Vulgar, hate-filled leftists rarely need to demonstrate sincere contrition. Their statist comrades generally don't hold them accountable for their mischief, and conservatives often respond with a collective shrug.
The cost of barbaric left-wing behavior: almost zero.
A fresh bolus of sewage comes to us via Wonkette, a veritable cesspool of progressive diarrhea. Featuring an animated photoshop depiction of Trig Palin wearing a tiara in the presence of a butt-naked, pelvis-thrusting "sexy diva", the wankers at Wonkette wax obscene in a screed replete with references to bodily fluids and incest. Happy Birthday Trig:
What’s he dreaming about? Nothing. He’s retarded.[...]His mom went to a lot of trouble to leak amniotic fluid over 8 states to make sure that he arrived in this world somewhat alive,”[...]Enjoy yourself today, Trig. Have fun! Get drunk (on purpose this time)! We can hardly wait for 15 years from now, when you will finally be able to vote and will be sent off by your mother’s junta to fight the Union in the Great Alaska War. It’ll be quite a loss. You’re the smartest one in that family.
Whether you're a blogger or an opinion journalist or a drive-by concern troll, it's not okay to attack children, it's not okay to lie and make stuff up, and it's not okay to relish sick fantasies with your cohorts.
Unfortunately, in response to leftist transgressions big and small, conservatives often offer a limp-wristed response. Flashback to July, in the wake of the "Journolist" scandal. When democrat-friendly journalists from [supposedly] reputable news organizations were caught fabricating convenient narratives and confessing their violent urges, some conservatives were hardly roused from their somnolence:
There is something to keep in mind in this particular story, which is that the people involved in the specific conversations regarding the smear are all opinion journalists, and not people filling roles in objective reporting......to respond to some in the comments protesting that I’m downplaying this, it’s because there’s nothing wrong or unethical for journalists to converse with each other about current events and politics. There’s certainly nothing wrong with opinion journalists having opinions, either.
Opinion journalists are supposed inform readers with original, fact-based opinions, but they disgrace themselves when they propagandize with partisan, carefully orchestrated, fiction-based talking points. Moreover, it is wildly antithetical to the proported purpose of their profession to try to intimidate, demoralize and silence their opposition.
Thanks to lazy conservative watchdogs, the standard for professional journalism is now astonishingly low, and consequently, the ethical bar for informal blogging is subterranean.
As predicted by Edmund Burke's timeless observation, leftwingers relentlessly torture children who have made the unfortunate mistake of being born into conservative families. Radicals on the left have been emboldened by you and me and everyone else who fails to go into full-on ape$*!% mode every time the left shamelessly assaults the right.
This is the legacy of Journolist. The left-wing media "report" ― we run and hide.
Isn't it time to turn things around by raising the cost on the left of going after the right?
Update III: Good question.
Update IV: Sorry, Allah. Ignoring the tsunami of left-wing hate won't make it go away. Besides, why should the Palin kids be forced to try to ignore this crap?
Update V: Non appology from hate-filled troll blogger: I'm sorry you overreacted...
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.
When you defiantly refuse to accept the consequences of your barbaric behavior, we know you're REEEALY sorry:
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Update VI: Papa Johns, Huggies, Vanguard Drop Ads on Blog Attacking Trig Palin
Update VII: A reader bought the domain name JackStuef.com, which now redirects to the National Down Syndrome Society donation page. Lemons into lemonade.
Update VIII: Boycott Wonkette
Update IX: Time Warner is still a major advertiser there. As is Jack in the Box.
Update X: Nordstrom's has pulled their ads as well. So has Holland America Cruise Lines.
Update XI: Tangentially related: "It turns out that amateurs, many of whom have far more expertise with respect to business, politics, the arts--you name it--than Tom Friedman and other pundits with newspaper columns can, almost for free, turn out exactly the same product that Friedman does. Only better."