More companies have joined Papa Johns, Huggies and Vanguard in dropping ads from the liberal, pro-abortion blog Wonkette after it ran a crass post mocking Sarah Palin and her son Trig, who has Down Syndrome.
The web site ran what was supposedly a satirical piece criticizing Palin for her supposed use of Trig as a “political prop” during the 2008 presidential election, when Palin, the pro-life former Alaska governor, was the Republican vice-presidential candidate. The Wonkette post called Trig “retarded” and “somewhat alive” and claimed Trig was not the child of Todd and Sarah Palin.
The post prompted a conservative backlash on Twitter, with hundreds of people writing to companies that had engaged in advertising on the popular blog site. In addition to the three that quickly dropped their ads, several others have followed suit. Below are the companies and the tweets they sent out announcing their ads will no longer appear on Wonkette. In some cases, it appears the companies contracted with a third-party advertising agency that placed their Internet ads on the blog, along with other websites...