Little Green Footballs

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Charles Johnson: biting off more than he can chew

Without wanting to give CJ any leeway, one of the reasons he trips up so often isn't because he's a genuine wingnut (which he is), but because he jumps to conclusions too quickly. Every report that could possibly support his view of events gets sucked into the LGF-machine only for it to frequently choke on obvious contradictions.

Take the item 'Italy Didn't Plan Safe Escape for Sgrena' (, in which Johnson quotes an Italian newspaper as saying that the Italian secret service "rented an inconspicuous pickup truck to recover Miss Sgrena" (his emphasis).

The next item on his blog, Sgrena's Car (The Real One) (, has pictures of said "pickup truck" - except it's not a pickup truck at all. It's a silver saloon. Doesn't CJ notice these things?

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