Friday, November 19, 2004

Ted Rall

For a long time, I have wondered why any major newspaper publishes Ted Rall's cartoons. WashingtonPost.com has finally accepted the fact the Rall is a nutcase. Here was the last straw.
NEW YORK WashingtonPost.com is no longer running the cartoons of hard-hitting liberal Ted Rall.

Rall said he thinks the site dropped his work because of a Nov. 4 cartoon he did showing a drooling, mentally handicapped student taking over a classroom. "The idea was to draw an analogy to the electorate -- in essence, the idiots are now running the country," he told E&P.

"That cartoon certainly drew a significant amount of negative comment from our users," said WashingtonPost.com Executive Editor Doug Feaver when contacted by E&P. But he added that the decision to drop Rall was a "cumulative" one that had been building for a while.
Rall has also recently described Bush as "a geocidal maniac," "one of the worst serial killers in human history."

Perhaps the worst part is that Rall cannot even draw. If you want to read good liberal cartoons, go see Tom Toles or Tom Tomorrow.