Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Rall: Blogs Bad, Terrorists Abused
Ted Rall, the "Brainless Journalistic Wonder" has spoken out against bloggers denouncing blogs in general as "borg-like GOP drones" (my paraphrase).
Ironically, Rall finds it necessary to defend terrorists while railing against bloggers--perhaps he sees a connection between terrorism and the left wing media that we bloggers have yet to uncover.
In a most desperate attempt at self preservation, Rall lumps himself with the award winning journalists from Al Jazeera (Al Jazeera: We Distort, You Comply!):
Two more Al Jazeera journalists reported being tortured by U.S. troops last year; another has been rotting in the Guantánamo concentration camp since 2001.His use of the term "concentration camp" could be well disputed. I don't remember hearing about people gaining weight at Auschwitz from eating three hot meals a day. Nonetheless, the point Ted misses: if Al Jazeera didn't pander to and employ terrorists, those guys wouldn't have been in Guantanamo (or U.S. custody in the first place). Ever consider that, Teddy?
I now return to my capitalist endeavors.