Why is Johnny Dollar (real name: Mark Koldys) obsessed with me and this blog? For at least the third time, he’s got my photo posted on his site. He has two quotes from me on his “about” page and has made God knows how many tweets and other posts about me. He has been stuck on News Hounds pretty much from our beginnings in 2004. We banned him from posting here numerous times but that has not stopped him from poring over every word and semi-colon in the hope of pouncing on any possible misstatement or mistake and then trumpeting us as liars or some other “pet” name.
Did you catch the "Sharia Ellen" part? It's disturbing enough that, rather than engage in a healthy debate or a principled argument, Dollar/Koldys has to resort to name calling - and making his criticism about me. But how does he justify this awful comment from regular poster Blackflon? It was posted on 3/23/12 and it's still there as I write this:
By the way, I directly quoted Geraldo Rivera in my posts about his comments on Trayvon Martin wearing a hoodie. It wasn't I who blamed Martin's hoodie, it was Rivera who said that the hoodie was "as much responsible for Trayvon Martin's death as George Zimmerman was." But rather than correct the record, Dollar/Koldys defended Blackflon's comment and attacked News Hounds again. Classy.
Johnny Dollar/Koldys also says on his "about" page that he is the source for "the latest cable news developments, exclusive videos, and the truth about Fox News." So you would think he'd be even more obsessed with Media Matters than with us, right? Wrong. Searching "media matters" on the site shows 863 items found whereas searching "news hounds" returns almost twice as many, 1543.
I've repeatedly asked Johnny Dollar whether his fascination with the blog is personal or professional but that seems to be my one utterance he's determined to ignore.
So just why is Johnny Dollar/Mark Koldys so obsessed with us? What is he trying to hide?
I report, you decide.
But he doesn’t wanna show it, so he engages in this weird “News Hounds sucks” obfuscation. Of course, that’s just one theory.
Alex, we have to ask ourselves, what on earth is the point of holding up that screen cap and then fixating on it, if not to obsess about/smear us. As I was saying in the post, Johnny Dollar never engages in an honest debate or serious discussion. All he ever wants to do is smear, smear, smear and as hyperbolically as possible. So either the guy is a creep with some kind of psychopathic obsession or he’s paid to besmirch. Or both. Nothing else makes sense.
Predictably, in an attempt to defend his obsession with NewsHounds after seeing Ellen’s post, @Johnnydollar01 / Mark Koldys has recycled for the umpteenth time the story of a “smear” I made against Juan Williams back in 2010.
I had written a post which included an anti-Muslim remark I thought Williams had made (circled in red in Dollar’s screen grab, below). Right after I posted it I went back to my notes to check something and realized I had made a mistake: Williams had been quoting someone else. I took the post down so fast I figured no one would have seen it yet and therefor didn’t even think of issuing a retraction – an honest mistake and, looking back, an extremely naive one. But one of Dollar’s obsessed lurkers (some of you will remember Chris G. ) had pounced immediately and taken a screen grab – so now Dollar and his idiots trot out my “smear of Juan Williams” at every opportunity:
You know what’s funny? The reason he trots that out over and over is that when it comes to trying to smear me, he ain’t got nothin, so he uses a “nothing”, i.e. a post that existed for little more than 5 minutes and now only exists in his precious screen grab, to try to make me look bad. Just the kind of thing a #failedGOPer and #foxdefender would do.
Thanks for bringing it up again, Mark Koldys, because now I can link to this rebuttal every time you re-tweet your treasured little lie about my so-called “smear” of Juan Williams.
(Cue rant at Dollar’s Cesspool accompanied by indignant tweets by @Johnnydollar01 and his pack of attack rats, and Koldys frantically searching his archives to see what else he’s “got” on me!)
Mark Koldys aka @johnnydollar01 writes of NewsHounds: “They published revolting, libelous allegations about John Gibson.” He links to his own post:
In this post titled “Outrage! Haters smear Fox Anchor” he gets his Depends all in a wad over what he claims is a “despicable smear” which NewsHound Deborah (RIP) “uncritically” published about that poor gentle soul, ex-Fox smear merchant and liberal-hater extraordinaire John Gibson.
Now, for his synchophantic followers, I’m sure Mark Koldys’ word is enough. But for those of us who dig deeper, here is where dumbass made his big mistake:
If you follow the link to Deb’s original post, you find this:
“There is no way to verify this review and News Hounds is not claiming there is any truth [to] this recollection.
“In the first version of this post I had the entire review posted. Throughout the day, it bothered me more and more. It didn’t feel right to me and yet, I told myself, Gibson has done this to other people time after time. By late afternoon I revised the post leaving only the opening paragraph without a link to the entire review. Now that the review has been scrubbed, I’m more than happy to remove it all.
“There is no doubt in my mind that John Gibson deserves to be embarrassed. The fact that I didn’t feel okay with it points to a another important question. Why should it be so difficult for me and so easy for people like John Gibson who doesn’t seem to care who he hurts or disgraces in public?
[My note: I think the same thing can and should be asked of @johnnydollar01 / Mark Koldys. ]
“So maybe Gibson didn’t get drunk and obnoxious at a Christmas dinner in 1989. True or not, it is an embarrassment and nothing more. However some of the damage he has inflicted on his victims, their families and careers has been serious. Maybe Gibson should take some stock of himself this Christmas.
Nice try, Dollar. You look pretty funny with your foot up your own backside.
As for Mark Koldys, I think he has “little man” problems which were exacerbated by his failure to secure the GOP nomination in his Michigan district in the 1980s. Having blown his attempt to become a GOP bigshot (according to a fellow GOPer Koldys was a lousy organizer and fundraiser), he tries to make himself feel important by running a pathetic blog dedicated to taking down NewsHounds (the other stuff is camouflage IMHO) and surrounding himself with a pack of trained attack rats and a selection of fawning female fans. Such a sad, sad little man.
I’ll have some links and screenshots available soon to back up all of the above, btw.
The man’s a complete sociopath- he has no emotion, his ability to feel seems phony, no regard for others, and a very textbook sense of right and wrong.
Definitely hates women.
Ron Paul supporter in the 90s.
That is all I need to know about mk
Scold over – carry on!
And while he loves to post Ellen’s picture, he doesn’t have any photos of himself. One doesn’t wonder why. If anybody is curious, check out this website:
Go to the top right hand video. About 22 minutes in, you’ll see Mr. Dollar. Tease – he’s no, ah, Tom Cruise.
I guess he’s never had a family member or friend as a victim of rape.
I’m talking about that when he’s not ripping off someone else’s writing style… he’s completely sterile. No emotion at ALL in his style. It’s still kinda creepy, but it used to make my skin crawl how he would sound exactly like the piece he was bashing for the article and first so many comments…
Then he’d have less emotion than a rock. Just like that.