Saturday, May 30, 2015

Duggars go to Fox News to tell Megyn Kelly their story

Posted By on Sat, May 30, 2015 at 1:57 PM

MEGYN KELLY: Gets Duggar interview.
  • MEGYN KELLY: Gets Duggar interview.
Fox News has announced that Megyn Kelly has an "exclusive sit-down interview" with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar that will be broadcast sometime next week.

UPDATE: The interview will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The interview, to take place in the Duggar home famous for "19 and Counting," will also be featured in outtakes in a one-hour special at 8 p.m. Friday.

Fox touts The Kelly File, which airs at 8 p.m. Central, as the second-most watched show on cable news.

You wouldn't expect the Duggars to go to MSNBC with their version of events on sexual molestation within their house that they reported not ti authorities but to a discredited religious outfit run by a man who lost his job over sexual improprieties. They also reported it to a friendly state trooper who failed to report the allegations and later went to prison himself for child pornography.

Much can be asked about the Duggars' dealings with the state and political figures over the allegations are public about their soon. Much can be asked about their hypocrisy in leveling unfounded smears on the molestation propensities of LGBT people while having covered up problems of their own.

Count Jezebel among those already scoffing that this will be a tough interview. It quotes the Duggars' own characterization on their blog:

Next week we will sit down with Megyn Kelly on Fox News to share our hearts with you about the pain that we walked through as a family twelve years ago, the tears we all shed and the forgiveness that was given. We appreciate the outpouring of love and prayers for our family at this time.

Says Jezebel:

The Jim Bob-Michelle response was inevitable, but this interview seems like it’s going to be yet another attempt to emphasize “forgiveness” for their son over the lives of their daughters [and a non-relative]. Whatever, it’s going to be terrible.

I share their skepticism that Kelly will go after the Duggars and the various people with duties to report molestation who did not do so. Fox has loved the Christian persecution angle. I'll be surprised if it doesn't make an appearance. Perhaps with a dose of the Bullying Bart Hester on the side.

Tags: , , , , , ,


Speaking of...

Comments (28)

Showing 1-28 of 28

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-28 of 28

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Rep. Nate Bell blasts adoption story before seeing it; 'rehoming' bill introduced

    Response to our story about rehoming and adoption has been overwhelmingly positive, with one exception. Rep. Nate Bell (R-Mena) has informed me that writing this story makes me the predator and Justin Harris the victim. I'm hellbound, apparently.
    • Mar 4, 2015
  • University of Arkansas education reformers receive grand prize for 'bunkum' in charter school reports

    The National Education Policy Center, a Colorado-based institution that is frequently opposed to the so-called "reform" movement embodied by the Walton-financed Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, has issued its 2014 Bunkum Awards, which include a grand prize to the University of Arkansas for what it believes to be flawed research.
    • Mar 3, 2015
  • Foster family disputes key statements from Justin Harris

    Craig and Cheryl Hart were the foster parents of the two sisters who were adopted by Rep. Justin Harris and his wife Marsha and later "rehomed." The Harts say that the adoption was allowed to proceed over the objections of the foster parents and local DHS staff due to pressure exerted by Cecile Blucker, head of the Division of Children and Family Services, on behalf of Justin Harris.
    • Mar 7, 2015

Most Shared

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments



© 2016 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation