Little Green Footballs

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Charles Johnson: Ignorance is bliss

We know by now that the Little Green Lizard King, Charlie Johnson, is most comfortable when his minions are uninformed and spouting bigoted tripe about things they know little about. It's the 'four legs good, two legs bad' mentality that demagogues encourage because it makes an audience receptive to simple, straightfoward messages that on closer inspection are completely meaningless.

Today, though, CJ takes his promotion of ignorance to a new level, when he lambasts a journalist for doing what journalists do: try and get to the bottom of a story. His target is Molly Bingham, whose article Home from Iraq eloquently explains why she put herself in considerable danger to find out more about the Iraqi insurgency. Her basic point is summed up thus:

[I]f you were reading the news in America, or Europe, how could you understand the full context of what was unfolding if what motivates the “other side” of the conflict is not understood, or even discussed?

Of course this kind of proper journalism (as opposed to selectively parroting what fits your agenda, as LGF does) is just too much for the foaming former jazz guitarist Johnson, who describes her actions as "hanging out with the mujahideen" and urges his followers to "Read it all, and understand how twisted and reactionary the modern American left has become" (

Yes, 'twisted and reactionary' because they are interested in what is going on in Iraq, as opposed to spending their days online sucking Charles Johnson's cock (metaphorically speaking, of course).

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