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Ted Rall and Universal Press mark 10 years together

Ted Rall is celebrating 10 years of syndication with Universal Press where he draws cartoons for over 140 newspapers and also produces a weekly column.

He was also recently hired by United Media as an editor.

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#1 Dawn Douglass
October/25/2007
@ 10:26 pm

I still don’t understand how a guy that is this politically extreme — http://www.gocomics.com/rallcom/2007/10/22/ — and goes out of his way to insult people can be the guy who chooses comics for United Media. It’s like asking Ann Colter to choose comics. I wouldn’t like that either. But no worry there…that would never happen.

#2 Dawn Douglass
October/25/2007
@ 4:26 pm

I still don’t understand how a guy that is this politically extreme — http://www.gocomics.com/rallcom/2007/10/22/ — and goes out of his way to insult people can be the guy who chooses comics for United Media. It’s like asking Ann Colter to choose comics. I wouldn’t like that either. But no worry there…that would never happen.

#3 Pab Sungenis
October/26/2007
@ 3:23 am

Some people can separate their personal beliefs and their professional lives. When I ran a movie theater I didn’t ban movies by right wing nuts like Mel Gibson and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

However, the Regal down the street DID refuse to run Michael Moore’s or Al Gore’s movies. Hmm.

A person’s talent should show through despite, not because of, their political beliefs, and I trust Ted Rall to put his politics aside when picking features.

Of course, this is the guy who picked up “Boy On A Stick and Slither,” so maybe his judgment should be called into question in other areas.

#4 Pab Sungenis
October/25/2007
@ 9:23 pm

Some people can separate their personal beliefs and their professional lives. When I ran a movie theater I didn’t ban movies by right wing nuts like Mel Gibson and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

However, the Regal down the street DID refuse to run Michael Moore’s or Al Gore’s movies. Hmm.

A person’s talent should show through despite, not because of, their political beliefs, and I trust Ted Rall to put his politics aside when picking features.

Of course, this is the guy who picked up “Boy On A Stick and Slither,” so maybe his judgment should be called into question in other areas.

#5 Garey Mckee
October/26/2007
@ 11:40 am

I have a question that comes to mind reading this thread and Ted Rall’s cartoons. Rall’s cartoons at times do seem somewhat extreme (as per the sample that Dawn linked here). But for many cartoonists, and I guess many political cartoonists, is it a matter of playing devil’s advocate? Is it really a cartoonist’s extreme view point, or just playing the part to envoke a response? And if that is the case, does that make for good cartooning?

Wow, okay. I guess that was more than one question. LOL.

#6 Garey Mckee
October/26/2007
@ 5:40 am

I have a question that comes to mind reading this thread and Ted Rall’s cartoons. Rall’s cartoons at times do seem somewhat extreme (as per the sample that Dawn linked here). But for many cartoonists, and I guess many political cartoonists, is it a matter of playing devil’s advocate? Is it really a cartoonist’s extreme view point, or just playing the part to envoke a response? And if that is the case, does that make for good cartooning?

Wow, okay. I guess that was more than one question. LOL.

#7 Charles Brubaker
October/26/2007
@ 12:50 pm

Well, there’s a discussion going on at Rall’s blog and it looks like Ted means it.

Check it out. http://rall.com/rants.html

#8 Charles Brubaker
October/26/2007
@ 6:50 am

Well, there’s a discussion going on at Rall’s blog and it looks like Ted means it.

Check it out. http://rall.com/rants.html

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