Your Unofficial ‘Ongoing Self-Destruction of LGF’s Charles Johnson’ Thread
posted at 6:14 pm on September 21, 2009 by The Other McCain
Last night, Ace of Spades complained that his commenters have been hijacking every thread to discuss the disastrous self-immolation of Charles Johnson — what Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit has called the “Little Green Meltdown.”
Ever since he attacked me for covering the 9/12 March On DC, I’ve been at war with Johnson, having sworn the ancient Gaelic war oath of Clan Cameron: Chlanna nan con thigibh a so’s gheibh sibh feoil! (“Sons of the hounds, come here and get flesh!”)
In case you’re joining the story in progress, Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs was once among the most influential conservative bloggers. He co-founded Pajamas Media, but left PJM in 2007 and, shortly thereafter, began to see “fascists” everywhere:
So far as I can discover, this all started in October 2007 when Johnson attacked Pamela Geller, a longtime blog-buddy of mine, for attending a “counter-jihad” conference in Brussels, Belgium. . . .
Johnson began throwing more and more conservatives under his Little Green Bus, calling them “fascists” and so forth. The monomaniacal relentlessness of his attacks has finally compelled nearly every conservative blog — including such stalwarts as Powerline, Riehl World View, Gateway Pundit, Ace of Spades and The Jawa Report, to name but a few — to repudiate Johnson, and Michelle Malkin’s HotAir.com recently designated LGF a “Left” site.
You can read the rest of that, but the story isn’t over yet. With the can’t-look-away horror of driving past a deadly car wreck, the entire conservative blogosphere has been gripped with lurid fascination as Johnson continues his self-destructive path to full-bore left-wing lunacy.
As the disillusioned ex-Lizards who’ve formed 2.0 Blogmocracy now chronicle on a daily basis, Johnson and his hench-people are conducting a relentless purge at Little Green Footballs, banning anyone suspected of disloyalty. Yesterday, Johnson banned three long-time LGF commenters: Shug, Baldilocks and Da Tech Guy. Johnson’s atavistic scheme of banning his way to blogospheric glory inspired a video that Ace posted last night:
Having offered my own blog as a recovery zone for members of the growing fraternity of Ex-Lizards Pseudonymous, I’ve noticed the same distracting ”let’s talk about LGF” problem in the Hot Air comments that Ace has been experiencing. So without authorization from anyone, I’ve created this Green Room post. If Hot Air commenters want to discuss the Madness of King Charles and the vindictiveness of his evil hench-person Sharmuta, do it here.
Exit question: Is Charles actually crazy enough to follow through on his April threat to smear The Boss?
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