Ted Rall: Slapped by The Los Angeles Times

Written by Ted Rall

Ted Rall says he’s the victim of anti-SLAPP law abuse — by his former employers at The Los Angeles. [cartoon]

aNewDomain — State legislatures in states like California passed “anti-SLAPP” laws to allow small individuals to defend themselves from “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation.” These are nuisance lawsuits deep-pocketed corporations file so they can punish or silence critics and whistleblowers.

But now it appears that operations like The Los Angeles Times¬†are abusing anti-SLAPP laws by filing motions against individual critics like me. First they fired me. Then they defamed me. And now this …

Slapped by the LA Times
Cartoon: Ted Rall

For aNewDomain and the new SkewedNews, I’m Ted Rall.


  • This is PRECISELY what anti-SLAPP laws are for, you fucking imbecile. A newspaper caught you lying your ass off about some bullshit, fired you, and described what happened. You got butthurt and decided to sue.

    Doesn’t matter if you’re Donald Trump or (somehow) an even worse blight on humanity – forcing the press to waste time and money defending against frivolous lawsuits is what anti-SLAPP laws were meant to stop.

  • Sorry, I’m going to double post here. “Trying to bankrupt me” jesus fucking christ. You’re the one filing the frivolous lawsuit, your disingenuous fuckwit.

    You didn’t have to make up a bullshit story to begin with. You didn’t have to double down on the lie when caught, going so far as to compare yourself to a fucking rape victim. You CERTAINLY didn’t have to sue the paper over firing your lying ass, and then be surprised when they didn’t roll over for your weak intimidation attempts.

    PS – Just how pathetic of an excuse for a human being do you have to be for the fucking LAPD to be immediately more believable than you?