Posts Tagged ‘lgf jumps the shark’

I must confess when I saw this story at gateway pundit

On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that they were surprised by the applause at the memorial pep rally on Wednesday for the victims of the Tucson shootings.

I will say that I read the speech several times and thought that there wouldn’t be a lot of applause if any. I think many of us thought that. But I think there was a celebration, again, of the lives of those who had been impacted. Not just at that grocery store but throughout the country. And I think that, if that is part of the healing process, then that’s a good thing.

Oh really?
Then why was it printed on the Jumbotron?

my first thought was: “It has to be a photoshop, not even this administration can be that crass and/or foolish.”

Some of Jim commentators suggest it was closed captioning. Assuming that is correct it seems to me odd that the “applause” tag would have been fed into the feed if the jumbotron was simply for the audience (who being there could see it without being told). Also since the remarks were prepared remarks it suggests that those applause markers would have been pre-programmed too. A bit tacky to say the least, but I don’t know for sure and a little digging from people there can establish the truth. I’m willing to give the admin the benefit of the doubt till then.

What IS much more interesting is Charles Johnson’s reaction. Not that he is hitting Jim Hoft, at this point anyone right of media matters is the enemy to Charles. What is absolutely classic is this bit:

Since Hoft likes to float these smears and then delete them when it finally sinks through his dense cranial matter that they make him look like an idiot, here’s a screenshot:

I am not aware of Jim Hoft deleting posts however Charles Johnson’s efforts in trying to change is history has been documented which prompted this classic line from Tim Blair:

Little Green Footballs is becoming littler by the day.

Interesting note, do a bing search for “jim hoff” deleting posts and you get 39 results. Do the same with “Charles Johnson” instead of “Jim Hoff” and you get 89,100 results as of 5:07 p.m. today. That isn’t just projection, that’s a 12 screen multiplex with features offered in 3D. UPDATE: It would help if I spelled Jim’s name right. The corrected search is below.

I’m certainly not inclined to take Mr. Johnson’s word concerning Mr. Hoft (who I met at Blogcon and had the pleasure of interviewing) when it comes to bad form by a blogger, but he is welcome to provide actual evidence to back the slander libel up. Till then it is just another case of Mr. Johnson signaling that he continues to need our prayers. Remember while there is life there is hope and no soul is worth abandoning.

Plus I like happy endings.

Update: It’s been pointed out that slander is spoken and libel is print, corrected to reflect that.

Update: BIG correction I misspelled Jim name, the search should have been “Jim Hoft” redid the post with the right spelling and redid the search. Number of results is 3120 vs Johnson’s 89,100. My very big bad.

Update 2: Revenge is a dish best served ironic:

Yesterday Charles Johnson was praising this far left crackpot for blaming conservatives for the Tuscon shootings.

Today that same freak was arrested and charged with with threats and intimidation and disorderly conduct.

Jim finishes with this gem:

UPDATE: Fuller will undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Charles is still on the loose.

Mr. Fuller at least has an explanation for his actions having recently suffered the trauma of a gunshot wound. No word on what Mr. Johnson’s excuse is.

…is Charles Johnson attacking those who don’t fall for this bunk.

Well tomorrow is another year and to my knowledge he still hasn’t changed sides on Israel so there is still a slight hope for him, but I wouldn’t want to make book on when that will change.

…you know I’ve always assumed that some traumatic personal effect had a lot to do with Charles Johnson’s volte fache over the last couple of years. That along with an ability to hold a grudge is bad news indeed.

However now apparently Charles is crossing a line in blogger etiquette that I wouldn’t have thought was beneath him:

it turns out, every link in that post to one of charles’ posts regarding the flight 93 memorial is dead now. so here’s a screenshot to show that google’s spiders, with their indifferent eyes, have recorded charles’ deceit.

and Wrist action using a bit of irony in his follow up post. I won’t rob him of the link go and check it out.

Now when I’ve spotted grammar errors on old posts I’ve fixed them but this type of stuff is just plain dishonorable. Considering the season and the excitement going on it’s a great time to do it in hopes that it is ignored. As one of the oldest blogs and one I at one time defended I’m very disappointed. Tim Blair has the perfect line:

Little Green Footballs is becoming littler by the day.

Ironically his dishonorable attacks on Robert Stacy McCain and my banning led to our friendship, the Scott Brown stuff, CPAC the Tea Party express coverage and my recent trip to Blogcon. This only goes to show that God takes even bad things and can use it for good.

I’ll keep praying for Charles, and you should too, not in the hopes that he changes political sides again but I’d like him to get over whatever is troubling him.

Life is too short to spend it angry.

Jan 17, 2010, Boston:

NOT the confederate flag!

“That’s a Confederate Flag” said one African American woman observing the coiled snake on the yellow field. It took the word of several people around her to convince her that the flag was in fact the Gadsden Flag from the American Revolution (an odd thing to miss in Boston).

March 28, 2010: The little nook of the cyberspace world known as Little Green Footballs.

NOT a Neo-Nazi flag

Does anyone recognize the red flag being carried at the Washington Anti-healthcare demonstration in this video of the Rep Emanuel spitting incident? I’m fairly sure this is a neo nazi flag, but I haven’t found the exact logo yet.

At least the woman at the rally didn’t have access to the greatest single source of information in history at her fingertips when she started ranting in anger. Because of this Mr. Johnson gets the Nelson and she does not.

There was a time when you could count on Charles Johnson to search the internet for information on a subject, that time is now apparently past. It’s very sad.

This is why Yesterday Stacy got the instalanche and Charles didn’t.