Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Wonkette's Post on Trig Palin

You've got to be pretty low on your self esteem to pick on a down syndrome baby, but leave it to the Wonkette.

The Wonkette post makes fun of Palin for posting a birthday message to Trig online:

Sweet Angel Boy…

Oh, little boy what are you dreaming about
Candy canes and mom’s sweet hugs

Oh, sweet baby boy what are you dreaming about
Play cars…trains…planes and a daddy’s strong hands as he lifts you high and makes you laugh…oh, how safe you feel in those hands

Oh, little boy what are dreaming about
Sisters who play with you…and teach you new words

Oh, as you sleep little boy what are you dreaming about
A big bother that carries you on his shoulders…as he shows you the blue sky

Oh, little boy what are you dreaming about
A mother’s soft lullaby…the soft touch of her hand…the soft sound of her voice as she says “I Love You”
Dream on little boy as the Angels stand guard

The Wonkette post says:

What’s he dreaming about? Nothing. He’s retarded.

His mom went to a lot of trouble to leak amniotic fluid over 8 states to make sure that he arrived in this world somewhat alive,

Enjoy yourself today, Trig. Have fun! Get drunk (on purpose this time)! We can hardly wait for 15 years from now, when you will finally be able to vote and will be sent off by your mother’s junta to fight the Union in the Great Alaska War. It’ll be quite a loss. You’re the smartest one in that family.

Do you know how hardened a woman has to become to diminish her compassion to this level?

A woman is naturally endowed with gifts that make it nearly impossible for her to ridicule an innocent handicapped child.

Thankfully, corporations are pulling their ads:

The Papa Johns pizza chain responded to inquiries saying, “Thank you for alerting us to this. We’ve taken steps to make sure our advertising doesn’t appear on that site in the future.” Huggies and Vanguard have followed suit.

Huggies diapers also pulled their ads, saying, “We do not support the Wonkette story and have taken action to pull are ads effective immediately. Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention.”

MORE here.

  • JJIll: “All: Please know we do not condone the Wonkette story. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. We have taken action to remove our ads.”
  • Nordstrom: “Thanks for letting us know. The ads have been removed. We’re sorry to disappoint you.”
  • Reliant Energy: “Thank you for alerting us. We did not choose this site and are working to have this removed immediately.”
  • Bob Evans: “Our ad is not supposed to be running on that site. Agency has been alerted to pull it immediately.”
  • Coldwell Banker: “We are in the process of pulling our ads from Wonkette.”
  • DealSwarm: “We’ve pulled our ads from the site — we wouldn’t have approved them running next to that blog post. (Trig is a cutie pie.) Thank you for alerting us — we weren’t aware our ads were running alongside a blog post like that. Ads have been pulled.”
  • MetroPCS: “We don’t condone @Wonkette, have removed the ad and ensured that our ads won’t appear on this site in the future. Thanks for bringing to our attention.”
  • StarKist: “We’ve pulled our ads from Wonkette effective immediately. Any mean-spirited coverage of kids is wrong. Glad you told us about this.”
  • TMobile: “Thank you for your note. We have pulled all of our advertising from the site. We appreciate the heads up from our fans. It allowed us to respond to the issue in a timely manner.”
  • Starwood Hotels: “Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we are in the process of removing all Starwood ads from this site.”
  • REI: “Thanks for bringing the Wonkette article to our attention today; REI is no longer advertising on the site.”
  • Whataburger: “Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. We immediately looked into this issue and have removed this web site from our ad rotation. This content does not represent Whataburger’s guiding principles or company values. In fact, supporting children with disabilities is one of the areas in which Whataburger focuses its charitable giving efforts. Thank you again for your concern and action. We appreciate your business and hope you will remain a devoted Whataburger customer. “
  • Jimmy Johns: “We are pulling all advertising from Wonkette right away, thanks for the heads up.”
  • Ford: “We have since pulled our ads from Wonkette. Thank you for your concern for the Ford brand. Please share. We already removed our ads from the site (it was a network buy). Please tell others.”
  • Toyota: “To those that contacted us about our ads appearing on Wonkette, we have taken steps to ensure they no longer appear on that site. Thank you.”
  • Adobe: “We’ve taken steps to make sure our ads do not appear on that site in the future.”
  • Choice Hotels: “Thanks for contacting us. We apologize our ad ran on wonkette.com – it was an error. We are working to remove it from the site.”
  • Kodak: “Thanks for sharing your concerns about this. As of today, we are no longer advertising with Wonkette.”
  • Coke: “Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We’ve asked for our ad to stop appearing on the site.”
  • LifeLock: “Thanks everyone for telling us about Wonkette’s offensive article yesterday. We did indeed remove our ads from the site.”
  • AT&T: “Just wanted to let you know we pulled our ads from that site last Wednesday.”
  • Finish Line (shoes): “Thank you for bringing the @Wonkette story to our attention. We will be removing our ads.”
  • Betty Crocker: “Hi everyone! We really appreciate your feedback and we wanted to let you know we have removed all ads from Wonkette.com.”

The consequences of hitting Wonkette in the wallet caused her to pull the post down and let loose her crocodile tears.

She's a sick chick.


Dymphna said...

A woman didn't write this terrible thing. It was a male (I can't call him a man) student from Catholic Georgetown University.

Joseph D'Hippolito said...

Carol, this is what happens when political ideology becomes *everything.* Those on your side are incapable of anything wrong; those on the oppposite are incapable of anything right.

Joseph D'Hippolito said...

BTW, Carol, I suppose that "Wonkette" would rather see Trig aborted? I suppose that those who think like him would like to see all such children aborted?

I'm going to search the Net for any "National Socialist" sites and propose that they recruit Wonkette. I'm serious.

Anonymous said...

"The battle against the Devil, which is the principal task of Saint Michael the Archangel, is still being fought today, because the Devil is still alive and active in the world."

- Pope John Paul II.


Carol McKinley said...

whoopsies! What is a wonkette? It's not a woman?