Wonkette, a comercial blog, used to be interesting funny and edgy, even if it leaned to leaned heavily to the left. Most conservatives and libertarian types can handle a little good natured fun poking. That was back in the days when Ana Marie Cox was the Wonkette, after she left the blog become male dominated, and, perhaps coincidently, became trash.
The latest stunt was an attack on Sarah Palin’s son Trig Advertisers Papa John’s, Vangaurd, and Huggies quickly responded and pulled their advertising. The folks at Wonkette are unrepentent.
Papa John’s, Vanguard, and Huggies all announced today that they will be dropping their advertisements from Wonkette.
“Thank you for alerting us to this. We’ve taken step to make sure our advertising doesn’t appear on that site in the future,” tweeted Papa John’s Pizza’s corporate twitter account.
Wonkette shot back at Papa John’s, tweeting, “We beat up on Sarah Palin’s craven use of her son as a POLITICAL PROP. Child protective services should take Trig away.”
In another tweet, Wonkette called on consumers to boycott Papa John’s.
However, later on in the day, Layne told Adweek, “Jack [Stuef] 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.”
Layne also sarcastically noted that giving Stuef comment deletion duties was fair punishment because “he gets to read all the Palin fans’ insane unmoderated comments calling him an asshole and threatening to kill him.”
Its sorta like the burning of the Koran, just because one has the right and ability to do so, doesn’t mean that it’s a good idea.