3 March 2004
Grey Lady grows spine, film at 11
[W]hat the Times has done here to me and to you represents a dangerous precedent for a free press (or, in this case, an online press). They've sent the message that political pressure works. It's one thing for an editor to decide that a cartoon no longer works for editorial reasons, or that it's not as good as it used to be. It's quite another to cancel it simply because you're tired of being deluged with hate mail. Dealing with feedback is an editor's job. If you don't like the hate mail, delete it.
Anyone want to argue that Rall's cartoon isn't as good as it used to be? Michele? Bueller?
Update, 4 March, 10:40 am: Here's what Michele had to say:
Note to Ted Rall: Maybe they let you go because you SUCK?
Posted at 8:35 PM to Wastes of Oxygen
TrackBack: 5:35 AM, 5 March 2004
» Ding, dong, Ted Rall is dead from Ravenwood's Universe
Our VRWC minions have successful flown airplanes into the skyscraper of Ted Rall's career. The New York Times resident shock jock cartoonist, has been fired. Naturally Rall, who once even made 'fun' of terror widows, is crying censorship. As Michele......[read more]