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Saturday, October 22, 2005

Blast from the past

As Charles Johnson appears hell-bent on achieving mainstream respectability, we thought it might be fun to remind his readers (and his Pajamas Media colleagues, and the advertisers they hope to attract), just how low he's capable of sinking when he's really inspired.

Let's start with this charming post from May 3, 2002, in which he evinces what appears to be anti-Catholic bias.

The post, in its entirety, reads as follows:

Reeling from pedophilia scandals, the Vatican has come up with a new way to improve the image of the Catholic Church.

It's accompanied by a photo of Yasser Arafat clasping the hand of a Catholic clergyman in a victory salute of some kind. The accompanying headline: "men of god" (this is back when Charles was still eschewing capital letters in his headlines, in some sort of misguided, half-assed attempt at hipness).

Charles Johnson seems to have utterly abandoned his animus toward Catholicism during the elevation of Pope Benedict XVI. It would be interesting to know why.

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