Thursday, April 21, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention, Part 258

Special expanded "Not that different at all" Edition

"When I read this classless tripe, as the father of a special 24 year old daughter, I almost threw my computer monitor out the window... The Left’s defense of this garbage is the feeble argument that Sarah Palin is making political hay out of Trig and his condition. That’s awfully hypocritical, especially since they cast the first stone. Since Trig arrived in this world, the Left has accused him of belonging to Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol. And when they weren’t doing that, they were scurriously declaring that Palin should have aborted this sweet little child of God, embracing eugenics, similar to the way in which President Barack Hussein Obama’s Regulatory Czar, Cass Sunstein, did... What Liberals do not seem to understand is that fact that special, and all other, children are not disposable handfuls of cells, nor are they targets to be attacked for political gain. Just as I love my daughter, Sarah Palin very clearly loves Trig. And, just like every other human being, they are fearfully and wonderfully made."
Scared Monkeys:
"Who knew that jokes about Down Syndrome, incest, child rape, and fetal alcohol syndrome was humor. But when the LEFT attacks Sarah Palin, all things are perfectly ok. Imagine if those at Wonkette made similar comments about Obama’s daughters... Happy birthday little man Trig!"
John Hayward at Human Events:
"Trig has two great challenges to face in life. One is Down Syndrome. The other is the mindless, bestial hatred of knuckle-dragging liberals. Trig’s birthday prompted a fantastically deranged post from Wonkette blogger Jack Stuef, who decided it would be marvelous fun to call him 'the greatest prop in history,' then slide downhill from there... An appreciation for free speech does not require us to leave our taste at the door… or tolerate vicious insults against three-year-old children in silence. Let the outraged defenders of ugly slander against a boy with Down Syndrome pressure Papa John’s into restoring their advertising to Wonkette, if they dare. Happy belated birthday, Trig! I hope you like pizza! I believe I’ll have some for dinner tonight myself."
Dan Riehl at Riehl World View:
"So, what does [Layne] do by way of an alleged apology for his blogger? He attacks other Palin children... Still, it is only America's tradition of free speech that gives them the room they need to show us who they really are, or enough rope to hang themselves, if you prefer."
Dana Loesch at Big Journalism:
"Sarah Palin didn’t 'parade' Trig Palin around in the media. She held him in public. It’s hyperbole to state otherwise. Layne is unconcerned with the welfare of the Palin children, otherwise he would have pulled the post and fired the guy that wrote it costing them advertisers. Pretending to recognize and uphold 'family values' is shtick Layne uses to lend himself credibility in this instance where none actually exists. Stueff didn’t 'confuse the target.' He wrote a heinously awful in both form and tone piece attacking a child and mocking that child’s special needs. Don’t you confuse the target, Layne."
Van Helsing at Moonbattery:
"Again we see that progressives are to be exposed, not argued with. Treating them as if they have a point of view worthy of debating is an insult to those who do."
Jenn Q. Public at NewsReal Blog:
"Wonkette intentionally hires despicable, soulless writers who relish the chance to call Trig Palin 'retarded,' and it’s not just because they enjoy being a__holes (though of course, they do). It’s because their disgusting attacks on Sarah Palin and her family draw ire from the blogosphere, and with ire comes traffic... Hatred of conservative women and their families sells, and each time we promote this trash, we’re lining the pockets of hate sites. Stop linking to Wonkette and Gawker. Let their advertisers know how they’re attracting traffic. Stop allowing them capitalize on your anger and indignation. It’s time to starve the beast."
Peter Ingemi at Datechguy's Blog:
"The first rule of civility for the left is this: any statement, no matter how vile or misogynistic, that is directed against the Palin family is OK."
Nat Brown at NRO's Media Blog:
"One has to ask; just how did we get to a point where making fun of a small child for having a mental disability is acceptable simply because of his mother’s politics? Rantings like this take the liberal media double standard to a whole new level. What started out as an already ludicrous conspiracy theory about Trig’s birth has gone off the cliff and devolved into a contemptible, hateful, and rancid attack on a helpless toddler. Wonkette should be ashamed."
Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit:
"This is disgusting, even for Wonkette."
Bryan Preston at The PJ Tatler:
"Going back several years now, Ken Layne, Wonkette’s editor, has revealed himself to be a small, bitter and amoral creature. I appreciate Layne’s tenacity in defending his employee against outside criticism, I really do, but in this case he is defending the indefensible. There is a deep and serious lack of judgment and proportion on display in all this, from both the writer and his editor. Who in their right mind thinks jokes about child rape are funny, at all? What Jack Steuf wrote about the child of a politician he opposes is simply vile. It reflects extremely poorly on all involved, and ironically, will only end up benefiting Steuf’s target to the extent that anyone can possibly 'benefit.' No one outside the angry left’s most agitate ranks can see anything redeeming at all in what Steuf wrote and Layne defends. If there’s any justice, Wonkette’s other advertisers will join Papa John's and leave that miserable site for good."
Noel Sheppard at NewsBusters:
"What has happened in our society where something like this is considered acceptable political commentary?"
Marooned in Marin:
"You have to be one of the lowest forms of life on Earth to attack a three year old special needs child, simply because you have an intense, insane, pathologically psychotic hatred of his mother. This has become commonplace among the so-called compassionate Left who claim to care so much about children. I've even seen this behavior firsthand from some liberal latrine slime at Gov. Palin's booksigning in 2009. But, that only shows how intellectually bankrupt the Left is in fighting Sarah Palin. They cannot defeat or make this woman go away, so they take cheap shots against her handicapped child. I don't know about you, but I'm thinking of ordering a Papa John's pizza at lunch tomorrow."
Dana Loesch at Big Journalism:
"This is why we take screenshots.... They’re apparently deleting the offensive comments as well, while pretending such comments never existed."
Jenn Q. Public at NewsReal Blog:
"This is what needs to be done and thanks to sites like Twitter and to citizen journalism, it can happen... If you choose to be disgusting and vile in order to garner the attention – and traffic spikes – you so desperately crave, don’t be surprised when that attention backfires when those with common decency are outraged and call you out on it. And when advertisers use their right to pull their ads from sites that publish absolute filth. Well done, Papa Johns... As for me, I’m ordering Papa John's for dinner tonight. With bacon, which is just an added bonus."
ZIP at Weasel Zippers:
"Hero Buys Domain Name of Wonkette Author Who Attacked Trig Palin, Redirects it to Down Syndrome Society Donation Page..."
Tax Nomo at
"I'm not going to link to Wonkette here... What kind of human filth posts something like this about a child? And just because you hate his mother's politics? This is really beyond the pale... I hope Trig had a nice birthday with his family, who loves him, and, in that way, I'm sure he's much luckier than Wonkette will ever be. May none of us ever think ourselves so superior that we attack disabled kids and think ourselves 'witty'. Now THAT's retarded."
John at Verum Serum:
"New tone"
Dana Loesch at Big Journalism:
"I have three family members who have special needs and let me tell you, they don’t need someone putting a target on their back and calling them 'almost human' in a zealous fit to take shots at a political figure. Jack Stuef made Trig Palin a political prop. Period. This post published two days ago and for two days it sat until we got a few emails, wrote about it, raised awareness on Twitter, and watched as citizen media participants held Wonkette accountable and even complained to advertisers. Only then was remorse felt from anyone at Wonkette. It’s BS for Stuef to piggyback another idiotic potshot onto an attempt at an apology... Stand by your 'criticism' all you want to, but there’s a time and a place to take a stand so pathetic, and it’s not while you’re apologizing to a child for calling him a 'retard' on his birthday."
Greg Pollowitz at NRO's Media Blog:
"Not only is this disgusting, it fails at its intended purpose of being funny. Losers."
Mollie Hemingway at Ricochet:
"Care For Some Papa John's This Evening? ... The post, which editor Ken Layne has since vigorously defended, is so crass that it's difficult to characterize... To their credit, Papa John's, Huggies and Vanguard immediately stopped their ads. While Wonkette eagerly took these groups' funds earlier in the day, they responded by calling these advertisers 'homophobic' and supporters of 'wingnut extremists'... Something tells me Papa John's might be a bit easier than normal this evening."
Donald Douglas at American Power:
"This is not an aberration. This is not an anomaly. Try denial as they might, progressives simply can't get around this, for this is what they do. God help them."
Patterico at Patterico's Pontifications:
"Layne has put the blame for all this squarely on Sarah Palin, whom he labels a terrible parent for supposedly parading Trig Palin in public, rather than hiding him in shame the way Top Parent Ken Layne would. Speaking of Top Parent Ken Layne . . . check out his e-mails to Tommy Christopher and David Weigel about all this. Pay special attention to the parts I have bolded... Layne writes Tommy Christopher... 'And with two kids of my own and another on the way, I am obviously a great fan of children, especially mine...' And here Layne writes David Weigel... 'I have four kids myself...' Unlike Sarah Palin, Ken Layne is a great parent, you see. Why, Ken Layne cares so much about his own children, he can tell you how many he has! ... give or take a couple...' Indeed. Mr. Layne, I see you have set yourself up as the arbiter of Sarah Palin’s quality as a parent. But you know what? At least Sarah Palin knows how many children she has."
William A. Jacobson at Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion:
"Trig Is A 'Prop' To Them Only Because They Don't Like Seeing A Child With Down Syndrome... Ken Layne and Jack Stuef need to do some soul searching, and stop blaming Trig Palin and Sarah Palin for their own emotional shortcomings."
Mary Ann Kreitzer at Les Femmes - The Truth:
"Now I have never read Wonkette's blog, so this was my first visit. I had to take a shower when I was finished. The site overflows with articles using gratuitous ridicule. For example, a post on D.C. in the summer takes a slap at both Passover and Easter (and presumably those who celebrate them)... Wonkette especially hates Sarah Palin in an almost mad-dog, foaming at the mouth style. It is truly ugly, playing to the liberal mob. But can that possibly be true? After all, liberals are nice, even nicer than nice. We know this because they tell us so all the time. Conservatives, on the other hand, are mean and cruel. They want old people to eat dog food and children to be deprived of health care... The post on Trig Palin stripped the mask of compassion off these troglodytes."

At least forty-three advertisers (so far) have pulled their ads from Wonkette's virtual septic tank.

Wonkette finally pulls the post, citing "some people who have nothing to do with Sarah Palin, but who do have an interest in the cause of special needs children." Yeah, right. We're sure it had nothing whatsoever to do with the departing sponsors and their evil capitalist advertising dollars.

- JP

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