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As You Can Perhaps Imagine, This Has Been a Rough Week for Charles Johnson

Posted on | May 16, 2013 | 39 Comments

The World’s Least Credible Blogger™ has been tying himself into laughable knots of hilarious self-contradiction lately, attempting to defend President Wiretap Benghazi Failure against . . . Well, facts.

Facts have always been optional with Obama, who has relied on his media-generated force field to survive all previous encounters with unfortunate reality. Obama’s fawning fanboy Charles Johnson fancies himself an apostle of Scientific Truth (and imagines his antagonists are all ignorant bigots), but the relentless drip, drip, drip of scandalous facts the past few days have been quite hard on CJ’s self-image.

Case in point: Diary of Daedalus catches CJ attempting to redefine the word “bogus” as “vastly overblown,” so as to dismiss as false or exaggerated the accounts of how Tea Party groups and other conservatives were targeted by the IRS.

Why, in a span of 38 minutes Tuesday afternoon, would Charles feel the need to attempt this redefinition? Maybe that’s when he got a look at “Inappropriate Criteria Were Used to Identify Tax-Exempt Applications for Review,” by Michael E. McKenny.

Once you read that, you realize this isn’t a “claim” made by conservatives, or something “alleged” to have happened: It’s a straight-up fact, and one that doesn’t fit within CJ’s worldview.

And man, it’s just been a cruel, cruel week for CJ’s worldview.

Scroll down Diary of Daedalus and enjoy the ridiculous failures. That is to say, if you still remember who Charles Johnson is. Or rather, was.



39 Responses to “As You Can Perhaps Imagine, This Has Been a Rough Week for Charles Johnson”

  1. Neo
    May 16th, 2013 @ 10:07 am

    This folks repeatedly make the same common mistake. They bought in.

    Try thinking for yourself. Don’t buy into the narrative.

    Any “adventure” that gets drug out this long has a sordid side. But don’t buy into the first story you hear.

    Consider the Birther thing. When all the dust settled, it appears that it was based on Obama, actually born in Hawaii, claiming to be born in Kenya so he could take advantage of those minority set-asides, you know, like Liz Warren’s Cherokee BS. So many folks bought into the Obama lie because it fit their agenda, while Obama was trying to run from it.

  2. A Goy
    May 16th, 2013 @ 10:09 am

    What, he hasn’t coined a new Alinskyite, truther-style “Birthers” moniker for all this yet? So he can ridicule instead of addressing stuff like documented facts? No “Benghaspers” from him? “IRSholes”? How the ponytailed have fallen!

  3. Bruce Webster
    May 16th, 2013 @ 10:21 am

    Actually, I _had_ forgotten about Johnson until you mentioned him in this post.

  4. joethefatman
    May 16th, 2013 @ 10:38 am

    I hadn’t. Someone tried to use his propaganda to claim a #Benghazi story was untrue just the other day on twitter.

  5. benning
    May 16th, 2013 @ 10:44 am

    Charles Johnson, Charles Johnson … Little Green Snotballs?

  6. keyboard jockey
    May 16th, 2013 @ 11:11 am

    Who can argue with Charles Johnson?

  7. Voltaires Crack
    May 16th, 2013 @ 11:42 am

    Somewhere on the planet a menu board is weeping

  8. Liz_Ardoid
    May 16th, 2013 @ 11:52 am

    I guess the Red Alert can go off any time again now…

  9. ChandlersGhost
    May 16th, 2013 @ 12:01 pm

    So people still read him? I got the impression that aside from Andrew Sullivan Chuck was kind of a joke on the left.

  10. Scribe of Slog (McGehee)
    May 16th, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

    Soon enough “vastly overblown” will mean “yeah, it’s all true — but so what!!??”

  11. Shawny Lee
    May 16th, 2013 @ 12:17 pm

    or…..class action, RICO, Impeach, prosecute, massive buttbreach……so, color me optimistic.

  12. Liz_Ardoid
    May 16th, 2013 @ 1:36 pm

    oh ohhh… CJ has noticed… well, that was fast, his ‘who-mentions-me-on-the-www-and-what-do-they-say-about-me’ alarm must have gone off …

    “Racist cretin Robert Stacy McCain is announcing to the world — again — that I’m irrelevant and nobody likes me, and he’s proving it by writing an entire post about an off-hand comment I made a few days ago. Ignores every article I’ve written, and gloats like a moron over a one-line comment.

    These people are not right in the head.”

  13. Jeff
    May 16th, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

    CJ banned be from commenting because I used the word ‘feminazi’.

    The dude is such a wimp.

  14. CarolinaGirl3
    May 16th, 2013 @ 1:55 pm

    Of course we notice the Magical Jazzy Ponytail. That much stupid has a way of intruding into one’s day to day affairs.

    And yes, MJP, you really are irrelevant. We’ve got the online stats to prove it at Daedalus.

  15. CarolinaGirl3
    May 16th, 2013 @ 1:58 pm

    He’s a joke left, right and center.

  16. Adjoran
    May 16th, 2013 @ 2:28 pm

    Kids, let this be a lesson to you. Sure, you’re young now and thing you’ll live forever, nothing can harm you, and it seems like fun to sniff your own bicycle seat at first. Maybe you had a bad day, maybe you want to “get high,” or maybe it’s peer pressure. And the first few times you sniff, nothing happens.

    Then, you begin to inhale. And you start to LIKE it. Before you know it, you’re riding half the day to refresh the seat, you can’t wait until your next sniff. Then you’re wearing your hair in a ponytail like some hipster dufus and squeezing into spandex shorts three sizes too small. Before you know it, all you can think about is sniffing that seat, you don’t even notice when your testicles shrivel up and drop off.

    This is your brain. Charles Johnson is your brain on bicycle seats. Any questions?

  17. JeffS
    May 16th, 2013 @ 2:36 pm

    CJ is still upset that Pam Geller didn’t notice his awesomeness, eh?

  18. K-Bob
    May 16th, 2013 @ 2:42 pm

    Grasping frantically at a phantom image of Al Sharpton’s tattered race card, he realized too late that it was only there to taunt him as he continued sinking deeper and deeper into the icy depths.

  19. K-Bob
    May 16th, 2013 @ 2:43 pm

    I hear he’s now a paid spokesman for the Massengill product line.

  20. William_Teach
    May 16th, 2013 @ 2:44 pm

    Someone say LGF? Some old ones Christmas Ghost did

  21. gvanderleun
    May 16th, 2013 @ 3:15 pm

    re Johnson, this little exchange from Ghostbusters sums it up:

    Dr Ray Stantz: Everything was fine with our system until the power grid was shut off by dickless here.

    Walter Peck: They caused an explosion!

    Mayor: Is this true?

    Dr. Peter Venkman: Yes it’s true.


    Dr. Peter Venkman: This man has no dick.

  22. Scribe of Slog (McGehee)
    May 16th, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

    Well, I was talking about on CJ’s Bizarro planet.

  23. TC_LeatherPenguin
    May 16th, 2013 @ 4:22 pm

    I used to have one of those for Andrew Sullivan: “The Heartaching Gobsmack Threat Level System.” I think one of the Wizbang! crew created it. It’s probably tucked away here somewhere….

  24. Bob Belvedere
    May 16th, 2013 @ 5:32 pm

    Methinks Mr. J. ‘Hermeneutics’ Goldstein might disagree with you there, Sloggy.

  25. Bob Belvedere
    May 16th, 2013 @ 5:33 pm


  26. Bob Belvedere
    May 16th, 2013 @ 5:34 pm

    Methinks Adj just won this thread – brilliant.

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  28. Jack Asbeiter
    May 17th, 2013 @ 12:16 am

    Classic Johnson argument: “YesBut.”
    “False” means “True, But Overblown” in Little Green Rumpswab Land.

  29. Jack Asbeiter
    May 17th, 2013 @ 12:23 am

    All he had to say was that he chose the wrong word to describe the IRS scandal, the Benghazi scandal, the Anthony Weiner scandal, the #Twittergate scandal, the _________ scandal.
    But Noooooooooh.
    Charles doubles down. His shoes have his own dick prints on their soles.

  30. Jack Asbeiter
    May 17th, 2013 @ 12:34 am

    CJ’s a 60 year old white guy who claims that 60 year old white guys are racist because racist and 60 years old. Ask Oliver Willis.

  31. Adjoran
    May 17th, 2013 @ 12:37 am

    Sounds like a Jay Tea invention. I hope he’s okay, wherever he is.

  32. Jack Asbeiter
    May 17th, 2013 @ 12:37 am

    Yeah, like THAT’S never been said before.

  33. Jack Asbeiter
    May 17th, 2013 @ 12:55 am

    Actually Charles Johnson has about a dozen dicks. He used to have thousands, but he banned them all.

  34. Jack Asbeiter
    May 17th, 2013 @ 12:56 am

    The ones he banned were top notch, too.

  35. Jack Asbeiter
    May 17th, 2013 @ 1:31 am

    My favorite tribute:

  36. Good Stuff
    May 17th, 2013 @ 4:05 am

    LoL – And man, it’s just been a cruel, cruel week for CJ’s worldview

  37. Good Stuff
    May 17th, 2013 @ 4:09 am

    funny stuff

  38. Jack Asbeiter
    May 18th, 2013 @ 1:57 am

    Little Green Footballs, cool flash animations and web design techniques. It’s amazing.

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