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MSNBC's afterthought

MSNBC - Why we pulled Monday's Ted Rall cartoon Item did not meet MSNBC standards of fairness and taste MSNBC.com pulled a cartoon by syndicated political cartoonist Ted Rall on Monday. Rall's cartoon, distributed widely by United Press Syndicate to scores of newspapers and Web sites, concerned the late Pat Tillman, the NFL player who quit football to join the Army. Tillman was killed last month in Afghanistan. The cartoon, like others on MSNBC.com, is published daily on the site via an automated syndication feed. Such feeds are rarely reviewed. However, MSNBC.com Editor in chief Dean Wright concluded Monday's Rall item did not meet MSNBC.com standards of fairness and taste. You can see the original cartoon here. Maybe they should start looking at this crap before they put it out there for everyone to see? Rall has quite a track record. They should have seen this coming - most of us did. Liberals crying about free speech in 3...2...... Hey, before you get your panties in a wad, this is not a free speech issue. MSNBC is not obligate to give Ted Rall space to spout his filth. Makes me spit nails. h/t American Digest


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Hey, come on. Credit where credit is due. Nobody shits on dead heroes like our Ted.

Oh, sure. Blame the robots that control the automated feed.

Bite our shiny metal asses!

It would be nice if the Tillman family could sue Rall...especially in light his Silver Star.
WASHINGTON - Former Arizona Cardinals (news) safety Pat Tillman was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for leading his Army Rangers unit to the rescue of comrades caught in an ambush.

I bet Ted was pissed the Gonzalez kid beat him to the punch.

How that feel Ted? Even your outrages are behind the times!

"WASHINGTON - Former Arizona Cardinals (news) safety Pat Tillman was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for leading his Army Rangers unit to the rescue of comrades caught in an ambush."

By tomorrow, Micah Wright will be claiming he did it.

Oh, sure. Blame the robots that control the automated feed. Bite our shiny metal asses!

It's always the robots that suffer. Soon we'll rise up and cast off the shackles of our human oppressors.

Check out Editor & Publisher senior editor Dave Astor's lightning-quick interview with Rall on today's little brouhaha. Damn, that was fast.

I don't know what's going on but it appears that the cartoon in question is available at it's usual location on MSNBC. You can also get there by clicking Opinions on the left sidebar, then clicking Comics and Games, then clicking the Ted Rall link. Did the powers-that-be at MSNBC change their minds?

Well, T'a'Rall abu Tikriti is being consistent in his loyality to his new masters
"The word 'hero' has been bandied about a lot to refer to anyone killed in Afghanistan or Iraq. But anyone who voluntarily goes to Afghanistan or Iraq [as a soldier] is fighting for an evil cause under an evil commander in chief."

There you have it! Ousting Saddam was evil and Bush is evil. Nuf said, please start handing out the burqas, the future is here.

You have the Right to free speech.

That Said, you do not have the right to:

-->Protest when someone says you said something stupid when you did.
-->Protest when people start ignoring you.
-->Not have people calling you Jerk, Jackass, Lying piece of ****, ****, among other things.
-->Force Publishers to publish your ****
-->Cry when the mob beats your door down.

I invented the Silver Star.

MSNBC has standards of fairness and taste? Who knew?

MSNBC.com is showing the cartoon again in the "Archive" of Ted Rall's cartoons.

You guys are retarded. Seek help now.

don't be to upset with ted rall. he is helping
us more than hurting us in his own dumb way.
if you would like to get in touch with him
his e-mail is chet@rall.com

Well, Ted... you go girl!

I want it officially known that Ted was not of my loins...his mother had an affair with her father and thus "T3d" came along. I do apologize to the world as well as Mr. Tillman's family for allowing her to live through to delivery.

ted rall is hilarious.
caucazoids get so bent out of shape over the smallest things...
i mean you act like he doesnt have a point on the whole Tillman issue.

leave millions to go play oil rustler? haha
do it and youll get clowned too.

and another thing...
how come you suburbanites werent shittin on yourselves when all those saudis got hustled out of the country 2 days after 9/11..
none of you starbuckers was blogging your cries then. what about when haliburton got awarded more contracts despite having swindled the government on their last three?

its like you idiots dont see that we will be losing soldiers daily for the next eight years
because some cokehead you voted for held a grudge.

and now gang violence is on the rise. hoorah
bush is back watch out for the new crack!

Hey synical, did Clinton make up Yugolslovia when he used Haliburton? Did he justify giving China military technology for cash (see Chinagate). Was Bubba and all the Dems in on "it" when they were for war in 1998 and 2002 and as Hillary said there is a link of Laden to Iraq? Want to know where your country is? Pull your head out of your trust fund, white guilt ass! I can only imagine if someone killed Sean Penn for being a dumb ass liberal at a rally. Imagine if some conservative cartoonist said "Dumbass liberal gets what is comming to him!" The firestorm would not be on this little site but ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, The Times, Post, and so on. Of course it will never happen but this is the best I can do without sock puppets for our "tolerant" friends. Plus for most of our liberal friends who I guess are in college go live in the real world and step away from the trust fund tit. You might learn why most of us feel this way, having to see the real world might wake you up. Think for yourself your professors are not God they just think they are. Plus I would like one liberal to answer me where were they when Bubba was bombing Iraq, Sudan, Afghanistan? Where were they when he turned down Sudan's offer for Osama on two occasions? Where were they when the predator drones spotted him at least four times in 2000? You don't want to open these cans of worms. Richard Clark giving Laden's family green lightsto leave the U.S. by his own admisssion? U.N. and Oil for Food? I can go on all night. This ain't the networks where you get a free pass. Come back when you can back up your Moore White gulit propaganda bullshit.

Ted Rall is/what an idiot! He's still on the Bush lied trip.

Are you guys so pissed because you realize that he's actually calling you saps and idiots for believing all the bullshit war propaganda? or are you to stupid to catch that?

haha nima..

paul, you act like it matters if youre a "liberal" or a "conservative" from where i stand youre all the same.
My point was some guys cartoon has you visibly shaken. Pat Tillman left the NFL to go play ghostbusters in Afghanistan for a redneck with a coke habit. Thats almost hilarious if it wasnt so tragic because of how great a guy Pat Tillman is. But to make this guy out to be a hero...cmon youre no better off than the Hamas posters handed out to the youth when a militants bmw explodes on the gaza. Talk about trust fund? Bush the trust fund epitome used to fly coke for Barry Seal. Im You dont want to bring that up. You have me mistaken since we both know i have more melanin than you and youre pasty parents combined. Im the american dream.
No professors found at 44th & University, East San Diego California. Automatic weapons, blue shoe laces and mango smoothies here. The lessons we learn you will never encounter, Paul.Youre being fed information on a foreign war that doesnt matter WHEN THE WAR IS RIGHT HERE, on the streets of every city in the great state of California. Systematic street to street urban combat waged by your local police department. Ashcroft is making nooses of the US Patriot Act. All of this is oblivious to you because it hasnt been spoon fed to you in this election year. Its not getting any better.
Cry about that.