Earlier today, at the behest of Little Green Footballs, I sent the following email to Arthur Sulzberger, publisher of The New York Times:
I assume you’ve been made aware by now of the Ted Rall “comic strip” that recently ran in your paper.
Mr. Sulzberger (or at least his office) replied, “Agreed; it’s off.”
Sarge wrote back to me and suggested we bloggers were wrong to get that Rall strip pulled, and part of me agrees — as offensive as he is, I’ve never before written to complain. But that strip… damnit, those widows and widowers and children deserve their year of mourning, and I’ll be damned if I’ll just sit here while some creep with bad penmenship and a worse soul denies them that.
I’ve had my say. I’ll shut up now.