I used to visit Little Green Footballs, an early “weblog” that was quite popular, a while back and back then was able to find some valuable info and interesting conversations with some relatively well informed people.
I stopped going (I was a very infrequent visitor anyway) and only returned to visit, for the first time in over a year, a couple of months ago. Now, I’m not sure how it happened but suddenly the general consensus on the site seems to be that they have this hate thing going on where they include “liberals,” “Kerry voters,” “pro-Arabs,” “pro-Palestinians,” antisemites, and Hamas all in one big soup of “others.”
The level of hatred and anger is hard to fathom, and is particularly disturbing in light of the fact that many of these people are staunch supporters of Israel and share that passion with me…except maybe we don’t always share the same ideas about how to fix Israel’s problems or how the War on Terror (TM) needs to be handled.
So why am I telling you all this? Tonight I stumbled across LGF Watch. Yup, a site dedicated to dissin’ LGF, which was probably started by some Libbie, Communist, Arab lovin’, terrorist lovin’, antisemitic Hamas supporter who speaks English really well.
Amazingly, LGF Watch, obviously led by this Libbie, Communist, Arab lovin’, terrorist lovin’, antisemitic Hamas supporter who speaks English really well has caused some concern with a Conservative, Capitalist, Arab-hatin’, terrorist-hatin’, philosemitic Hamas hater who loves LGF and who promptly launched LGF Watch Watch.
Needless to say, the hippies are right on top of it and have now launched LGF Watch Watch Watch.
I promise more updates as they happen.
EDIT on September 6, 2006: This post is now linked to the Wikipedia entry about LGF. Quite a bit of time has passed since my original post and the world has also changed somewhat with respect to the conflict developing between parts of the Muslim world and the West and my views have also evolved. In that regard, I want to provide a more balanced view of LGF.
While I still strongly disagree with some of the language and nature of attacks made in some of the discussions at LGF, and also do not side with many of the prevalent views on there (as examples, I’ll point to the Iraq war, Democrats or the quality of the Bush Administration), I have to admit that it is a site that I read not infrequently and that has captured the emerging threat to the West, including Israel, the US and Canada, from pockets of the Islamic world far more effectively than most other sites on the Internet and certainly with more honesty than the mainstream media.
I will also note LGF’s strong support of Israel is on target and no less welcome than some of their other coverage. LGF broke the floodgates to the various photo and news manipulation stories that came out during the Israel-Hizbullah war and in so doing provided an invaluable service to truth and to holding the feet of a biased media to the fire. I may still find the discussions redundant and boring (and sometimes untasteful to put it nicely) and rarely read them, but they serve as a repository and source for immediate and up-to-date information for Charles Johnson from across the Internet and the media and have become an invaluable part of the important information and analysis he is able to provide.