Last night The Other McCain Fought Back against Crazy Charles Johnston’s Smears:
“Meanwhile, white supremacist blogger Robert Stacy McCain (new darling of the right wing blogs) is attacking again. No linkies for him.”
— Charles Johnson, Little Green Footballs, Sept. 15, 2009
“Never tell a lie, nor take what is not your own, nor sue anybody for slander, assault and battery. Always settle them cases yourself.”
— Andrew Jackson, recalling his mother’s advice
Charles Johnson’s gutless passive-aggressive act — outrageously libeling me, trying to prevent me from reporting on the 9/12 March on DC, and then falsely claiming that I am attacking him — has been permitted to continue too long. Honest people are now compelled by simple decency to denounce him as the craven, sadistic liar he is. Contrary to anything Mad King Charles may tell his dwindling pool of yet-to-be-banned readers in their “private” discussions, this engagement began when Johnson attacked my friend Pamela Geller for her attendance at the October 2007 Brussels conference. Though I was not involved in that dispute, as I told Pamela in a brief phone conversation this morning, I now regret that I did not immediately leap to her defense.
Pamela Geller is a brave woman who can fight her own battles without my aid, but by the time I finally spoke up — in November 2008 — Charles had already irrevocably committed himself to the disgraceful campaign by which he has since destroyed his own reputation and influence:
I recommend you go to his site and read the rest of the story and see what happens when someone begins to believe their “press clippings.” Johnson has gone from Blogosphere Icon to a sad, angry has been.