I’ve said before on numerous occasions that Ted Rall is not only utterly untalented and contemptible, but a vile excuse for a
cartoonist human being. But he is a fairly popular cartoonist who enjoys violating taboos (often for the sheer fun of it), so I was curious (in a “I’ve never seen a car crash quite like that, and I don’t recognize that body part on the highway” sort of way) to see what he had to say about it.
Well, in retrospect, it’s fairly predictable.
Cartoonists are being threatened with death, and where is Ted’s sense of collegiality? I’d call it “missing in action” or “AWOL”, but that would be imparting him with a sense of military decorum he so sorely lacks. So I’ll just call it predictably absent.
Because one guy three years ago took Ted to task, and engaged in a bit of speculative hyperbole (“Should such a cartoonist be punished, arrested? Shot at dawn?”) before calling for him to be fired, Ted feels no sense of loyalty or professional obligations. Because Alan Keyes engaged in the sort of hyperbole that Ted abuses on a daily basis, Ted is content to see his fellow cartoonists threatened with death or dismemberment.
Because, after all, it’s all about Ted. Screw those Danes; a black American insulted Ted back in March 2002, they can just go hang.