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April's Dhimwit of the Month - LGF's Charles Johnson
The Religion of Peace (the blog, not the religion) ^ | 30 April 2009

Posted on 05/01/2009 10:14:27 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Anyone who has made a fool out of the mainstream media as often as the Charles Johnson has can’t be all bad – even if he is making a bigger fool out of himself these days. Five years ago, the talented creator of the Little Green Footballs blog and “co-founder” of Pajamas Media (a top-notch web magazine) went toe-to-toe with CBS News and not only took down Dan Rather, but also won a great deal of respect for on-line journalism in the process…

Then things got weird. Really weird.

What happened to the nearly 60-year-old Johnson after hitting his high-water mark is anyone’s guess. Did success go to his head, or was he really that… um... well-grounded to begin with?

(Excerpt) Read more at thereligionofpeace.com ...


TOPICS: Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: charlesjohnson; gagdad; lgf; onecosmos
Money quote - "Johnson’s slander of Robert Spencer (and others) is only a bit more sophisticated than CAIR’s, although no less shallow. In order to establish that the founder of Jihad Watch is a bigot (or Nazi) who hates Muslims and Jews, it is first necessary to ignore what Spencer actually says about Muslims, Jews, Nazis and bigotry. Once this restriction is in place, an intricate “Six Degrees” linkage is concocted between the hapless Spencer and real-life neo-Nazis through some sort of Rube Goldberg-like sequence of personal associations. Somehow this is supposed to fool people into believing that Robert Spencer, a staunch public defender of Israel and chronicler of hate crimes against Jews, for example, is actually a closet anti-Semite."
1 posted on 05/01/2009 10:14:27 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

he was always crazy. He had as little look into reality after 9-11 but now that the WOT has ended, with our surrender, CJ has got his Dhimmitude on


2 posted on 05/01/2009 10:17:26 AM PDT by GeronL (TYRANNY SENTINEL. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com LIBERTY FICTION at libertyfic.proboards.com)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

No, the money quote is “Little Green Drama Queen.”


3 posted on 05/01/2009 10:18:42 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

I don’t follow LGF, but I do gather from other’s comments that it has gone off the rails.


4 posted on 05/01/2009 10:21:50 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

Yea you can’t even see the rails anymore there long gone.


5 posted on 05/01/2009 10:38:57 AM PDT by MES401067 (Lenin called them "useful idiots" I for one have no use for them.)
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To: ozzymandus

Yeah, at one time he was amazing. He would warn about jihadists training at compounds inside the US, call out the UN on its corruption, expose fake palestinian photos.

Now all he does is scream about the horrors of creationists who will, at any moment, bring down the American way of life with their nefarious plans.

He would rather go after Christian creationists 24/7 than check into the activities of muslim terrorists. I just can’t figure it out.


6 posted on 05/01/2009 10:40:55 AM PDT by Pete98 (After his defeat by the Son of God, Satan changed his name to Allah and started over.)
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To: MES401067; ozzymandus

“I don’t follow LGF, but I do gather from other’s comments that it has gone off the rails.” ~ ozzymandus

“Yea you can’t even see the rails anymore there long gone.” ~ MES401067

Gagdad Bob (who used to post on LGF regularly until Johnson banned him), comments:

Beautiful takedown of Old Yellowstain!

The only problem with the analysis is that it assumes Queeg has some conscious control over his paranoia, which he manifestly does not. He’s not “coming back.” Rather, he’ll only get further entrapped in and smothered by his fantasies. It’s like a spiral that just gets tighter and tighter.

5/01/2009 10:49:00 AM
https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=8580258&postID=2958881358357904980

The day Gagdad Bob found out he was banned at LGF:

Thursday, July 24, 2008
The Missing Strawberries, or Ten Vicious Attacks on Charles Johnson Before Breakfast - by Gagdad Bob

Sources inform me that I have been banned from commenting at LGF for making a vicious — vicious, I tell you! — comment about Charles the other day.

BabbaZee linked to the post, the hyper-vigilant Charles noticed it, and he immediately capped his most amusing and self-aggrandizing commenter.

So at least old yellowstain puts principle — or paranoia — above self-interest, as his blog continues to auto-Sullivanize into a monolithic right-wing frat of anti-intellectual jihadis who know as much about theology and metaphysics as I do about web design and bicycling.

Imagine if I banned all of the people who make vicious comments about me, such as, “Bob, I disagree with you.” To be honest, I’ve never banned a single person, although I have asked a couple of them to go away, mainly because they are just too stupid and/or annoying to understand what is going on here. I’ve never banned anyone for criticizing me, because in nearly every instance, the criticism is self-refuting, especially as it moves up the hysteria scale or down the materialist scale. As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t even like it when other Raccoons reflexively defend me from these folks, unless they do so in a way that is funnier than the criticism — which is almost always intrinsically funny if looked at from a sufficient height. In fact, I would be honored if Charles would link to this post, so we can see on a first hand basis how funny his dopey commenters would be!

Being that cyberspace persecutors are everywhere sapping his precious bodily fluids, Charles is a busy man, and can’t possibly have noticed my previous vicious comments about him — about his increasingly anti-intellectual rabble of illibertarian commenters and about what LGF has turned into, with its irrational lurch into a scientistic wacko chamber of substitious idolaters.

Therefore, I’ve extended the courtesy of assembling them all in one place, so he can ban me retroactive to June 14, 2008, when I began addressing the subject.

This is only the first ten. I’ll post some more on the weekend.

Read on:
https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=8580258&postID=673607770924485254


7 posted on 05/01/2009 11:23:40 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (The worst of the pirates are in D.C. We must send them AND the permanent "staffers" back home.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

LGF = irrelevant


8 posted on 05/01/2009 11:25:33 AM PDT by Sir Gawain ("Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect" - Thoreau)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

I’m sure Mr. Johnson is going to cry himself to sleep over this thread.

Me ? I’ll keep reading his blog - just as I keep reading this one.


9 posted on 05/01/2009 11:43:27 AM PDT by mrmeangenes
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To: mrmeangenes

Yes..uh...uhm ....uh....you always are above they fray.

Yuck


10 posted on 05/01/2009 11:50:00 AM PDT by dforest
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To: indylindy

Uh-uh ! You’ll find me right in the middle of it !!

By the way, here’s a small update:

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/33544_Jawa_Report_Notes_Geert_Wilders_Fascist_Tendencies


11 posted on 05/01/2009 12:12:22 PM PDT by mrmeangenes
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
Cincinnatus (Lucius or Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus) , fl. 5th cent. BC, Roman patriot. He was consul in 460 BC and dictator twice (458 and 439).

Somehow, I'm reminded of some of our "august" Posters !

12 posted on 05/01/2009 12:16:04 PM PDT by mrmeangenes
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To: mrmeangenes

You know, the words that people choose to use betrays their thought.

That is why I know you are a pretender.

That word you used was “reader”.


13 posted on 05/01/2009 12:25:19 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
I stopped reading LGF back in '06 when Charles began showcasing his photos "art".

The guy has a poor eye, as in eye for photography.

Bad pictures poorly done and the delusional 'lizards" praised each new photo prompting Charles to post more crap pictures, unfortunately.

Well, they weren't actually pictures of crap- just bike parts, dirty sand and washed-out sky.

I figured then that my time would be better spent not clicking over to lgf any more.

I haven't missed a thing since.

AV

14 posted on 05/01/2009 12:27:45 PM PDT by Atomic Vomit (Vim Toot!)
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To: Pete98
He would rather go after Christian creationists 24/7 than check into the activities of muslim terrorists. I just can’t figure it out.

Christian creationists aren't trying to take the country over, and don't threaten to behead anybody.

15 posted on 05/01/2009 12:35:19 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Third Parties are for the weak, fearful, and ineffectual among us.)
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To: indylindy

OOOH-OOOOH-OOOOH ! (Sob !)


16 posted on 05/01/2009 12:37:13 PM PDT by mrmeangenes
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To: mrmeangenes
Me ? I’ll keep reading his blog

Well, that's certainly your right. After all, they haven't made intellectual pr0nography illegal yet.

17 posted on 05/01/2009 12:38:49 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Third Parties are for the weak, fearful, and ineffectual among us.)
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To: Atomic Vomit
I stopped reading LGF back in '06 when Charles began showcasing his photos "art".

Uh oh, you made fun of Charles Hussein Johnson's "art." If there was a "down-ding" feature on FR, I'm sure the sycophants would be hitting it right now!

18 posted on 05/01/2009 12:40:25 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Third Parties are for the weak, fearful, and ineffectual among us.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Here’s another conservative writer I follow:

http://strata-sphere.com/blog/index.php/archives/8906

You folks ought to LOVE him !!


19 posted on 05/01/2009 12:44:13 PM PDT by mrmeangenes
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To: Pete98
Yeah, at one time he was amazing. He would warn about jihadists training at compounds inside the US, call out the UN on its corruption, expose fake palestinian photos. Now all he does is scream about the horrors of creationists who will, at any moment, bring down the American way of life with their nefarious plans. He would rather go after Christian creationists 24/7 than check into the activities of muslim terrorists. I just can’t figure it out.

Yep, he used to be a voice crying in the wilderness for sanity, and now...

The only site in 28 years online that ever banned me was- wait for it-- LGF, for having the temerity of belonging to another site- Gulf Coast Pundit-- which was set up at LGF's behest.

Dig the circular "logic?"

20 posted on 05/01/2009 12:49:29 PM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: mrmeangenes
The "STFU" attitude of the Left has crept to the pseudo-Right and a nut by any other political designation is still a nut.

For achingly exquisite thoughts about not shutting up, may I suggest Cobb?

Don't disturb the calm over there, just go read. Awesome.

21 posted on 05/01/2009 12:53:39 PM PDT by JoanVarga (Contain your freakness, folks)
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To: mrmeangenes

It must be tough to think you are hot sh*t and be nothing but a cold, dry turd.


22 posted on 05/01/2009 12:56:03 PM PDT by dforest
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To: ozzymandus
I don’t follow LGF, but I do gather from other’s comments that it has gone off the rails.

I used to post there occasionally. I got banned after daring to disagree with Johnson. My opinion was that an excessive insistence on purity among allies was counter-productive, during one of Johnson's rants about the European anti-Jihad alliance.

He spends a large amount of time ranting about supposed neo-Nazis in the anti-Jihad movement, when he isn't ranting about Christians and Creationists.

23 posted on 05/01/2009 1:01:21 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money -- Thatcher)
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To: JoanVarga

Hey.....thanks for that link. This guy looks interesting.


24 posted on 05/01/2009 1:04:03 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: JoeDetweiler
He's very interesting. Complex, real, and undefined. And courageous. Layers, man.
25 posted on 05/01/2009 1:07:38 PM PDT by JoanVarga (Contain your freakness, folks)
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To: mrmeangenes
That the roman title of “Dictator” has become a slur in the modern age shows historic ignorance.

The Roman republic, rather than having a hereditary “King” (a word hateful to a Roman's ear), elected two “Consuls” for a limited period to rule alongside the “Senate”.

During times of strife they would elect a “Dictator” to rule absolutely for a limited period of time.

Unlike the modern usage of the word, the Roman “Dictator” was an ELECTED position, and for a limited duration. Unlike the military rulers who appoint THEMSELVES “Dictator for life” nowadays.

Cincinnatus was the IDEAL Dictator. He took power when Rome was threatened, crushed the threat, then resigned his power and went back to his farm.

Our founders were so enamored of the Cincinnatus ideal that many formed the society of Cincinnatus, and the city of Cincinnati was named for this hero of Republican governance.

26 posted on 05/01/2009 1:16:53 PM PDT by allmendream ("Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?")
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To: allmendream

Sounds about right. I read about food ol’ Cincci-probably before most of you were a gleam in a parent’s eye. Quite an admirable fellow !

There is, however, little to admire when Charles Johnson-who has labored long and hard “in the trenches”- is back-stabbed because he will not join in singing the praises of some Euro-fascist - and has (Saints preserve us !) a differing view of Creationism.

There is also little to admire in the “Me Too” chorus.


27 posted on 05/01/2009 1:31:45 PM PDT by mrmeangenes
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To: mrmeangenes
What part of disagreeing with his sudden change in focus constitutes "back-stabbing"?

I still think -- despite what Janet Napolitano says -- that jihadists are a greater threat to the world than Creationists.

Creationists don't verbally threaten Israel with nuclear extinction, for example; nor the US.

And why do I mention Israel in particular? Doesn't that prove I'm a religious nut or something. Well, no. When was the last time you heard a tinhorn dictator threatening to nuke, say, Lichtenstein or Iceland?

Cheers!

28 posted on 05/01/2009 9:18:17 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

This is about his rejection of Geert Wilders - which - to me seems to have been done with regret. Wilders is anti-jihad but typical EURO : facism lite.


29 posted on 05/01/2009 9:26:47 PM PDT by mrmeangenes
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
Five years ago, the talented creator of the Little Green Footballs blog and "co-founder" of Pajamas Media (a top-notch web magazine) went toe-to-toe with CBS News and not only took down Dan Rather, but also won a great deal of respect for on-line journalism in the process...
Oh, he did that, did he?
30 posted on 05/02/2009 6:46:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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