A couple of days ago, our stalker pal Chuck C. Johnson started posting a string of clownish boasts about an article he was planning to publish. Chuck hyped this article as a bombshell exposé of a well-known conservative figure, said he’d been working on it for two years, and dropped a series of hints about sexual harassment and grabbing “tits” (Chuck is nothing if not classy).
TAKE NOTE, MEDIA! THIS IS HOW IT IS DONE!
(Rarely have I seen a person with such radically over-inflated self-esteem, yet so little reason for it.)
So anyway, long story short, Chuck’s target this time is Allen West: BREAKING, EXCLUSIVE: Allen West Has Sexually Harassed at Least Two Women - GotNews.
Who knows if there’s any truth to these allegations? It wouldn’t be very surprising, since West has been accused of sexual harassment before; but hey, this is Chuck C. Johnson! And of course, that means it’s based on those anonymous sources for which Chuck has become notorious, and that some observers suspect may exist only in Chuck’s alleged mind.
But shortly after posting this BREAKING EXCLUSIVE BOMBSHELL, Chuck was forced to add his first walk-back, when one of the women he identified as having been groped by West demanded that he correct the record. In typical Chuck fashion, he did this in the most passive aggressive way possible:
West, who was fired from Pajamas Media, grabbed the breast of then 24-year-old, Michelle Fields in front of an elevator while the two of them were colleagues. Fields declined to be interviewed on record but three different sources at PJ Media confirmed this story. (Update: Fields repeatedly and emphatically refused comment on the record and asked that I change her earlier confirmation which I have now done.)
The funniest part of this is that Chuck was immediately, viciously attacked by hordes of angry right wingers who really didn’t cotton to the idea of the Ginger Avenger smearing their idol Allen West, who won the loyalty of the wingnut base by making frequent horrible statements about President Obama. A couple of my favorites:
So far, not a single source in media or blogs has linked approvingly to Chuck’s hit piece. And Chuck seems to dimly realize he screwed this one up, big time; normally he posts at least a dozen links to an article like this on Twitter and rants about it for hours. But this time, he posted just one lonely link — then immediately started tweeting about other subjects.
Can you say “backfire?” TAKE NOTE, MEDIA! THIS IS HOW IT IS DONE!