Ted Rall by Ted Rall

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  1. edmondd

    edmondd said, over 7 years ago

    Mr. Rall,

    Don’t you think he deserves the benefit of the doubt, especially now that he is dead? Do you really think him that monstrous? An artist like that, (with what appears to be a form of undiagnosed Asperguer’s syndrome by the way)? Haven’t you paid attention to his lyrics? Did you look into that man’s eyes? You don’t have to be so angry; though you might be justified for being angry at the world (I am sometimes), is it really fair to take your anger on him? We don’t know what happened Mr. Rall. Would you sell your child’s honor for any amount of money? Well that’s what the supposed victim’s father did. I choose to believe Michael.

  2. edmondd

    edmondd said, over 7 years ago

    Or are you using irony to show how people’s cynicism was willing to sacrifice him when he was alive, concurring with the decision of The Supreme Media Court, and how now they are ready to put him on an apotheotic pedestal now that he is dead? I surely hope that’s the point you are trying to make. It’d be more fair.

  3. William Wilkerson

    William Wilkerson said, over 7 years ago

    People honor the courts then they provide decisions that they personally like and ignore those same courts when a decision doesn’t agree with there personal grievances… so sad, so two-faced, so very stupid since those same courts are the only thing that, theoretically anyway, defines any society as civil or NOT. Given that US courts are presently afflicted with the leftovers of the Reagan & Meese, et al - it may be quite a while before justice is simply a question of money… for better or WORSE, much worse.

  4. santiago_ojeda

    santiago_ojeda said, over 7 years ago

    Congratulations Mr. Rall, as on the mark as usual, without the tons and tons of hypocrisy and bland “feel-goody” of mainstream media. Mr. Jackson’s music was nothing sort of awful (although I reckon that’s a matter of taste, and most people seem to disagree on that one), and it was pretty obvious from his public persona he was a very flawed, very troublesome piece of humanity. However, now he is dead everybody would rather focus on how great he was and remember only the good parts (were there any?)… no pain (and no truth), no learning

  5. stingray185ba

    stingray185ba said, over 7 years ago

    The guy (?) was a total wacko. Give it a rest.

  6. mattro53

    mattro53 said, over 7 years ago

    santiago_ojeda, I agree. He reached his peak with the Jackson 5. I couldn’t stand his over-produced, self-indulgent pop when he hit it big. As far as his legal problems, they seem to prove that we have liberty and justice for all in this country. All of those who can afford it.

  7. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 7 years ago

    IMHO, Jackson should have been punished for the crimes he commited. But he was a remarquable musician and dancer, an icon nonetheless.

  8. aeogia

    aeogia said, over 7 years ago

    Aw, give the guy some credit. Until MJ, Elvis was the biggest certified Freak ever produced by the American “fame machine.” Michael Jackson managed to out-freak the King.

    Great work as usual, Ted!

  9. sirromsirrom

    sirromsirrom said, over 7 years ago

    Poor Michael – he didn’t get to have a “real childhood.” Well, neither did a lot of kids in Bosnia, Gaza, and Darfur.

  10. kreniigh

    kreniigh GoComics PRO Member said, over 7 years ago

    You know what? I’ve heard MJ’s hits over and over and over again so many times, they’re just part of the background noise. I think at one time I disliked them, but now they’re so overplayed, they don’t even register any more.

    And as for his supposed crimes? I don’t know; I wasn’t there. Maybe he was a pedophile; maybe he just liked kids too much because he never grew out of childhood.

    I don’t see the point in getting all worked up pro- or anti- Jackson.

  11. Gladius

    Gladius said, over 7 years ago

    This comic has barely been posted and already we’re going round again. Rall is late this has been done and done to death, so to speak.

  12. Thomas Baxter

    Thomas Baxter GoComics PRO Member said, over 7 years ago

    When Farah died and went to heaven, god granted her one wish. She wished to protect the children. So MJ was killed.

  13. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 7 years ago

    Gladius, unlike some other cartoonists Rall doesn’t have the opportunity to publish every day, so this is probably as early as he could have done the piece. Also, since it’s as much a commentary on the ongoing public reaction to the molester’s death as on the molester himself, as long as the “tributes” keep pouring out it’s valid to keep the counterbalances appearing. Finally, Rall is, as is his custom, being far more blunt in his statements than most of the other cartoonists would dare (only a handful of whom have even ALLUDED to the specific allegations against the deceased, rather than just labelling his legacy “problematic”).

  14. TrickyPickle

    TrickyPickle said, over 7 years ago

    Wow. I think this may be the most hard core negative Jackson ‘toon yet.

  15. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 7 years ago

    parker, he was not “declared innocent”; he was found “not guilty”. There’s a difference. A jury decided that, given the evidence presented, they could not convict him. Had the case against him been shown to be without merit (through fraudulence or malice, in which case the plaintiffs might well have been sanctioned or even prosecuted, or through complete ABSENCE of evidence), the judge could have (and should have) dismissed the action before it even went to trial.

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