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Little Green Footballs
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“”Seeing this vile Holocaust revisionism at the highest levels of Israeli govt makes me glad I renounced the “anti-jihad” creeps years ago.
|—Charles Johnson after seeing Netanyahu blame the "Mufti of Jerusalem" for the Holocaust|
Little Green Footballs (LGF) is a website that went from vehement, racist, hate-speech right-wing warblog in 2001 to vehement anti-right-wing blog in 2009 while retaining the same tactics of ridicule, personal rivalries, banning of dissenters, and calling opponents "evil." LGF is the creation of Charles Johnson, one of the leading boosters of the Iraq War in the early days of the blogosphere. His posts only bordered on hate speech as he popularized the canard of "Islamofascism" and LGF is cited often in Norwegian mass murder Anders Behring Breivik's anti-Muslim "manifesto." But Johnson fostered more open vileness in the LGF comments section: Muslims were "vermin," the activist that was killed by a bulldozer in Israel, Rachel Corrie, was renamed "St. Pancake" while Palestinians required "sterilization," and the beating of protesters was openly advocated while "targeted genocide" was a popular solution to America's problems.
After helping establish many of the loony wingnuts (like the epically insane Pamela Geller) still running amok to this day, Johnson parted ways with the right wing and attempted to retroactively cleanse LGF and his own personal reputation by scrubbing his site of incriminating blog posts, banning most active members, and denying his previous warmongering bloodlust with a kind of "what, little old me?" denial of responsibility.
Johnson has spent much of his time on LGF in Twitter wars with Glenn Greenwald, until Greenwald got smart and began ignoring him. Ironically, as of 2014 Charles Johnson has found a new #1 nemesis having almost his exact same name--wingnut Internet troll Charles C. Johnson--and the LGF Johnson takes pains while writing posts to point out that his doppelganger Johnson "is not me." Sadly for LGF Charles, Charles C has been permanently banned from Twitter. This may leave the former Charles with no option but Twitter self-abuse.