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May 19, 2011

Butthurt: Ted Rall Being Dropped By Leftwing Papers That Used To Run His Cartoons Because He Occasionally Bashes Obama

The world's tiniest violin just emailed me to say "I don't give a rat's ass."

This produces another "They told me that if I voted for John McCain..." headline for Instapundit. I wish I had thought of that joke. It's pretty damn versatile.

In the past, editorial rejections had numerous causes: low budgets, lack of space, an editor who simply preferred another creator's work over yours.

Now there' s a new cause for refusal: Too tough on the president.

I've heard that from enough "liberal" websites and print publications to consider it a significant trend.

A sample of recent rejections, each from editors at different left-of-center media outlets:

"I am familiar with and enjoy your cartoons. However the readers of our site would not be comfortable with your (admittedly on point) criticism of Obama."

"Don't be such a hater on O and we could use your stuff. Can't you focus more on the GOP?"

"Our first African-American president deserves a chance to clean up Bush's mess without being attacked by us."

I have many more like that.

What's weird is that these cultish attitudes come from editors and publishers whose politics line up neatly with mine.


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