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Saturday, December 08, 2007

LGF: Please give generously

First his traffic plummets.

Then he distances himself from Pajamas media.

Charles Johnson is obviously struggling to pay the bills for his little racist hobby horse, LGF.

So is it any wonder that he's mortgaged his credibility even further by plugging various affiliate schemes such as Amazon at every opportunity? Tech Review? Come on Johnson, who's going to fall for that?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yep-- he gets a cut of any sale that he refers to Amazon. The links to their site contain his affiliate code, littlegreenfo-20.

There's no need to expose this financial relationship to his readers, because the normal rules of journalistic ethics don't apply to LGF. He's above the MSM and their pathetic practices, you know.

Lex said...

On the upside, he did lose some traffic by getting rid of the people leaving these comments over at Gates of Vienna, where no one cares about the incitement to outright violence. Think about the implications of these comments from this thread (I really don't know if there are similar ones currently at LGF, but Charles seems to be policing them at least), which cease to be simply comments IMHO when they go this far:

Charlemagne said...

Ethelred,

I couldn't agree more regarding your "what now?" comment. I used to post more often here at LGF and elsewhere but I'm tired of discussions with the converted and faithful. I want to see some action. The ONLY way the vast majority of Europeans, and frankly all of the West, will pull their collective heads out of the sand is if Muslims cause much more trouble than they have thus far. I believe they need to be provoked to lash out at us before current demographic trends make it very difficult or impossible for the current path of Islamification to be changed or even reversed.
I enjoy reading of the latest outrage by the Leftists and Muslims but dammit, what do we do about it?
12/08/2007 3:47 PM
Ethelred said...

charlemagne,

Short of banning the religion, Islam must be dealt with as a political ideology, like is being done with CAIR here in the US.

Ban the burqa, ban Muslim hate speech (meaning Koran quoting), ban child brides, ban genital mutilation, ban wife beating, allow quoting of the Koran as a means of showing it is pure hatred, etc.

Make the West an uncomfortable place to be a "Muslim", which to me means a brainless parasite.
12/08/2007 4:05 PM

Not to mention this sentiment that the "counterjihadis" have good reason to keep fighting CJ:

"Zonka said...

As a followup to my long comment earlier today....

Another good reason to continue this fight against CJ and LGF, is that if LGF doesn't succeed in squashing the Counter-Jihad movement, somebody from the MSM and/or the left will pick up the fight using the writings from Charles and his followers as ammunition against the Counter-Jihad movement, painting LGF's view as the mainstream rightist view, and confirming their claim that everybody who is fighting the islamization of the West is Fascists, Neo-nazis, Racists or worse.

So in effect what Charles is doing is not just rattling on in his echo chamber, he is deliberately sabotaging the efforts of countering islamization."

I realize that recognition of reality is beyond these folks, but now they've added paranoia regarding CJ killing their "fight" to their paranoia of Muslims.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for once again turning the laser-light focus of LGF Watch onto the true issues of our day. I'm glad to see you ignored the post about the woman IN GREAT BRITAIN who got death threats from her family for leaving Islam for Christianity. It's good to see that either (a) you don't care about these stories, hence revealing your true colors; or (b) you have no opposition to their being circulated, in which case your quarrel with Charles Johnson is obviously a minor one, since you agree more than you disagree.

If his site, which has played its parts on the world stage, is a mere "hobby horse," what does that make yours? The annoying gnat on the hobby horse? And will you please enlighten us all once again how opposition to Islam -- even the most benighted and kneejerk opposition -- qualifies as "racist?" I did not realize Islam is encoded in the DNA. But then again, that's why we need sites like LGF Watch!

Anonymous said...

"Thanks for once again turning the laser-light focus of LGF Watch onto the true issues of our day. I'm glad to see you ignored the post about the woman IN GREAT BRITAIN who got death threats from her family for leaving Islam for Christianity. It's good to see that either (a) you don't care about these stories, hence revealing your true colors; or (b) you have no opposition to their being circulated, in which case your quarrel with Charles Johnson is obviously a minor one, since you agree more than you disagree."

LGF Watch - the clues in the title ;-D

Richard said...

I think you accidentally linked to Mozilla.org's Alexa ranking when you meant to link to LGF's.

I'm an Amazon Associate too. Yikes. I hope I don't have to rub shoulders with the likes of Charles.

Anonymous said...

hahahaha, kewl, mozilla is losing traffic more than LGF, thanks for pointing this out. Maybe there were no much news for you these days.

Anonymous said...

By the way, your site is very popular:

"Lgfwatch.blogspot.com has a traffic rank of: 2,777,859"

http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details/lgfwatch.blogspot.com

even stupid site does better than yours:

http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details/stupidsite.com

V said...

Anon @12:08 - the difference between this site and Charles' is that we don't care how much traffic we get. We have no ads, our livelihoods don't depend on this site (quite the opposite, actually), and we're not out to change the world.

Just knowing we're a constant, ineradicable thorn in Charles Johnson's side is enough for us. :)