Political cartoonist Ted Rall, one of the most extreme left-wingers out there, was given the pink slip by the LA Times
after it turned out he lied about being roughed up by police:
After the LAPD accused political cartoonist Ted Rall of lying in a blog post he wrote in the Los Angeles Times in May, the Times decided this week it will no longer publish work from the award-winning cartoonist. [...]
Rall, a frequent critic of the Police Department in his cartoons, wrote in a Los Angeles Times blog post in May that an LAPD officer roughed him up – handcuffing him, pushing him against a wall and dropping his driver’s license in a sewer – after the officer stopped him for jaywalking on Melrose Avenue in 2001.
But the LAPD challenged Rall’s account, claiming the officer did not abuse Rall and furnishing the Times with an audio recording to back up its side of the story. After listening to the tape, the Times decided this week to cut ties with Rall, who contributed to the newspaper as a freelancer.
“The recording and other evidence provided by the LAPD raise serious questions about the accuracy of Rall’s blog post. Based on this, the piece should not have been published,” Nicholas Goldberg, editor of the editorial page, wrote on the Times website. “Rall’s future work will not appear in The Times.”
They're much better off without him. He's one of the most anti-war, anti-military cartoonists around. Here's an example of his most atrocious slurs against the army
. His dismissal was long overdue, and he should have his awards revoked.
Labels: dreadful artists, politics