Our article about pseudo-journalist Chuck C. Johnson’s “men’s rights advocate,” Jeremiah True (who was arrested on Thursday for sexual abuse of under-age girls at a rugby practice session) apparently got the Ginger Avenger quite upset, sending him into a multi-tweet tirade filled with insults and personal attacks. So, win!
In the course of his defensive ranting, Johnson denied being a supporter of Jeremiah True, while accusing me of having a “connection to [a] convicted terrorist.”
Lesser Charles Johnson says because I interviewed someone on camera I must support them but denies his connection to convicted terrorist.
Chuck soon followed up this denial that he supports Jeremiah True, with another tweet explicitly supporting Jeremiah True:
So Jeremiah True is a “sex abuser” because he touched a girl's arm & said something naughty? Help me out here. pic.twitter.com/0tjZHRIg3Z
Note that Chuck is defending a 20-year old man who made advances to under-age girls. And by the way, True didn’t just “touch her arm:” Reed College Student Jeremiah True Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Abuse, Harassment Allegations | OregonLive.com
True walked off, talking to himself, but returned to the park about 30 minutes later and approached a 17-year-old female and touched her breast with his open hand, and make a remark about her chest, the affidavit said.
Several witnesses restrained True until police arrived.
Portland police Officer E. Lamonte Johnson said True’s pupils were constricted and he was responding irrationally to questions and appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance, deputy district attorney Andrew Freeman wrote in the probable cause affidavit.
On that “connection to a terrorist” accusation, I didn’t know immediately what he was talking about. But he soon made it more explicit:
We should go interview Anders Breivik and ask him to expand on his love of the lesser Charles Johnson.
Not this again.
This is apparently the go-to smear against me when people like Chuck have no answer to criticisms — and it’s utterly false. My most recent answer to this spurious accusation was in this post, when Glenn Greenwald dug it up and tried to use it against me: In Which Glenn Greenwald Smears Me by Citing a Faked Graphic at a Far Right Hate Site.
There’s a lot of detail in that post, but all you really need to know is in this quote from Breivik’s manifesto, contained in one of dozens of articles he included by anti-Muslim nutcase “Fjordman,” making it very clear that, far from “loving” me, mass murderer Anders Breivik and the people he truly admired (people like Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller and “Fjordman”) considered me a traitor to his sick ideology and despised me:
But Chuck wasn’t done ranting yet. One of the things he likes to do, like many people who engage in stalking, is accuse the target of his stalking (in this case, me) of being the “real” stalker. Note that this is the guy who searched public records for my home address, went to an apartment where he thought I lived (although I hadn’t lived there for more than 10 years), took photos of himself posing outside the apartment building — apparently to scare me out of criticizing him — and posted them on Twitter: Right Wing Blogger Chuck C. Johnson Is Now a Real Live Stalker.
But he didn’t simply libel me as a stalker; nope, this time Chuck went further and actually threatened to shoot me.
I really shouldn't engage my stalkers but it's a good thing I have firearms if they try to harass me.
And that still wasn’t the end of Chuck’s deranged attacks; he then proceeded to invent a wholly libelous (and false, of course) claim that I “prey on young men.”
And remember, folks, this is the same person who threatens to sue everyone who criticizes him. I saved a screenshot of Chuck’s tweet in case he deletes it (but he probably won’t, because he actually seems proud of this kind of nastiness).
This is now documented, for the record.