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Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Ted Rall Howling at the Whirlwind
If you're in need of comic relief today, go check out the ranting of Ted Rall. It seems he's got his undies in a tightly wound bunch because some Bloggers take issue with his work.

Thin skinned, linguini spined, America hating, frenchified "journalists" need to get used to taking fire from the Blogosphere. We're just getting warmed up.

Some highlights from Rall's whining rant:
Death threats against liberal pundits are commonplace among, and essentially unique to, the right-wing blogs. And the GOP thinks that's OK. Nowhere can one find a responsible mainstream Republican to speak out against this hate speech.
Interesting there, Ted. Did you think about that before you penned your hate filled cheap shot at Pat Tillman? Oh, I forget, hate speech cannot emanate from leftist oracles such as yourself.

Bloggers are ordinary people, many of them uneducated and with nothing
interesting to say. They're sitting in their rec rooms, regurgitating and
spinning what real journalists have dug up through hard work. They don't have
sources, they don't report, and no one holds them accountable when they make
mistakes or flat out lie. Yeah, there's a new sheriff in town. Unfortunately
he's drunk, he's mean, and he works for the bad guys.
Yes, Ted, we are ordinary people. But before you go off calling us uneducated with nothing to say, you better get your facts straight. Here at the SOTR we hold five college degrees among the three of us (two of them are graduate degrees). From your obvious lack of ability to string two sentences together with factual claims anywhere therein, I can safely say that our cognitive ability far outshines your own. You draw cartoons for a living. We actually have jobs.

We are accountable, sir, to our peers and to our readers. If they don't like what we have to offer, they stop reading. The Blogosphere is driven by market forces - forces with which you are obviously unfamiliar.

You and your fellow "journalists" have operated in a vacuum for far too long. Eason Jordan learned that the hard way. Your parroting of his outrageous claims of American Forces purposefully targeting journalists in a war zone may perhaps bind you to his fate. Let me educate you on this subject:

Iraq was, and in certain places still is, a war zone. In wars people die - sometimes just by being where they are. Bullets and mortars cannot tell the difference between friend and foe, much less soldier and journalist. In war zones people die. Its as simple as that. To suggest otherwise is simply wrong. Learn the Eason Jordan lesson, Teddy boy - or suffer his same fate.

And finally, Teddy, stop the whining. If you can't run with the big dogs, get off the porch. Your incessant complaining is a waste of bandwidth. I shall link to your crap no longer.

Here endeth the lesson.
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