Regarding Ted Rall
I heard quite a bit of discussion on the Laura Ingraham show about this execrable cartoon
by Ted Rall. Laura noted that Ted's cartoon was syndicated to over 140 newspapers, including the New York Times.
I did a little endeavor called the Ted Rall Unemployment Project last year after Rall's notorious Pat Tillman cartoon, and what I quickly discovered is that Rall appears in a LOT fewer than 140 newspapers. The New York Times and a couple other newspapers wrote back saying that they hadn't carried him in years. We did get MSNBC
to stop carrying him, so it wasn't a total waste.
I suspect that most of the newspapers carrying Rall are "alternative" weeklies and that there's not much use writing to those papers.