Comments: Follow-up on P21 vs. Ted Rall

In the words of your fellow conservative commentator Bill O'Lielly "SHUT UP"

Posted by elgin borskey at July 23, 2004 12:47 AM

Thank you Elgin. We value you contribution, and so do our flowerbeds.

Posted by Pixy Misa at July 23, 2004 01:15 AM

Very ignorant of you, Elgin. How's about you go find a freeway to play on?

Posted by mhking at July 23, 2004 08:25 AM

I thought it was just an internet cartoon, that's why I didn't understand your point of offense. No, I understood the point, I just didn't get why you seemed to be elevating an internet cartoon.

You make a good point.

Posted by DarkStar at July 23, 2004 09:15 AM

If it were simply an internet cartoon, I'd be pissed, but I don't think I'd push it the way I have. I probably would have stopped with a blog or a column.

But this crosses the line entirely. And what's sad is that so many people take the attitude of Elgin, up above, and in most cases have same lack of eloquence. But if this were say Cynthia McKinney on the hook, he'd be at the front of the line with the noose in his hand.

One caller yesterday asked me if I'd be as upset if the term "Benedict Arnold" had been used, and I honestly told him "no." The problem is not the commentary itself -- I disagree with it, but I understand it, and support even a racist idiot like Rall's right to say what he wants, provided he doesn't cross the line.

To use that word, on the other hand, crossed the line. Period.

Posted by mhking at July 23, 2004 10:12 AM

It is bizarre, Michael.

I have a feeling that if I were to sketch a toon showing Bond rounding up the sheeple to head out for the welfare lines, even with no words - I'd have to fear for my life. (Not that I'd consider doing that. I don't think two wrongs make a right, and my doodles really suck.)

Posted by Deb at July 23, 2004 11:34 AM

I don't know what's worse after hearing all the responses you received Michael, the cartoon or peoples reaction to your response.

Calling Rice that name has nothing to do with politics or your personal political stripe, it is extremely inappropriate and racist. Period.

Had Day-by-Day or Cox and Forkum printed anything even remotely like this, they would be immediately pounced on by every liberal blog and media source imaginable, much the way Rush Limbaugh was pounced on. I have no problem with people calling out Rush for making what was a stupid comment. But Ralls comment was beyond stupid, it was repugnant. But since he's a liberal he can make these comments? What crap.

Sorry to hear about your radio experience Michael. It's just pathetic.

Posted by Tman at July 23, 2004 01:21 PM

I placed a response to this mess on my website.

Posted by Expertise at July 23, 2004 05:09 PM

Don't even think of comparing calling Dr. Rice a nigger to Rush Limbaugh's very likely accurate statement that Donovan McNabb, or any other black athlete, enjoys a higher threshold of protection from criticism from the usually white press than does a comparable white athlete. And for the exact same reasons that this issue comes up now--political correctness! Just think about it. Nobody wants to face the danger of being labeled a racist, so they back off. It's human nature.

Posted by Downtown Mike at November 17, 2004 05:06 PM

Ted Rall is hilarious,passionate and courageous.
Any open minded individual can see the point he's making.Blacks in the Bush cartel are tokens-to be utilized in the service of pretending to care about black issues,when nothing could be further from the truth.No? well try voting in Florida come next election as a black democrat then.Whats even funnier BTW,is witnessing this sudden concern among conservatives about so called "racism".Quick! Someone call the NAACP!!

Posted by bluestraveller at December 10, 2004 07:55 PM


In what parallel universe?

Posted by Chris Oakley at May 11, 2005 12:13 PM
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