Wonkette deletes post ridiculing Sarah Palin’s disabled son

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Wonkette blogger Jack Stuef’s post making fun of Sarah Palin’s disabled son Trig was called “irredeemably vile” and “unfunny,” “disgraceful” and “gross.” And now, after two major companies pulled their ads from Wonkette and Steuf apologized, the post has been removed. Mediaite noted earlier this week, “As if jokes about Trig’s Down Syndrome aren’t bad enough on their own, Stuef goes the extra mile to pen kneeslappers about incest, child rape, and fetal alcohol syndrome.” Adweek notes: “Even Gawker’s Nick Denton, who’d founded Wonkette before selling it in 2008, told Adweek, ‘I don’t believe we would have done that post.’” || Earlier from Wonkette editor Ken Layne: “As you know on the internet there is no ‘taking down the post.’ Why even try that? So people like you can get another freelance internet column out of it by feigning outrage again?” || Related: 5 Ways News Organizations Respond to ‘Unpublishing’ Requests

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R3QDZB5QOTX5OBHL24VRUQPVCQ jstan442

    this was never journalism–just high school bullies (maybe they can be jailed for bullying)

  • Anonymous

    Mistakes happen, and sometimes they must pulled entirely and deleted entirely from the internet. With
    corrections added. But the damage is done, since copies of the original post will remain online on blogs
    and mirror sites forever or until the end of the world, whichever comes first. Wonkette erred here. Terrible.What was he thinking? Funny?

  • Anonymous

    I believe it’s really produced by a high-school journalism class.

  • http://justinmclachlan.com Justin McLachlan

    Wonkette is just horribly written. It’s labored and not funny.