Ted Rall: The LAPD Told The LA Times to Fire Me [Cartoon Exclusive]

Written by Ted Rall

In July, the LA TImes publicly shamed and fired award-winning cartoonist Ted Rall, saying it had police audio proving he lied in print re: a 2001 arrest. Now an enhanced tape proves the Times wrong. But the Times won’t take his calls. Ted Rall cartoon, exclusive.

aNewDomain — On July 27, 2015, The Los Angeles Times fired me as its long time editorial cartoonist. The reason? Editors said they believed, based on a secret LAPD audiotape of my 2001 arrest for jaywalking, that I’d lied about my treatment by the police officer in a May 11, 2015 Times blog. But I had the tape enhanced and cleaned up just a few days later. It proved I’d told the truth.

So why won’t the Times comment, or investigate further or … just admit it was wrong?

Ted Rall cartoon: The LAPD Told the LA Times To Fire Me
The LAPD Told The Los Angeles Times to Fire Me cartoon: Ted Rall, exclusive to aNewDomain and SkewedNews

For aNewDomain, I’m Ted Rall.

Further reading:

Ted Rall-LAPD-LA Times Scandal: Timeline by Gina Smith (aNewDomain)
A Note to Readers (about the Ted Rall firing) by Los Angeles Times editorial page editor Nick Goldberg (LA Times)
LAPPL Applauds LA Times Firing of Ted Rall (by Los Angeles Police Protective League Board of Directors (LAPD.com)
LAPD Convinced LA Times To Fire Me After I Criticized Cops  by Ted Rall (aNewDomain commentary)
Ted Rall, Los Angeles Times Cartoonist, Dropped After Blog Post Appears To Stretch The Truth (FoxNews.com)
Ted Rall LAPD-LA Times Scandal: A Discrepancy In The Cop’s Story  by Ted Rall (aNewDomain commentary)
Ted Rall-LAPD-LA Times Battle: New Tape Proves Cops, Times Wrong  by Ted Rall (aNewDomain commentary)
Ted Rall LAPD LA Times Scandal: Second Enhanced LAPD Tape Reveals Startling Details by Ted Rall, Gina Smith and Tom Ewing (aNewDomain
Ted Rall LAPD Scandal: Rall Vindicated, LAPD And LA Times under Fire by Tom Ewing and Gina Smith (aNewDomain news)
Did The LAPD Have A Political Cartoonist Fired? by Ryan Steadman and Guelda Voien (The New York Observer)
‘Cleaned-Up’ Audiotape of Political Cartoonist’s Clash With LAPD Bolsters His Story by Hunter Harris (New York Observer)
In Defense of Ted Rall, A Hard Guy To Defend by Ken Kurson (New York Observer opinion column)
Why Didn’t The Los Angeles Times Examine The Bad Audio from the LAPD? by Ted Rall (aNewDomain commentary)
Cops Gun Down Unarmed Journalist’s Career by Greg Palast (Reader Supported News, opinion)
Ted Rall: Fisking The Los Angeles Times by Ted Rall (aNewDomain commentary)
Why Won’t The L.A. Times Admit They Were Wrong About Cartoonist Ted Rall? by Susie Madrak (Crooks and Liars)
14 Years Ago, A Woman Vindicated Me Now by Ted Rall (Common Dreams)
Editor: LA Times “Cannot Comment” On Ted Rall, Closes Reader Comments, Too.  Why? By Gina Smith (aNewDomain commentary)
LAPD Gets One Its Biggest Critics Fired for Jaywalking by Mintpress News Desk (Mintpress News)
Did LA Police Break The Law To Get Ted Rall Fired? by n.a. (CartoonistsRights.org)