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Wed Aug 19, 2015, 01:48 PM

 

Duggars Pitch New Reality Show Counseling Sex Abuse Victims

Not. The. Onion.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2015/08/duggars-pitch-new-reality-show-counseling-sex-abuse-victims/

According to industry insiders Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are pitching a new reality show where they would counsel young victims of sexual abuse.

Apparently the Duggars are pitching the idea of a new reality show related to the upcoming special Breaking the Silence, a documentary on child sexual abuse scheduled to air August 30 on TLC.

US magazine reports TLC has been working closely with the Duggar family on the one-hour documentary that will include daughters Jill and Jessa as well as other survivors and families that have been affected by abuse.

According to reports, the Duggars are hoping to launch a spin-off show relating to the upcoming documentary.


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Reply Duggars Pitch New Reality Show Counseling Sex Abuse Victims (Original post)
KamaAina Aug 2015 OP
spanone Aug 2015 #1
TwilightGardener Aug 2015 #2
hatrack Aug 2015 #3
Warren DeMontague Aug 2015 #6
underpants Aug 2015 #31
closeupready Aug 2015 #4
KittyWampus Aug 2015 #29
think Aug 2015 #5
hollysmom Aug 2015 #19
Orrex Aug 2015 #7
KamaAina Aug 2015 #10
dixiegrrrrl Aug 2015 #20
underpants Aug 2015 #32
Skittles Aug 2015 #43
underpants Aug 2015 #45
Skittles Aug 2015 #49
geek tragedy Aug 2015 #8
KamaAina Aug 2015 #11
geek tragedy Aug 2015 #12
KamaAina Aug 2015 #16
geek tragedy Aug 2015 #17
diabeticman Aug 2015 #9
underpants Aug 2015 #33
vaberella Aug 2015 #13
Sherman A1 Aug 2015 #14
Vinca Aug 2015 #15
hifiguy Aug 2015 #18
dixiegrrrrl Aug 2015 #21
GummyBearz Aug 2015 #25
KamaAina Aug 2015 #27
sakabatou Aug 2015 #28
ladyVet Aug 2015 #48
hifiguy Aug 2015 #37
dixiegrrrrl Aug 2015 #38
bullwinkle428 Aug 2015 #22
Warpy Aug 2015 #23
Sunlei Aug 2015 #24
JI7 Aug 2015 #26
Generic Other Aug 2015 #30
NV Whino Aug 2015 #34
Octafish Aug 2015 #35
muriel_volestrangler Aug 2015 #36
vankuria Aug 2015 #39
Initech Aug 2015 #41
Initech Aug 2015 #40
Skittles Aug 2015 #42
Matariki Aug 2015 #44
Archae Aug 2015 #46
Hassin Bin Sober Aug 2015 #47
Proud Liberal Dem Aug 2015 #50
Sanity Claws Aug 2015 #51

Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 01:52 PM

1. grifters gotta keep on grifting.....

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 01:52 PM

2. Family income from breeding too much, and then from the perverted secrets of your own family.

Make these foul people and their spawn go away, PLEASE.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 01:53 PM

3. Sorry, 60 minutes of people kneeling, praying for Jeezus to remove their crotch demons does NOT fly

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Response to hatrack (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 01:55 PM

6. "Crotch Demons"

Another one for the band name list!

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Response to hatrack (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 03:16 PM

31. I believe the PC version is "pants spirits"

Crotch demons

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 01:54 PM

4. Well, the Duggars have become a brand - not one which I would endorse

 

or associate with any warm, happy feelings, but then so are the Kardashians. They are both modern-day Waltons (as in "The Waltons" dramatic TV show from the 70's), and 'family' entertainment is always popular with Americans.

Would it be a hit? I hate to say this, but yes, I do think it would be.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 02:33 PM

29. Please don't compare to The Waltons. That family may have had a devote mother/grandmother>

 

but there was much liberalism in there. Grandpa and the father didn't go to church….

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 01:55 PM

5. Was expecting this to be satire....

 

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Response to think (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 02:08 PM

19. I think it is .

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 01:55 PM

7. Perhaps they can secure an endorsement deal with Subway.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 01:56 PM

10. Oh no you di'int!

 



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Response to Orrex (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 02:08 PM

20. Ouch!!!

Good one, tho.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 03:22 PM

32. Jared pitches a show about photography

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Response to underpants (Reply #32)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 05:16 PM

43. OH NO YOU DIDN'T

omg I know I should not have laughed at that

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Response to Skittles (Reply #43)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 06:34 PM

45. Sorry

That story is just too much. Since I got home I've been reading up on how he got caught and his history and it is even worse.

I obviously didn't mean that as a joke about Jared's victims.

How horrible.

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Response to underpants (Reply #45)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 08:11 PM

49. sometimes situations are so ludicrous we just cannot help ourselves

believe me, I know

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 01:56 PM

8. If there were a God he'd smite them nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 01:58 PM

11. Indeed She would.

 

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 01:59 PM

12. I see what you did there.

 

I wonder if smiting is a patriarchal thing.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 02:06 PM

16. I can personally testify that it is not

 

Mom turned against corporal punishment only after breaking a wooden spoon over my 4-year-old behind.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #16)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 02:07 PM

17. My wife had the same exerpience with her mom.

 

If we see a giant wooden spoon descending from the sky, we'll know what time it is

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 01:56 PM

9. Oh Brilliant! The Family subscribe to the Home-school Christian teaching of blaming the victim!

Seriously, a few months ago someone posted info on their home schooling curriculum blames the victim.

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Response to diabeticman (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 03:25 PM

33. Step 1. Lock the victims in their rooms

Step 2. Make money off of the tragedy

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 02:00 PM

13. No, no, no.

That family denied there was a problem. The girls went on national television to downplay what their brother did to them, then they went on further to be angry with the media for making their family suffer. The girls had no support from anyone on counseling. There is no regard to what their brother did and how that might have affected the non-family members he violated that are still minors. I mean there is an an endless sea of no here and pure disgust and hatred on my part.

I have a problem with the boy who committed the crime, who was also a victim to his parents fear. I have issues all around and then they want to insult my intelligence by having a show like this. Abhorrent.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 02:03 PM

14. Pardon me for a moment

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 02:04 PM

15. No. Just go away. Get real jobs to support the too many children you have.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 02:08 PM

18. Wut?

 

I read it again. It's STILL there???

Srsly?

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 02:10 PM

21. TLC and similar channels are no more than the National Inquirer on video...

Sadly, they DO continue to have an audience.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #21)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 02:20 PM

25. Its so weird

 

I remember first getting TLC back in like 1994 or something and it actually had programs that you could learn something from... well, chalk another one up to reality TV pop culture

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Response to GummyBearz (Reply #25)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 02:30 PM

27. TLC stood for The Learning Channel!

 

They dropped that like a hot potato when Honey Boo Boo et al. came along.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #27)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 02:32 PM

28. I miss the days when TLC was The Learning Channel.

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #28)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 07:52 PM

48. Me, too. Now it's Too Little Class. nt

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #27)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 03:52 PM

37. They used to run James Burke's shows "Connections" "Day the Universe Changed"

 

and other similar stuff all the time- science, astronomy, history of science. All those shows rekindled my dormant love of science.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #27)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 05:02 PM

38. We dropped THEM for that reason..

TV has become, in general, insulting to anyone with above room temperature IQ.
There are much easier ways to find and watch the few decent shows that the networks offer.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 02:11 PM

22. Really? On the day that Subway Jared gets busted for sex with minors?

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 02:14 PM

23. Please tell me Patheos picked this up from The Onion

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 02:15 PM

24. fine if the abuser fesses up about, 'every-single-victim' of his abuse.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 02:22 PM

26. are bill cosby and jared going to be part of it also ?

They can try to get Sandusky also

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 02:33 PM

30. They need counseling

No one wants to watch them go through it.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 03:28 PM

34. It's a comedy show?

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 03:41 PM

35. ''Think 'Petticoat Junction' meets 'Deliverance'.''

"Can't miss reality TV. Plus, you save a mint with the in-house family production company. It's a wow!"

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 03:42 PM

36. Not The Onion, but one anonymous source in Star Magazine a month ago

“The family can’t afford to not have the show—it is their main source of income, and with a family of that size, without it they’re in enormous trouble,” says a friend, adding the Arkansas couple are willing to beg for forgiveness to get the cash flowing again.

“They know they have to at least pretend to be sorry about what happened, and now they want a spin-off where Jim Bob and Michelle would give advice to abuse victims—even though they’re in denial about their culpability in Josh’s crimes.”

But a publicity stunt may not be enough. “After the Megyn Kelly interview, when they basically made excuses for Josh, they’re done,” says the source. “It was a disastrous move that ruined their brand. It would take a miracle to get them back on TV.”

http://starmagazine.com/2015/07/22/pretending-to-be-sorry-what-the-duggars-will-have-to-do-to-get-back-on-tv-again/

(Google cache if you can't get that: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cacheTIOH8_AtQcJ:starmagazine.com/2015/07/22/pretending-to-be-sorry-what-the-duggars-will-have-to-do-to-get-back-on-tv-again/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk )

via http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/08/19/theres-no-evidence-the-duggars-are-pitching-a-new-show-in-which-theyd-counsel-abuse-victims/

That one claim is where this all come from. So it's tabloid gossip, and ought to be taken with a pinch of salt.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #36)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 05:09 PM

39. Wonder if they'd be willing to ask forgiveness

to all the LGBT people they insulted with comments like they're pervs and pedophiles, while their son was molesting their daughters?

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Response to vankuria (Reply #39)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 05:14 PM

41. No, they wont.

According to them, Jesus will take care of it.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 05:10 PM

40. Translation: "Move along, nothing to see here!!"

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 05:15 PM

42. fame whores

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 05:17 PM

44. omg, the gall.

Is this a joke?

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 06:55 PM

47. It's called vertical integration.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 08:36 PM

50. Whaaaaat?

I think that a million irony/hypocrisy meters just screamed in terror- and were suddenly silenced...........

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 08:47 PM

51. Was it Comedy Central?

This show would make sense only as a parody.

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