Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    wondered: “when are they going after the media who attacks for the liberals for free?”


    Agreed, bloody socialists. They should charge for it.
    How much are you being paid?

  2. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    You’re right, Ted. We shouldn’t let voters know who the fat cat backers of candidates are. Disclosure is a very, very bad thing.

  3. John Locke

    John Locke said, over 2 years ago

    Liberals are making it dangerous to oppose them. They don’t want debate, they want to stop debate.

  4. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 2 years ago

    Really ? How? Who is the IRS after? Which side is not allowed to speak at University venues? Which side has manuals out giving detailed instructions on how to succesfully silence opponents?

  5. D Lee

    D Lee GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The only thing that is going to save the Middle Class is the Middle Class. We are the 99%—- that means we have the votes to elect people who will actually represent middle class workers and provide a safety net for those who are trying to get into the middle class.

    We all need to know who is supporting the candidates. That is who they will be working for. They have no choice if they want to stay in office. You have to do the bidding of whoever is paying your way, just the same as we all do in our jobs. So, before going to vote, look it up on the internet. Open Secrets is a good site, but there are plenty.

    If the candidate is getting their money from small donors or from unions, they are going to be working for middle class working people. If their donations are from corporations or from 1%ers, that’s who their votes are going to be working for. They are not going to go against them and do anything to help the middle class.

    It would be political suicide.

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    Oh, c’mon, get real. The media in the US has been firmly center — at best — for ages now.
    Then there’s this:

    A “meta-analysis” of bias studies — that is, a study of studies — shows something different: When all is said and done, left-leaning reporting is balanced by reporting more favorable to conservatives. “The net effect is zero,” said David D’Alessio, a communications sciences professor at the University of Connecticut at Stamford.

    D’Alessio drew his conclusion from reviewing 99 studies of campaign news coverage undertaken over six decades for his newly published work, “Media Bias in Presidential Election Coverage 1948-2008: Evaluation via Formal Measurement.” The research, he says, shows that news reporting tends to point toward the middle, “because that’s where the people are, and that’s where the [advertising] money is. . . . There’s nuance there, but when you add it all and subtract it down, you end up with nothing.”

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0739164740?ie=UTF8&tag=washpost-style-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=0739164740

  7. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    @jrmerm

    “Which side has manuals out giving detailed instructions on how to succesfully silence opponents?”

    Both sides. Remember the run-up to the 2008 elections, when large numbers of buses showed up to take people to town-hall meetings to meet their legislators. The people who publicized these, paid for the buses, paid for meals for the attendees, etc., remain unidentified. The “grass-roots” people who attended were also given much material to stress bullet-point issues, and also were told how to disrupt and shout down representatives.

    There is evil political manipulation on both sides. Now that the Supreme Court has mistakenly decided money is speech, there will be more and more of this in the future.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

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

    @D Lee

    The Middle Class was helped in being created by the govt. And the rich are using it to dismantle the Middle Class and succeeding.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

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

    We aren’t for the rich to prosper at our expense.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

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

    Donating to a hospital is nice. It doesn’t change the fact they are for destruction of the Middle Class and wiping away of all restraint to corporations and their owners to run roughshod over all of us.

  11. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    It was the Republicans who attacked the current president of the United States, before he was even in office they decided to never cooperate with him.
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    And then there was Newt’s manual on how to use predjudical language against democrats.
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    As you know, one of the key points in the GOPAC tapes is that “language matters.” In the video “We Are a Majority,” Langauage is listed as akey mechanism of control used by a majority party, along with Agenda, Rules, Attitude and Learning. As the tapes have been used in training sessions across the country and mailed to candidates, we have heard a plaintive plea: “I wish I could speak like Newt.”That takes years of practice. But we believe that you could have a significant impact on your campaign and the way you communicate if we help a little. That is why we have created this list of words and phrases.
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    This list is prepared so that you might have a directory of words to use in writing literature and mail, in preparing speeches, and in producing electronic media. The words and phrases are powerful. Read them. Memorize as many as possible. And remember that, like any tool, these words will not help if they are not used….
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    Contrasting Words

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    decay… failure (fail)… collapse(ing)… deeper… crisis… urgent(cy)… destructive… destroy… sick… pathetic… lie… liberal… they/them… unionized bureaucracy… “compassion” is not enough… betray… consequences… limit(s)… shallow… traitors… sensationalists…

    endanger… coercion… hypocrisy… radical… threaten… devour… waste… corruption… incompetent… permissive attitudes… destructive… impose… self-serving… greed… ideological… insecure… anti-(issue): flag, family, child, jobs… pessimistic… excuses… intolerant…

    stagnation… welfare… corrupt… selfish… insensitive… status quo… mandate(s)… taxes… spend(ing)… shame… disgrace… punish (poor…)… bizarre… cynicism… cheat… steal… abuse of power… machine… bosses… obsolete… criminal rights… red tape… patronage
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    Optimistic Positive Governing Words

    Use the list below to help define your campaign and your vision of public service. These words can help give extra power to your message. In addition, these words help develop the positive side of the contrast you should create with your opponent, giving your community something to vote for!

    share… change… opportunity… legacy… challenge… control… truth… moral… courage… reform… prosperity… crusade… movement… children… family… debate… compete… active(ly)… we/us/our… candid(ly)… humane… pristine… provide…

    liberty… commitment… principle(d)… unique… duty… precious… premise… care(ing)… tough… listen… learn… help… lead… vision… success… empower(ment)… citizen… activist… mobilize… conflict… light… dream… freedom…

    peace… rights… pioneer… proud/pride… building… preserve… pro-(issue): flag, children, environment… reform… workfare… eliminate good-time in prison… strength… choice/choose… fair… protect… confident… incentive… hard work… initiative… common sense… passionate

  12. smacdon

    smacdon said, over 2 years ago

    I find the left right goose-step of American politcal debate funny. I am referring to the comments here. Rall is not taking sides here as far as I can read. Just commenting on the way media in the U.S. sets up the “debate” around campaign publicity. What most Americans do not seem to get is that the monster of politics American style has developed this way because the system permits it to. Left or right, the noise is deafening. However, the GOP still needs to learn to communicate in the 21st century. With no apologies to Karl Rove and the Koch Bros. and their control of TV advertizing dollars.

  13. smacdon

    smacdon said, over 2 years ago

    Well put.

  14. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    More like: “Prosperous Americans for Prosperity”!

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