''[[http://littlegreenfootballs.com/ Little Green Footballs]]'' is a political blog started by Charles Johnson. [[LongRunners He started it way back in 2001]] to talk about various boring things in his life like most bloggers do.
But then September 11 happened and [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Charles decided to get to work]]. He started to do as much [[AwesomenessByAnalysis research as he could on the subject of radical Islam]]. His blog became one of the most visited on the Web.
Many assumed that the blog [[GrowingTheBeard really made its mark]] when it helped reveal that certain papers put forward about UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush's military record during the 2004 election were actually faked before the Mainstream Media did.
Charles is [[RenaissanceMan a man of many parts]] who supports Israel, and is a fiscal conservative, but a social liberal. His turn-offs include [[BerserkButton bigotry]] and he is none too fond of people who refuse to think logically. His [[ShownTheirWork considerable amount of research on the issue of global warming, or really any position he takes]], makes one wonder how he finds time to sleep sometimes, especially given that he recently got married.
At the moment, the site is home to a fair number of both liberals and conservatives of many different stripes, but LGF has been largely disowned by conservatives in recent years, and Johnson is viewed as unhinged by many on the political right.
As for the meaning of the name, [[TheUnreveal nobody knows the real meaning except Charles]], and he isn't telling.
!! This website provides examples of the following:
* UsefulNotes/BarackObama: Charles voted for his opponent but he's come around over the last few years. May have something to do with the fact that Obama and Charles ([[OneOfUs "A Jimi Hendrix quote! Now I know why I changed my mind about Obama"]]) have more in common than Charles expected at first.
* Series/TheDailyShow: Charles links to Jon Stewart every so often.
* FoxNewsLiberal: [[AvertedTrope Averted.]] LGF was a largely conservative site at first, but now the place seems to be more or less evenly divided between liberals and conservatives.
* FanCommunityNicknames: Posters call each other 'lizards'.
* HeelRealization: A more mild political version of this trope could be argued to have taken place during 2009. After UsefulNotes/BarackObama was elected, and the Tea Party movement sprang up as a result, Charles focused a fair amount of the blog's focus from external to internal extremists. [[http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/35243_Why_I_Parted_Ways_With_The_Right Charles parted ways with the GOP officially as of November 30, 2009]].
* NoodleIncident: The origin of the blog's name. The most he has said is "[[http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/62000 I am at liberty to reveal that it has something to do with an incident in my youth that happened in Japan]]". [[https://lobelog.com/a-minor-mystery-revealed-origin-of-the-name-little-green-footballs/ It has been speculated]] that it has to do with Franchise/TheMuppets being on TV in Japan in 1976.