Article on Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs

Little Green Footballs proprietor Charles Johnson is featured in this Washington Post piece on Reutergate. Love the headline:

Blogger Takes Aim At News Media and Makes a Direct Hit

It’s a good article on how the blogosphere continues to impact the MSM by trying their best to keep them honest.

They did, however, get a few things wrong in the article, as Johnson notes:

The claim that the FBI investigated “several threats of physical harm against Muslims” posted on LGF is false, and Mr. [Ibrahim] Hooper [spokesman for CAIR] knows it.

The facts: one reader posted one comment that could be interpreted as a threat against Mr. Hooper in particular (not against “Muslims”), and this comment was deleted soon after it was posted. The FBI contacted me months after the comment had been deleted, at the urging of CAIR. The FBI also contacted me (again on CAIR’s urging) about harassing emails sent with our “email this article” feature β€” and again these emails were sent directly to Mr. Hooper in particular, not to “Muslims.” Both of these incidents were handled promptly and with integrity on our side.


Paul Farhi inadvertently but predictably proved my point, that the mainstream media shies away from the truth about radical Islam. He identifies CAIR as only a “civil rights group” but apparently didn’t think it was important or relevant to include the information that at least five of CAIR’s employees and board members have been arrested, convicted, deported, or otherwise linked to terrorism-related charges and activities. See: CAIR: Islamists Fooling the Establishment for the context the mainstream media always seems to omit.

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