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Did The Interview Of The Duggar's Backfire?

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar were interviewed by Megyn Kelly, hoping to clear the air regarding their son Josh, who has admitted to molesting his younger sisters. The interview left more questions than answers. Did the primetime interview backfire on the Duggar's?

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last 24 hours | salon
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar pull out of homeschool conference in light of new ... - Salon

"...Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar announced on Wednesday that they would no longer appear as special guests at a major homeschooling conference in Colorado next week, which would seem understandable given that the 19 Kids & Counting stars are currently under intense scrutiny for their handling of sexual molestation in their family. But, despite ongoing controversy, the Duggars still planned to speak at the Rocky Mountain Super Conference on the Family until reports surfaced that the family is once again under investigation by Arkansas officials.Within hours of an In Touch magazine report indicating that Jim Bob and Michelle failed to cooperate last month with Arkansas Department of Health and Safety officials who reportedly made a 9-1-1 call after the Duggars refused to let them evaluate a child the pair withdrew from the homeschooling conference, which is put on by the Christian Home Educators of Colorado. According to Homeschoolers Anonymous, the group was founded by Kevin Lundberg the now-Colorado legislator who recently worried that an IUD might prevent a small child from implanting inside a woman's uterus and later run by conservative radio host Kevin Swanson, who is convinced Girl Scout cookies are going to turn everyone gay (or something)...." see full article


912 days ago | oregonlive
More with the Duggars on Fox News special Friday: First interview slammed as ... - OregonLive.com
"...If Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar thought their interview with Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly would quiet the controversy around their son Josh, and the molestation scandal that's threatening the Duggars' public image, they were wrong.The interview, promoted as an exclusive sit-down with the parents of the clan featured on TLC's hit reality show, "19 Kids and Counting," aired Wednesday on Fox News' "The Kelly File."In the interview, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar talked about being "just devastated" when Josh Duggar confessed to them...." see full article


920 days ago | thedailybeast
The Duggars' Fox News Interview Disaster

"...Certainly a front-runner for the top prize would be when Michelle maintained that her daughters are being more abused by the press in the wake of the uncovering of Josh's scandal than they were by Josh as children. They've been victimized more by what happened in these last couple weeks than they were 12 years ago, she said.What a disgraceful thing to say. If we're throwing stones from glass houses and talking about protecting victims, how about we, as members of the press, talk about how we're protecting the world from being influenced by bile like this by vilifying Michelle and Jim-Bob Duggar after this interview...." see full article


921 days ago | inquisitr
Duggar Interview Draws Backlash From Unexpected Source Sick Creeps Says Fox News Host
"...But the performance by the Duggar parents in the interview has been widely condemned as disturbing for the Duggars' apparent attempts to dismiss Josh Duggar's sexual assaults on the young girls as somehow not serious or as overblown by the media, and their tendency to the focus the conversation on what they say is a media smear campaignagainst them.In fact, the statement in the interview by Jim-Bob and Michelle Duggar, stars of the TLC reality show 19 Kids And Counting, was so poorly received that even on Fox News' own airwaves, pundits had sharp criticism of the Duggar family...." see full article


921 days ago | thedailybeast
The Duggars Fox News Interview Was an Unholy Disaster

"...Certainly a front-runner for the top prize would be when Michelle maintained that her daughters are being more abused by the press in the wake of the uncovering of Josh's scandal than they were by Josh as children. They've been victimized more by what happened in these last couple weeks than they were 12 years ago, she said.What a disgraceful thing to say. If we're throwing stones from glass houses and talking about protecting victims, how about we, as members of the press, talk about how we're protecting the world from being influenced by bile like this by vilifying Michelle and Jim-Bob Duggar after this interview.The Duggars presumably consented to being interviewed as a PR tactic to rehab their family's image and, because everyone is the worst and everything is awful, salvage their dynamo reality TV careers and remain famous. Sweet Jesus did they fail...." see full article


921 days ago | tvguide
The Duggars Interview Backfires and Proves Why They Really Don't Belong on TV
"...The couple then flipped the script and began to paint themselves as victims. They suggested that the release of that record, and what Josh had done, could be a targeted action by people who have either a vendetta against the family or a profit to earn, and said that they are currently speaking with attorneys about possible legal action, given the illegal nature of the police report's release."The big picture is for protecting juvenile records," said Jim Bob, noting that his daughters were shocked to hear what had happened when the details were revealed to them. "Every victim should have the right to tell their own story, not a tabloid."..." see full article


921 days ago | thestranger
Megyn Kelly Interviews Ma and Pa Duggar - TheStranger.com (blog)
"...A big part of the interview was giving the Duggars a chance to portray themselves as victims of a meanie anti-Christian media, with Michelle Duggar claiming that critics have "an agenda" and Kelly asking if their "Christian beliefs" were the reason people were hating on them. So much for Megyn Kelly's reputation for being a tough interviewer. The Duggars have made a career out of being sanctimonious religious fanatics who obsessively police consensual sex to the point of treating even contraception like it's a perversion. Of course, the perverts among us who are, by the Duggars' measure, roughly 99.99 percent of us are going to find it very interesting that these supposedly hyper-wholesome people shielded a child molester and then offered him up on reality TV and as a moral leader in his role at the Family Research Council. But no, they're the victims here...." see full article


921 days ago | politicususa
Fox News Interview Backfires Instead Shows Why Duggars Should ...
"...The Duggars interview on Fox News backfired. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar showed no remorse, claimed that they were victims of the police and media, and revealed to the world why they should never be allowed back on television.The interview intro featured Megyn Kelly referring to Josh Duggar's admitted child molestation as allegations. Megyn Kelly's intro sounded like it came directly from the Duggars agent.The interview began with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar repeating their press release. The Duggar parents said that they were devastated. Jim Bob said that Josh was just curious about girls, and the girls didn't even know that he did it. (Jim Bob and Michelle are working hard to whitewash their son's crimes.) Jim Bob said, Looking back, we did the best we could under the circumstances. The Duggars claimed that this happens in a lot parents' homes. Jim Bob said, Again, this is not rape or something like that. ..." see full article


921 days ago | thestir.cafemom
Duggar interview: Michelle Did What Any Good Mother Would Have Done With ... - The Stir
"...Something that made me feel a lot better about the situation is that they revealed that all the kids involved received professional counseling by a licensed professional. I've been through some so-called "Christian counseling" in my time, and I know the damage it caused me. Of course I can't make a blanket statement for all Biblical counseling, but there are a lot of things that can be open to interpretation when it comes to belief systems, and victims need professionals who can help them process their emotions, not just minister to their spirits.I was worried that the girls might have been instructed to forgive Josh just because it was the "right thing to do," and not because they had sorted out their feelings with the help of someone professionally trained to do so...." see full article



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