Chuck C. Johnson and His Neo-Nazi Friends
By now many people realize that right wing blogger Chuck C. Johnson (who is NOT ME) is one of the worst people on the Internet, but just to really drive this point home, let’s take a look at how often Chuck uses Twitter to spread the hate speech of white supremacists and neo-Nazis, shall we?
One of the disgusting things for which Chuck is justly infamous was his outing of Ebola patient Nina Pham; he published her name and full address on Twitter and was (briefly) suspended for it. But Chuck also retweeted a white supremacist who called for Nina Pham’s dog to be put down.
Here’s Chuck’s excuse for retweeting white supremacists — he says it would be “racist” not to:
Is that also why you post links to white supremacist websites? @ChuckCJohnson
When the news broke that Rep. Steve Scalise had spoken to a white supremacist organization, Chuck immediately mounted a full-throated defense of Scalise — and of the white supremacists as well.
Why can politicians speak at black or Latin supremacist organizations but not white supremacist organizations? #scalise
If anyone who attends a white supremacist event is a white supremacist everyone who attends a communist conference is a communist. #scalise
Chuck even directly quoted a white supremacist screed written by a segregationist:
Chuck has an affinity for Nazi theories of eugenics:
Just because a political group that we don’t like (Nazis, etc.) discovers something scientific doesn’t make the science less true.
And over and over, Chuck retweets the vile racist comments of overt neo-Nazis and white supremacists:
Of course you are; he runs a white supremacist site. RT @ChuckCJohnson: I’m a big fan of Ron Unz and would love to meet him one day.
There goes Chuck, retweeting an antisemitic white supremacist again. His people. (Check out this caveman’s TL.) pic.twitter.com/AXa6txQJx1
This is just a small sampling; there are lots more where these came from. Chuck also frequently links to white nationalist and supremacist websites, and has expressed his admiration many times for the “scientific racism” of the discredited book The Bell Curve.
So the next time someone treats Chuck as just a harmless crank, remember: he’s actually spreading and promoting the most noxious kinds of racism and hate speech.