The latter doesn’t matter, as Limbaugh has stated repeatedly that he doesn’t care who picks who or why for a late night television show that relatively few watch. Limbaugh can defend himself against an odd manufactured controversy, which was his point to begin with. Somehow Johnson doesn’t quite grasp the irony, and chooses to be a parrot instead.
The last time we checked, parrots don’t have ponytails, yet they have cloacae, so Johnson’s the odd bird by default.
Since Limbaugh put Johnson on the map by mentioning LGF several times on air (in reference to Johnson’s co-option and publication of the works of Buckhead and Jeremy Chrysler) we find it a bit disingenuous on Johnson’s part to be biting the ankles of those who created Little Green Footballs’ popularity in the first place.
It’s understandable, given Johnson’s schoolgirl #brasnapper tactics that he would throw major players/benefactors like Limbaugh and Breitbart under the bus, despite their open and trusting benevolence to him. Guess Johnson has a problem with Larry Elder, too – for SOME reason.
Don’t ask us. Ask Oliver Willis.
Charles, you’re a mess.
P.S. LOL @ Oil Ticks. “Yes, but.” He said it but he didn’t mean it. This is exactly why Johnson’s mocked as The #Rumpswab Extraordinaire.
This is Part 2 of a monograph about a blog named Little Green Footballs and its founder Charles Foster Johnson. Click the links below for related posts. They will be updated as the series continues.
Part 1 – Overview
Part 2 – The Ascendance of Charles Johnson and LGF
Part 3 – The Bannings
Part 4 – The Flounces
Part 5 – The Turnaround
Part 6 – Current Events & The Future Of LGF
Bonus track: Revisiting Rathergate
PART 2- THE ASCENDANCE OF CHARLES JOHNSON AND LITTLE GREEN FOOTBALLS
Thread Topics, National Recognition and Commenting
It cannot be disputed that Charles Johnson was once noted for exposing radical Islam in stories that were not broadcast or found on what is termed the “mainstream media.” Johnson found interesting and newsworthy stories that went under-reported or ignored by the MSM and opened them up for discussion. He was celebrated for exposing rampant anti-Semitism found on Arabic television, especially in children’s programming. He documented efforts by the United States and others to eradicate terrorism, both politically and militarily, often sporting headlines such as “Got Two in Gaza!” or “Got Four in Lebanon!” referring to the number of enemy combatants killed.
More to the point, Little Green Footballs was interesting to read simply as an observer. His blog members at the time included well-educated, well-read individuals from all walks of life – physicians, attorneys, editors, engineers, meteorologists, teachers and other professionals, with first hand knowledge of the various topics presented for discussion. Review the comments section of any thread prior to 2009 dealing with world and domestic affairs and you will find a treasure trove of links, research, first-hand experience and commentary that rivaled anything offered by the alphabet networks and cable news.
Johnson was propelled to national attention and prominence as a central figure in the scandal known as “Rathergate,” the fraud promoted by Dan Rather and CBS. Rather and CBS proffered forged Texas Air National Guard memoranda less than two months prior to the 2004 Presidential Election, in an effort to discredit President George W. Bush. Read the rest of this entry »