Village Voice Savages Righty Blogs

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Here’s an indicator that the far left is concerned about the influence of “right-wing” blogs on this election, a risible hit piece in the Village Voice by Roy Edroso that reads like a Rosie O’Donnell rant: The Official Village Voice Election-Season Guide to the Right-Wing Blogosphere by Roy Edroso.

LGF gets a “stupid/evil” ratio of 40/60. If I were to rate Edroso, he’d tip the scale toward stupid; his little “stupid/evil” conceit is one of the dumbest excuses for a politically motivated character assassination piece I’ve ever read. Notice in the section on LGF, he puts us down for the term “idiotarian”—in an article that’s entirely devoted to calling bloggers idiots.

CHARLES JOHNSON (Little Green Footballs; littlegreenfootballs.com)

ORIENTATION: Anti-Islamo-everything

TONE: Unrelenting

FUN FACT: Coined the terms idiotarian and anti-idiotarian for, respectively, people who don’t think like him and people who do.

CANDIDATE: None, but prone to close late and reliably anti-idiotarian (i.e., Republican)

STUPID/EVIL RATIO: 40/60

HISTORY: “fixed my flat from this morning and got out on the bike. riding for 15 minutes and pow! fss—fsss—fss—fsss. yes. another flat.” This kind of lower-case personal reminiscence, interspersed with media and tech reviews, were Johnson’s bailiwick at LGF until 9/11. A week later, considering a National Review denunciation of Islamic terrorists, he wrote: “I agree totally—something I never imagined I would say about an article in the National Review.” Quickly outstripped the Review in conservatism, denouncing the Johannesburg Earth Summit (“generated between 300 and 400 tons of garbage”), the “NEA’s pomo multiculti agenda,” and “the left-wing extremism that dominates U.S. college campuses.” But he’s really a single-issue voter whose bugbear is terrorism, and who will support any foreign adventure purporting to fight it. Was an early supporter of the invasion of Iraq (“Stability Is the Last Thing Iraq Needs”) and has his eye on Iran (“Iran’s Manhattan Project Still On Track”), and on America, too: was pleased by a 2004 poll that showed 44 percent of Americans believed the U.S. government should restrict the civil liberties of American Muslims (“that’s not going to make the moonbats among us feel very good”). Johnson was delighted by the results of the 2004 election (“Moonbats … packing your bags and heading to Canada to escape the evil Cowboy Chimp’s imperialistic regime”), but was dismayed by the returns in 2006, especially when Muslim Keith Ellison was elected to Congress (“They’ll be celebrating in Gaza tomorrow”).

MODUS OPERANDI: For this election cycle, Johnson has interrupted his traditional Muslim-watch more often than usual to run pieces critical of Obama (“Obama Fools Mississippi”) and Clinton (“I doubt the crying tactic will work very well with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad”). Fairly quiet on McCain, but insists that “I know who I want to vote against: the Hillary-Obama Appeasement Complex.”

WHAT TO EXPECT: More reverse jihad, a late McCain endorsement, then still more reverse jihad.

UPDATE at 4/16/08 8:47:30 am:

Since this article was published, we’ve received a grand total of … count ’em … 32 hits from people clicking the link at the Village Voice web site.

UPDATE at 4/16/08 9:01:01 am:

I even got my own Tom Tomorrow cartoon! The jagged yellow spikes must be caused by all of that evil.

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