Friday, June 10, 2011

My Total Vindication: On Winning the Breindel, the Bartley, and the Novak Awards

Permit me to brag a little, having now won the $10,000 Eric Breindel Collegiate Award, the Robert F. Bartley Fellowship, and the Phillips Foundation's Robert Novak Fellowship.

I was called all manner of wicked things for daring to expose Bassam Frangieh's pro-Hezbollah, pro-Hamas views and Richard Rodner, Dean Gregory Hess, and President Gann's feeble attempts to cover them up and slander me and my reputation.

Thank you to everyone who supported me throughout. We won. They lost.
BigPeace.com contributor Charles C. Johnson has won the Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award for a series of articles uncovering the radical views of Claremont McKenna College professor Bassam Frangieh.
Johnson exposed Frangieh’s support for the terror groups Hamas and Hezbollah, as well as Frangieh’s dislike of the United States. His articles ran in the Claremont Independent, and Johnson also wrote a separate series of posts on the same subject for BigPeace.com. The research Johnson conducted included extensive translations of interviews that Frangieh had originally conducted in Arabic, which Johnson arranged at his own expense.
The administration at Claremont McKenna circled the wagons, and the faculty passed a resolution behind closed doors supporting Frangieh on the basis of  his contribution to diversity of “race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion and cultures, geographic and national origin (both U.S. and international), socio-economics, life experiences, and intellectual viewpoints.” Johnson persisted in the face of that stiff, and at times intimidating, opposition.
Johnson, contacted for comment about his award, said: “I would never have won this great award without the help of Andrew Breitbart and the people at BigPeace.com believing in me and my work.”
The award includes “a cash prize of $10,000, as well as a paid internship…at either Fox News Channel, The Wall Street Journal, or the New York Post.” Johnson, who graduated from Claremont McKenna this spring, is already working at the Wall Street Journal this summer after winning another, separate award.
BigPeace.com editor Peter Schweizer congratulated Johnson: “He’s a superb contributor. Fearless and committed to the truth. We applaud him and congratulate him for his fine work.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hacks commending other hacks. You may have "won" but certainly not for your journalistic integrity.

Anonymous said...

I have no doubt that one day I wð
ill be reading about Charles Johnson. I am pleased to call him a friend.

Anonymous said...

Awe, how sweet...Charles anonymously commenting in order to pretend he has friends...

Anonymous said...

But you did not win the prizes you really coveted... the academic ones. You did not win best senior thesis, you did not win best government thesis, you didn't even with the essay competition, and you did not graduate with honors. Apparently, your ability to win true validity still eludes you. Not slander - just facts.

Anonymous said...

I graduated with a 3.58 and completed an honors thesis that will be a book by the end of this year. Perhaps the reason I didn't win any of the academic awards is that I was busy putting myself through school and that those awards are politically decided (which people have since admitted).
I think it speaks volumes about academia. When a gender studies major is the valedictorian, the ivory tower crumbles indeed. --Charles

Anonymous said...

And here I thought you were a savvy politico, capable of winning any political game. Apparently when some things don't go your way, your quick to place responsibility on others. Plenty of students put themselves through school and don't use it as an excuse.

Anonymous said...

On the contrary, I have never claimed to be a savvy politico. I have sought to do the best I can with the resources I have and to stand for the things I believe in. --Charles

Anonymous said...

Even a blind pig will dig up an acorn every now and then. Scavenger.

Anonymous said...

Lucky for me then that I found three.--Charles

Anonymous said...

The valedictorian was not a gender studies major, Charles. She was a psychology major with a gender studies sequence. CMC does not offer a gender studies major.

Anonymous said...

Also interesting to note that 4 of the 6 Breindel award winners are from CMC.

http://www.ericbreindel.org/past_winners.html

Anonymous said...

What a great way to cap off a legendary four years at CMC. Looking forward to great things in the future.

Anonymous said...

yeah. really great - a legend in your own mind and going down as one of the most annoying and self engrandizing students in recent memory. I'm sure the college is going to be singing your praises for years to come. and no, i am not jealous. you and your ultra right wing cronies deserve each other.

Anonymous said...

Why all the hate for gender studies? Are you afraid that if oppressed peoples start critically examining their identities and place in society they'll be a threat to the conservative white male circles you move in?

BH said...

GREAT JOB!! CONGRATS MUCHO!

Anonymous said...

Do your bosses at the Journal, or at the Post, or at BigPeace, know what an arrogant braggart you are?

Charles, I think you've done some great investigative journalism, and I've never entertained all the criticism you've received for most of the content of your work.

But you are a dick. And people will remember that.

Anonymous said...

If you had people coming after you all the time attacking you or making stuff up about you, you probably wouldn't be Mother Theresa either. --Charles

Anonymous said...

But to answer your question: it ain't bragging if you do it. As for arrogance, I'm working on that. -- Charles

Anonymous said...

i see that you've found a way to delete comments without it showing that you deleted them.

Anonymous said...

BAM -- well done CJ. All the haters can suck it.

Anonymous said...

He deleted my comment also. Journalists don't edit or manipulate criticisms, Charles. You'll learn that your first week working at any newspaper. If you quit thinking of yourself as a journalist, I believe your critics will begin to fade. But you've never been one to take advice or act rationally, so I don't expect it now.

Anonymous said...

just another "do as i say not as i do" fucking liberal

Anonymous said...

No such thing as a gender studies major Charles...there's only a sequence. Do your research.

Anonymous said...

nice work cj. #stillwinning

Anonymous said...

Gender Studies Majors are a joke. Sequence, whataver jive words you wanna use to describe it. Bottom line, CJ has owned all his critics and the proof is in the pudding (i.e prize money, job offers, and professional options that really have no end in sight). I applaud CJ and I piss on Frangieh, that fruity ass-kisser who punched a girl, President Gann, that new Spellman c*&# and the rest of the PC jokers.

SB said...

This poor douche just keeps getting less and less tolerable. Please stop writing, it devalues the english language.