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October 3, 2009

If you’ve been tuned in to even the occasionally indecent glimpse of the slow-moving train wreck of the reality show, Jon & Kate plus 8, you know that:

I often think (for instance regarding the affair of Bill Clinton, the debacle of George W. Bush), why didn’t they ask a psychologist (okay—me)?  I could’ve told them that Bill Clinton was ripe for acting out after his mother died, that “W” was a dry drunk, with unfinished business with his father that would end disastrously, and that Jon & Kate plus 8 was in the Worst Interests of the Child, way before the parents went wacko on nationwide TV.

Did media execs really think people would relate to a couple that had made the questionable judgment of having sextuplets?  Okay, we can all relate to feeling overwhelmed with young children, but that’s about where it ends.  Does anyone now think that it’s really in the kids’ best interests for the voyeuristic eye of television to be tuned in to parental divorce?  My kids (albeit much older) would declare a fatwa on me if I so much as appeared on their Facebook pages, much less paraded them around nationally.  In the former days, Jon & Kate, said they were saving the $22k an episode for college. Right. And a gazillion dollar house, cars, notoriety, etc. Very credible, and all at the expense of their children.  So what can we, the innocent by-stander do?  AVERT YOUR EYES…STOP WATCHING!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Beverly Brewer permalink
    October 12, 2009 7:29 am

    I took your advice (averted my attention and stop watching this show) I will protest if it comes back on the aire these kids and the mess it has created need a break from reality TV!

    • October 12, 2009 11:21 am

      Good for you! Let’s hope the TLC network gets the message from many of us! Best, B. Hibbs

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