Ted Rall On Blogs

In his latest column, obnoxious lefty Ted Rall chucks a huge stone from the window of his glass house…

“Bloggers want you to know that there’s a new sheriff in town. Edward Morrissey, writer of the right-wing blog Captain’s Quarters, boasts to the New York Times: “The media can’t just cover up the truth and expect to get away with it–and journalists can’t just toss around allegations without substantiation and expect people to believe them anymore.” And what are Morrissey’s qualifications to police the media? When he’s not harassing old-school journos like Dan Rather and CNN’s Eason Jordan out of their jobs, Morrissey manages a call center near Minneapolis.

…Bloggers are ordinary people, many of them uneducated and with nothing interesting to say. They’re sitting in their rec rooms, regurgitating and spinning what real journalists have dug up through hard work. They don’t have sources, they don’t report, and no one holds them accountable when they make mistakes or flat out lie. Yeah, there’s a new sheriff in town. Unfortunately he’s drunk, he’s mean, and he works for the bad guys.”

So the meanspirited cartoonist/columnist who has made a name for himself on the left by making deranged and inflammatory comments about conservatives, soldiers, terror widows, and America in general is questioning whether other people are qualified to have an opinion? That’s a laugh.

You know, it has been a while since I got my psychology degree, but there was a word that perfectly described what Ted Rall wrote there…hmmm, what was it? What was it? Oh yeah, now I remember…

Projection: “In psychoanalytic theory, a mechanism of defense in which various forbidden thoughts and impulses are attributed to another person rather than the self, thus warding off some anxiety (e.g., “I hate you” becomes “You hate me”).”

Look into it, Ted…

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