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Poor, Sad Ted

Ted Rall's latest post in its entirety:
Time to Trade Up Saddam Hussein, influenced by fascism, ordered the deaths of tens of thousands of people, fought two disastrous wars, turned his nation into an international pariah and ruined his country's economy. In other words, his record is identical to George W. Bush's. As we saw at his "arraignment" before a U.S.-picked Iraqi puppet tribunal last week, however, there is a difference between the two men. Hussein is much smarter, funnier and more erudite than Bush. When Saddam pointed out that Bush was the real criminal, who could argue? He even managed to defend the invasion of Kuwait! So why not swap them out? We get Saddam Hussein as our president; the Iraqis get Bush. Consider the benefits: we get gargantuan statues and a leader capable of using language--think how fast he'll solve the Palestinian issue! and they get, well, the guy who's really in charge anyway.
Ted's just reaching now. See, Michael Moore is stealing all of Ted's thunder. Rall used to be the "go to" guy for asinine quotes. With F911 all the rage now, poor Ted (who is miffed that Moore didn't invite him to the opening of the film) has been relegated to the back of the shelf. What else could explain this steaming pile of crap? Last I checked, Bush wasn't gassing his own people, building torture rooms in the White House, running unopposed, watching while henchmen decapitate people who oppose his views, stealing oil for food money or growing a silly mustache. Ted knows this. He's just going through a rough time right now. Moore has surpassed Rall in conspiracy theories and outright lies about the adminstration and he's making millions doing it to boot. Teddy boy is languishing in New York, still virtually uknown outside of political junkie circles, still churning out badly drawn cartoons that repeat the same stale punch lines over and over again and still making about one hundredth the money that Moore is making. Moore is the celebrity du jour now. He's practically spearheading Kerry's campaign by proxy. And Ted, well, he's just still Ted. This latest post is just Ted's way of trying to out-Moore Moore. I think we should feel bad about this. I was thinking we could all send him an e-card. In fact, I made one that you could just add your signature to. Send it to chet@rall.com. dearted.jpg I think Ted would really appreciate it. I definitely take him for a wallow-in-pity kind of guy. (More on this at Ted's full of crap)
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Yeah, Mike al Moor has really sucked all the oxygen out of Rall's little padded cell. Not to mention all the fats and carbohydrates.

Rall is the ultimate low hanging fruit for a rightie. There is absolutely no equivalent to him on the right, and that includes falwell and Robertson.

He legitimately hates the US. There is little analog to him in Europe either. He outstrips Fisk and the Guardian's op-ed crew by a wide margin.

Literally, he can only be equated to one of those obscene posters on fundamentalist Islam sites that Little Green Footballs links to from time to time.

that said, Michele should give him a pass. hes like the crazy bastards in NYC that used to wash my car windows with bandages, circa David Dinkins.

I wonder if we only incent him.....

Shortly after Rall drew a disgusting cartoon that mocked Pat Tillman, Jeff Goldstein wrote a post that really nailed Rall. The post is here . I highly recommend it. It complements Michele's post because it make the same point, but in a different, indirect, very funny, and very Goldsteinian, way.

I agree with rod, he's clearly mentally ill.

I have to disagree with this, though:

There is absolutely no equivalent to him on the right, and that includes falwell and Robertson.

What about Ann Coulter? Remember the time she said "My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building."

I think both of them should be put in padded cells and studied by the clinical psychologists.

Reminds me of what happens when a bunch of thirteen year old boys get together. Each wants to stand out, so the highjinks become increasingly rowdy. First one stomps some flowers, then one kicks over a garbage can, then another breaks a porch light and another throws a rock through a window. Soon cats are running around with their tails cut off. Fortunately, most boys grow up; a few however don't and they keep making asses out of themselves.

Who wins in a Fisk vs. Rall Moral Equivalence Death Match?

Again, Rall not only displays his hatred of America, but flirts with Judenhass.
think how fast he'll solve the Palestinian issue
This [Saddam] POS celebrated his seizure of power with hanging Jews in the town square, and got the cheers of "Palestinians" by raining SCUDS on Israel and paying blood money to the families of suicide bombers.

Come on, Teddy-boy, tell us about the SS uniform you keep in the closet and those really shiney black boots.

Riesz,

Come now. She retracted herself in the following sentence of that interview (NY Observer, I think).

Coulter can be snarky but she's no "right wing Ted Rall." I mean, be reasonable. Maybe the "right wing Krugman," at worst.

Riesz

Rall says true American patriots are ONLY those that understand GW is a "neofascist."

Yessiree...anyone who disagrees is unpatriotic (ain't it funny that the Left/Democrats keep complaining that they are constantly labeled "unpatriotic"? Projection anyone?)

Yeah, Rall's just like Ann Coulter, right, uh-huh.

Ted had better pray that oil doesn't drop to around $30/b.

Could have a very interesting effect on the stock market and our economy.

IMHO one of the most vile things about Rall (and there are many) is that the Demo mainstream does not appear to disavow him. It is my understanding that the LATimes has recently picked him up. Since I cannot and will not access the LATimes website (it would be like reaching my hand into a brimming toilet bowl), can anyone who has inadvertently looked at the LATimes recently confirm whether it is true that Rall now appears in that sorry excuse for a newspaper?

You know, you really come up with the coolest graphics on this site. That bunny kicks ass.

Let's give Ted his wish. Send him to Thugistan or Malgola and let him write what he will about the rulers there.

The man has a wold-class case of Chronic Perspective Loss.

McGrumpy

as far as I can tell, the LATimes doesn't have Rall on their website

today

I keep a bit of a watch on them now and then, considering the propaganda bovine excrement they fling about with such gleeful gusto.

Ann Coulter says anyone that disagrees with president Bush is a "traitor". Yes, your Ann Coulter.
COLMES: Are all the American people that don't support him [President George W. Bush] dumb? COULTER: No. I think, as I indicated in my last book, they're traitors.
Last time I checked idiots like Rall don't have the privelege of being regular guests on the news networks the way that morons like Coulter do.

Oliver, Tad Rall was on Fox a few week ago.

Coulter is accurate in defining Ted Rall as a traitor, not dumb.

Also note her opinion on how the Left views Saddam is entirely accurate. Given her prior comments here:

http://mediamatters.org/items/200407020006

"The Democrats want Saddam back"

A whatever a "Coulterism" is supposed to mean, it describes exactly the kind of thing Rall is publishing in this story.

No equivilent to him on the right? I'm sorry... www.godhatesamerica.com

Yeah... hrmm... sure seems kinda right-wing to me... just check out their flier page ;) All sorts of crazy right-wing goodness. :-D

"Last time I checked idiots like Rall don't have the privelege of being regular guests on the news networks the way that morons like Coulter do."

Not for lack of trying.

Odd, Oliver. Not only did Ted appear on Fox, Ted railed on it in his blog and made two or three cartoons shrieking about (imaginary) right-wing media dominance.

I'm not exactly clear on that bunny pic...is it weeping or getting ready to fling a booger at him?

By the way, keep in mind that Oliver's a part of Media Matters, which is supposed to be keeping a finger on the pulse of the media for accuracy.

Not sure where Oliver's finger is, and I'm not sure I want to know.

And once again, Michele, you are giving him exactly what he wants, which is attention. I agree with you that the comment about Hussein v. Bush is way over the top, and is probably just intended to be controversial and score a few points with his target audience... which is not, I might mention, you. Also, I have to say again, Rall's comparatively harmless inanity is nothing next to Michael Savage or any of the vast array of right-wing pundits out there who get away with blatant bigotry on a daily basis. I just don't see how you can think Rall is anywhere near as bad as someone who calls Arabs "non-humans" and says we should just "drop a nuclear weapon on an Arab country. [It doesn't matter] which one it would be."

Mike, you're putting words in my mouth. Just because I don't talk about Savage doesn't mean I don't think he is just as hideous, wrong headed and depraved as Rall. Because I do.

Typical misdirection. Rall is caught with his head up his ass, and the Left all want to talk about is Coulter and our villiage idiot, Savage.

Could it be that they're embarrassed?

I have to back Michele up on this one. I've been accused of the same thing with regards to Ann Coulter, Rush Libaugh, Mike Savage, and other right-wing pundits because I run the tedrall.isfullofcrap.com site.

Actually, I think that most of those individuals are full of crap, too. I just don't have the time to chronicle their crap quotient along with Ted's, and Ted's just too darn fun to chronicle.

Now if others wanted to pursue Coulter et al., I'd be willing to set up subdomains and MT sites.

No takers yet.

Ted Rall is French. (At least his mother is)

Doesn't that explain almost everything?

He hates Bush. He hates America. Typical Frog.

I have enjoyed another blogger who shreds Rall on a regular basis, he actually pissed off Rall to the point of being attacked on Rall's own blog, check out http://jbcorrigan.blogspot.com - in a matchup between Corrigan and Rall, my moneys on Corrigan, LOL.

"regular guests on the news networks"
Now, I wonder where Laurence's finger is? On any given week Shrill Harpie appears on Hannity, Scarborough, randomly on Fox. Somehow in you guys' universe this is the same as an occasional appearance by Rall.

Why waste time & energy on a moron like this?

Didn't Rall call a black person the "N" word a couple of weeks ago?
I am a Democrat and I am sickened by Rall's attacks on first those women who lost their husbands on 9/11. Then his attack on Pat Tillman. Why does he still have a job. Why not just hire Osama to do the editorial cartoons. It would be the same.
Remember we live in a free society and sure he has his right of free speech...but so do we. We have the right to complain when someone who is so out of touch that it even offends Democrats.