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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wonkette's Ken Layne Issues Phony Claim That "Trig Is Cool With Us"

Ken Layne, the owner and lead editor of Wonkette, is in damage control mode over the article by recent college grad Jack Stuef ripping into and mocking Trig Palin.

Dave Weigel (h/t Instapundit) received this e-mail from Layne:
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?

In any case, Jack has been admonished and put on night probation until further notice. 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. But as far as Jack's future, a few months on the night shift cleaning up the furious, ALLCAPS unmoderated Wonkette comments, without pay, should teach him a thing or two about writing stuff that confuses the target. Trig is cool with us. Sarah Palin, on the other hand, is a grave danger to America.
First of all, Sarah Palin doesn't "parade" her kids around any more than any other politician.  Hey Ken, have you seen all those photos of the Obama kids with their parents on vacation and elsewhere?  I've addressed this phony "prop" charge before.

But more important, Layne has a very convenient memory.  In 2009, as I documented in my post Wonkette Goes After Trig Palin Again, Layne mocked Trig, including running this photoshop which he took from a posting board:

In 2008, Wonkette ran a post by Jim Newell, who now works for Gawker, mocking Trig and joking:
"Little baby Trig must be so glad he wasn't aborted for this, his first Halloween, because his parents dressed him up like a political party symbol to be carried around at snarling political events. Aww. Isn't life just grand?"

Last fall, Stuef wrote a post mocking Trig which started:
"Now Sarah Palin is even more of a hero for not aborting Trig: All those retard genes came from Kenya illegally."

And I could go on and on.  Just do a search of the Wonkette website and you will find dozens of posts in which Trig either is the main focus of mockery or is the recipient of parting shots from Wonkette writer.

Why would Stuef think that making fun of Trig was off limits given the history of Wonkette under Layne?

Layne has thrown Stuef under the bus, but it should have been the other way around.

Update: Trig Is A "Prop" To Them Only Because They Don't Like Seeing A Child With Down Syndrome

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  1. Like most of the left, he seems to have confused Sarah Palin with Emmanuel Goldstein.

  2. This once again proves Michael Barone right when he said the right blogosphere is great for the conservative cause while the left blogosphere is often a disaster.

    "And that's just one reason why I wouldn't parade my children around in the media. What kind of mother does that?"

    Our good buddy, sort of runic rhyme, already demolished this "parading" nonsense.

  3. ;), LukeHandCool.

    Perhaps Layne isn't throwing Stuef under the bus so much as chiding him for forgetting to use his PC I luv special interest group types transit pass

    (an understandable lapse on Stuef's part, since most savvy libs won't go near the bus. In Atlanta, for ex., MARTA is dangerous.)

  4. Actually LukeHandCool, it is my observation that the right blogosphere is great for the conservative cause while the left blogosphere is too, because it exposes the left, IN THEIR OWN WORDS, for the hypocritical hate-mongers that they are.

  5. It's late, somewhere in the world, is my excuse: "... so much as chide him" for my above.

    Layne has not successfully parsed the grossness, only redirected it slightly.

  6. The internet never forgets. Any time a potential employer does a google search of Jack Steuf's name, the employer will find this hateful trash attributed to Steuf. Probably not a great career move if he ever matures into an adult and wants to be taken seriously as a legitimate journalist/opinion shaper.

  7. Ah, some fools don't realize that there is a price to pay for their actions. It seems that Wonkette is dropping advertisers like flies. I just read the tweets of four companies that are pulling their advertising from that slime trail:

    Papa John's Pizza

    and the latest is Holland American Cruise Lines.

    Hopefully, that is just the beginning of the end of Wonkette as I doubt its readers have the cash flow to keep them afloat.

  8. You know Professor, this kind of garbage should shock us but it doesn't. It's basically expected behavior from left-wing moonbats.

  9. Definitely, Chuck! That's what Barone was saying ... the only cause the lefty blogosphere helps is their opponents'. The true, vile nature of the far left is exposed again and again.

  10. Thanks for the long memory. The dudes at Wonk"ette" have really screwed things up for themselves royally this time.

    Did you know they only have 3 women on staff? 1 for food, 1 for fashion, 1 for sex. http://wonkette.com/editors-and-contributors

  11. Ken Layne said, “I have four kids myself and I wouldn't want them mocked on the Internet by a bunch of cretins on the Internet.”

    I wonder if he realizes he just called Wonkette “a bunch of cretins on the Internet.”?

    Some people live so deeply in their own delusions they just don’t realize what they are saying.

  12. Awwww ... "Trig is cool with us," says Ken Layne.

    Ooooh ... "Ken Layne is not cool with us," says Papa John's Pizza and a growing number of other businesses.

  13. "And that's just one reason why I wouldn't parade my children around in the media. What kind of mother does that? "

    Michelle Obama

  14. Cretin doesn't even start. Layne thinks he's so cool with the "Palin is what's wrong with America" trope. Really Ken? It couldn't be the TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS of debt? It couldn't be 99 weeks of unemployment? It couldn't be 10% unemployment and 20% underemployment? It couldn't be that massive unfunded pension liabilities that are sinking California, NY and Illinois? It couldn't be all the nanny-state bureaucrats run amok, ruining America?

    Oh no, it's one lady in Alaska who has an opinion you can't handle that's what's "wrong" with America.

    Tell me again, what color is the sky on your planet?

  15. I really don't know if I could stand a Palin presidency of these idiots making fun of her and the children(without having a stroke). I remember how bad the Reagan jokes were, and these people seem to hate Sarah much worse.

  16. When you defiantly refuse to accept the consequences of your barbaric behavior, we know you're REEEALY sorry:


  17. What difference should it make if the person responsible is a recent college grad, or an old college grad, or a high school grad for that matter? He is an adult. An adult who is now on probation implying he needs closer supervision, probably only till the heat is off. In the free market, who's letting Down's syndrome people to fend for themselves? It isn't conservatives.

  18. They don't seem that concerned about the post, considering it's still up. Vile.

  19. she certainly encourages the sleaziest possible behavior from her grown children...

    Her oldest, Track, served in the Army in Iraq.
    Bristol is raising her own child and is not on welfare.
    Willow is still in school.
    Piper is still in school.
    And Trig is a blessing.

  20. Messes with Texas you have it so very right.

  21. "Trig is cool with us."

    Really? More than likely, the Wonks don't know a Sin from sin cos they get lost in nasty tangents with no foci other than emotive.

  22. The Key fact stated is that the writer is a "recent college grad". He thinks he knows all. One day, God willing, he will get to to hold his newborn baby with his wife in the delivery room. Only then will the hole in his heart be filled.

  23. It's not a good idea for the Left to attack Trig as a figure of Christ, considering that Catholic teaching is that he actually is a figure of Christ. Way to lose the Catholic vote, leftists.

  24. Came to this site a little late, but not too late to express my real disgust with the murderous baby-killing monsters at Gawker and Wonkette who delight at ridiculing toddlers---do these monsters actually think they're cool? Both male and female libtard abortion-loving murderers are no better than Hitler's SS & concentration camp guards.

    I would love to see half-Inuit Todd or his son Track come face to face with these girly-men. I'd pay to see what happens........

  25. Rightklik, are those tweats genuine?


    If so, OMG, words fails me.