Thursday, April 21, 2011

Leftists Sink To Vile New Lows. . . Again

Every time I turn around, the left sinks to new lows, especially when it comes to their Palin Derangement Syndrome, which is much viler than their Bush Derangement Syndrome, which is much viler than their Reagan Derangement Syndrome. Their latest spewage involves attacks on Sarah Palin’s down syndrome child Trig. And low doesn’t really describe it. . . subhuman is more accurate. So pardon my anger.

For many weeks now, the left has been promoting a hateful little conspiracy in which they claim that Trig is not actually Palin’s son. Everything from leftist professors to anonymous web-posting idiots are claiming that Trig is actually the son of Bristol Palin, not Sarah Palin. Why would the Palins try to hide this? Because, claim these sickos, it would have embarrassed them to have an unmarried, pregnant daughter during the 2008 campaign. . . which you may recall is actually what happened.

Of course, this is insane and the left knows this. There are copious amounts of photos from the time showing that Palin was pregnant and that Bristol was not. There are also medical records. But that doesn’t stop these sickos because they get off on bullying Palin’s kids, see e.g. Kathy Griffith, as they do with all of their opponents kids. And this is how leftists give themselves delusions of adequacy, by attacking children.

And if you doubt me, pay attention to this story.

Two days ago, jack stuef of Wonkette, a leftist political “satire” site, put up a posting called “Children’s Treasury of Trig Crap” to mark Palin’s youngest son’s birthday. Beyond the incoherent headline, jack included in this post a series of vile attacks on Palin as well as attacks on Trig. For example, jack included “jokes” about Trig like the following:

“What’s he dreaming about? Nothing. He’s retarded.”
Funny stuff jack. Your hero Hitler would have been proud. jack then added “jokes” about child rape, incest and fetal alcohol syndrome. For example, jack said:
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.)
So jack thinks it’s funny to ridicule down syndrome Trig as a “gentleman scholar” and to imply that Todd Palin has sex with his own daughter. Nice jack, your jackal mother must be very proud. By the way, you better hope there is no such thing as karma jack.

Of course, Wonkette’s readers thought this was funny, at least until conservatives noticed. Suddenly the spotlight got awfully bright as the rest of America didn’t find jack’s bullying of Trig all that funny. Indeed, as this story spread, sponsors started running away from Wonkette. Papa John’s Pizza, Huggies, Nordstrom, and Holland America Line have announced they would no longer advertise on the site. Vanguard Group is trying to have it both ways by trying to continue advertising at the site, but just not on the hateful posts. . . you might want to give them a call.

Eventually, Wonkette had to respond, and this is where it gets even more sick. Did Wonkette distance itself from jack? No. Instead, Wonkette editor ken layne tried to justify this disgusting attack with the following:
I have four kids myself and I wouldn't want them mocked on the Internet by a bunch of cretins on the Internet. And that's just one reason why I wouldn't parade my children around in the media. What kind of mother does that? . . . Anything involving Palin, I want to make it extra clear that *Palin* is the problem with America. Not her kids. Not her little kid, anyway. The older ones seem to be on their own path and you can't really blame Sarah for it, although she certainly encourages the sleaziest possible behavior from her grown children, which is hardly a very "family values" thing to do.
Right, so Palin entrapped jack by “parading” Trig around the media?! Give me a break. Everybody knows Palin did no such thing -- though Obama has done this repeatedly with his own kids. And even if she did, ken and jack should have known better than to attack Trig. Notice, by the way, that ken can’t bring himself to admit that his own hateful writer is actually in the wrong for any part of this. Moreover, notice that ken also can't stop himself from taking shots at Bristol Palin and Sarah Palin in the process. This is evidence of mental illness and ken and jack should stop stroking each other and seek help.

And that wasn’t all ken wrote. Indeed, when another website called ken out on this (“Jack Stuef’s column 'honoring' Trig Palin’s birthday is about the most irredeemably vile, unfunny thing I’ve ever seen. . . If there is any expression of disgust that I have failed to convey, consider this my signature on it.”) and wanted to get his response before posting a scathing attack on this, ken responded by first saying the real problem was “Palin fans” who aren’t smart enough to get the satire. Funny, I’m no fan of Palin but I don’t get the satire either. He then tries to defend the column by saying:
“we should always — it is a *moral duty* — show how reprehensible it is to be using *any baby* and especially a special needs baby as a political prop. That is gross, and sane people know it’s gross.”
That’s right ken, what you and jack have done in using Trig is “reprehensible.” It is “gross” and “sane people” don’t do this. So why did you do it? And why do you keep doubling down on subhuman with every fresh sentence? ken continues:
“And with two kids of my own and another on the way, I am obviously a great fan of children, especially mine. And I respect the rights of children to not be mocked on the internet just because their mom is a cow-demon. It’s not the kid’s fault. Who gets to pick their parents? I sure didn’t.”
So it’s not ok to mock kids on the internet? But it is ok to call their mother a “cow-demon” -- a term that should probably get ken fired for misogyny. And since ken still refuses to apologize for jack’s vile attacks on Palin’s son Trig or ken’s own attacks on the other Palin kids, what are we to make of this statement? Is it just hypocrisy or something worse? And let me point out that ken just made his own kids props in the defense of his own hate. ken, you are a sick f#$%.

ken then finishes by claiming that the outrage is “feigned,” before launching into yet another slander of Sarah Palin and her “poor white people” fans. That’s a nice touch ken, finishing on a racist note.

Finally, Wonkette deleted jack’s name and deleted the comments, but left the article.

What we’ve learned here is that the left has become a diseased carcass. They are riddled with hate, racism, and misogyny, and they get off on savaging disabled infants. This is what has become of an entire ideology, an ideology of greed, envy and hate. They have become so blinded by their hate that they no longer have any boundaries. They will attack other people's children, exploit their own, and pass the vilest, most delusional lies all to make themselves feel adequate and smug.

They are subhuman.


Joel Farnham said...

Jack makes Hitler sound like that nice guy who always helps out the elder Jewish people. He is a hateful little punk with no redeeming qualities.

I am wondering if this is the turning point of liberalism. If it is, in my opinion, it is about time.

AndrewPrice said...

Joel, What makes this all the more bizarre is that so many on the left are engaging in this. Palin currently holds no office and isn't even a candidate and yet they are running around slandering her down syndrome child? That really is over the top. And the fact that so many of them are playing this game tells me that there is something very sick in what is left of their ideology, and it maybe in it's final throws at the moment before a fairly large rift.

Ed said...

Wow! Talk about sick! These are the same people who get upset at even things like perceived racism or sexism and yet here they are using racism, sexism, homophobia, and truly insulting anti-downs syndrome type language not only to attack a child, but to keep making attacks even while they are trying to explain why they aren't making attacks. They should all be forced into the same sensitivity training crap they try to force on others.

AndrewPrice said...

Ed, Yeah, it's pretty twisted. I am stunned at the openness of this hate too. It would be interesting to see the comments they deleted, I'll bet not one of them said "hey, wait a minute...."

Tam said...

I read some of the comments. they were just accelerating the content of the article. Sick bastards.

patti said...

attacking the defenseless, and then having a good laugh about their asshat cleverness, comes as easily as breathing to the left. this is repugnant.

so happy to see the advertisers fleeing, but they knew what they were buying into. it's only because of the vocal outrage that they've pulled out.

the level of hate that oozes out of left is stunning to witness.

AndrewPrice said...

Tam, I'm not surprised. By the time I got there, the comments had been deleted. I suspect they were deleted to hide the kind of audience Wonkette draws, and it doesn't surprise me in the least that they would just keep running with this.

"Sick bastards" sums it up pretty well.

AndrewPrice said...

Patti, It is stunning to watch, isn't it? This is exactly the kind of garbage you used to see in Nazi propaganda (and that's not hyperbole), and these people are spewing it not only without a second thought but to cheering crowds. And yet here they are in 2011 America using these themes openly and without a moment's shame -- they don't even reflect upon what they've said when they are caught.

And you're right about the advertisers. It is nice to see them running away, but they knew what they were buying into. Still, hopefully, enough advertisers will flee that this will do enough economic harm to bring about the kinds of changes that shame and honor should have.

Unknown said...

This whole thing is disgusting, but consistent with the liberal condition. Children have always been political pawns to liberal causes. They practically patented "It's for the kids". When you view children as nothing but manipulative tools to achieve political ends, I'm shocked, but not surprised, to see them see their opponents' children as objects rather than people.

Writer X said...

Unfortunately I am not at all surprised by Wonkette's disgusting posts. I am surprised, however, that any company bothers to waste advertising dollars there.

Let the karma begin.

AndrewPrice said...

Jaci, Welcome. And that's a great point. I still recall the first time (in the 1980s) when I saw some of the kids they had brainwashed. These 9-10 year old kids would show up on television and deliver what were clearly canned speeches written by their parents talking about economic conditions and things like that, which the kids clearly did not understand -- yet they were emphatic. . . like trained animals.

Then they would bring their kids to hold signs at demonstrations, even when they knew it could get ugly because they were planning to make it ugly.

And you are right that they have been the biggest (by far) purveyors of the "think about the children" line of political argument.

So your conclusion is right: they see kids as something to exploit for political reasons. So it shouldn't surprise us that they would see nothing wrong with attacking the children of conservatives, because they would see that as nothing more than attacking an enemy's political prop.

That's pretty sick, but it tells us a lot about how far the left has fallen. There's not much left on the left in the way of principle except hate.

AndrewPrice said...

Writer X, I've never seen anything worth reading there personally, so I agree with you. As for the advertisers, I hope they are learning a lesson here in picking their venues better.

And I couldn't agree more about the karma! As they say, "karma will get you."

JG said...

Oops, "Jaci" was me. :p forgot to switch accounts.

A word about the advertisers, I don't think it's exactly true that every one of the advertisers chose to be on Wonkette. It's entirely possible the ad firms they are contracted to bought that advertising space without Wonkette-specific approval by Papa John's or Huggies or any of the others. At least one said they were unaware their ads ran there at all.

It reminds me of the 2010 elections, when I saw several ads for candidates from my home state on the Big sites - candidates whose political convictions could not be more dissimilar to the Bigs. I have no doubt that no one affiliated with the Bigs authorized those ads, they were just part of a group lot.

So I'd like to give the advertisers on Wonkette the benefit of the doubt by not assuming they chose to be there, and instead focus on their subsequent choice to contact their advertising representatives and pull their ad dollars from Wonkette.

AndrewPrice said...

JG, I wasn't sure if that was you or a new Jaci. :-)

You make a good point about the advertisers. It's very possible they just bought a block of internet content and didn't know exactly where they would end up. I know that Google, for example, works off key words, so a company's ads can appear almost anywhere and they have little control over where they end up or where they don't.

In any event, I'm happy that they are bailing out on this and I do give them credit for that. That's a definite demonstration that they recognize that this was way over the top and that they can't support this kind of hatered. And in the past, I know that it's taken a lot or public pressure to push advertisers over the edge before they finally acted, so it's good to see the quick response this time.

AndrewPrice said...

Update: jack has now issued a new "apology" which is highly selective as expected. It doesn't apologize for doing wrong, it apologizes to anyone who was offended and it strikes me as a "I'm sorry I have to deal with this" type of apology. It also contains yet another shot at Palin. Here's his "apology" in whole:

UPDATE: I regret this post and using the word “retarded” in a reference to Sarah Palin’s child. It’s not nice, and is not necessary, but I take responsibility for writing it. For those who came and are offended by this post: I’m sorry, of course. But I stand by my criticism of Sarah Palin using her child as a political prop.

–Jack Stuef

JG said...

Yes, now you know my secret identity. ;)

Yet another non-apology. Sorry you were offended, not sorry I was wrong.

AndrewPrice said...

JG, Yes, your days as a superhero are over! Nah, don't worry about it, your secret is safe with us! LOL!

Yeah, another non-apology combined with an attack. At this point, it wouldn't even be possible to take a genuine apology as genuine given the number of times they've issued these attack-apologies.

Unknown said...

The left is simply beneath contempt. I read their venomous blogs only because I have to. Otherwise, I wouldn't believe the depths they'll sink to. We have our fringe, but this is typical of their mainstream.

AndrewPrice said...

Lawhawk, I shouldn't be amazed by this, but I am because I still recall that at one point, the left actually had some philosophy that it believed in. But that's long gone and has been replaced by pure hate. And that hate has spread into their mainstream and become very common and acceptable to them. They need re-education as a group.

BevfromNYC said...

I read the posting or should I say racist rant by Wonkette about the Tax Day Tea Party in NYC. Yes, the phrase "house n****rs" was used to describe our Black speakers and our founder David Webb. I was so enraged and sickened I couldn't speak about it. I also left a few choice comments of my own. I only found the sight because I was searching for the YouTube video from the dressed in Batman and Robin costumes who were trying to disrupt the rally (btw - for which I called in the cops to "speak" to them). Yep, on Wonkette all they could talk about was Batman/Robin and our "house n****rs*. Vile, disgusting etc. I won't even link to it, it's so digusting.

AndrewPrice said...

Bev, That's despicable! And it sounds like all of this is just par for the course over there -- not some sort of one time mistake. Frankly, I'm not surprised. Anyone who would think this Trig stuff is funny or appropriate clearly has much deeper issues. And when he AND his editor them started making misogynist and racist comments, it pretty much exposed who these people really are.

Let's hope that enough sponsors leave them that they collapse.

Interestingly, the point you raise is just further proof that the left only sees racism as a weapon -- (1) to use against minorities who dare to leave the plantation and (2) to use to bludgeon conservatives in a hypocritical attacks. They are the real racists.

Kosh said...

What bothers me most is that there are good people on the left, but too many of them are quiet when something like this comes up. Even Obama, during the campaign, was wishy-washy. He demanded that his daughters not be dragged into the fray. He finally made a very weak statement about the abuse the Palins were getting.

I think if this leads to the democrats downfall (not optomistic since they have bribed so many americans) it is because those who find it vile and disgusting on the left didn't speak up.

AndrewPrice said...

Kosh, I agree. There are some good people on the left (though increasingly fewer). But if they won't speak up about this kind of behavior, then they are adopting it.

That's one thing about the right. The right is very good at calling out people on the right who say or do stupid things and disavowing their behavior -- in fact, sometimes we go too far. But the left lets their idiots run wild and never speaks up.

If this had been National Review joking about Obama's kids, you can bet that there would be a thousand conservative articles out this morning condemning the "joke." And most conservative politicians would be lining up to do the same. But since it was on the left, they seem to think they don't need to say anything. Where is Obama on this issue? Shouldn't he be out there condemning it? What about Reid, Pelosi and all those other people who called for a new tone in politics.

Until and unless they start speaking up regularly, this will continue to hang around their necks.

Tennessee Jed said...

I don't read many blogs or online news sites other than this one. I've never been to Huffpo or Daily Kos, or Wonkette-- not once. You can say I am only interested in being in the choir, but honestly have no interest in going over there since I pretty much know nothing of substance would be published. Now we can be rough on libs here, and lord knows they can show a bit of mean spiritidness over at "the Bigs."

What actually bothers me is this. I know there are ass clowns out there on the web of all different pursuasions. No, what bothers me more, are the so called "main streams" who are quite willing to make political hay out of a Sarah Palin on the Giffords shooting, somehow never happen to hear about crap like this or call the writer on it. This tells you all you need to know about their professional credentials or at least their sincerity.

AndrewPrice said...

Jed, Very true. The MSM is so incredibly selective in what it will see and what it won't and what it will report and how, that I've long ago lost any ability to think these are just errors or even good faith interpretations.

At this point, I see the MSM as a hardcore advocate of the Democratic Party, which will sink to any depths and turn any blind eye needed to present their client's position -- no matter how illogical or how discredited. They are shameless. And I think they know it, despite their protestations to the contrary.

This is the perfect example of that. You KNOW that if this has been an attack on the Obama children, every MSM outlet would be leading with this story and attacking all Republicans for this. But it wasn't against Obama, it's against someone the left hates. So the media will either ignore it, or (if forced) we report it as a slight overstatement for which Wonkette apologized and will go out of their way to point out that this was an outlier.

Thank God the internet is here to expose this to the American people and to finally put an end to the myth that the MSM is anything other than a biased player.

Also, in terms of rudeness, we tend to have some fun now and then and there are indeed jerks everywhere, but there is little on the right that rivals the left right now in terms of venom and the breadth with which is it accepted by their community.

Tennessee Jed said...

Andrew, I'm sure you are correct in that even if we aren't exactly objective bystanders (;-). I don't mention it, only since I lack the internet blogging experience on the subject to offer even minimal credibility to my statements.

AndrewPrice said...

Jed, That's fair and reasonable.

I do go all over the net though and I can tell you that while there are some nests of nasty right wingers, they are nothing compared to the leftists. And even if they were, you're talking about a small group of conservatives who are generally disowned by other conservatives. By comparison, a huge number of leftists are very nasty people, and even the least nasty ones think nothing of saying things that wouldn't fly on the right.

P.S. I'm glad you get your news here! :-)

BevfromNYC said...

Jed and Andrew - I think what is the most frustrating is that the Left will swear up and down that they are NEVER uncivil and rude. I can point out examples from here to kingdom come and they will never admit they can be just as vicious. Though I haven't been back to check my comments on my aforementioned Wonkette comments, I can guarantee that each and everyone will say "Can't you take a joke?" "I was being "ironic" or some deriviation of the same. Or worse turn it around on me and tell me how ignorant I am that I did not recognize their obvious Irony.

You should see what the Huffpo'ers wrote as comments on an article about the Texas wildfires! Even some of the other HuffPo Libs were calling them out.

AndrewPrice said...

Bev, The left is out of control. They've let the trolls into the party and they are now running the show, and so even the non-trolls are starting to act like the trolls -- lefty see, lefty do.

I agree with you that it's very annoying that they swear up and down that they aren't hateful or nasty or whatever. They also claim they aren't racist or sexist or any of that either -- when the evidence is quite clear that they are deeply hateful, sexist and racist. Unfortunately, too many on the left have let the bad ones get away with it for so long by defending them by denying the truth that they can no longer see the truth. In other words, they've been telling themselves that all of their hate/racism/sexism isn't really hate/racism/sexism because they know they aren't hateful, and they've been saying this for so long, that now they believe the lie and can no longer see the truth.

Still, I think the key is that no one else believes it anymore because people are starting to see the evidence for themselves.

As far as the fires go, I can only image how much fun they are having with that, because naturally Texans are all evil and thus their suffering must be good. Jerks.

T_Rav said...

Andrew, if it helps, I know and am friends with a lot of liberals in grad school (surprise!), who are in general extremely arrogant towards middle America and everything associated with it. Sarah Palin, of course, they regard with nothing but contempt mixed with loathing. And yet, we were discussing these smears against her family some weeks ago--it was about those awful Family Guy episodes, not this--and even they agreed that that was crossing a line. As one of them said, "if it was wrong for Republicans to make fun of Chelsea Clinton when her dad was running for president, then it has to be wrong in this case." So maybe there's hope for some.

StanH said...

To me it’s a further example of the coming end of radical liberalism. Descent Americans, which in my opinion accounts for 60 to 80%, will not put up with this kind of vile attack. The left and their minions are finally fully exposed, much easier to defeat an enemy in the open. This kind of commentary must see the light of day for a complete understanding of what we’re dealing with, petulant children who need to be spanked and sent to their rooms…come on 2012, it’s going to be great.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I read about this yesterday (kinda hard to miss on the Big sites) and, despite my feelings about Palin, this was just low.

And while I do think there is a valid point in criticizing a politician for using his or her family as political props (this applies to both sides, of course), Wonkette seems to have gone about it in the absolute worst way possible. And you're right - there was no satire to be found anywhere.

And if you'll allow me to be self-serving for a moment, people like this are making regular everyday folks like you and me who happen to not like Palin look bad!

AndrewPrice said...

Hey guys, sorry it's taken me this long to get back to you, but I'm feeling kind of sick.

AndrewPrice said...

T_Rav, Let's hope there's hope. I always want to believe that people of good conscience will stand up to this kind of garbage, but I've seen very little evidence of it. I guess we'll see if liberals actually begin to call each other out and demand a more civil tone?

AndrewPrice said...

Stan, I think this absolutely hurts them. For one thing, it energizes out side to turn out and to fight back. Secondly, those in the middle who hear this have to think that this is really insane and need to begin to wonder what is going on with the left? Third, this puts an end to the idea that somehow the left is this noble "can't we all just get along" group who want to put an end to nastiness.

AndrewPrice said...

Scott, I agree on all points. I think this was incredibly low and it's bizarre that they thought this was satire. There is indeed a fine line between satire and insult, but this wasn't even close to that line. And I think it really is a sign of deep-rooted issues that they didn't see that. In fact, this reminds me of the kinds of incidents you get when you are dealing with bitter ex-spouses -- who like to say things that they think are appropriate but which give everyone else the creeps.

I agree too that politicians should not use their kids as props. For the most part, they don't. In fact, it's hard to think of any that really have done that, except in truly minor and understandable ways -- after all, it's hard not to talk about your kids or parents, etc. And I certainly don't think Palin has used her kids as props at all. The one kid has definitely exploited her mother's fame to play around on the celebrity circuit (just like so many other kids of famous parents), but Palin hasn't tried to use them for her own purposes.

I also agree on your final point. This is the kind of thing that forces people to take sides and tends to backfire on unrelated critics who suddenly find themselves in very bad company. That's one reason the Republicans had to work for a very long time to drive out the racists from the party because every time one of them showed up somewhere, the whole party would be tarred with their beliefs.

EdI said...

I wonder if they lost any more advertisers? Any word on that?

AndrewPrice said...

Ed, I haven't heard anything more, but I haven't really checked either. If you hear anything, please let us know.

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