny Bruce Or Charles Johnson.Posted: May 17, 2018
Charles Johnson’s Little Green Footballs blog is fading, and it’s fading in non-spectacular fashion. When was the last time he bragged about his “open sign-up” stats? You remember the “Door Is Open – Door Is Closed” taunting? When was the last time he posted something original, with links to prove it? Never. When was the last time Charles Johnson posted an honest-to-god current photo of himself while screeching at others for hiding behind avatars? Yeah, we heard your song long ago, Charles.
Everyone in the Blogosphere knows the answer to that one, and everyone in the Blogosphere doesn’t give a Johnson.
Truth is, Charles Johnson hooked up with Neil Rauhauser, inventor of the Bean Dogs, automated bots created to attack right-wingers by swarming Twitter feeds. Andrew Breitbart didn’t create or promote any of it, but he exposed the practice, as did Mandy Nagy. Neither Breitbart nor Nagy “pioneered this method,” but Charles Johnson promoted it and participated in it by his own admission. (Those admissions can be found under his previous Twitter moniker “@lizardoid” but the content was swept clean long ago.)
Breitbart can’t defend himself because he’s dead, and Mandy Nagy is incapacitated due to a massive stroke she suffered years ago.
Charles, you’re a lying coward.
[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: