Friday, April 22, 2011

What The Hell Is Wrong With People?? **Updated**

Update at the bottom.

I know, I know, that can cover a wide variety of issues, and these days there seems to be no shortage of ones that would merit such a response.

But in this case, I am referring to Jack Stuef at Wonkette writing a particularly egregious piece directed at - wait for it - Trig Palin. Yes, Trig Palin, the Downs Syndrome baby of Sarah and Todd. It begs the question, what in the world could anyone have to say about any toddler that would be egregious, but especially a Special Needs child? Well, the headline of Tommy Christopher's article at MediaIte gives you a hint:"Wonkette Editor Comments on Reprehensible Birthday Greeting to Trig Palin."

First to a portion of Jack Stuef's piece (and hey, I'm not linking to it, because he doesn't deserve the traffic):
[snip] Today is the day we come together to celebrate the snowbilly grifter’s magical journey from Texas to Alaska to deliver to the America the great gentleman scholar Trig Palin. Is Palin his true mother? Or was Bristol? (And why is it that nobody questions who the father is? Because, either way, Todd definitely did it.)[snip]

What the hell is wrong with him? Seriously - what would make a grown (presumably) man attack a child this way just to get back at his parents for what, BEING? That "snowbilly grifter," as he called her, is the freakin' former governor of Alaska, and former VP presidential candidate - just what the hell has HE done that is anywhere NEAR that level of accomplishment? Apparently, nothing. And I say "apparently" because when you target a toddler for no reason other than his Special Needs status and who his parents are, well, you're not exactly the cream of the crop. IMHO, that is.

Christopher's response was pretty much along the lines of my own:
[snip] Hey, that’s really funny, calling Trig a gentleman scholar because he has Down Syndrome. And the speculation that Todd Palin may have raped his daughter? Pure comedy gold. You know what will be even funnier? The first time Jack Stuef runs into Todd Palin. That one practically writes its own punchline. [snip]

Uh, yeah. Now, Todd clearly has way more class than Stuef, and I am not an advocate of violence, but, wow...

And get this initial reaction from Ken Layne, Editor of Wonkette, in response to Christopher asking if this offensive post would be removed:
[snip] On whose account are you requesting that Jack Stuef remove a post mocking Sarah Palin’s well-documented use of her special needs child as a political prop? Is this coming from Mediaite? Which editor? [snip]

"Political prop"? How's that again? She had him around her when she had ALL of her children around her. He's her child, and was an INFANT at the time. If she did NOT have him with her, there would be charges against her for being a horrible parent, hiding her Special needs child, blah, blah, blah - you know there would be. She just cannot win for losing.

And really - they are pushing this meme that Bristol is really the mother?? What is wrong with these people?!

There are more exchanges between Tommy Christopher and Ken Layne, and you can click here to read the rest. Suffice it to say, it didn't get any better (and really, it went downhill). There is still no sense of shame, or acknowledgment that this toddler should not be a target for "satire" or "humor," since that is what they think Stuef's post was.

Honestly, is there no line these folks won't cross? Sure doesn't seem like it, but I gotta say, going after a toddler, a Special Needs one at that, just to get at his parents, is plain wrong. Never mind the depiction of Palin - that was offensive, too. But this is way beyond the pale. There should be no place for this, either by the writer, or an editor who would defend it.

Again, I have to ask: what the hell is wrong with these people??

Update: Fortunately, many advertisers have pulled their ads from Wonkette. Seems some people DO still have a sense of decency and decorum, since Wonkette clearly does not.

Faithful NQ reader, Helenk, provided a link to an excellent piece at HotAir, "3 Reasons Why Wonkette Self-destructed By Publishing A Hit Piece On Trig Palin," which included the video below:

Well said, Mr. Crowder. Thank you.


Mary Ellen said...

I couldn't believe what I was reading, because even for the progressive left, that was the most vile piece of crap I've seen on the Internet in a long time. The post itself was bad enough, but the comments left afterward made my skin crawl.

I tell ya, Rev. Amy, I think this country is heading toward a black hole.

(Looks like I have a lot of catching up to do...I'll read through some of your past posts throughout the weekend. Bad Habit is up and running again with a "Talk Like Shakespeare" post. Stop by if you like. :-) )

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Oh, YAY!!! So glad Bad Habit is back!! Woohoo!!!! Nice to see you again, Nunly!

It really is staggering that they demonize people who simply want to see a birth certificate, the same thing every other presidential candidate has had to produce until now, but see nothing wrong with attacking a special needs child, or implying incest/rape just because they were told by the JournoListers not to like Sarah Palin. You'd think these people who fancy themselves such intellectuals, so much better than anyone else, might actually think for themselves. But no. Oh, the truth came out abt how afraid these journalists were once they heard Palin's acceptance speech, and how they conspired to make her look bad. Yet, people like this Wonkette guy continue to go deeper and deeper into that immoral, unethical, cruel abyss, with nary a bit of remorse. And that's the thing - they think they are SO much better, so arrogant, so contemptuous of people like Sarah Palin ("snowbilly grifter"??), yet they are not worthy to even be in the same room with her. Wow.

So glad you are back, friend - I have missed you!

Stray Yellar Dawg? said...

Thanks for covering this so thoroughly, Rev. Amy. I've heard about the story, but have not been able to delve into the facts.

If there is one thing Sarah Palin cannot be faulted for, it is having her children nearby. She is *the gold standard* for just how much a mother can accomplish in the world, while also mothering. The most inspiring thing Sarah has ever done (IMO) was to sign AK legislation while Trig was on her breast in a sling. (As a lactation consultant I am oh so familiar with what that looks like ... tho most people would simply assume the child was asleep in there.)

These Lefty boy fools are making Sarah more and more loved by us moms... and they don't even get that.

If you wanna see "retard" Mr. Stuef, look in the mirror.

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Well said, SYD. There was an interesting article in American Thinker entitled, "The Wilding of Sarah Palin," that goes into detail abt how the Left depict women, especially mothers. I appreciate your expert opinion on the photo, too - thanks for that!

It really is staggering the ferocity directed at Palin BECAUSE she is a mother. That speaks volumes, doesn't it? From the party that claims to be the best for women? Ha.

Thanks, SYD - always nice to *see* you!