Story Time: The Patterico Saga

In January 2010 I was contacted by Patterico. He thought that I might have some info on an astroturfer named “Ellie Light” who was posting letters to the editors in newspapers across the country in support of Obama. I gave him what little information I had.  (“Ellie Light” was subsequently busted.)

Although I’d heard of Patterico, I’d never followed his blog– but that’s not his fault. What amused me is that everyone has a link and a story to tell about Charles Johnson. Patterico was no exception.

Just like Fjordman, Patterico was once a contributor in good standing with a lot of lizard links to his credit, until King Liz decided to kick another friend in the balls, just for telling Charles that he was wrong.

Since I learned that I was banned at Little Green Footballs for disagreeing with Charles Johnson, I have received all sorts of messages from people saying, in essence: “I’m surprised it took you this long.”

Evidently a lot of people out there have similar stories.

I’d like you to tell them here.

If you were banned from Little Green Footballs simply for disagreeing with Charles Johnson, tell us about it in a comment. The more detail the better; if you have a link to the comment that got you banned, or you saved the language, please include that information.

I will say this: I enjoyed Charles’s site (though not as a regular reader) for years, and I do think it’s a shame to see him come to this. I was really reluctant to believe that he was simply dropping the ban hammer on people for simple disagreement. But there’s nothing that brings it home like having it happen to you.

The comments on Patterico’s post from almost a year ago are exactly what one would expect: pure unadulterated smackdown. Peruse it and you’ll see some familiar nics in the mix.

To be honest, I pity Charles Johnson, but no one’s in charge of his planet-sized ego except for him.  Sorry Charlie.

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BTW– Has anyone seen these LGF posts recently? Just asking…

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8574_About_General_Boykin
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14240_LGF_Etymological_Dictionary
14677_FOX_Kiefer_Sutherland_Repent_to_Radical_Islam
14907_Scandinavian_Rape_Epidemic
15728_There_Are_No_Words
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17441_Flight_93_Outrage
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18430_Flight_93_Memorial_Still_an_Islamofascist_Shrine
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20247_Fjordman-_A_New_Oslo_Peace_Process
20703_Fjordman-_The_Dark_Side_of_Paradise
20929_Fjordman-_Destroy_the_EU_Before_It_Destroys_Europe
21054_Fjordman-_The_Revenge_of_Marxism
21460_The_New_Marie_Antoinettes
21549_Fjordman-_Stupidity_Without_Borders
22795_Fjordman_Smorgasbord
24231_Barack_Obamas_Racial_Obsessions
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30122_The_Soros-Obama_Connection
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A Seekrit Thread

(originally posted by Bunk X)

A Seekrit Thread appeared tonight, first one in over a year, and it came with this bizarre gem from our good friends Irenicum and Cato:

523 Irenicum
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re: #475 Cato the Elder

When I joined, a little over a year ago, it was during the “great changeover” in a manner of speaking. I joined precisely b/c of Charles’ speaking out against the wingnut right. But b/c I pretty early on was quite open about being Christian, and an evangelical at that, I think there was some hesitancy about whether I might flounce over the creationism threads or the gay issue. But since i accept evolutionary biology with no problem (always have really), and accept equality as an American ideal, no matter who you are, black/white, gay/straight, whatever, I’ve become a lizard in good standing.

Trust is earned, not given easily.

Charles has been burned by those who say they’re on his side, when in fact they’ve got an agenda that is more important to them than being a good lizard. Do I have views that diverge from other lizards? Of course I do. Do I have views that differ from Charles? Again, of course I do. The issue is one of not giving in to conspiracy theories or hatred of anything “other” than myself. This venue, Little Green Footballs, is one of the few that I’ve seen where I’ve felt like I can speak my mind freely, knowing I might be disagreed with, but also knowing that I’ll be listened to, as long as I listen too. That’s what makes this site so unique in my mind. Needless to say, I love it and am glad to be a part of this diverse conversation. And with that, I really am heading over the range. See y’all later.

People are definitely passing around the pisspipe over at The Village. I can smell the vapors from here.

(originally posted by Bunk X)