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LGF New Tune: Hurray for Pallywood!

Posted on | November 18, 2012 | 21 Comments

It may be necessary to explain that, once upon a time, Little Green Footballs was one of the most influential blogs, linked and cited by everyone from Rush Limbaugh to Matt Drudge.

Since 2007, however, LGF has imploded, following the apparent mental breakdown of its operator, Charles Johnson, who went psycho on Pamela Geller, embraced global warming, began attacking climate-change “denialists,” declared war on the Tea Party and presided over months of frenzied purges during which he and his henchmen banned thousands of the site’s former commenters, eventually banning even some of the LGF henchmen who had led the original wave of purges.

One thing the old LGF used to do was to debunk anti-U.S. or anti-Israel propaganda, including the staged or manipulated photos and videos known as “Pallywood.” For a recent example of “Pallywood,” consider the BBC News video showing an “injured” Palestinian man, allegedly a victim of Israeli air strikes in Gaza, being carried away from the scene, only to re-appear later walking and apparently uninjured:

Little Green Footballs used to devote entire threads to debunking that stuff but now? Ythey’re making elaborate defenses of Palestinian propaganda, doing frame-by-frame analysis, classifying skeptics as “far-right” and motivated by “bigotry,” and generally doing the exact opposite of what LGF did back in its glory days.

UPDATE: Diary of Daedalus chronicles the ongoing autobeclownment of Charles Johnson and Little Green Footballs.


21 Responses to “LGF New Tune: Hurray for Pallywood!”

  1. Bob Belvedere
    November 18th, 2012 @ 8:40 pm

    A bicycle-seat sniffing mind is a terrible thing to waste, eh?

  2. sybilll
    November 18th, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

    I’m embarrassed that I wasn’t banned from there more than once.

  3. William_Teach
    November 18th, 2012 @ 9:43 pm

    And let’s not forget his embracing of abortion on demand, and one of the original roads he started down on his road to bat guano crazy moonbat, posting about “creationism” legislation.

  4. William_Teach
    November 18th, 2012 @ 9:51 pm

    PS: the post itself is not written by Charles (I had to scroll up when I saw more than 2 written paragraphs, which is not Chuck’s MO), but, he was the first to comment, writing “Bravo!”

    Then he promotes it to the front page.

    Then we get something about “the anti-jihad morons”.

  5. Dianna Deeley
    November 18th, 2012 @ 10:26 pm

    Once was more than enough, I’m pretty sure. It’s not like it was a place to hang any more.

  6. Charles Johnson
    November 18th, 2012 @ 10:34 pm

    Consider yourselves banned. Again. I am a giver that way. And if you speak again in a way I do not approve, I will send you a LGF calendar.

  7. Charles Johnson
    November 18th, 2012 @ 10:36 pm

    Don’t knock bicycle-seat sniffing till you try it!

  8. MrPaulRevere
    November 18th, 2012 @ 10:38 pm

    You left out the dreaded Flemish menace AKA Vlaams Belang.

  9. Dianna Deeley
    November 18th, 2012 @ 10:40 pm

    Did they even get any seats this time around? I thought, after the stalemate in Belgian politics, they got smacked down.

  10. Dianna Deeley
    November 18th, 2012 @ 10:40 pm

    No, you won’t; you’re too broke to afford the shipping charges!

  11. Larry Sheldon
    November 18th, 2012 @ 11:54 pm

    That does it.

    The Other Mc Cain joins the other Mc Cain that id don’t read anymore…..what is that three of you now?

  12. Killgore's Meese
    November 19th, 2012 @ 2:53 am

    The Magical Jazzy Ponytail just read this, grabbed his hose, and now he’s scampering around yelling “Fire! Fire! Fire!” and pissing all over the kitchen.

  13. matthew w
    November 19th, 2012 @ 7:05 am

    Back in the day when LGF was the first site of the day for me !!
    Take your medication Charles.

  14. Bob Belvedere
    November 19th, 2012 @ 7:56 am

    Mission Accomplished.

  15. Charles the Magnificent
    November 19th, 2012 @ 9:40 am

    You’re all banned! Banned, I say! Not only from my blog, but from all the interwebs! Bwahahahahaha!!

  16. matthew w
    November 19th, 2012 @ 1:13 pm

    If there is a story behind that, you’d better tell it !!!

  17. Bob Belvedere
    November 19th, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

    I’ll leave it to Stacy.

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  19. K-Bob
    November 19th, 2012 @ 5:34 pm

    That’s when the bannings began to ramp up, big time. Over creationism in the schools! Tha schooollllz! U R Band!

    That’s when it all went loony-tunes shaped.

  20. K-Bob
    November 19th, 2012 @ 5:36 pm

    I used to be in a band. Is that the same thing?

  21. Rob Crawford
    November 20th, 2012 @ 9:00 am

    As opposed to the pro-jihad morons like Charles?