Charles Johnson has a long and varied career, including work as a computer programmer and a guitarist on over twenty albums by jazz legends like Stanley Clarke and Jaco Pastorius. But Johnson reached the newsmaking peak of his career when his blog Little Green Footballs helped break the 'Rathergate' story.
At the time, LGF was a darling of the conservative blogosphere but Johnson changed and so did his blog, which became an outlet for left-wing conspiracy theories. Johnson also became accused of cultlike behavior, including rampant banning of his critics.
This film will cover the high and low points of the Little Green Footballs story, a fascinating cautionary tale about high tech publishing and personalities.
I expect the film to be done by August.
I'm keeping the minimum low but I hope to raise more money beyond the minimum to allow me to do more extensive research and interviews.
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