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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Is Loose Change still jingling in Charles Johnson's head?

For someone who regularly complains about companies giving in to 'mob pressure' and exercising 'censorship', Charles Johnson sure is trying hard to force Virgin Atlantic not to show a film he doesn't like by getting his minions to write nasty letters to them (1,2).

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Excuse us....

...but the hypocrisy detector has just gone into meltdown.

Pot. Kettle. Black.

Considering he's a person who operates a site which has a comments section 'fanbase' that regularly calls for (and by regular we mean almost every story....including the ones about cycling) the mass murder of Muslims, includes sick jokes and songs about dead activists, death threats, racism, homophobia and general jaw dropping bigotry........Charles Johnson sure likes to point and shriek at others doing exactly the same.

P.S. For those not realising the huge difference between LGF and Digg here's the rub. LGF is a closed community....i.e. all the comments there are generally made by regulars who share the same mindset whilst Digg is open to every nutjob who can just about manage a keyboard.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

CJ's jokes bomb

A reader writes to point out a post in which Charles Johnson attempts to crack a joke about war:

Here we have a picture of unarmed Palistinians who are, quite understandably, running for their lives as they see (or, more likely hear) an bomb about to land nearby. It's a powerful picture.

So, faced with the realization that this image doesn't really fit "war against the jihadis" / Israel is infallible narrative, along with the fact that it doesn't appear to be a photoshop, Charles resorts to making a childish joke about it.

Now, I say this is telling because this would appear to be the work of someone who wishes to deflect some of the guilt that goes along with cheerleading wars from the comfort of a computer chair in an undisclosed location in California. After all, the reality is that bomb probably killed a few people who weren't donning balaclavas and AK-47s. This has got to be one of the strangest (albeit creative) exercises in denial I have ever seen in my life.

And the lizards, faced with the same realization, make every desperate attempt to postulate that the photo is photoshopped, the event didn't happen, or that the bomb in the picture couldn't be Israeli. Others, like members of some demented cult, actually applaud Charles for making them laugh (because war is so funny, ya know), No one debated the how's or why's involved with the original photo. Actually, the reaction was quite the opposite. Charles' odd sense of humor actually made their day!

And to think that a couple of posts later they chide the Kos crowd for "grappling with reality".

Friday, May 25, 2007

Women and children first?

It's been a while since we quoted the cesspool of the LGF comments but as Charles has had his little 'jihads' about other sites comments and their vitriol, let's just remind ourselves of the madness over there.

30 Mark Roth 5/24/2007 1:51:34 pm PDT

This is not news. I had a similar plan for the solution to the palestian/Israeli issues. It goes like this:

Pay each palestinian man, woman, child and infant $5000, load them onto airplanes and ship them to Riyad. Once there push them out and repeat until all "palestinians" were safely in Riyad. Then nuke Riyad.

A physician friend of mine had a question about the plan, because he felt the cost of nukes was perhaps unwarranted.

"What altitude do you plan to push them out at?" he asked.

Obvious solution to the problem.

Sarkozy has the "right" idea.
Via The Sphinx in the comments

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Charles Johnson doesn't read LGF comments

It's either that or he writes them all himself and therefore attributes the term "Various good people of the anti-idiotarian-fightin’-the-islamofascists-jihadi-hatin’-non-dimmi variety" only to himself.

And naturally someone who gripes on and on for four posts about how a poll is presented isn't "hopping mad", is he Charles?

Friday, May 18, 2007

Reality. It's a beautiful thing.

So much for the political acumen of John Bolton. In a radio interview this week he declares that World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz is far from certain to get the sack.

Yesterday Wolfowitz got the sack. (Or rather, he negotiated a face-saving exit deal which sees him resign without further struggle)

All together now: Awwwwwwwwwwwwwhhhhhh.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

LGF: Blind on one eye

While Charles Johnson has the time to lament fundamentalist demagogues ("RIP, Jerry Falwell") and post on alleged honor killings in Manchester, he curiously doesn't say a word about a racist attack in Tel Aviv. Three guesses why...

When lizards attack

Wow, that Ron Paul guy really got Charlie's goat, didn't he? You have to be in a parallel universe to take as much umbrage at Paul's logical argument about 9/11 (that perhaps the terrorists were motivated by US foreign policy wrongs) as CJ and Guiliani did.

Why, it's virtually an article of faith among the sinking-ship Republicans that 9/11 came completely out of the blue and has nothing to do with 50 years of interventionist policies in the Middle East.

Watch the clip and imagine CJ having a cardiac:

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

LGF lies, the truth dies

Reader WD writes:

I've noticed the little green facists are fixated about the Hamas Mouse program. What they're not telling everyone is that the translation from MEMRI is completely wrong.

I've done a couple of posts (1, 2) about it.

Also, a guy that works on CNN's arabic desk has said MEMRI's translation is PANTS.

As has the angry arab news service.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Killing kids

The story of the Afghan civilians killed by US troops in March got short shrift when it first appeared on LGF. Basically, the lizard crew denounced anyone who reported the story as a traitor and a liar.

Now a senior US commander in Afghanistan has admitted deep shame for the murder of 19 innocents, but don't expect any expression of similar sentiment on LGF. Acknowledging guilt just isn't the LGF-way.

On a related note, Charles Johnson blasts an Australian rookie preacher for comments he made about the killing of children. Tellingly, though, he consciously fails to mention an incident yesterday in which US troops in Iraq apparently did just that: kill children.

Charles Johnson, the terrorists' little helper

Clearly Charles Johnson gets more satisfaction out of a successful terrorist attack than a failed one. Why else would he patiently help them solve the technical difficulties they might face.


Monday, May 07, 2007

LGF: Foreign policy by numbers

It's great that Charles Johnson is keeping close track of anti-car violence in the French banlieues (1), but one has to wonder how his assessment of the situation in France based on these reports (MSM reports no less!) squares with his otherwise total dismissal of, say, the death toll in Iraq, the cost of the War on Terror, or Bush's approval ratings. For if Charles were an honest kind of guy (which he isn't), he would recognize that while numbers can tell you a lot about what is going on on the other side of the world, sometimes it takes a little more local insight to truly appreciate the situation on the ground.

To give an example, traveling through Paris less than 24 hours after Sarko's victory, there were no riots at Gare du Nord. Neither were there gangs of delinquent youths (which tellingly translates as 'Muslims' in LGFistan) marauding the streets. Nor was there a total breakdown of French society caused by leftist cabbies, train drivers and council workers going on strike. In fact, Paris, and the rest of France, went about its daily routine today just like any other Monday, with the exception of some good-natured discussion of the election results and what might happen during the next five years.

Of course, that kind of insight wouldn't play well on LGF, where the election of Sarkozy represents a defining moment in the Clash of Civilizations/War on Terror, perhaps even the start of an all out Intifada for the soul of Europe.

Sorry to disappoint the lizards, but France just experienced a peaceful, democratic, and extremely sane election campaign with a deserved winner based on the will of more than 85 percent of eligible voters. No Florida Recount, no Supreme Court appeals, no bombing of polling stations.

Sarko may not be to many voters tastes (and the youths in the banlieues have good reason to distrust him), but even 'leftists' admit he has a fighting spirit that could come in handy during the political and economic reform process ahead. People can respect that. And now that the election campaign is over, it is hoped Sarko will also respect those who fear what his policies may bring - hey, he might even try to make them work by listening to people first, something he has asked his international allies to do to France.

We'll see what happens. If, like Charles Johnson, you delight in murder and mayhem, there are sure to be incidents that draw your applause in the months to come. A riot, an anti-Semitic crime, strikes, they're all grist to the mill for the pea-brained lizards that frequent LGF. The rest of us are going to take a broader view. And we'll see who's right in the end.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Charles Johnson: 'thieving' hypocrite

Little Green Footballs isn't normally a place for reading about the latest goings-on in the world of internet culture, so what provoked Charles Johnson into writing three posts in two days (1, 2, 3) about what has become known as the 'Digg revolt'?

Well, first of all Charles hates Digg because the users there don't like LGF. So naturally anything the Digg users do is bad.

Second, Charles has discovered his passion for defending intellectual property rights over the First Amendment. Let's be charitable and assume that CJ's opinions in this matter are based on his former life as a bit-piece recording artist who made a living of sorts from royalties incured from record sales.

And to Charles the issue of IP rights is a with-us-or-against us matter. Quote:

"You either respect the concept of intellectual property, or you don’t."
Indeed. There's only one small problem with Charles Johnson's argument: his website, which hosts advertisements from which Johnson presumably earns an income, is based entirely on ripping off the 'intellectual property' of others.

Charles Johnson reposts articles from other publications, photographs nicked from other websites, and videos captured from commercial broadcasters, and uses all of this material without paying the creators a cent or in some cases even acknowledging their authorship.

If you believe in strict IP rights you might call Charles Johnson's activities illegal.

We call it hypocritical.

Unless Charles stops posting other people's material on his website, or pays them for using it, you can kick his opinions on the 'Digg revolt' where the rest of his opinions belong: in the bin.

P.S.: You can digg this post.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Those evil journalists

Once again those dhimmi journalists in Euroland have been kow-towing to Islamofascism and denying the existence of terrorist cells on the continent while a lone voice of reason on the other side of the world (Charles Johnson) and his loony green friends battle valiantly to bring you the truth the lefty MSM won't.

With the help of a mere four videos stolen from 'UKTV', of course...