No one takes libelblogger and Hamas-linked CAIR tool Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs seriously anymore outside of his dwindling coterie of sycophants, but if anyone still thinks he has some integrity, this should be the end of that. Last Thursday I was in lower Manhattan working on getting the sound permit for our FDI/SIOA Rally of Remembrance on Saturday. “The community affairs officers are all at the mosque,” I was told at the First Precinct, and so I had to come back later. When I went out onto the street again, I saw the truck above, which I found sufficiently noteworthy to snap this photo of it, just as a curiosity.
I had no intention of posting it here, as it is not a jihad-related matter, until Saturday, when Johnson posted a photo of the same truck, under the headline, “Pamela Geller’s Fans, Part 2.” His text ran in full over the truck photo: “Also seen today in lower Manhattan for Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer’s hate rally.”
Charles Johnson initially charged Pamela Geller and me with being fascist sympathizers because we were standing in the same room with someone he accused of being a crypto-fascist. But now his powers of detection have improved! He has no way of knowing, of course, what that truck was doing in Manhattan, or if its driver attended our rally at all, and neither do I. I do know, because by chance I saw the same truck on Thursday, that he was in town several days before the rally, but maybe he has a lot of time on his hands.
In any case, a more cautious observer might hesitate to associate a random truck in lower Manhattan with anything else that was going on there, but not the intrepid and increasingly Dan-Ratherish Johnson! I saw a Sleepy’s truck downtown also, so I guess now I’m in the mattress business. Future organizers of freedom rallies should take note: beware of fascist trucks! Now you will have to cordon off blocks all around your event, or maybe even the whole city, to avoid taint from a guilt-by-association truck! And if you don’t take on the time and trouble and expense of doing this, it just proves you’re a racist.
If Johnson keeps up this kind of thing, pretty soon even the likes of Hamas-linked CAIR will be too embarrassed to use his material.
Meanwhile, over at Weasel Zippers they’ve discovered that Charles Johnson has been engaging in some Orwellian scrubbing of his 2008 designation of the Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf as an “Islamic supremacist.”
I expect that whoever is paying Johnson is paying him well, but all the money he’s made will never buy back his soul.