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Little Green Footballs, pro and con

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LGF is a Los Angeles-based warblog by Charles Johnson that generates 3,000 comments a day and invites strong opinions about the war, Islam and questioners of Administration policy. Critics consider LGF one of the blogosphere's more virulent Arab-bashing hate sites, and think that decent advertisers should shun it and intelligent bloggers should delink it. The debate about LGF has raged for years but seems to be flaring hotter than usual this week. At Winds of Change, another L.A. blogger, Armed Liberal, has opened a lively exchange in which Johnson joins in and explains why a poster who accused him of promoting hate speech was banned from his site. The organizer of Winds of Change has a separate post saying why he won't delink Little Green Footballs, while Cory Doctorow at Boing Boing has posted in support of a blogger who says her site was attacked in a "jihad" by LGF loyalists. (In the latest Technorati 100 of most-linked blogs, LGF ranks #27, second among L.A.-based blogs if you count Boing Boing, which is #4.)


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