It was the Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli who sang “who you calling retarded?” in the year 1991, and what would this savvy social commentator have made of Gawker’s outrage over the headlines announcing the death of Rosemary Kennedy?

Though “Retarded Kennedy” sounds only slightly more respectful than “Lobotomized Kennedy”, Gawker ought to know that no less a mainstream media figure as Howard Stern has been riffing on “The Retarded Kennedy” for at least 20 years.