Monday, February 13, 2012

Charles Johnson (of Little Green Footballs) upset about racist comments on Fox over Whitney Houston's death

Here. The comments really are terrible, for instance this one:

"SHe couldn’t even sell issues of “the national enquirer” anymore. Everyone was tired of the TNB. Niqqer flaps her lips and screeches, niqqer becomes rich. Niqqer ends up nearly broke after spending all of her money. Niqqer in constant fights and drug binges. Niqqer ODs when she learns she’s nearly broke and she is so wasted physically she can’t make another album. Niqqer hit the end of the road, niqqer thinking and niqqer behavior led her to where she had nothing. She couldn’t face life without the “bling bling”, she knew she would never have any more “kaching kaching”"

As someone noted, the mis-spellings are there so that the post wouldn't be automatically censored.
I find it increasingly funny that Charles Johnson has come around to see the error of his ways, although I appreciate it. The name Little Green Footballs is a likely reference to wanting to punt "green" liberals and lefties, and the site is a discussion board/news source that served as one of the prime architects of Bush era far right anti-Muslim, anti-Civil Liberties hatred. I'm not using hyperbole here. LGF really did promote ideas that can only be considered hate. Reportedly, Johnson changed his ways when he saw that the movement he helped build started to form alliances with European far right figures like Geert Wilders, he of the anti-immigration Dutch Party for Freedom. My question is, why did it really take you that long to see a problem? I mean, come on. Although Wilders isn't a neo-nazi, objecting to the U.S. far right only when it links to him is like saying that, well, you were okay with the German National Democratic Party until they started to quote Leon Degrelle, the Belgian Fascist and SS leader who wrote a love poem of a book about SS while living in post-war exile in Franco's Spain.

*on edit: post altered to reflect the fact that Geert Wilders is a Dutch politician and not a Belgian one.

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