If you checked out of work early last Friday, you might have missed the news that the Washington Post finally decided to drop Ted Rall. You'll recall our last brush with Rall, when we found him doing his best Mike Kinsley impersonation.
In the midst of the Post flap, Rall asked readers of his blog to email the paper and defend him. One enterprising Galley Slave reader decided, instead, to email Rall and--well, there's no delicate way to put this--rub it in. Our reader's exchange with Rall can be read here.
You may (or may not) be surprised to here that Rall doesn't like having his cage rattled. The man who thinks it's funny to mock women whose husbands were murdered on September 11, who thinks it's amusing to mock Pat Tillman's death, emailed back this whiny, indignant response: "People like you are encouraging lots of creative people--including conservatives--to avoid posting online content. Nice job, fascist." Poor widdle Teddy!
In addition to everything else, it turns out that Rall is a bully, too. He can dish it out, but he can't take it. I hope that other Galley Slave readers will refrain from emailing Rall. We don't want to hurt his feelings.
Those creative types, you know. They're very sensitive.
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