Many years ago when this author first noticed irregularities in the Matrix, shall we say, there was a guy who basically put the entire concept of blogs on the map as a thing.
If I recall properly, his name was Charles Johnson. And he ran a site called Little Green Footballs.
What put him on the map was a single event. He affected the outcome of an election by exposing a narrative lie about George Bush II.
60 Minutes, and then all the rest of the MSM, had decided to get rid of Bush by fabricating a story that he had been dishonourably discharged from the Air Force for some invented reason. The story took and of course, conservatives who support the military, honour and so on, somewhat shifted support away from Bush.
Then comes LGF who noticed that the document 60 minutes showed, was written on Microsoft Word which did not exist in 1973. It was clearly a fraud. The Font and line spacing etc. etc would have to have been done on a word processor and printed. not typed.
The narrative fell apart.
Shortly after that, LGF became irrationally leftist and he lost his following. So irrational, again if I recall correctly, that it seemed unlikely that even he believed the stuff he posted.
Flash forward to basically now:
Julian Assange in 2016 released leaked documents that showed a tiny fraction of Clinton malfeasance and far worse, and probably won the election for Donald Trump. Now Assange is not a conservative per se, except in the sense that he appears to believe in the Bill of Rights. Which should be good enough for all of us frankly.
In discussions with an old libertarian like-minded counter-jihadist on Twitter this morning, I was reminded of LGF and Charles Johnson. And it auto-collated.
Did both these men suffer the consequences of interfering with a leftist narrative that slowed the revolution down?