Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. ReasonsVentriloquist

    ReasonsVentriloquist said, about 1 month ago

    Staring at the LCD screen… Lowest Common Denominator.
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    It’s one of the oldest saying in the industrialized world, only to be proved wrong by people that ultimately prove it right again.
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    It takes money to make money.
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    For a while there, all it took was access to the internet, and a digital video camera. Anyone could make a video, slap it at You tube and (maybe) become (in)famous!
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    It was so easy that “free lancing” on the web became a "legitimate’ income source. You were “in business” and it was like a one floor whorehouse!
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    It was so good that everybody started to do it. And so nobody had to hire anybody… and the money started to dwindle because there was always somebody just a little bit quicker, or luckier, or wittier, or connected, or whatever (it didn’t have to be a same person, it might never have been the same person twice, but it didn’t matter, still, there it was, “No thanks, got it already.”
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    The program News Room did a side story that referred to this. The kid gets on the Romney Bus along with others of varying states of “free” lancing.
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    Point being. It takes MONEY to do real investigative reporting. Indie newsy bloggers don’t have money to do investigative reporting (unless Bill Maher hires them to do Vice).

  2. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, about 1 month ago

    The third panel reminds me of some of some of the knee-jerk posts on these boards.

  3. Ruff, release Dr. C and Ahab.

    Ruff, release Dr. C and Ahab. GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    @Zuhlamon

    Not quite, Zulu. Everything appears to be spelled correctly.

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 month ago

    Without some kind of decent pay, the news just becomes fluff and sensationalized and ultimately useless as an information source.

  5. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, about 1 month ago

    @Ruff, release Dr. C and Ahab.

    lol! rightchooare…

  6. Liz Dexic

    Liz Dexic GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    …though Rachel Maddow, Steve Kornacki, Chris Hayes and Lawrence O’Donnel are all doing excellent jobs.

  7. anonim

    anonim said, about 1 month ago

    @Dexic Lawrence O’Donnel is a third rate bargain bin discount Bill O’reilly.

  8. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, about 1 month ago

    @Liz Dexic

    Conservatives have a real hard time refuting them – which is why they won’t appear on their shows (at least, more than once).

  9. Ethaniel67

    Ethaniel67 said, about 1 month ago

    @Zuhlamon

    You can’t refute someone who doesn’t use facts but only emotions.

    Its the old “So when did you stop beating your wife” trick. To which almost any reply can be followed up with liar (and you get to somehow prove the unprovable again) or how dare you ever do that.

  10. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, about 1 month ago

    @Ethaniel67

    You can’t refute someone who doesn’t use facts but only emotions.
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    That would be the FOX News “Opinion” reporting (which is seamless with actual “news” reporting). Good luck trying to refute Rachel Maddow – the conservatives have been trying (without success) to do so factually, so they resort to the age-old method of smear.

  11. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, about 1 month ago

    One doesn’t “refute” Rachael Madcow, one simply laughs at her.

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