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Ted Rall Says He Might Sue Ann Coulter for Holocaust Cartoon Remark
Editor & Publisher ^ | February 13, 2006 | Dave Astor

Posted on 02/13/2006 5:31:00 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182

NEW YORK Columnist Ann Coulter made a provocative remark Friday about "Doonesbury" creator Garry Trudeau and editorial cartoonist Ted Rall. Trudeau is shrugging it off, but Rall is considering a lawsuit.

Coulter reportedly said Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C.: "Iran is soliciting cartoons on the Holocaust. So far, only Ted Rall, Garry Trudeau, and The New York Times have made submissions."

Giving her remark another twist is the fact that the conservative Coulter has the same distributor -- Universal Press Syndicate -- as the liberal Rall and Trudeau.

When asked Monday if he wanted to respond to Coulter's comment, Trudeau told E&P via e-mail: "Nah."

Rall announced on his blog that he would look into taking legal action against Coulter if readers of his blog wanted him to -- and if they pledged the $6,000 needed to draft and file a lawsuit in New York........"


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anncoulter; antisemite; cartoons; coulter; crybaby; notslanderifitstrue; tedrall
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This is hysterical! Rall is hitting up his fans for legal fees to file a suit that would be laughed out of court.
1 posted on 02/13/2006 5:31:01 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Rall is a pussy, he'll never do it.


2 posted on 02/13/2006 5:32:36 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (COLD PINK: Frigid Womyn For Peace)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

That is a riot! Geez, have a little humour, Rall. Indeed. Here's one cartoon that kind of sums it up that everybody can understand. Well, except maybe for the stuck on stupid types. Like Rall, for example.
http://kokonutpundits.blogspot.com/2006/02/cartoon-that-everybody-can-understand.html


3 posted on 02/13/2006 5:33:01 PM PST by kokonut
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To: Anti-Bubba182
What a surprise. On top of being a horrible artist, unfunny, and an ass, Ted Rall is a hypocrite!
4 posted on 02/13/2006 5:33:04 PM PST by mthom
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Don't you have to be from Planet Earth to have standing in court?

She should have insulted his manhood, he's got none.

5 posted on 02/13/2006 5:34:50 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (COLD PINK: Frigid Womyn For Peace)
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To: Doctor Raoul
You didn't see him on Hannity & Colmes, whining at Hannity that the producer of the show promised him that Hannity wouldn't bring up the Pat Tillman cartoon.

What's ironic about Rall's threat to sue a public person is that this is the technique of holocaust denier David Irving with Deborah Lipstadt. This trial was held in London where the libel laws are very very tough.

7 posted on 02/13/2006 5:35:24 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: mthom

Sue for ?????? I thought you needed a reason to sue somebody?


8 posted on 02/13/2006 5:35:32 PM PST by RHINO369
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Ted Rall's reputation is such that it's impossible to defame him.


And it seems hypocritical for him to complain about defamation.


9 posted on 02/13/2006 5:36:16 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Rall is a coward. And a cheap one at that.

I'd bet the four or five people who read his blog wouldn't pony up enough for a filing fee.


10 posted on 02/13/2006 5:36:59 PM PST by wingman1 (University of Vietnam 1970. Forget? Hell.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

From the article: "Rall announced on his blog that he would look into taking legal action against Coulter if readers of his blog wanted him to -- and if they pledged the $6,000 needed to draft and file a lawsuit in New York.

"If enough 'yes' votes come in with enough serious pledges, I'll see Ann in court," wrote Rall. "If not, well, chalk up another victory for the Right."

Clever of Rall, isn't it? He wants the readers of his blog to believe that their generous donations may actually contribute to the defeat of the "Right".....LOL.


11 posted on 02/13/2006 5:37:05 PM PST by indcons (For a definition of "dhimmi," visit http://www.dhimmi.org/)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

I hope he does sue. It was a good gag by Ann. It needs wider exposure.


12 posted on 02/13/2006 5:37:59 PM PST by JCEccles
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To: Anti-Bubba182

I forgot she said that; I hope he keeps her comedy alive.


13 posted on 02/13/2006 5:38:22 PM PST by Porterville (They took our jobs!!! Der dook er jibs!!! Deer took er jabs!!!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
What a puss. I bet Ann's got a bigger package than this skirt-wearing pansy. (I'd personally afford Ann the opportunity to prove or disprove that, anyhoo......) :-)


14 posted on 02/13/2006 5:38:48 PM PST by Viking2002 (Allah FUBAR!)
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To: RHINO369
Slander I guess. Thats the spoken one right? Anyway it would get thrown out because Ann could just claim "satire" which is what Rall always points to. Anyway what a wimp the guy is. Nobody in the room came away with the idea that Rall had actually submitted a cartoon. It was a joke.
15 posted on 02/13/2006 5:41:38 PM PST by mthom
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Yes, Rall IS a pussy and Ann Coulter could literally beat him up - as skinny and weak as she is. I pray (PRAY) that he actually files suit. It would finally bring the attention to this *sshole and what he has been saying that would result in another huge backlash again the left.


16 posted on 02/13/2006 5:41:48 PM PST by bpjam (Now accepting liberal apologies.....)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
So....a bozo who makes his living satirizing others wants to sue someone who satirized him?

What an ass.

17 posted on 02/13/2006 5:42:12 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Women were put on Earth to look hot. Men are here to be stupid about it.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

What kind of idiot sues an attorney? Think his fans will cough up $100,000 for this fantasy?


18 posted on 02/13/2006 5:42:21 PM PST by Grim
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To: mthom

Fanatics like Rall never have a sense of humor.


19 posted on 02/13/2006 5:42:47 PM PST by muawiyah (-)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Is satire still protected?

Would someone please check with Sen McCain's office on this one...

And, last but not least - I hereby volunteer to sit on the Jury if I am guaranteed a front row seat.

RULES - GENTLEMEN - RULES!


20 posted on 02/13/2006 5:43:06 PM PST by BlueNgold (Feed the Tree .....)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
I'm sure that Ann could beat Rall in a fist fight.
21 posted on 02/13/2006 5:45:51 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (A Liberal: One who demands half of your pie because he didn't bake one.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

And he's sueing for damage to his reputation?Which has a cash value of maybe 3 dollars American?What an ass.


22 posted on 02/13/2006 5:46:36 PM PST by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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To: muawiyah
I dont know if fantatic does it for Rall. Sociopath maybe. His cartoons are generally a picture of Bush, drawn terribly of course, with a voice bubble that says " I likes killin babies.". Maybe not verbatim but they arent far from that.
23 posted on 02/13/2006 5:48:38 PM PST by mthom
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Ted Rall can dish it out but he can't take it from a woman! HAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHA

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

24 posted on 02/13/2006 5:48:58 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
Id be a little affraid if Ann came at me. I can just picture a whirlwind of elbows, teeth, and pointy pointy shoes.
25 posted on 02/13/2006 5:49:42 PM PST by mthom
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The freaky part is that many people could probably imagine Rall doing exactly what Ann said! Really, would anyone say such a thing was off the table for that guy? I mean, if one is willing to stoop to mocking the dead and condoning eco-terrorism, how much further down the road is something like making fun of the Holocaust?

Talk about being able to dish it but not being able to take it.
26 posted on 02/13/2006 5:49:47 PM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("There they go again...")
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To: Anti-Bubba182

27 posted on 02/13/2006 5:51:30 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: All

Now, hold it right there, or I'll turn you from a rooster into a hen...

28 posted on 02/13/2006 5:51:53 PM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("There they go again...")
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To: Anti-Bubba182
I'm already laughing. The more they do to point out to the public how radical they are, the better.

Sue away !!!!!

29 posted on 02/13/2006 5:52:14 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Atheist and Fool are synonyms; Evolution is where fools hide from the sunrise)
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To: mthom

In Rall's case, Ann would win because he would run away crying.


30 posted on 02/13/2006 5:52:37 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (A Liberal: One who demands half of your pie because he didn't bake one.)
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To: BlueNgold
"RULES - GENTLEMEN - RULES!"

I agree.

Your post was the 20th, and was the first pics of the lovely lady.

These guys are getting sloppy lately :)

31 posted on 02/13/2006 5:53:27 PM PST by lormand (...the wrong person came out of the water that fateful night in Chappaquiddick)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Rall is sooooo liberal: easily offended, hair-trigger litigator, asking others to pay his way, persona dominated by characteristics of the opposite sex.


32 posted on 02/13/2006 5:54:03 PM PST by clintonh8r (If you don't support the mission you don't support the troops. Period.)
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To: BlueNgold

Pretty face, but that bod is way too thin to call female!









33 posted on 02/13/2006 5:54:21 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Atheist and Fool are synonyms; Evolution is where fools hide from the sunrise)
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To: dead

34 posted on 02/13/2006 5:55:09 PM PST by Sender (As water has no constant form, there are in war no constant conditions. Be without form. -Sun Tzu)
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To: dead

Awesome!


35 posted on 02/13/2006 5:55:30 PM PST by lormand (...the wrong person came out of the water that fateful night in Chappaquiddick)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

1. Truth is a complete defense.
2. Idiot, you have made yourself a public figure.
3. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and there's no
anyone could think this was anything but AC's opinion.
4. Satire is a form of protected speech.
5. Idiot, in light of your past work and statements,
you are not slanderable.

Take that to your lawyers. If they accept the case, they are guilty of a disciplenary offense because they know up front that this case is impossible for you to win. If it was such a great case and you were so sure of winning, you would be putting your own money. Also, you have probably committed an offense by seeking others to pay the costs of your lawsuit. This is a form of barratry and hopefully you will be sanctioned by the court.


36 posted on 02/13/2006 6:00:16 PM PST by appeal2
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Maybe I'll make a pledge, and Of Course I'd make good on it. I'd love to see Ann pummel him over this.
37 posted on 02/13/2006 6:00:33 PM PST by Nova
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Rall just wants to get madia attention. He is such a neerdy wimp.


38 posted on 02/13/2006 6:01:50 PM PST by Dante3
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Ann will eat them as a snack and spit them out.


39 posted on 02/13/2006 6:04:19 PM PST by bmwcyle (We got permits, yes we DO! We got permits, how 'bout YOU?;))
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To: appeal2

"barratry" is a sin indulged in ONLY by lawyers.


40 posted on 02/13/2006 6:11:30 PM PST by muawiyah (-)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Hey Mr. Rall--cry me a river!
41 posted on 02/13/2006 6:12:15 PM PST by RayChuang88
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To: Anti-Bubba182

He is only saying "Sue the Bastards" because he needs the publicity to keep him in the "News Focus". He can't maintain a following of his own. He is a social parasite that rides on the fame of people superior to his own miserable self.


42 posted on 02/13/2006 6:14:47 PM PST by Lacroix
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Rall announced on his blog that he would look into taking legal action against Coulter if readers of his blog wanted him to --


He obviously wasn't that offended or he would not need the approval of others to file suit. What a wuss...


43 posted on 02/13/2006 6:14:59 PM PST by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Someone needs to tell this schmuck that you cannot sue for slander over a joke.


44 posted on 02/13/2006 6:19:36 PM PST by JABBERBONK
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Image hosted by Photobucket.com feeling kinda Butch are ya there teddyboy??? gonna take on a girl with a lawyer and not your crayon??? well i guess the LAWYER is mightier than his Pen. putz...
45 posted on 02/13/2006 6:21:06 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Anti-Bubba182
For those of you who say Ann Coulter is "over the top," welcome to a sterling example of why what she says is beyond cool.

LOL!

46 posted on 02/13/2006 6:25:39 PM PST by Reactionary (The Moonbats Need an Enema)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Psssst! Hey... Rall:

Ann's are bigger than yours.

47 posted on 02/13/2006 6:26:06 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("It'sTime for Republicans to Start Toeing the Conservative Line, NOT the Other Way Around!")
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To: Anti-Bubba182

If readers of his blog want him to sue Ann????? Excuse me then if he loses he can blame his blog readers for getting him into the suit?


48 posted on 02/13/2006 6:29:43 PM PST by nancetx (Not afraid to be politically incorrect!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

What's the matter Teddy? You can dish it out but you can't take it?

Boo fricking hoo.


49 posted on 02/13/2006 6:31:55 PM PST by wolf24 (Rat 2006 Slogan: "Impeach Bush for listening to conversations between terrorists!")
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To: appeal2
In any event the case is a crock. Coulter said:

"Iran is soliciting cartoons on the Holocaust. So far, only Ted Rall, Garry Trudeau, and The New York Times have made submissions."

Rall said later in the piece:

The cartoonist concluded, in a comment e-mailed to E&P: "It's one thing to mock people for their opinions and quite another to make opinions up out of whole cloth and stuff them into a person's mouth. That's what Coulter has done here. She has absolutely no reason to believe that I am sympathetic to the Iranian government, a Holocaust revisionist or denier, or anti-Semitic. She has no reason to believe that I am less patriotic than any other American. Opposing the Bush administration does not make you anti-Semitic, pro-Iran, or anti-American, and no one has the right to equate them as she did before a large high-profile audience that included Dick Cheney. She has the right to attack me for what I say, do, and believe -- not to lie."

She did not say or suggest that Rall was a Holocaust revisionist or denier, or anti-Semitic or the rest. Rall could do a cartoon of some type on a holocaust theme to bash the Bush administration or generally be a jerk. Him taking Ann's statement badly does not miracle its content into something worthy of litigation.

50 posted on 02/13/2006 6:33:49 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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