Political Cartoonist: ‘We Get a Lot of Death Threats’

Political Cartoonist: ‘We Get a Lot of Death Threats’
NBC News San Diego
January 8, 2015

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About Ted Rall

Ted Rall is the political cartoonist at ANewDomain.net, editor-in-chief of SkewedNews.net, a graphic novelist and author of many books of art and prose, and an occasional war correspondent. He is the author of the biography "Trump," to be published in July 2016.

2 thoughts on “Political Cartoonist: ‘We Get a Lot of Death Threats’

  1. Mr. Rall,
    In these times of infamy, did you ever consider getting in touch with Charlie Hebdo to offer them some help?
    I could think of many more reasons supporting such move, but I’ll just bring up these three:
    1- They might need some helping (drawing) hand (They have been proved themselves impervious to ugly drawings );
    2- You’ll never find a similar team in the US, or even team-mates about your age;
    3- The fight against obscurantism is now obviously global.
    In the global village (McLuhan was so right in choosing such latter term), geographical distance is not an issue. As for the cultural one, I’ll bet on you being able to overcome (some of ) it.

    From Wikipedia (Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons, 2005): Newspapers closed, editors fired or arrested. Several editors were fired or/and arrested for their decision, or their intention, to re-publish the cartoons. Several newspapers were closed and at least one apologized: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_newspapers_that_reprinted_Jyllands-Posten%27s_Muhammad_cartoons#Newspapers_closed.2C_editors_fired_or_arrested

    Among so many many hypocritical statements issued by politicians like Hollow(ande) or Obubba, who, most probably rather secretly rejoiced in the disappearance of these irritating human beings and in such golden opportunity to push their own terrorist agenda even further, let me quote UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg who said on his LBC radio phone-in show that in a free country there can be no right not to be offended: “They have killed cartoonists who have done nothing more than draw drawings which they so happen to find offensive. At the end of the day, in a free society people have to be free to offend each other. You cannot have freedom unless people are free to offend each other. We have no right not to be offended. And that fundamental principle of being free to offend people is exactly what was under threat by these murderous barbarians.”

    Je suis Charlie

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