What was more unbelievable to me was the initial vicious collaboration in the comments section. Many folks took to Twitter, the 140 character or less social media outlet, to encourage businesses who advertise on "Wonkette" to pull their advertising. Using the hashtag #TrigsCrew, individuals far and wide messaged these advertisers and soon, we started to hear from their representatives that they were just as appalled as the rest of us. (See here and here.) Most of the negative comments dropped like dead flies once advertisers started pulling their support. Since last night, more companies have pulled their advertising as those on Twitter, including Conservative Radio Talk Show Host Tammy Bruce, have continued the call for sanity in advertising. Good! Hopefully, this trash and the site that promoted this will fade away and never see the light of day again. We encourage you to contact the companies who are still advertising on "Wonkette" and let them know how you feel. Also, here is a list of companies who have pulled their advertising. We encourage you to thank them, as we have.
I applaud Papa John’s, Huggies, Holland America Cruises, Nordstrom, Colonial Williamsburg, The Texas Education Agency, State Farm, Bob Evans Foods, Reliant Energy, DealSwarm, Starkist, Coldwell Banker, and Vanguard Group for doing the humane thing and pulling their ads. I will be watching this site vigilantly now to ensure I do not support businesses that support utter lies and degrading comments about disabled children. I noticed earlier in the day, there were sponsors advertising on the same page as this smear, advertisers like Amazon.com, Ford, Hewlett Packard, and Dish Network to name a few. I hope I see news that they have pulled their support soon, real soon. At last look, the article is still there, but with a shallow false apology. I will be watching to see what companies will associate themselves with this garbage and whenever I see them, I’ll be sure to remind the public about this article and announce the businesses by name.
Something wonderful did come of all this though, as Weaselzippers pointed out. A hero bought the domain name JackStuef.com (author of the article) and redirected it to a site that supports children with disabilities! I pray that a disabled child is never unfortunate enough to be fathered by a callous man like Jack Stuef.
Please, again, take a few minutes to contact those still advertising on the site and let them know what you think about this article and their continued support. If you find a company that agrees with Wonkette, post a comment on this blog to let other readers know. Spend your money and your time wisely.