Skip to comments.April's Dhimwit of the Month - LGF's Charles Johnson
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 cant 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 anyones guess. Did success go to his head, or was he really that
um... well-grounded to begin with?
(Excerpt) Read more at thereligionofpeace.com ...
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
No, the money quote is “Little Green Drama Queen.”
I don’t follow LGF, but I do gather from other’s comments that it has gone off the rails.
Yea you can’t even see the rails anymore there long gone.
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.
“I dont follow LGF, but I do gather from others comments that it has gone off the rails.” ~ ozzymandus
“Yea you cant 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
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.
LGF = irrelevant
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.
Yes..uh...uhm ....uh....you always are above they fray.
Uh-uh ! You’ll find me right in the middle of it !!
By the way, here’s a small update:
Somehow, I'm reminded of some of our "august" Posters !
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”.
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.
Christian creationists aren't trying to take the country over, and don't threaten to behead anybody.
OOOH-OOOOH-OOOOH ! (Sob !)
Well, that's certainly your right. After all, they haven't made intellectual pr0nography illegal yet.
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!
Here’s another conservative writer I follow:
You folks ought to LOVE him !!
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?"
For achingly exquisite thoughts about not shutting up, may I suggest Cobb?
Don't disturb the calm over there, just go read. Awesome.
It must be tough to think you are hot sh*t and be nothing but a cold, dry turd.
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.
Hey.....thanks for that link. This guy looks interesting.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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