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LA Times fires Ted Rall ”“ evidence blows up
in newspaper’s face

Greg Palast 

By Greg Palast  |  Reader Supported News

Ted Rall is a lying, fantasist scumbag.

Or maybe, just maybe, the LA Times, complicit with the Los Angeles police, have slandered and slimed America’s toughest critic of police violence.The story:  On July 27, the LA Times fired their long-time columnist and cartoonist Ted Rall for fabricating a story of police misconduct.  The LA Times’ evidence?  A tape recording provided by the LAPD.  Problem was, the tape was muffled””possibly tampered with.

When audio experts cleaned the garbage interference on the tape””uh, oh!- the LAPD and LA Times accusations fell to pieces.

The details:  On May 11, Ted Rall wrote his umpteenth column in the LA Times, LAPD’s Crosswalk Crackdown: Don’t Police Have Something Better to do? about gang violence:  the gang is the LAPD.  This was Rall’s lightest jab of all, a satirical remembrance of when, 14 years earlier, a cop put him in handcuffs for a simple jaywalking ticket.

Unbeknownst to Rall, the jaywalker-stalker cop had recorded this big bust.  The LAPD dropped the tape on the Times.


Ted Rall’s new book-length comic, Snowden
will be released on August 25.

Pre-order it from Amazon, B&N & others and get him on the bestseller list ”“ or make a tax-deductible donation and get a copy signed by Ted.

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(Rall is a Fellow of The Palast Investigative Fund)


The police source said the recording and other info proved Rall was lying. That the tape proved that Rall had never …more