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| Jennifer Harper
Posted on 03/04/2004 6:41:35 AM PST by DoctorMichael
Edited on 07/12/2004 3:41:20 PM PDT by Jim Robinson.
The New York Times has dropped political cartoonist Ted Rall, who traces the trouble back to his March 2002 cartoon of "terror widows," which depicted September 11 family survivors capitalizing on the attacks.
The image "became the target of a coordinated e-mail attack by right-wing 'warbloggers.' These pro-Bush bloggers, coasting on a wave of post-September 11 patriotism, sent out e-mails to their followers ... asking each other to deluge the Times and other papers with complaints that purported to come from their readers," Mr. Rall wrote on his Web site (www.rall.com) yesterday.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: antiamerican; communist; nyt; rall; tedrall
........for those of you who may be acquainted with this walking/talking/writing bag of human debris..............
Part of me is very happy to see the jerk get spanked, and the other part beleives that Rall's extreme idiocy damaged his cause so it helps the Times (and the left) to ditch him.
posted on 03/04/2004 6:44:15 AM PST
(Howard, we hardly knew ye. Not that we're complaining, mind you...)
"Because they're annoyed by receiving so many e-mail complaints about my work - all of them motivated by partisan politics - the Times has decided to drop my cartoons entirely.
As opposed to the thoughtful discussion these guys have everyday about our President.
posted on 03/04/2004 6:45:15 AM PST
(The only IMPEACHED, DISBARRED President? A Democrat...remind your friends)
LOLOL....Rall, Stern, and the Jackson sis and bro can go on the road together pimping their brand of 'values'.
posted on 03/04/2004 7:14:12 AM PST
(Always understand, even if you remain among the few)
Who is Ted Rall, and why does he think the world revolves around him?
posted on 03/04/2004 7:26:51 AM PST
by Jonah Hex
(Another day, another DU troll.)
To: Jonah Hex
"......Who is Ted Rall, and why does he think the world revolves around him?......."
Okay, I'll bite............A mean little SOB who exhibits one of the primary characteristics of extreme Liberalism: (DS) Delusional Narcissism otherwise known as (LMS) Little Man Syndrome.
posted on 03/04/2004 7:40:11 AM PST
(What the %$#&!)
Score one for the good guys. Rall is an abomination. I read his column calling for U. S. military personnel to be killed in Iraq. It's hard to forgive that sort of thing.
posted on 03/04/2004 7:42:52 AM PST
To: DoctorMichael; All
posted on 03/04/2004 7:45:41 AM PST
Rall has every right in the world to scratch out his so-called "cartoons". Just as the NYT has the right to not run them, and we have the right to ignore them. Put some ice on it, Ted!
This is more fallout from the biased media coverage during the Iraq war.
The NYT still enjoys enormous public credibility (deserved or not). They know their public reputation is on the line.
The NYT dumped How Raines last June after the Jayson Blair and other plagiarism scandals.
Bill Keller is less biased than Raines.
The NYT hired an ombudsman for the first time. Daniel Okrent is having an effect, but it couldn't be just that guy. The NYT management seems to understand they have to make changes.
The NYT is watching what is happening to the BBC.
The NYT has begun issuing corrections for factual mistakes made by columnists. Just this week they finally issued a correction for Maureen Dowd's misquote from last May of President Bush to the effect that he said Al Qaeda was not a problem anymore, when he meant that those Al Qaeda who were dead were not a problem anymore.
Now they dump Rall.
Could Mo Do be next on the chopping block? Simply removing her from the Op-Ed page would improve it by its absence. It must be a tempting thought for them.
Meanwhile, Bill Keller's wife used to date John Kerry (or so Freeper scuttlebutt has it.) The NYT has been very pro-homosexual marriage even as the NYT tries to increase its circulation in the Heartland, where coastal elite sodomite lifestyle choices are less well appreciated.
The NYT is running scared.
The NYT will be very responsive to conservative criticism during this election year, I think. Let 'em have it.
Also.............. Could Mo Do be next on the chopping block?
We can only hope. Maybe she'll find her proper place in one of those artsey-fartsey 'Free/Independent' newspapers (i.e fishwrap) alongside her soulmate Rall.
Too bad Ted Rall is not going to be able to report on that Caspian oil pipeline that they are building through Afghanistan, even as we speak. Remember the Caspian oil pipeline? Ted Rall told us with great confidence that this pipeline was the real
reason we were going into Afghanistan, so Halliburton and Bush's oil cronies could make a swift bundle.
Yep, it's a shame, because that pipeline is going to be finished any day now...
posted on 03/04/2004 9:12:24 AM PST
(John Kerry is nothing more than Ted Kennedy without a dead girl in the car.)
It turns out the NYT has not issued corrections for its columnist errors. I was the victim of a spoof. I think. I'm still not sure. http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1090431/posts
The general thrust of what I said continues, though, to be well supported.
Its Whats For Dinner
posted on 03/07/2004 12:14:51 PM PST
(Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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