Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Charles Johnson Completes Auto-Excommunication From the Entire Conservative Blogosphere

I guess this completes the circle, "Why I Parted Ways With The Right."

I was never that big a fan of Charles Johnson, but last year I was amazed at his ability to weed out the most vile comments and posts at Daily Kos, and so I visited there routinely. C.J. hadn't fully transmogrified into the premiere enemy of everything-not-LGF, but the writing was on the wall with the early attacks on Pamela Geller, and the wierd denunciation of must about any European criticism of Islam as "fascism."

Anyway, there's lots of attention to C.J. auth-excommunication. See ...

Ace of Spades HQ, "Obligatory: Charles Johnson Makes it Official."

Another Black Conservative, "
Little Green Footballs Officially Goes Left."

The Daley Gator, "Charles Johnson is not man enough to watch SEC football."

Da TechGuy, "FLASH! Charles Johnson trolls for hits: Lobbies to be an MSNBC regular…"

Gold-Plated Witch on Wheels, "Charles Johnson Explains Why He Parted Ways with Right Wing Nuts."

Indecision Forever, "Little Green Footballs Joins the Liberal Elite America Haters."

Israel Matsav, "
Say it isn't so: Charles Johnson trivializes the Holocaust."

James Joyner, "
Charles Johnson ‘Breaks’ From the Right."

JammieWearingFool, "
Driver of Crazy Train Comes Clean."

Jawa Report, "
You'readouch you'readouche Can You Do the Fandango."

Jules Crittenden, "
Charles Johnson Explains The Crazy Hating."

Left Coast Rebel, "
Little Green Footballs: Charles Johnson Jekyll and Hyde."

Legal Insurrection, "
Someone Needs Attention."

Moonbattery, "
Charles Johnson Explains Himself."

Neocon Express, "Charles Johnson is a Low-Life Who Abuses the Holocaust to Make Cheap Political Points."

Pirate's Cove, "
Speaking of barking moonbat unhinged crazy...

Right Wing Nut House, "

Riehl World View, "
For Chuckles Johnson, It's Meltdown Number Two."

Robert Stacy McCain, "
Charles Johnson Parts Ways With Reality."

Saberpoint, "
Charles Johnson Jumps the Lizard."

Snooper's Report, "Little Green Turtle Turds Is DOA."

Stop the ACLU, "Speaking of barking moonbat unhinged crazy..."

Tom Maguire, "
Pale Riders."

YidWithLid, "A Sad Day in the Blog World The "Death" of a Legend; Little Green Footballs."

Wake Up America, "The Right's Present To The Left- Charles Johnson."

All good stuff. I especialy like the brilliant Exurban League's, "Why I Parted Ways With Little Green Footballs":
1. Calling everyone to the right of LGF "fascists," both in America (see: Pat Buchanan, Robert Stacy McCain, etc.) and in Europe (see: Vlaams Belang, BNP, SIOE, Pat Buchanan [He's European?], and 56 other microscopic splinter parties no one has ever heard of.)

2. Seeing bigotry, hatred and white supremacism in everything (see: Pat Buchanan, Ann Coulter, Robert Stacy McCain, occasional Fox News viewers, etc.)

3. Confusing pre-Roe legal arrangements with "the Dark Ages," and faith for "fanaticism" (see: Christians, anti-abortion groups, James Dobson, Pat Robertson, Tony Perkins, the entire religious right, etc.)

4. Support for anti-science bad craziness while pretending to be pro-science (see: creationism, climate change denialism, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, James Inhofe, etc.). And writing phrases like "anti-science bad craziness."

5. Support for Christophobic bigotry (see: Sarah Palin, Dobson, the entire religious right, etc.) ...
Check the original post for the rest.

I'm not linking, but Andrew Sullivan confirms that
he and Charles were indeed separated at birth. See, "Leaving the Right."

If I missed anyone's post in the roundup, just drop your link in the comments, or send me an e-mail.


Cuffy Meigs said...

I'm not racist. I'm not an avid fan of pundits of either factional persuasion. I accept evolutionary theory. I applaud women in the workplace. I am not against gay rights.

I am, however, a Catholic. Mentioning this was the sole criteria for having me kicked off of LGF.

"The Johnson" expelled anyone from his board that admitted to any criteria that might be construed as non-Leftist. This is a documented fact, and has been demonstrated in a number of on-line forums and blogs (LGFBanned being particularly handy in this regard). He has threatened owneres of websites where those he kicked off his newsboard subsequently congregated, and has insisted on his right to abuse and insult others without retort or reply. Those that remain in his inner circle he has used shamelessly to harass and abuse old members of LGF.

I have long given up on reasonable behavior from his quarter. His latest announcement at least makes official what everyone has already known for some time now - that LGF has been made to become another Daily Kos-style blog, and that anyone who might have a potential problem with this has been purged and ridiculed, blamed for their own ostracism, etc.

I have no interest in what this disreputable character has to say. He may make whatever wacky pronouncements or wild accusaations he likes. I should rather not be bothered by them.

Dave said...

It's just too bad that I don't give enough of a shit about Charles Johnson to even blog about the wretch, much less give him a second thought.

LOL-NewsBusters finally removing their link to this moron from their blogroll was enough for me.

I am only sorry that, though I was once an avid reader of LGF, I never bothered to sign up there, as I would rate getting banned by that fraudulent puke somewhere close to being tagged as one of bathtub boy's Worst Persons.

What a badge of honor that would be!


MWTexas said...

Is everybody just about tired of hearing about Charles Johnson?

OK everyone thinks he's an a$$ and a lousy photographer to boot. Can we move on?

Everytime I see his name in a blog title, I click over to the next blog on my favorites list.

Bickering between blogs may be fun for the authors, but it's really boring to read after about two months of it nonstop.

Bob Belvedere said...

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