UPATE from Astute Blogger: http://astuteblogger.blogspot.com/2009/10/please-put-lgf-oin-circular-file-with.html
I am one of the latest posters to be banned from Charles Johnson’s site, Little Green Footballs. I removed him from my blogroll and will no longer link to or visit his site. Charles was never a really a conservative… he is a 9/11 Democrat.
About 2 years ago, he got on an anti-creationist tangent that pretty much consumed his daily life. I’m agnostic, so it didn’t bother me.
But since then, he’s gone into the abyss of a pre-9/11 mindset, and it’s flooded every niche of his blog.
It’s a shame because LGF used to be a good site. Johnson was one of the bloggers who exposed Dan Rather’s ‘genuine’ George W. Bush National Guard memos, and the enhanced Iranian missiles fauxtography.
I was booted for supporting the Tea Parties, and critiquing the downward spiral of his site:
I watch Glenn Beck and visited LGF for basically the same reasons: to get commentary, information, and news on politics and issues that as a Republican, I feel are important.
I’m not sure when the turning point was, but LGF has morphed from a site where united conservatives could gather against the lunacy of the MSM, to something unrecognizable. It’s now comprised of a lot of backbiting targeted at people who take national security, Islamofascism, and the socialist Obamanation seriously. There are some people on here who think because I’m an Iraq War/Army veteran, outspoken Obama critic, anti-illegal alien, and a gun owner, I’m a “security threat” to the Obama State.
It’s sad and pathetic.
His myopic opposition to the Tea Parties is simply unbelievable. He echoes Susan Roesgen’s batshit crazy rants with accusations of ‘racism’ and ‘nazi’, and recently got into a flame war with Glenn Beck.
It started over Johnson’s implication that Beck’s support of the patriotic Tea Parties might ‘incite violence’ and said, “It kind of drags down the discourse to a level that I, for one, am not comfortable with.”
This is coming from someone who engages in spit-flecked diatribes and bans all opposing discourse outright.
Glenn’s response is about 7 minutes into this video.
Hat tip to Stop the ACLU: http://www.stoptheaclu.com/archives/2009/04/16/video-glenn-beck-vs-charles-johnson/
The tiff between Beck and Johnson has exploded into a ridiculous “civil war”.
The Left must be laughing its collective ass off.
Didn’t Charles Johnson bother to find out that the woman who shouted “burn all the books” at that particular Tea Party, was a leftwing nutjob hellbent on discrediting the protest and feeding the maws of the MSM? (She was)
His erratic behavior has alienated him from people like Pam Geller of Atlas Shrugged and Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch. (http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025667.php) He’s also attacked other prominent sites and bloggers: Ace of Spades, Michelle Malkin, Hot Air, Protein Wisdom, Powerline, Mark Steyn, Geert Wilders, and Dennis Praeger.
He tolerates no dissent, real debate is forbidden, and his enemies list rivals Bill Clinton’s FBI files. He sees nazis behind every door, and probably hiding under his bed. And those are just the people who don’t agree with him 100%. He’s been known to ban people for disagreeing with him on other sites. The man’s paranoia level is skyhigh.
Johnson has become increasingly sycophantic towards Islamofascism, which is ironic given the fact that he received death threats from jihadis, right around the time when CAIR wanted to get LGF classified as a “hate site”.
He has whole-heartedly embraced Janet Napolitano’s idiotic “right-wing” threat assessment, assigned creationists to be bigger villains than terrorists, and disparages ordinary citizens who protest Obama’s socialist policies.
Just what the leftwing needs; an Andrew Sullivan clone.