It took two years, and now the useless and damaging blogwar is finally over. Field Marshal Robert Stacy McCain is marching triumphantly into Berlin, having left the libel-and-hate site Little Green Footballs a smoking ruin with his rollicking, witty, and intelligent posts — enjoy them here.
At this point virtually everyone in the blogosphere, except CAIR tool Charles Johnson’s new Leftist and jihadist allies, knows what I have been pointing out ever since he began attacking me: that Charles Johnson is a smear merchant who traffics in half-truths, distortions, and outright lies, and whose testimony on any particular point is not to be trusted. That is all to the good, but like any war, even a blogwar leaves devastation in its wake: friendships have been broken, alliances have been sundered, unjust suspicions have been raised about decent people, and rifts have developed among people who were and are working for a common cause. (Also, some cowards, collaborators, and self-serving slitherers have been duly exposed.) The lies and half-truths Johnson and his accomplices have spread and are spreading continue to do damage — after all, he is now a primary source of talking points for Hamas-linked CAIR.
This is all on Johnson’s head, and always will be. He can never undo the damage he has done. Nonetheless, the war is over. McCain has finished him utterly, and he will never wield the influence he once had. One may only hope that those who began to catch on to him when he went after Beck, or Limbaugh, or Coulter, or Christians, will now recognize that Johnson started on his journey of betrayal and lies not at those points, but when he turned on those who attended the Counterjihad Summit in Brussels in the Fall of 2007. Those who may still believe the lie that that was a “neo-Nazi” gathering should realize that they allowed Johnson to take them in, go back and reexamine the evidence, and adjust their views of the conference and the people involved in it. It would be an act of simple justice to do so.
In the meantime, enjoy Stacy McCain’s posts. The Field Marshal is an extraordinary writer, and he richly deserves his victory march.