There was a time when Charles Johnson was the blogger being smeared because of what appeared in his comment section, and when he savaged the mainstream media for reporting “fake but accurate” falsehoods. What happened?
Update: a reader responds:
As far as I can see, two things happened; one, he realized that kissing up to racists and extremists like the BNP is a no-win game, and two, he’s as disturbed by the prospect of the only centre-right party available for him to vote for becoming the exclusive resort of crank theocrats.
I’m all in favor of going after the BNP, the Birthers, the creationists and many of the other lunatics against whom Charles has directed his attention these past few months. That’s the reason I’ve kept reading him.
Normally I wouldn’t mind him going after Limbaugh, but when he’s doing so because of transparently false quotations – and then smearing Hot Air because of things that have appeared in the comment section, the same way people used to unfairly attack LGF – it’s time to speak out.