Almost everything you need to know about PJ Media honcho Charles Johnson and his self-styled "Lizaroid Minions" is encoded in this post on Pajamas Media flagship Little Green Footballs today.
Jan 12th, '06: Another tragic stampede at Mecca. 343 pilgrims dead, many others horribly injured. Johnson and the minions were thrilled and doubtless aroused. Inspired by LA talkshow host Bill Handel, who made fun of the victims, Johnson invites his minions to join in the mirth, which they do with glee. A tiny sample from regular commenters:
pat 1/12/2006 08:37AM PSTNot suprisingly, after Handel had imitated the screams of crush victims on the air, a lot of people were upset. Islamic advocacy group CAIR demanded an apology from Handel and radio station KFI. Charles reported it like this:
look forward to this every year.
I had 375 in the over/under pool. Guess I lost.
I have 10,000 in my pool. I'm still waiting...
mbruce 1/12/2006 08:42AM PST
it's sort of like a virus or rats in the sewers.
Sol Roth 1/12/2006 09:46AM PST
Win-Win situation. Sadly though, on too-small-a scale.
01/27/06 08:18 AM: CAIR Goes After HandelPerhaps Squeaky Johnson joined in, when he heard Handel doing the "screaming crushed pilgrim" bit on KFI, Johnson moaning as he googled images of the broken and bleeding bodies: sons, brothers, fathers, grandfathers. That they were Muslim was enough to celebrate the suffering. A few days later, he posts again about the real victim of this tragedy -- Bill Handel:
Radical Islamic front group CAIR is seething and whining and demanding an apology from radio host Bill Handel for a joke he made about the annual blood sacrifice at the Hajj pilgrimage
01/30/06 08:16 AM: Handel Fires Back at CAIRWhich brings us to today's post. Handel and KFI have belatedly apologized, doubtless fearing economic retribution. Johnson and his minions are outraged. Seething and whining because Handel was "attacked" and had to "cave in" for his "comedy bit".
Los Angeles radio host Bill Handel, currently under attack by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, is refusing to knuckle under: Drudge Report Flash.
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