Saturday, February 26, 2005

Ted Rall's Challenge Answered

Once again I am indebted to Mr. Pundit, The Great White North's most illustrious blogger, for posting a link to Ted Rall's challenge. Rall has challenged bloggers to find examples of left-wing vitriol and calls to violence, and email them to him. Rall claims that only right-wing blogs use vitriol and calls to violence. Rall didn't specify that the vitriol and call to violence had to be against a right-wing target, and the Dread Pundit Bluto just loves irony, so I selected the following example, posted by a self-proclaimed proud liberal. I have highlighted the vitriol and call to violence.

From comments to a post in A Small Victory:
As a self defined liberal.. and proud of that fact. I am truly appalled and disgusted by this kind of shit. People look at the "liberal" point he is trying to make, and think that he is some kind of a representative.

Please don't think that everyone who is "liberal" or "anti-war" is like Ted Rall.

This is tasteless. (extreme understatement of the year)

He no more represents liberals than Fred Phelps represents Christians.

He should be ashamed. and bitchslapped.

Posted by Karrie on May 3, 2004 12:20 PM
Having mucked a bit through the sewer which is Ted Rall's website, I have doubts as to his honor and honesty; so I've posted my example here on the chance that Ted won't follow through and post it on his own site.

Update: Big surprise, Ted Rall lied. Far from eagerly accepting proof of his own stupidity, Rall's server is rejecting new email, though the contest supposedly runs through Monday.

Update-(2-28): Rall has admitted he was wrong on his blog. The Dread Pundit Bluto withdraws the earlier update.