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Friday, July 24, 2015

Today in Arkansas, an early roundup. Also: Duggary; details on La. shooter

Posted By on Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 1:10 PM


It's early, but events require me to post an open line and today's video roundup early today. I will try to be back with more. Also:

* DUGGARY: Thanks to readers for Duggar news, here an article blaming bad PR work by Chad Gallagher's Legacy Consulting, Mike Huckabee's PR consultant, for not saving the Duggars from losing their TLC reality show gig.

“They just didn’t get a lot of sympathy,” the source continued. “They attacked everyone as part of their PR strategy, minimized what Josh did and turned it into an even bigger PR disaster.”

You'll remember they ran the Huckster out early with a blame-the-media, full-bore defense of Duggary. It didn't sell, even among Hucksterites.

Also, the fallout includes TLC cancellation of another Duggar wedding broadcast. At some point, doesn't a Duggar wedding or birth fall into dogbite news territory?

* THE LOUISIANA SHOOTER: Details are emerging on the man who killed himself after opening fire in a Lafayette, La., theater. He was one disturbed fellow, with extremist political views including warm remarks about Timothy McVeigh. He was denied a concealed weapon permit once because of a domestic abuse complaint.

Which makes me wonder: How well does Arkansas do at preventing people cited in domestic abuse cases from getting weapons?

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