Wonkette stoops to new low, mocks Trig Palin for mental disability

Daniel Keylin
The Daily Caller

The satirical, left-leaning blog Wonkette seems to have gone too far in a recent post titled, ”Greatest Living American: A Children’s Treasury of Trig Crap On His Birthday.”

The post, written by Jack Stuef, contains numerous off-color “jokes” about Sarah Palin’s 3-year-old special needs son Trig Palin, and implies he may have been conceived as a result of incest.

“What’s he dreaming about? Nothing. He’s retarded,” wrote Steuf.

The piece also includes several Youtube clips of Trig which mock the child and his disability.

Mediate columnist Tommy Christopher, the father of two special needs children himself, emailed Wonkette chief editor Ken Layne, requesting a comment on the post. Layne’s response was unapologetic: “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?”

Despite Wonkette’s lack of remorse for publishing the piece, some of the blog’s ad sponsors do not seem to find any humor in making fun of children with mental disabilities…

The article continues at The Daily Caller.

Here is the author, Jack Stuef, on FlickR, unless he scrubs his photo from the site before you get to it.

But Jim Hoft managed a partial screenshot of the Wonkette  article here.

Weasel Zippers has the animated version: Über-Classy: Liberal Website Relentlessly Mocks Palin’s Son With Downs Syndrome — Update: Papa Johns, Huggies Pull Their Ads From Wonkette —Update II: Responds By Calling Papa Johns “Homophobic”

Ace of Spades HQ has a couple of related entries, here and here.

At Legal Insurrection, Wonkette’s Ken Layne Issues Phony Claim That ‘Trig is Cool With Us’ ”

From Protein Wisdom, Buy a Pizza for Trig.

And, finally, at Weasel Zippers, Hero Buys Domain Name of Wonkette Author Who Attacked Trig Palin, Redirects it to Down Syndrome Society Donation Page. “Whoever you are, thank you.”

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