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Before starting Little Green Footballs in 2001, founder Charles Johnson was a successful musician, playing guitar with well-known artists such as Al Jarreau, George Duke, Stanley Clarke and many others. He has been profiled in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, and has appeared on Fox News, CNN and the BBC. LGF has won many awards for their coverage of breaking news.

In 2004, Charles Johnson teamed up with writer Roger L. Simon to found Pajamas Media, a news site whose original vision was to be “post-partisan” and feature news and opinion from all sides of the political spectrum.

Perhaps the most famous story Little Green Footballs was instrumental in reporting was the so-called “Rathergate” scandal, when 60 Minutes anchorman Dan Rather was exposed using faked documents purporting to be George W. Bush’s Texas Air National Guard records. Another important story broken by LGF: a series of altered photographs posted by the Reuters news service during the 2006 Lebanon War.

More recently, an exclusive LGF story debunked a false report being circulated by conservative blogs and media that police officer Darren Wilson suffered severe facial injuries during his now-infamous fight with Michael Brown.

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