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 »
Chuck is gloating over Herman Cain’s suspension of his campaign. Charles mocks and insults Herman Cain. He dances on the political grave of Cain.
I will give Charles credit for being modest. At least he’s not claiming he ended Herman Cain’s run for the Presidency.
Chuck is failure in life, while Herman Cain is successful. Chuck is just a hater.
Charles Johnson’s obsession with Herman Cain continues. He dismisses Cain’s claim the media is obsessed with him.
Chuck demonstrates his great intellectual analysis of Herman Cain’s criticism of the media.
Wow, Charles you’re really a deep thinker! Chuck’s Herman Cain hatred is bordering on insanity.
New accusations have been hurled at Herman Cain. A 4th lady Sharon Bialek who is represented by Gloria Alred made the accusations at a press conference. Charles Johnson is ecstatic at this and makes a bold prediction.
Let’s hold Charles Johnson to this prediction!
Racist blogger Charles Johnson continues to spew hate toward Herman Cain. Chuck is now angry that the Herman Cain scandal is not sinking his Presidential bid. In fact, more people are rallying to Cain’s candidacy.
Charles Johnson is once against being dishonest. Back in the 90’s anytime Clinton was accused of sexual improper behaviors, his poll numbers rose. Want to bet that Chuck at the time rallied to Clinton? The truth is that thanks to Clinton, accusations of sexual misconduct helps politicians. SO Charles can thank Democrats for these poll results.
Charles Johnson really is a stupid man.
Charles accuses any critic of Obama as being racist. Chuck has been trashing Herman Cain non stop the last 3 days. This leads to only conclusion, Charles Johnson is a racist.
Why is Charles Johnson so obsessed with Herman Cain? The answer is he resents a succesful Black Man. All his adult life, he was nothing but a side kick to succesful Blacks like Al Jarreau, Staley Clark and George Duke. He was always in their shadows and this led towards his resentment of succesful Blacks. He only supports Obama because he’s half White and a Progressive.
Chuck knows he’s a failure in life. Herman Cain is a success in life. This just fuels Charles Johnson’s racial resentment. No wonder he sees racism everywhere. Chuck’s worldview is colored by race.
Charles has jumped on the Herman Cain sexual harassment accusation bandwagon. he can barely hide his hatred for Herman Cain.
Hey what about Bill Clinton and John Edward’s sexcapades? Nope, that never happened in the world of Chuck.
In another funny incident on this same thread, a commentator went on LGF and pointed out the truth. Herman Cain is actually Black and was raised in a Black environment. Barack Obama is bi-racial and grew up in a White American environment.
Bubbanelson was factual in his statement. Nothing he wrote was a lie. in order to prevent the truth filtering out to his cult, The Sage of Culver City bans this commentator for the truth.
Charles can’t have the myth of Obama being Black shattered on his blog. He can’t handle the truth, nor hide his hate for Herman cain, who actually is really black.
Chuck’s pet Mountain Lion joins in and like the coward he is, attacks bubbanelson after he was banned.
Truth is not allowed at the Cult of LGF.