‘Ace of Spades’ and Right Wing Blogosphere ‘Ethics’

In his feverish rush to smear LGF by any means possible, wingnut hateblogger Ace of Spades makes an accusation. (Amid a whole bunch of outright lies.)

I have to say this again: Charles Johnson had a bad reputation, even when he was nominally on the right, for simply stealing other bloggers’ finds. I really should contact one of the people ripped off by him to get him to write a post on this.

Well, this is very curious, because there’s a story behind this one that doesn’t end well for Ace of Spades.

Back in March of 2008, Steve Gilbert of the blog Sweetness and Light publicly accused me of stealing one of his stories — which I absolutely did not do. When I wrote to him and explained where I had gotten the story (readers tipped me to it, as often happens), he refused to believe me and threatened to “ruin my reputation” with other bloggers.

So I preemptively wrote emails to several other bloggers, including Ace of Spades, to explain the situation before Steve Gilbert could poison the well with false accusations. This is what I wrote:

… by the way, Steve Gilbert is tossing around some ridiculous threats to “ruin my reputation,” because he’s convinced that I stole a post of his — and it’s completely untrue. I never read his post, all the info came from LGF readers, and I can easily prove it if I have to.

Just in case he emails you about it.

CJ

And here’s the reply from Ace of Spades, openly admitting that he feels no compunction at all about stealing posts from Mr. Gilbert:

… For reasons I won’t bother you with I do not link him and if he has a good story or video I will swipe the link without crediting him.

I have reasons. He’s blackballed from my site, forever.

This is the kind of person who represents the right wing blogosphere: a rank hypocrite, who accuses others of the unethical acts he performs himself.

And because lying creeps like Ace of Spades will undoubtedly now try to claim I’m faking this, here are the full headers of the email, which I will supply to anyone who requests it.

Return-path:
Envelope-to: charles@littlegreenfootballs.com
Delivery-date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 15:37:05 -0500
Received: from nf-out-0910.google.com ([64.233.182.189])
by slremote4.hmdnsgroup.com with esmtp (Exim 4.68)
(envelope-from )
id 1JbM4k-0003PX-GZ
for charles@littlegreenfootballs.com; Mon, 17 Mar 2008 15:37:04 -0500
Received: by nf-out-0910.google.com with SMTP id b2so2274636nfb.33
for ; Mon, 17 Mar 2008 13:36:48 -0700 (PDT)
DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed;
d=gmail.com; s=gamma;
h=domainkey-signature:received:received:message-id:date:from:to:subject:in-reply-to:mime-version:content-type:references;
bh=y3qNfIGrzb4cYtljaQbgN3ytliOe3b/XaYrUWYaqqr0=;
b=PmQRINie3xSIQjYTx1o6XOJnICXZbqcRCrnw/ SJhNsu3hIFK19fDGn45paB4cyiXToLtQwRiZjgcG7 l1zCNKRAexA4SapkSA1WG6QLdkf7vYJLlLO6C8r xnjWC7sXXB23JO8X4yA1IkK+qJTKX5nrRasd7z 4YLAtCczvNwGTvSM=
DomainKey-Signature: a=rsa-sha1; c=nofws;
d=gmail.com; s=gamma;
h=message-id:date:from:to:subject:in-reply-to:mime-version:content-type:references;
b=YiSPWdIo+wXVpkLItoD1A6ei1UZrrSe4glTwcqA fzPTp03LdcUJkqeF72dM2Zh6GiDrORNnOFiETz+d j4RTBR2kyz7tx2jbPgD+sbLV6Slk0GGHXMRMLrV z53G5cjyIX6ktwQ21CMlPLaYCTbbe7tO9abI+CS2 NKEHXGZmGNvAU=
Received: by 10.142.48.14 with SMTP id v14mr687964wfv.133.1205786206349;
Mon, 17 Mar 2008 13:36:46 -0700 (PDT)
Received: by 10.142.99.15 with HTTP; Mon, 17 Mar 2008 13:36:46 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <796f81c20803171336g43235562p1bdbab2238efaade@mail.gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 16:36:46 -0400
From: “Ace O’Spades”
To: “Charles Johnson”
Subject: Re: Pretty amazing stuff in a Trinity Church PDF
In-Reply-To: <04FC2ED9-83BB-453F-BD48-9D42185635AF@littlegreenfootballs.com>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
boundary=”——=_Part_15065_28551113.1205786206340”
References: <7DAF5188-2B1D-4CE4-BBCC-D269D2895A66@littlegreenfootballs.com>
<796f81c20803171244ia172622ye5aa2fa695fe2fd1@mail.gmail.com>
<796f81c20803171244m3f2d4f5bi278bcb06e1c71bde@mail.gmail.com>
<74A8F74A-2F43-4FE1-B2E2-D2A20AC0FAFA@littlegreenfootballs.com>
<796f81c20803171330h24b67b82nb1d2e4def202a825@mail.gmail.com>
<04FC2ED9-83BB-453F-BD48-9D42185635AF@littlegreenfootballs.com>
X-Spam-Status: No, score=-2.2
X-Spam-Score: -21
X-Spam-Bar: —
X-Spam-Flag: NO

———=_Part_15065_28551113.1205786206340
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Content-Disposition: inline

oh. Well. For reasons I won’t bother you with I do not link him and if he
has a good story or video I will swipe the link without crediting him.

I have reasons. He’s blackballed from my site, forever.

Two more points that probably should be answered, among all the shameless lies in “Ace of Spades’s” post.

First: “Ace of Spades” says that I used PayPal donation information to out the people at the stalker blog (a blog composed of people who were banned from LGF for various reasons, including supporting genocide among other lovely concepts).

This is a deliberate lie; they’re spreading the lie to try to damage my income from donations. I have never revealed information from PayPal, and I never will.

In fact, the stalkers even filed a complaint with PayPal last year to try to get my account shut down; PayPal dismissed the complaint as unfounded. Which it is.

All information that I used to identify these creepy obsessed individuals came from publicly available sources on the Internet, or from people who had the decency to inform me about them. Period. Any information you share with LGF through PayPal is absolutely kept private.

And what they fail to tell you is the reason why I outed these people — because they were sneaking repeatedly back in to LGF with sock puppet accounts, stealing large amounts of content from LGF and posting it at their blog, and even threatening my life on several occasions. The stalker blog has also had comments posted with threats against President Obama. Their web host once shut the site down for a short period, when their craziness got so bad it couldn’t be ignored. They now use a web host in another country with looser standards about acceptable behavior.

Those are the people I “outed,” and I’d do it again in a heartbeat. But I did not do it with PayPal information.

Second: “Ace of Spades” also claims that I tried to hog all the glory for the Dan Rather incident, another claim that is 100% false. I went out of my way to share credit with everyone else who helped move the story, over and over and over. In point of fact, my very first post about the Dan Rather documents gives full credit to Free Republic and Powerline. I’ve done this repeatedly throughout the years, and I have never claimed all the credit for myself.

The right wing blogosphere is inventing a weird series of alternate reality myths about me, based on blatant lies by deranged people, trying to literally destroy my reputation and my income. Stone the unfaithful monkey!

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
Serena Williams: There’s More to Domestic Violence Than Physical Abuse How can society prevent and fight domestic or intimate partner abuse? Traditionally, solutions tend to center on helping communities promote healthy communication and relationships. But far less discussed is the topic of money — and how finances can complicate ...
Birth Control Works
31 minutes ago
Views: 111 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Texas Couple Exonerated 25 Years After Being Convicted of Lurid Crimes That Never Happened Photo: Jana Birchum Twenty-five years after they were convicted of a crime that never happened, Fran and Dan Keller were formally exonerated on June 20 in Austin, Texas. The couple’s prosecution in 1992 was part of a wave of ...
Birth Control Works
1 hour, 2 minutes ago
Views: 91 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Why Are So Many Queer Girls in Juvie? The findings come out of years of research done by Angela Irvine and Aisha Canfield for the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (both now work at Impact Justice). For this particular statistic, they anonymously surveyed 1,400 girls in ...
Birth Control Works
1 hour, 17 minutes ago
Views: 105 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
North Carolina Televangelist Indicted on Charges of Tax Crimes Coontz, 50, is described on his website as a "pastor, evangelist, television host, author, humanitarian, philanthropist, businessman." "a 2011 BMW, a 2011 Regal 2500 boat, a 2012 BMW convertible, a 2011 Lexus, a 2011 Land Rover, a 2006 Ferrari, ...
Tarkloon
22 hours, 21 minutes ago
Views: 223 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Isaac Asimov’s Best Arguments of All Time, Part One ➤ #Subscribe: goo.gl➤ Facebook: goo.gl➤ Twitter: goo.gl➤ Google+ : goo.gl➤ Site: goo.gl➤ Thanks for watching :) #Sciencetoday is channel uses for #education, #teaching, #review, #commentary, or research... If you have any issues with content, please contact us, for an ...
Tarkloon
22 hours, 45 minutes ago
Views: 173 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
AWOLNATION - Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf) (Official Video) AWOLNATION's official video for "Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)". Watch the new AWOLNATION video Run (Beautiful Things) - From AWOLNATION’s new album, ‘RUN’, available now at:iTunes - smarturl.it CDs, Vinyl + Bundles - smarturl.itGoogle Play - smarturl.it Stream ‘RUN’ on ...
Tarkloon
23 hours, 3 minutes ago
Views: 150 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Judge Fines Kris Kobach $1K for Misleading Court on Materials He Brought to Trump Meeting Just another GOP liar, it's all they know how to do. WICHITA — A judge has fined Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach $1,000 for misleading the court about the contents of materials he was photographed taking into a ...
Tarkloon
1 day, 3 hours ago
Views: 340 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Bernie and Jane Sanders, Under FBI Investigation for Bank Fraud, Hire Lawyers Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his wife, Jane Sanders have hired prominent defense attorneys amid an FBI investigation into a loan Jane Sanders obtained to expand Burlington College while she was its president, CBS News confirms. Politico Magazine first ...
Tarkloon
1 day, 4 hours ago
Views: 264 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Illinois Bishop Decrees No Communion, Funeral Rites for Same-Sex Spouses : The Two-Way : NPR A Catholic bishop has instructed priests in his central Illinois diocese to deny communion, last rites and funeral rites to people in same-sex marriages – unless they repent. In the decree he sent to priests, deacons, seminarians and staff ...
Birth Control Works
1 day, 6 hours ago
Views: 356 • Comments: 3 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 1
Comments: 0
: 1
Tank and the Bangas - ‘Boxes and Squares’ (Live at WFUV) wfuv.org • Follow @wfuv: ow.ly Tank and The Bangas performs "Boxes and Squares" live in Studio A. Recorded 4.25.17. Host: Rita HoustonAudio: Chris RussoCameras: Brian Gallagher, Joanna LaPorte, Jiyoon Seo & Ashton Kim Editor: Joanna LaPorte & Brian Gallagher ...
Tarkloon
1 day, 11 hours ago
Views: 262 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0