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More Charles Johnson Dishonesty and High Level Civility-Type Talk

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 11:29 pm

Before I get down to bitch-slapping Charles Johnson for his latest dishonest attacks on me, I want to make sure you see this December 2010 entry from the guys at Diary of Daedalus, in which they catch Johnson calling Kos a “craven coward” for blocking the Wayback Machine and Google Cache . . . and then prove he has subsequently done the same.

Because he has a lot of history to scrub, ya know. Go, read their post. Go, go! I’ll still be here when you get back.

You back? Good. On to my own fisking of Charles’s latest dishonesty:

Patterico and the echo chamber of wingnut blogs that linked to him are trying to make excuses for Glenn Beck, by setting up an obvious straw man — that I claimed Beck was telling his audience to go out and shoot people in the head — and then knocking the straw man down. But the simple truth is that I didn’t say or imply this at any time, and neither did the writer of the LGF Page that contained the video.

Right. You merely called his statements a “vile threat”:

You also called them a “crazed, incoherent rant”; “disgusting comments”; and “completely freaking insane.” And you also suggested there was no context that could explain the comments:

And you said I was “making excuses” for a “disturbing, incoherent rant involving shooting people in the head”:

But you weren’t implying that Beck was calling for violence — oh, no! Not at all!

Do you realize how transparent you are??

See, to me — and I bet to others! — the above kinda suggests that you did strongly imply Beck was issuing threats and calls for violence. But I also gave you plenty of opportunities to explain what you really thought he meant, and repeatedly asked you for your interpretation. And here are the kind of messages I got in response.

Contentless insults:

When Leftists “Debate,” 1

When Leftists “Debate,” 2

And insinuations that you would go after my job:

When Leftists “Debate,” 3

In other words, standard gambits from the Leftist Playbook, taken from the chapter “Things to Say When you Have No Argument.” (It’s a hell of a big chapter.)

Well done. That’s some honest, civil debate there, Charles. Well done indeed.

36 Responses to “More Charles Johnson Dishonesty and High Level Civility-Type Talk”

  1. By the way, I’m not going to beg for people to “retweet” this or whatever, like Charles does on his posts about me. (Read them and you’ll see what I mean.) The truth speaks for itself. If you want to pass it on, great. If not, fine.

    Patterico (c218bd)

  2. Wait, isn’t that last tweet of his sorta like what he was accusing Beck of doing, only Charles actually did it? Some leftover LGF’er needs to take the tweet keys away from Charles.

    Topsecretk9 (ab69ad)

  3. Chales has been sniffing too many bicycle seats.

    daleyrocks (e7bc4f)

  4. Ego is a terrible, terrible thing. I think all the interest in CJ a couple of years ago went to his head. He is getting as bizarrely hypocritical as Excitable Andy.

    Simon Jester (3dd699)

  5. Mr Patterico be very careful when you criticize Charles Johnson.

    As you saw in his re-tweet of the tweet by Gus_802 Charles Johnson will attempt to contact your employers and cause you harm by proxy.

    Gus 802 outed one ex LGF poster. Charles himself exposed a friend of mine and allowed one of his dedicated followers, Ludwigvanquixote to mount a campaign to get my friend fired from his job.

    Charles allowed this to happen in the comment section of his blog. A blog that he or his admin group monitors constantly.

    Despite what Johnson may claim, if you can read it at his blog he agrees with it.

    I could give you and your readers examples of Charles and his cohorts outing individuals but that would only re-expose those individuals.

    Charles Johnson is a toxic individual. Beware.

    Internet Septic Tank Engineer (b332c8)

  6. As I recall, Patterico, didn’t you have a bomb maker try to sue you for pointing out his actual history? Or do I have that wrong?

    I suspect ISTE knows of what he speaks, but my money is on Patterico.

    Simon Jester (3dd699)

  7. There’s kind of an interesting backstory to CJ blocking the Archives and Google, as we at Diary of Daedalus had been digging stuff up out of the memory hole for about a month before he finally pulled the plug on it (around the time of the aforementioned Guardian piece, and “St. Pancake” statement, and we suspect not coincidentally). So, in addition to proving the hypocrisy, that “craven coward” thread was also a moment for us to gloat.

    ChenZhen (1c5e47)

  8. Remember.Anything that disagrees with the Fatboy is a threat. He goes after people with his lies and distortions and when they come back on him he whines and cries like the big fat coward he is.
    Only people mentally unhinged would patronize that infested blog.

    Bloodofmyfather (b7245e)

  9. Pat,

    What is it with these Jazz musicians?

    Let us know if you need us…

    On my way back to Doha

    EricPWJohnson (25498d)

  10. …taken from the chapter “Things to Say When you Have No Argument.” (It’s a hell of a big chapter.)

    Oh, come on. At what point in time since — oh, 1985, say — have leftists EVER ‘Had An Argument’?

    So this chapter should just be titled: “Parrot Speak (Say The Following)”

    IgotBupkis, President, United Anarchist Society (c9dcd8)

  11. Anonymity. I cling to it.

    S. Weasel (39a70c)

  12. @IgotBupkis
    Actually, George Orwell (genius that he was) hit on this very topic back in 1984.

    Duckspeak is a Newspeak term meaning literally to quack like a duck or to speak without thinking. Duckspeak can be either good or “ungood” (bad), depending on who is speaking, and whether what they are saying is in following with the ideals of Big Brother. To speak rubbish and lies may be ungood, but to speak rubbish and lies for the good of “The Party” may be good. In the appendix to 1984, Orwell explains:

    “ Ultimately it was hoped to make articulate speech issue from the larynx without involving the higher brain centres at all. This aim was frankly admitted in the Newspeak word duckspeak […]. Like various words in the B vocabulary, duckspeak was ambivalent in meaning. Provided that the opinions which were quacked out were orthodox ones, it implied nothing but praise, and when the Times referred to one of the orators of the Party as a doubleplusgood duckspeaker it was paying a warm and valued compliment. ”
    —Orwell, 1984

    Charles seems to have descended into this.

    (If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck…)

    Warthog (a25176)

  13. holy crap, i think we are getting a flame war going.

    anyway, the fact is the clashes over the last few days have seriously damaged CJ. He knows it. Which is why he is acting supercrazed.

    Aaron Worthing (e7d72e)

  14. PSA:

    When LGF really feels its reputation has been damaged, LGF moderators sometimes will use sockpuppets to drop racial slurs in the comment sections of their ‘rival’ blogs.

    This is basically all anyone knows Kilgore Trout for anymore.
    Charles defended it, and kept this guy on as a valued moderator. This makes Glen Greenwald’s sockpuppeting seem like a silly goof.

    So if you see someone drop the N Word, it’s a safe guess it was KilGore Trout, Charles Johnson, or some other LGF moderator. That’s what they do. The more my memory is refreshed about these scumbags, the more ticked off I get.

    They outed that woman, based on her private donation information, because she criticized them. And then they called her the stalker! And on the same grounds they call Patterico a stalker… because he posted a critical viewpoint on the internet.

    Posting hysterical lies and boring, disingenuous arguments ought to be as bad as a blogger can get, but it’s not.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  15. What happened to his pony tail? and someone has to p-shop CAT onto that hat.

    Jean (061e88)

  16. Libtards scream bloody murder if you post public info on them but don’t see anything wrong with it when they do it, eh Patterico?

    PatriotRider (323a62)

  17. Aaron, if Charles thinks the recent articles damaged him, it is only because he is delusional about how much he already damaged himself.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  18. I love how Chuckie has closed registration for his site. I guess he doesn’t want people calling him on his dishonesty.

    blackhawk12151 (d83486)

  19. Intellectual dishonesty is what happens when a person places their ideology BEFORE the objective reality that it is supposed to illuminate.

    Leftists make the fatal mistake of attempting to adjust reality to their ideas instead of the other way around.

    This is why they continue to sell the same old bullshit under ever changing names. Communists became socialists became progressives became “liberals” became progressives again. The same sort of chicanery can be found in the terms they use to promote and describe their unchanging and toxic beliefs and ideas.

    This is also why, in a FREE marketplace of ideas, they perform so poorly over the long run.

    Lee Reynolds (32f424)

  20. Hmmm… Makes me wonder if I still have MY account there…

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  21. I see it more proof that CJ has truly lost his mind. His communications are deranged.

    SGT Ted (5d10ae)

  22. Since when was linking material from other blogs considered “stalking”? I thought that was what bloggers do.

    So if I have this whole thing down, this CJ guy puts his mindthoughts down on the intartubes, then gets his panties all wadded up because somebody is linking the information he, at one point, wanted the world to have access to. That about right?

    Glad I never really got into LGF because it reeked of a cesspool the one time I went back in ’07 or ’08. Dude’s a loon.

    Burn the Witch (da3641)

  23. Ever notice how oddly featureless Chuck’s mug is?

    JimiSchmendrick (868ced)

  24. I thought that was what bloggers do.

    Well, NOT linking is how he managed to make his name, so I guess maybe to him it is stalking…

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  25. OT but Suh-weet: “The Illinois Appellate Court has tossed mayoral frontrunner Rahm Emanuel off the ballot, reversing the decision of a lower court.

    The Appellate Court reached a 2-1 decision to remove Emanuel.”

    daleyrocks (e7bc4f)

  26. Admit nothing
    Deny everything
    Say “they did it too”

    and cowardly delete all blog comments that show inconvenient truths, and keep it tuned to Fox News.

    rightwing playbook (7c85b9)

  27. Leftwing playbook – projection, projection, projection.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  28. I sarcastically but appropriately commented some time back on LGF re: the video mime about Mann hiding the decline. After about three comments I was denied any further comments. You should consider yourself fortunate to have not been forbidden. Me, I haven’t been back to visit since. ric

    ric (acac5f)

  29. 27: fuick you, you fuicking fuickbasket. Fuick you for being too cowardly to use your LGF nic here. ANd fuick you for being OK with trying to ruin s man’s career by outing him.

    eddiebear (bd5de9)

  30. I remember CJ from many years ago when LGF was fun.
    I’m surprised anyone even links to that website now.

    Charles your a jerk… Grow up. I thought you might after many of your followers and people who donated to your site left.
    I guess not.

    Dustoff (11176e)

  31. Johnson’s erratic behavior has alienated him from people like Pam Geller of Atlas Shrugged and Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch.
    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.

    Johnson jumped off the sanity cliff a while back. He spends his time screaming from the bottom of the chasm.

    SFC MAC (ca17ab)

  32. Why does anyone care what that loser says in the first place? Does anyone read LGF any more?
    I have to say, I never did understand what the big deal ever was about LGF. It was always just a less-interesting, less original (if you call a link blog “original”) version of Instapundit with way less content, plus a community of basement-dwelling Jacobins praising their Dear Leader. *YAWN*
    If you want deranged, hate-filled rants from the Left, there are a ton of crappy lib blogs that are far better than LGF ever was.

    Beth (9cf51a)

  33. You are really able to hold down a job like deputy district attorney?

    You sound like you are 12 years old. A 12 year old with an anger management issue, and who likes guns.

    Reason number 10,222,423 not to go to L.A.

    BoyYouSoundLikeAnIdiot (9c389c)

  34. “You sound like you are 12 years old”

    BoyYouSoundLikeAnIdiot – You sound like a 12 year old idiot and someone who reads LGF. Doesn’t that blog have any intelligent adult readers?

    daleyrocks (e7bc4f)

  35. Wow. That’s some serious yellowbelly think stink in here!

    Classic stuff… worth saving! ; )

    trax (799e07)

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