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:
Have at it.
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.
From the Department of Never Before Posted Archives:
It’s been almost a year since we saw this:
Of course, the reason we do a lot of “screen-shotting” is because Charles has a tendency to make stuff disappear, perhaps more so than any other blogger on the web…
In any case, between then and now, we’ve seen the self-identified blog pacifist post endless threads taking unprovoked shots at Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, Andrew Breitbart, Hot Air, and Gateway Pundit (just to name a few). So, already we can see that CJ’s statement there is pretty ridiculous.
As far as we’re concerned, however, teh Johnson has had to be a lot stealthier when it comes to the warfare. After all, he’s on record that he doesn’t visit our site. But for some reason, he knows an awful lot about what goes on. Let’s see what kind of things he’s done in the past year on offence and defense, and in reaction to us.
Bogus “tweet counters”. When we spread the word that Johnson’s the numbers used in his “retweet” boasts had nothing to do with retweets, he held a private thread, sent desperate messages to bit.ly, and eventually posted this:
(It didn’t work, and the “tweet counter” remains busted to this day).
Last saved as a draft file by Chen Zhen on 8 January 2012 and it’s never seen the light of day.
These are Charles Johnsons’ posts verbatim from the BRC Archives without edits.
00045956 04165 7 Charles Thu, Sep 19, 2002 3:57:05pm
Dave D. wrote:
This “compensation” crap makes me wonder if these people haven’t been taking lessons from Jesse Jackson and the rest of our Slavery Reparations crowd.
Well, Jackson did visit recently. It would not surprise me if the subject came up.
00422475 08672 146 Charles Sat, Oct 25, 2003 7:43:57am
Ladies and gentlemen: Al Sharpton, the racist demagogue par excellence. He fits in beautifully.
00424820 08691 16 Charles Sun, Oct 26, 2003 3:42:44pm
Dennis Kucinich is insane.
Al Sharpton is worse. “In the Middle East, it’s not about terrorism.” Wow.
And Sharpton is getting a riotous ovation for these remarks.
00947559 12465 62 Charles Sun, Sep 5, 2004 7:22:21am
I posted this because I had a feeling the LGF hordes would criticize the ads. I agree — they’re not very good. Invoking Horton is probably a bad idea.
The connections of Al Sharpton to the Kerry campaign should be drawn out; Sharpton is a dangerous man, and represents the looniest wing of the Dems. But it would have to be done more artfully than this, to avoid as much as possible the inevitable cries of racism.
03508690 24166 2 Charles Sat, Jan 27, 2007 8:05:46am
Can anyone translate what Jesse Jackson is saying?
06175568 31824 794 Charles Wed, Nov 5, 2008 2:56:33pm
re: #779 shiek al beif salami
IMHO, racism as an accusation against the United States is dead, dead, dead. A few racists may live here, but the country isn’t racist. That issue died once and for all last night, and anyone who keeps it going is a racist by definition.
Sorry, I don’t agree the issue has died. Al Sharpton is already ramping up to push even harder on his favorite race-baiting issues, and that’s the direction things are headed.
07706406 34682 530 Charles Wed, Sep 16, 2009 5:34:33pm
re: #528 Cosmo
Just as I do not judge Catholics against the yardstick of John Kerry, nor Baptists and Pentecostals based on Al Sharpton and Pat Robertson, I sincerely hope that, although both Skousen and Beck were/are LDS, that those who frequent this site do not judge the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints solely on their commentaries and opinions.
Nothing I’ve seen here, including Charles’s inherent fairness, would lead me to believe otherwise.
Absolutely not – I don’t judge all Mormons by Cleon Skousen, any more than I judge all Southerners by Robert Stacy McCain.
07803120 34930 295 Charles Sat, Oct 17, 2009 9:42:18am
Al Sharpton is threatening to sue Rush Limbaugh over his WSJ article:
07909996 35243 44 Charles Mon, Nov 30, 2009 7:14:03pm
re: #32 hanoch
So you look at the Nancy Pelosis, Michael Moores, Al Frankens, Cindy Sheehans, Jimmy Carters and Al Sharptons of the world and you conclude that the left side of the political spectrum is where sanity and moderation exists? I can’t understand this.
As you’re a creationist, I wouldn’t expect you to agree.
08088597 35721 231 Charles Fri, Feb 5, 2010 3:18:38pm
Notice that American Renaissance can barely hide their contempt for Kevin Martin:
Kevin Martin was the next to speak. He opened by lamenting how difficult it is to be a Republican in the black community. He blamed most of the problems that blacks face on the fact that “self-appointed leaders” like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have conditioned blacks to believe in a culture of victimization that prevents them from ever taking responsibility for their own problems.
Nevertheless, Martin seemed to blame the media for most of the negative stereotypes about blacks. His speech was also full of the usual banalities, such as “we’re all members of one race: the human race,” etc. Nevertheless, Martin should be praised for rejecting the culture of victimhood that he described.
Their differences with Martin stem from the fact that they consider him to be genetically inferior to a white man. That’s why they sneer at his comment that the media are to blame for negative stereotypes — because to them, it’s Martin HIMSELF who is to blame, because that’s how black people are.
It’s a profoundly sick world view. This is why decent people shun the Jared Taylor crowd.
No, Charles. You’re not exempt from being called a racist. These days, nobody is,
On Friday, 21 June 2019, at 7:35AM, that was the first thing on Charles Johnson’s walnut. Never mind there’s no citations to back up his assertion, never mind no civilians would be killed, only a vapid tweet Yeah, Charles, your bullshit couldn’t possibly be more obvious.
Q: Were you the lefty type one associates with long haired guitar players?
I was pretty much center-left before 9/11. Never an America-hating loon, though. I’ve been a history buff most of my life, and on 9/11 I knew instantly who and what was responsible; I was aware of Bin Laden’s declaration of war on the US and as soon as I turned on the television that morning and saw the World Trade Center collapse, I knew it was Bin Laden and Al Qaeda.
But that day was a real mind-blower, for many people, myself included. At first, my center-liberal leanings caused me to ask, “Why do they hate us?” and similar questions; that questioning led me to begin serious investigation of the Islamic fanaticism that was growing unchecked in the Middle East.
Now I think the question is a pointless one, not because we shouldn’t self-examine, but because the answer lies within the Islamists, not within us — and understanding them will not achieve anything, except to the extent it allows us to defeat them.
Q: What does ‘defeat’ mean, though? Make them cry ‘uncle’?
Yes — the real problem is that America (and most of the civilized world) has tended to brush the Islamists off as “all talk.” They were able to attack us over and over in the years leading up to 9/11 (the USS Cole, Nigerian embassy bombings, first WTC, etc), and never suffered any consequences.
In the Arab/Islamic shame-honor mindset, this is interpreted as weakness — and it was. It was that perceived weakness that was directly responsible for 9/11. The only way to rectify this is to demonstrate superior force; and that’s what President Bush did after 9/11, smashing the Taliban and dethroning Saddam Hussein.
Charles “Pantload” Johnson pantsed himself again.