Author Stephen King says he has “no opinion” on Dylan Farrow’s allegations of sexual abuse by serial creep Woody Allen. He did, however, reply to writer Mary Karr shortly after she tweeted this question about Farrow’s horrific account.

‘Right or wrong”? King is “stumped,” but he does appear to detect “an element of palpable bitchery” in Farrow’s revelations.

“Bitchery” wasn’t the first (or thousandth … or millionth) word that popped into most people’s heads when they read Farrow’s open letter. But bitchery would hardly seem out of bounds when someone is accusing her father of exploiting and assaulting her when she was a vulnerable child.

Karr defended King from the Twitter explosion that followed.

But her suggestion that he was replying to this tweet of a link about Farrow’s account doesn’t fly.

Note the time stamp of 5:37 p.m. ET. That tweet came after King’s 5:32 p.m. “palpable bitchery” tweet.

Shorter Twitter: How’s this for a little “palpable bitchery“?

King noticed. Whether his tweet was knocking Farrow or someone else for “bitchery,” he responded by blaming his Twitter ineptitude (?) and asking for mercy.

Mercy on Twitter? Heh.

(Hat tip: @Kap_Kaos)


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  • opus6

    I detect palpable misogyny from Stephen King. Never liked his books before. Don’t ever want to read them now.

  • BoscoBolt

    “There’s an element of palpable bitchery there.”

    Which is likely what Woody Allen thought of his daughter every time she tried to defend herself against his molestation.

    Stephen King deserves about as much “MERCY” as Woody Allen showed to Dylan Farrow.

    What a pig.

  • Apostic

    Surprised no singled out the word “palpable” itself given the context was physical molestation.

  • OpenTheDoor

    Mr. King, There is no crying in baseball and no mercy on Twitter.

    • D-dubs

      “Still learning my way around this thing. Mercy, please.” This thing = a conscience? Just give up now… don’t have one.

      • RLEE

        Isn’t he like a writer or something I could be wrong but aren’t they pretty good at you know writing?

        • Ronald Green

          They’re supposed to be, but apparently this one isn’t.

        • SupplyGuy

          He needs 1000 pages to be able to fully explain himself.

  • skyway1234

    My favorite response is the one written by Katelyn Galbraith: “Something tells me that Stephen King has no idea how much “palpable bitchery” he is about to experience.” Agreed.

  • Diane Stephan

    More of the “war on women” from the right……oops, he’s a liberal.

  • jody

    He’s possessed. After all these years, they got him.

  • Guest

    Am I the only one who saw Dylan Farrow’s picture and thought it was a boy Woody was busy burying his bone in?

    I honestly had no idea he was a she until reading this excerpt from the article and thought perhaps a typo until I did some further research.

    “But bitchery would hardly seem out of bounds when someone is accusing her father of exploiting and assaulting her when she was a vulnerable child.”

  • Jack Deth

    Now now now. Let’s not be too hard on little Stevie.

    Our sitting President and his Cabinet are the living embodiment of “palpable bitchery”.

  • CitizenEgg

    It’s interesting to watch authors get skewered for their editor free wording. Putting ideas to words is what they do for a living. Deal with it Stephen.
    My only comment on Ms. Farrow’s open letter is that it’s a horrible accusation. Whether it’s true or not, it’s a horrible thing for this young woman to be dealing with.

  • Steve__Jacobson

    What’s to learn? Tweet what you think and be prepared to deal with the consequences. Although, it does help to think before hitting the enter key.

    • A-Train

      seems like ‘they’ make a lot of freudian slips.
      ‘oh big deal, someone got molested as a child… he is a great director, isn’t that enough you people!?’
      Sick puppies. From stories like Cory Feldman’s, to others, and this, it seems like hollywood, along with leftist politicians (Clinton, Spitzer, etc.), the preying on youthful individuals is all too common, and, apparently, accepted.. so long as you’re on their ‘side’.

      • GaryTheBrave

        Remember, in Hollywood they have the casting couch. Taking advantage of the vulnerable is de riguer.

        • A-Train

          exactly… also where the term ‘sucked a lot of d!ck to get there’ comes from isn’t it?
          What an honorable group.

        • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          There’s a saying I’ve heard, that everyone in Hollywood got where they are today either by kicking ass, or kissing it– and damned few by way of the former.

  • BlahBlah

    I’m trying to use ‘smidgeon’ in a sentence. Maybe I should try it with Mr. King’s intelligence?

  • ked5

    Still learning my way around this thing. Mercy, please. . . . . . . Is that the lamest excuse ever or what? he’s spent lots of time in public, and being interviewed about his books. perchance he’s used to being able to edit before it goes to print. Now his fans can learn what a dufus he really is as he goes shooting off his mouth without some editor cleaning it up first.

  • Magnifico

    This blind allegiance among lefties is really sickening. King probably has nice things to say about Hitler, too.

  • A-Train

    I like some S King stuff, until about halfway through, then it just gets goofy/wierd. Come to think of it, kind of like his Twitter feeds.

  • Republicanvet

    Mercy for a comment made on Twitter?

    Too bad he couldn’t show mercy to a sexually abused child.

  • SutureSelf

    There sure is a lot of presumption of guilt going on.

    • A-Train

      this is very true.

    • Spinmamma

      That would pertain to a court room. I think, based on Woody Allen’s behavior over the long term, believing Dylan is hardly a “presumption” of guilt. The proof required in a criminal court is a lot more than is required in the court of public opinion.

      • grais

        It’s still a presumption.
        Have you thought for even one second that he may not have done this?

        • Spinmamma

          Technically true.

    • Jay Stevens

      Well, yes. But consider Woody Allen’s history. The allegations are credible.

      • OldPhil

        What history? That he was 62 and Soon-Yi 24 when they married? Mia was 21 and Sinatra 51 when they married. Mia also had a kid by Andre Previn when he was married to someone else, so who’s got a history?

  • porgiefirefighter

    “Palpable Bitchery” – a good title for King’s next novel.

    • A-Train

      “Palpable Douchery” the followup

    • Republicanvet

      Has he written an autobiography yet?

      • GaryTheBrave

        Yeah, Cujo.

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        “You have ALWAYS been writing your autobiography, Mr King…”

  • sickofthebs

    I used to be a big King fan but after this and his anti-second amendment rants he can F-off. Never will I buy another book from this dbag.

  • exceller

    some wordsmith, can’t figure out how to type thoughts into twitter without coming off as a giant ass.

    • grais

      Words, typing, expression…he’s new to the whole thing.


    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      “B-b-but… 140 characters!”

  • LegalizeShemp

    “Palpable Bitchery”. I think i saw that movie in that little room in the back of the video store, after you go through the long beads.

  • Isaac Clark

    I would love to see a study on the Cult of Personality among Woody Allen fans. It’s the most interesting thing going on the world right now. Some may praise the decline of religion but they should very much look at the alternatives that are arising out of the downfall of religion. Now, it’s worship of the State, of leaders, of Hollywood directors, etcetera. For the followers of these cults, their gods can do no wrong and the detractors of these gods are heretics of the first order.

  • rainman

    Still learning my way around this thing. Really thought only fans who worshiped me and would agree with everything I say would read my tweets.

  • keyboard jockey

    Stephen King ✔ @StephenKingFollow
    @marykarrlit “Boy, I’m stumped on that one. I don’t like to think it’s true, and there’s an element of palpable bitchery there, but…”

    Talk about missing the forest for the trees.

    “I don’t LIKE to think it’s true”.

    This is the closest anyone is going to get to an admission of a liberal stating that they always apply how they “FEEL” to how they are going to “THINK” about something.

    Feelings are not right or wrong they are just feelings and they can change from one moment to the next. Fact’s and logic should dictate how you think about something Stephen, not your mood swings.

    Thinking is done with one’s mind not emotions. Classic liberal filtering feelings through the thought process. Absolutely unable to apply any objectivity to something they find unpleasant.

  • Arnold Townsend

    I have enjoyed King’s books over the years and will continue to do so, King’s naive world view not withstanding. No decent human will ever tolerate abuse. I don’t think King’s poor choice of words indicates he sympathizes with someone who would abuse a child.

    But when does an “open letter” mean “proof of guilt”? No man or woman has, in later years, accused someone of abuse or molestation that later proved to be false? There are many cases over the past three decades in which innocent’s people’s lives were destroyed by FALSE accusations. Their lives have so little meaning compared to victims of actual abuse? How does someone defend against such a charge?

    Those who molest or abuse children, or even adults, must be tried and punished. I think penalties for such crimes must be harsh and sure. But I am wary of people who use the public arena to accuse someone of such a heinous crime. There were no legal channels available? Wouldn’t she be better avenged if Allen was brought up on charges and, if a jury saw fit, sent to prison?

    I should point out that accusations of abuse or molestation have been brought against men AND women, some of whom later turned out to be innocent. Let’s slam the prison door on those who actually do such horrible crimes but let’s not become like MSNBC and use such emotional hot button issues to smear anyone and everyone who simply uses an insulting term.

    Stephen King, I believe, has just learned there is no mercy on Twitter. Even if you turn out to be right.

    • Republicanvet

      You should go back and read Dylan’s letter.

      Probable cause was found, but her mother chose not to press charges.

      • grais

        The prosecutor chose not to press charges, he said, to spare the child the ordeal of a trial. (And he got into some trouble for saying that he found probable cause.) Mia may have been consulted about Dylan’s testifying, but the decision was not Mia’s. The judge found the investigation inconclusive. And he lambasted Allen.

    • GreenEyedGal

      Where have you been, Arnold? When Dylan was seven, she asked her Mom, Mia, if all dads did a particular thing that Woody had done to her in the attic. For years, he had been isolating her and putting his head in her naked lap and breathing into her crotch and doing things like that. Read her open letter if you want all the sordid details. Mia went directly to the police, but Woody was a powerful, well-heeled man and Dylan was just a seven-year-old girl. Certainly she must have made it all up. That’s what seven-year-olds do, right? Regardless, the police never pressed charges and Hollywood continued to worship the man who went on to marry his 17 year old adopted daughter, Soon Yi. Yeah, he’s no pedophile. Everyone is making it up and rushing to judgment. (That’s sarcasm, in case you missed it.)

      Pull your head out of your behind and use it for something beside a hat rack, why don’t you?

      • Arnold Townsend

        Your rant toward me on this simply adds weight to what I wrote. You’ve allowed hysteria to read words in what I wrote that are not there. No sarcasm intended.

        If the statute of limitations has run out on this crime then Dylan should consider a civil suit. There have been many such suits in the past. Even if she lost such a suit at least she would get to air out her grievance in a court of law (where the accused and accuser normally have rights before a judge). I know of one such case in which a woman sued both her parents for abuse and molestation and won a hefty settlement.

        One dirty trick people on the left have adopted is to create a “hate crime” to smear others. You may have read about those. Someone writes some terrible, racist slogan on a wall and suddenly there’s a right wing conspiracy against some group of people. Later, in too many cases, it was shown that the perpetrators were actually leftists trying to generate attention (I’m guessing on the motivation here).

        And, finally, I was defending Stephen King, not Woody Allen. King’s words are being used as pummels against him for misogyny (perhaps deservedly so) and for defending child abuse, an accusation I believe is unjustified. King, like me, was expressing a valid fear that the public arena was being used for a vilification campaign. It has all the earmarks of the Salem Witch Trials — or any number of left wing dirty tricks played against conservatives over the years.

        • Spinmamma

          There is a statute of limitations for civil suits as well, and for tort cases in some states it is a short as 1 year. That is one of the advantages of selecting a child. Dylan Farrow will NEVER get her day in court.

          • grais

            The most she’ll get is her day in the court of public opinion.
            And she knows that.
            Outside of Hollywood, she has won, evidently.

      • grais

        You’re only telling one side of the story, and you’re getting some of that wrong.
        btw, have you ever heard of the McMartin preschool?

        • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          The McMartin case shows what happens when the Agent-Mulder-I-Want-To-Believe takes over, where the news of the original complaint by a shall-we-say quite unreliable mother burst out in such a way as for the authorities to “have to do something,” and the prevailing wisdom at the time was that “kids never lie” and that you could spur kids into recalling things they would have cast out of their minds because those things were too horrible.

          Subsequent testing of child subjects on unrelated topics of neutral moral value showed kids will confabulate to match the adults’ expectations, and even adults (in other tests done as well) will “recall” non-existent details if exposed to those at some point before the testing (e.g., “Everyone’s saying to me ‘9/11 was a rainy day in NYC,’ but I remember it being sunny– but if everyone else says it was raining, maybe it’s MY memory that’s faulty…”, to use an example that can be easily verified as to the factual nature vel non of sunny/rainy).

          • grais

            Well, *I* know that, and You know that….

          • Spinmamma

            All true, but this does not mean that every child “confabulates.” In order to believe that Dylan was coached, as so many Woody Allen fans are convinced, one would have to believe that Mia Farrow is such a terrible person she would “coach” her little girl to lie to “get back” at Mr. Allen. That does happen, albeit rarely, in a divorce case. However, it seems to me in this case there was so much perversion and ugliness with the 17 year-old that coaching a younger child was completely unnecessary to show Mr. Allen in a bad light. His behavior with the older girl was enough to turn any normal person’s stomach.

          • grais

            What 17 year old?
            If you’re talking about Soon Yi, her exact age is not even known. She was about 20 when Mia found the pictures.

          • Spinmamma

            Look, grais, I have no idea where you are coming from in defending Woody Allen. As in every single case where there are no independent witnesses, nobody but the people involved know exactly what happened, so you are free to believe what you wish. I am coming from a background of having prosecuted (and declined prosecution) many child molest and rape cases. There were cases I declined to prosecute because there was not enough evidence to justify putting a child through the terrors of a trial, not because I did not believe a crime had been committed. (A colleague of mine prosecuted a case where the little girls had gonorrhea of the mouth and the children pointed the defendant out in court, and the jury still declined to convict. This was devastating to the children.) I find little to defend in Mr. Allen’s behavior with young females from his own family, whether they are his children by blood or not.

          • grais

            Look, Spinmamma, if you see ‘defending Woody Allen” in Any of my posts, you should stop pretending you’re a prosecutor right now.
            You don’t even seem to understand ‘presumption of innocence’.
            And your knowledge of ‘facts’ in this case is abominable.
            If you’re an attorney, I’m Napoleon Bonaparte.

          • Spinmamma

            Whatever floats your boat, Napoleon.

          • grais

            When did you decide to edit that, Spinfraud?

          • Spinmamma

            When I realized I had not finished it before I closed it. It was an attempt to avoid getting into a heated exchange with you, considering how arrogant and insulting you are. As matter of fact, Napoleon, I am licensed to practice law in California and Arizona as well as in the federal system. What are your credentials to opine on legal definitions?

          • grais


            When you accuse me of defending Woody Allen, you’re gonna get both barrels, cupcake.

            And I don’t need ‘credentials’ to know what ‘presumption of innocence’ means, Oh Factless Wonder.

          • Spinmamma

            Ok, genius, enlighten me as to what “presumption of innocence” means.

          • grais

            Yeah, I’ll do that; right after you convince me of your respect for it.

          • Spinmamma

            You can’t, because you don’t know the legal definition.

            Best wishes,


          • grais

            A lawyer w/no respect for the law…

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            I just meant that the 1980’s experience of McMartin could overshadow even the 1993 Woody-Mia case, where we knew just from the whole business with Soon-yi that he wasn’t exactly age-appropriate, perhaps, but we still might hesitate to go the extra mile.

          • grais


          • H50 ✓RAT

            Hate to rain on your parade there, but there has never been a belief that kids never lie, especially when it comes to child molestation.
            Three contributing factors to that witch hunt;
            The town,
            local politics, and
            a psychologist that was a loon manipulating the children instead of interviewing them.

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            No– not necessarily a general belief across all of modern society that “kids never lie,” but it was a stated belief by many of the so-called “experts” in the field who came outta the woodwork in that era, and who maybe had their own fish to fry in the whole deal. McMartin was, if you recall, sadly one of many such cases back then.

          • H50 ✓RAT

            I recall it clearly. I lived in the area and had a child in preschool at the time.

            Having investigated such reported crimes, I can say based on my experience no cop, prosecutor or reputable child psychologist that I ever worked with ever implied in word or deed that kids never lie.

            It is the societal belief that kids do lie (that’s where the jury’s come from) that made investigating and prosecuting child molesters so difficult. You had to cross every T and dot every I, because the defense was always that the child lied, and jurors were so horrified that such a monster could exist among them and commit such heinous crimes that without an ironclad case, it was almost impossible to get a conviction.

          • grais

            There were numerous children and several alleged perpetrators. The general consensus in the beginning was exactly that children couldn’t possibly make up these stories of sexual acts. It wasn’t until the stories grew to involve animal sacrifice and other clearly fantastical stuff, that folks started to say, “Wait a minute.”
            The lives of those falsely accused people were ruined.
            That’s the sort of thing that nearly everyone who pronounces Woody Allen “guilty” doesn’t seem to consider, at any point, in this. I find it as disturbing as what happened to the Real McMartin victims. And what May have happened to Dylan.

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            The McMartin pre-schoolers are all men and women in their early 30’s now. It would be most enlightening to find out how their lives turned out. As well, any surviving members of the staff (the Buckeys would be in their 60’s, and their mother may be still alive, I don’t know).

          • grais

            It would be interesting to hear what they have to say now.
            But, truly, I think they deserve to be left alone about it. They were all used and abused in a malicious prosecution/persecution. I’d bet that they still suffer greatly from the whole shameful episode.

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            But in our Oprah culture, it’s more important to keep publicly picking at the scab rather than letting the wounds heal privately on their own in their own way and in their own time: “Tell us all about how you were abused by the System– you know you can never be TRULY healed, until you let it all out…you owe it to all the others out there just like you to go public with your story…”

          • grais

            Wouldn’t that be awful? If they haven’t already been screwed up by the whole thing, that’d do it.

          • H50 ✓RAT

            As I said to guy, I lived in the area and followed the case closely as I had small children.

            I pointed out the conditions that were contributing factors to that which hunt.

            That case and Allens case are too completely different things IMO.

            One has had these allegations swarming around him for decades and is a cautionary tale to child actors and stage moms.
            One was the result of a predatory psychologist who wanted to establish “new techniques” and write a groundbreaking book and make a name for himself.

            The saddest thing about the whole MMPS episode, is that if there were any actual victims (and the probability is that there may have been), they got lost in the scandal. If they didnt get deprogrammed from the psychologists manipulations, god only knows what they are doing today.

    • Green Eggs And Ted

      So because you enjoy Stephen King’s books, his attack on a victim for speaking out about what happened to her is okay? And he was right to do it?

      King might just be an advocate for child molestation and abuse. I’ve read “IT.” In that book, he has an underage gangbang scene where all of the boys take turns with Beverly to “cement their bond and assure they keep their promise of coming back if IT ever returns.” Underage boys gangbanging an underage girl. And King had graphic details of the scene. Maybe him putting his fantasies into his book?

      When I got to that scene, I trashed the book and never touched anything from a sick freak like Stephen King again.

      • Arnold Townsend

        See how it escalates into the bizarre? Now you’re circling around accusing King of advocating molestation because of something he wrote in a story. What next? He secretly advocates cannibalism and mass murder because he wrote about them in stories? When will you accuse me of “maybe” advocating child molestation?

        Unlike some of you, I don’t care to follow the doings of Mia Farrow or Woody Allen. If Allen is guilty of such a heinous crime then he should be hanging from a lamp post or languishing in jail for the rest of his life. I know nothing about Dylan Farrow’s case. I feel for her if she was the victim of such a monstrous act. But I’ll need more than an “open letter” to vote “guilty”. For example, has she seen one of those analysts lately that specializes in recovering “suppressed memories”? If so, my skepticism of her claims will go up drastically. That’s not saying it did not happen, only that “suppressed memories” hung a lot of innocent people in the 80s onward.

        Because it is such a terrible crime, public accusations are especially damaging to someone who IS NOT guilty of said crime. This says nothing about the guilt or innocence of Woody Allen but don’t let reason and justice be the first victims of the quest for justice.

  • unknown

    So King can get away with making right-wing/Conservative characters look like evil, heartless monsters and the scum of the Earth but don’t you dare saying anything that can be considered misogynistic (unless you make a Conservative character who is a woman).

    • Green Eggs And Ted

      King makes us look evil in his books, yet he’s the one advocating child molestation by calling a victim “bitchy” for daring to speak out.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    “Have no opinion on the accusations”

    Backpedal powers, activate! Form of: an emaciated writer! Shape of: a mediocre book!

    “Probably used the wrong word.”

    “Probably?” Well, nice to know that only is Stephen King a misogynist, but he’s also unwilling to apologize for being a misogynist. At what point will we be getting the “I’m sorry you didn’t get what I was trying to say” tweet?

    “I don’t like to think it’s true”

    Well, that closes the case!

    “Hold up yall. Stephen King is no misogynist, nor advocate of rape.”

    Yeah, he’s no misogynist or advocate of rape; he just calls a woman making molestation accusations a certain b-word. It’s completely different. *rolls eyes*

    “140 characters catches us all.”

    Well, he could’ve saved himself at least 8 characters by omitting a certain b-word–8 more if he left out “palpable,” too.

    And what is Mary trying to say here anyway? That a professional writer doesn’t know how to edit his comments or think statements through? Frankly, it looks like being able to use more characters would’ve meant King could’ve called Dylan all sorts of other names.

    “Complex issue”

    Anyone else remember when Stephen King claimed that if you can’t read you wind up in the army? Well, I’d wager that if every single person serving in the military read Dylan’s editorial, they’d have a better grasp of it than King.

    “Or even me.”

    I love the logic here. Mary admits that King calling Dylan that word would be misogynistic, but King calling Mary herself that wouldn’t be?

    Look, I don’t know if what Dylan says is true or not. I’m inclined to believe it, but unlike Stephen King, I’m also inclined to let an investigation sort it all out and not base the case on “this is how I feel.” In any case, you’re certainly allowed to disbelieve what Dylan, but you don’t have to go hurling insults at her. Sounds like War on Women behavior to me, Steve.

  • MrApple

    It would seem that King is expressing some “palpable douchebaggery”.

    • des111168

      His opinions aside, King made the mistake of violating political correctness as defined by Patton Oswalt: “PC is the crime of noticing things”. But hey… King laid down with dogs, and now he has to deal with the fleas. He’s allied himself with a group that demands total obiedience and fidelity to the cause, including Orwellian control of language.

      • MrApple

        I don’t know if Allen is guilty of the molestation/rape accusations but with his already well-known checkered past it would seem that he probably is. That being said I have never been Woody Allen fan so he’ll continue to get nothing from me. He’ll face the ultimate judgement for his actions someday when he stands before God, as will we all.

  • teamfrazzled

    Yeah, cut him a break because words are so difficult for an author who makes his fortune arranging words on a page. Dylan Farrow may be bitter, angry, disillusioned and a lot more -all for very good reason. But only the morally bankrupt would ever suggest the fault lies with her for feeling less than charitable towards her abuser and the fawning sycophants who helped enrich him while turning a blind eye to the depravity that should have made him an outcast among any people with even the rudimentary moral code of a reptile.

  • des111168

    I absolutely love the way that the various leftist factions are fighting for rank in the Liberal Hierarchy of Importance.

  • 4liberty

    How long before the hollywierdos demand pedophilia “rights” for the sake of their “art”?

    • Green Eggs And Ted

      Once Democrats realize that the pedophile vote is something they want.

  • Matt Stinson

    I like how the right are the new PC police.

    • Green Eggs And Ted

      Except we’re only doing it against people who attack a victim of a crime, while liberals do it about everything.

      • Matt Stinson

        If you think that was an “attack”, I weep for your fragile sensibilities. Also, if you think this Woody Allen case is cut and dry, you have more reading to do.

  • Texan357

    LOL! “Probably used the wrong word.” What is it you do for a living again, Mr. King?


  • DBNinKY

    This is the same blame-the-victim tactic the Left used against Bill Clinton’s accusers, now being applied towards the supposed experiences of a then seven year old child. These people are shameless!

  • E Quilibrate

    If you feel that 140 characters is not sufficient to deliver your message clearly
    then just shut the ‘eff’ up

  • Ya Dont Say?

    Mercy? dumba$$.

  • Mariam Watt

    Format has nothing to do with it. Sexual abuse is the most under reported crime for precisely this reason- look how we treat people who come forward. Most humans would read that girls letter and have feelings of empathy, those were the words of someone in a great amount of pain. Only someone with a truly frightening level of mysogyny would read that and thing “palpable bitchery.”

  • Jim

    So Stephen King calls a woman a bitch for speaking the truth about being molested, and if we have a problem with that, we’re the ones engaging in ad hominem attacks? Wow.

  • © Sponge

    That’s too funny. A man who uses words to make a pretty comfortable living blames technology for his unfortunate choice of words.

    What a douchebag. Glad I’ve never actually bought any of his books.

  • Kevin Scott

    “Still figuring this thing out. Mercy, please.”

    There you have it. IT’S THE TECHNOLOGY THAT IS TO BLAME. As Mary Karr says: “… tho. 140 characters catches us all. Complex issue.” See? It’s too hard for you feeble-minded Right Wingers to comprehend on your own. (/sarc, in case you were wondering)

  • Green Eggs And Ted

    How dare a victim of child molestation come out and tell their story!! HOW DARE THEY!!!!!!!!?????? /sarc

    Liberals, they hate people who don’t get off on killing unborn babies, they hate anyone who likes freedom, and they hate people who don’t keep their mouths shut when they are victimized.

    Farrow should have told her story when it still could have put Allen away. Liberals are starting to show how truly trashy they are. Defending pedophiles, wishing rape on the wives and daughters of Republicans, wishing death on the children of NRA members, and the list goes on.

    • H50 ✓RAT

      I think she did try and tell her story then, but the Hollywood progs circled the wagons and dismissed it. They even blamed Mia for orchestrating it because she was full of “palpable bitchery”over the split.

  • Green Eggs And Ted

    “Hear that ladies? If you are raped or molested, keep your mouth shut. Otherwise you’ll just seem whiny and bitchy.” – signed, liberals.

  • kateorjane

    This from the people who accuse the GOP of having a “war on women?” So it’s being bit*hy to accuse a liberal of child molestation?

  • H50 ✓RAT

    Gee, a successful prolific writer uses the words “palpable bitchery” to describe the undertone in the recounting of an act of molestation from the victim. Then when he gets his ashcan kicked (rightly so), blames it on twitter ignorance and using the wrong word.
    Allrightie then. Add King to the list of Hollywood pedophile supporters.

  • Acuda4me ✓Please!

    Shorter King: “I thought I was sending a private message, not something everyone could see.”

  • Chris Stone

    I always knew he wasn’t much of a writer and now he’s proven that he can’t even handle 140 characters.

    • Corey Dennison

      You pretty much nailed him to the wall with that last part.

      For someone who mastered telling stories both voluminous and short, to claim he has problems expressing himself with a limited number of characters is…well, weak.

  • Mr_Popular

    “I’m still new at this whole typewriter thingy” said the man with thousands of pages of books under his belt. How about “I’m sorry for being an a$$hole” then go sit in the corner for a year or two?

  • jaded

    Proving once again that he can’t create a thought without swearing. Such a miserable old man. I’m sure he’s writing his newest book about a celebrity caught in a trap involving a “palpable bitchery”-type of woman, because he’s never had a plot like that before.

  • Judith Rosa

    I have bought all Stephen King’s books, many over them many times but I am cancelling my pre-order for his next book right now and will never, ever give him a penny of my extremely limited disposable income. Ever.

  • praymorenow1

    Wow…….in 20 years, Mia and family have not altered their story…..nor have they altered Woody’s life. He’s moved along as he pleases, makes movies Hollywood and Euro love.
    The daughter, now an adult woman herself, speaks out now. In so doing, she also seems to leave out even more graphic details, and yet, gives horrible chills to those reading what she did write about Woody.
    Mia bitchy about Woody, who shared her life, her children, her home off and on, and presented to the world they were a family unit and couple for years & years……takes nude pictures of his stepdaughter, and then ends up dating her, and marrying her …. uh, yeah, that’s enough to give you a bitchy attitude, and it might also make you throw up once in a while.
    Stick to writing schmaltzy scary books……..and count your money up in Maine.

  • Urabutbl

    Uhm, to be fair to King, his comment implied (the “but…”) that he believed Dylan. He used the wrong term, but I think he meant that her tone was off, rather than anything else.

    • Sally Strange

      Do please enlighten us, then: what is the proper tone to tell the story of being sexually assaulted by your father?

      Point being, even if that was King’s intent, it’s still fucking awful.

    • RectPropagation

      So he’s tone policing? Dude, that’s WORSE. So now instead of saying she’s lying about being molested as a child he’s saying that he believes her but that victims of rape should be nicer about how they talk about their assault.

  • Ronald Green

    For some reason the a scene from “Return of the King” comes to mind.

    Just before the Rohiriam charge into the massed orc army they shout..

    “Death!” “Death!” “Death!”

    No mercy for rich liberal “writers” defending a rapist and child molester.

  • boomdeyay

    You can put that statement right next to his wish that the Bush twins get water-boarded. Like misogynistic bookends!

  • littleones

    Shorter Stephen King: It was aliens did it.

  • Jason Sylvester

    Good grief. Something rattled off in a tweet as an aside by King (whose liberal politics I despise, FWIW) and it gives every pseudo-savant and piece of feminist filth with access to the internet the seeming right to start riding their high horses, and but hard. Typical mob-mentality over an off-handed, if somewhat impolitic, remark on Twitter by a celebrity writer and watch the rush to be the most self-righteous on the internets begin!


  • bret robertson

    read the article and I dunno as i read it it felt like the writer was accusing dylan of lying it all but said here we go again woody gets a reward and the allegations of abuse come out , so while i am not defending or condoning what king siad there is something I dunno passive agressive about the writers comments the letter it self from dylan was heartbreaking, also he should clarify who he is talking about

  • Zapp Brannigan

    I feel one of the biggest things taken away from all that is happened, is how many of these rich “artists” circle the wagons to protect one of their own. I’d say it was disappointing, but that would assume that I’m surprised by their actions, which I’m not. The powerful will always try exploit those they perceive as weak or powerless, weather it’s for their own deviant pleasures (Allen) or to protect their class (king)

  • Lindakl

    Liberalism is a untreatable mental disease.

  • Obey_Gravity

    Quite obviously, Mr. King was under the mistaken impression that Ms. Farrow was a Conservative. He has since learned otherwise and wishes like hell he could untype his previous tweet.

    “The statement we ran calling the Dylan Farrows statement “Palpable Bitchery” here at Stephen King was dumb, offensive and we’d like to take it down. That’s not who we are
    at Stephen King.”

    (With special thanks to Richard Wolffe), Thanks Rich!

  • Me

    Um…he’s clearly referring to his portion of the sentence before the comma as the bitchery. He’s referring to himself, not the possible victim. Good job American public, attacking someone because you can’t properly read a sentence.

  • Motley Blogger

    Becoming less and less a fan of @michellemalkin and @TwitchyTeam as they become more and more sanctimonious and set themselves up as the judge and jury of public opinion. What I hate most is their occasional DELIBERATE misinterpretation of what people said and/or their partial reportage in order to start a Twitter fire or to prove a point. Malkin is one of the most insightful conservatives I know and I quite often defend her against the “hate tweet of the day,” but, unfortunately, “palpable bitchiness” applies more to MM on occasion than to Dylan Farrow in this instance. If Stephen King owes the Farrows an apology, Michelle Malkin owes Stephen King the same.

  • Three Friends

    Fears of liberty and responsibility arise as a natural reaction to the effort and self-discipline required to succeed in a free country.