Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Essentially correct. We get the two right wingers on with one is the previous right winger and the most recent Tea Party Reich winger. Sometimes the right winger is called “Leftist” just to make it seem like they (corporate owned news outlet) are “Fair and Balanced” which they are not.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    You guys must not watch ABC,NBC,CBS,CNN or MSNBS. Nothing but liberals and a token RINO.

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Talking heads are, by their nature, conservative. I prefer to make up my own mind.

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    Luckily we get to vote on these political guys every couple years, change the debate floor out from under ’em.

  5. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    You know, Ted, when they all look like right-wingers, it just might mean you’re not a centrist.

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    Amazing. ConserveGov illustrates the point Ted is making.
    Barack Obama practically ran Reagan’s third term and they call him a “radical Marxist” (in ignorance of definitions, but never mind that). God only knows what would happen if he were an ACTUAL liberal, like, say, Republican Teddy Roosevelt.

  7. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, over 2 years ago

    @TJDestry

    Good point; I hadn’t thought of it that way. Is a centrist one who thinks halfway between the two extremes? Or one who thinks like the median person? If the distribution is gaussian they are the same, but if the distribution is skewed, then the aren’t, necessarily.

  8. mattro53

    mattro53 said, over 2 years ago

    FAIR!

  9. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Fox has perfected the art of having their commentators make claims,unverified or outrageous, which are then reported on by Fox as “news”, and then used by other commentators and their “news” reporters to question Dems about their response. I’d love to see a Dem with the balls to call BULLSHIT on live TV to this crap!

  10. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Fox is also egregious in their use of commentarial comments by their “news” reporters during stand-up presentations, instead of just laying out the facts. They report (what they choose) and we decide (based on biased reporting). Murdoch sure spawned a winner! Maybe it will finally come crashing down like his British print empire seems to be.

  11. mattro53

    mattro53 said, over 2 years ago

    I don’t know how Ted defines himself, but I’m a radical. So, yeah most wing nuts look like Neanderthals to me (albeit some have an impressive vocabulary) and Bam Bam looks like a moderate to me. I know my views are not representative. Too bad a lot of tightie righties seem to feel that it must be true because they think so.

  12. Bilword

    Bilword said, over 2 years ago

    and that’s the way it is america2013

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    News outlets are out there to make money. The way they present news is targeted at the prejudices of an audience, and they hope that that audience will be large enough to turn a profit. They hire commentators that will appeal to that audiences mindset. If they do it right they stay on the air. If not they become Air America. It is fantasy to believe that news outlets are the way they are because of some altruistic ideal of assuring that the information that you get is accurate.

  14. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago

    When figuring out who are “right wingers,” it helps to compare positions with polls of the American public. Americans (even Republicans) overwhelmingly like Obama’s gun control proposals, especially the back-ground checks. They overwhelmingly want immigration reform. And a solid majority wants abortion kept safe, legal, and rare. Now, when was the last time you heard any of that side of the argument from the ex-Republican staffers at Fox News?

  15. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov At the risk of making your head explode early in the morning before you’ve had a chance to get your first cup of coffee, those mainstream networks all subscribe to right-wing ideology. The debate there basically runs the gamut from Democratic on the left to extremely far right, to the right of the Republican Party, on the right. People like William Kristol who believe that the United States should invade countries like Iraq without any legal justification whatsoever are not part of the American constitutional tradition and 30 or 40 years ago would have been considered fringe kooks. What you will not find in the so-called mainstream media are progressives much less socialists or communists. If we had a truly free press, this would not be the case. Communists are no further to the left than people like William Kristol are to the right.

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