It is by now fairly clear that the truth and Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs have little, if anything, to do with one another, but it did seem as if one further response was in order at this time.
Charles “Fake But Accurate” Johnson has been thoroughly discredited — he has posted fauxtography and claimed its fakery didn’t matter; charged that anti-Nazi books were Nazi books and that a documentary was actually a collection of Hitler Youth songs; and retailed outright lies. Yet now he has decided to try to stop the bleeding by declaring victory and going home. He is claiming (paste in the link to get around his block) that I am not going to speak at the Cologne conference because of this witless farrago. Actually, if I were in the habit of being led around by this self-important lying puffball, I would be busy denouncing every prominent conservative (he has so far denounced Beck, Coulter, Hannity, Limbaugh, Palin, Jindal, Fox News, and counting) and inveighing against the evils of creationism.
In reality, I am not going to Cologne for reasons that are not of public concern. Considerable confusion arose when the Pro-KÃ¶ln group posted notice that I was going and did not correct it even after I told them I was still considering the situation “” but that was not something within my control. (See here for Pajamas Media’s take on Pro-KÃ¶ln.)
I have been consistent in my calls to defend the rule of law, the equality of rights of all before the law, and the non-establishment of religion as stipulated by the First Amendment. I do not support, have never supported, and never will support any racist, fascist, or neo-Nazi groups. Johnson’s frenzied claims to the contrary are fabrications.