Hit & Run

Ted Rall's Latest Outrage

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Project 21, which describes itself as a "non-profit and non-partisan organization [that] has been a leading voice of the African-American community since 1992," is decrying a July 5 cartoon by Ted Rall.

The cartoon, which details "appropriate punishments for deposed Bushists," includes a hoo-larious panel featuring Condeleezza Rice. The National Security adviser protests "I was Bush's beard! I was his house nigga!" before being "sent to an inner-city racial re-education camp."

In a press release, Project 21 asks the civil rights community to hold Rall to the same standard to which they held Rush Limbaugh last year after his comments about black quarterbacks in the NFL.

If there's any justice in the world, of course, Rall will first be convicted in the International Court of Unfunny Cartooning and sentenced to drawing backgrounds for the Love Is… strip.

(By the same token, I highly recommend Rall's contribution to the excellent new collection Killed: Great Journalism Too Hot to Print.)