I reached out to them and made the case I was the best for the job,” Megyn Kelly says of the Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s decision to give her their first interview since ‘In Touch’ broke the story their now 27-year-old son Josh had, when a teen, allegedly fondled underage girls, including some of his sisters. Their reality series, 19 Kids And Counting had just wrapped its season; TLC pulled repeats off its lineup as sponsors lined up to say they would not advertise on the program.
Sounds like THE END IS NEAR!
“I specifically told their representative, ‘You know my reputation. I’ve never been accused of giving anyone a pass and I’m not going to give them a pass. If you want a soft place to fall, I’m not your person… I think it’s a service to you to have me ask tough questions’.”
She’s a Rough Tough Creampuff.
On their web site, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar say of the interview, “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.”
Cause Child Molesters Need Love
Late last week the Fox News Channel primetime anchor landed tonight’s much-chased interview with the Duggar parents. Fox News will turn around the interview quickly to air in Kelly’s timeslot, 9 PM ET. The bulk of the interview, which will be conducted in their hometown in Arkansas, will air tonight, but FNC also has planned a one hour special Kelly File Special for Friday night.
FOX intends to get Every Last “Oink!” from this pig.
News orgs had been chasing a Duggar interview since the Discovery Communications-owned network pulled repeats of its most popular series after ‘In Touch’ published the since-destroyed police report showing their oldest son allegedly had fondled minor girls, first in July of 2002 and again in March of 2003.
TLC said it was “deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and victims at this difficult time,” as it took the hit series off the air for the time being.
We’ll see just how long that “time being” will be.
The day the story broke Josh Duggar resigned as executive director of FRC Action, the powerful conservative political action committee of the Family Research Council, and issued a statement on Facebook saying 12 years ago he had “acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret,” and that he years ago had “confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation.”
They had Christian Counselor (currently serving time for child molestation of his own) give Josh “a stern talking-to” I’m sure THAT did the trick.
His parents, meanwhile, posted a Facebook statement saying, “Back 12 years ago our family went through one of the most difficult times of our lives. When Josh was a young teenager, he made some very bad mistakes and we were shocked. We had tried to teach him right from wrong. That dark and difficult time caused us to seek God like never before. Even though we would never choose to go through something so terrible, each one of our family members drew closer to God.”
Josh’s statement was posted hours after In Touch published its report allegedly showing Jim Bob, waited more than a year before taking his son to Arkansas police over the allegations. The investigation was never pursued fully, and the statute of limitations had run out.
“I think this is the Duggars’ effort to try to get out from under that pressure cooker,” Kelly said of tonight’s interview. “They very much understand their show and reputation are on the line.” But, she said, the Duggars also believe the show “has a chance still. It’s not totally done.”
But Kelly can do the trick, cause —
“I think they knew they needed to speak to somebody and get their story out,” Kelly added — their story being that the information about their son and daughters was “released without their consent.”
To that end, Kelly says she’s particularly interested to learn more about the police chief who gave the redacted report to In Touch.
“It’s a little suspicious how it went down,” Kelly said adding, “Very clearly she had no business releasing” the police report.
(Arkansas state Sen. Bart Hester (R) would appear to agree, having recently told a local radio station he believes Springdale Police Chief Kathy O’Kelly compromised the identities of Josh’s Duggar’s alleged victims when she released the police report to In Touch. Hester said he anticipated criminal charges being brought against O’Kelly, who is set to retire at the end of this month.
But the mayor, Doug Sprouse told the radio station O’Kelly had consulted with Springdale’s city attorney when the publication set out to get the report via a Freedom of Information Act. According to Sprouse, O’Kelly consulted with the city attorney, concluding together that the police report had to be released in accordance with the law.)
Got that Megyn? It was Perfectly Legal.
Kelly ‘s interview will air on her show, The Kelly File tonight at 9 PM ET. Additionally, her sit down with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will be turned into a on hour Kelly File Special set for Friday.
Next on FOX The Duggars’ Christmas Special: Fucking Your Sister For Jesus!
Kelly will consult with experts in that special, she said. Among her questions, she says will ask what are the stats on recidivism for a 14-year-old sex offender who gets sent away to some rehab program (Michelle Duggar told police Josh was sent to a family friend) in situations where the victims says it never happened again. “Is that person a child molester as we now understand that term, and what are the odds they will continue offfending?” Kelly said, adding, “There are stats on this.”
“Get those stats STAT!!!!”
She also intends to ask the Duggars why they wanted to be reality TV stars, particularly given what they’d been through with Josh and daughters prior to the launch of their TLC series in September of 2008. “‘Were you nervous about that?’ I want to ask them if they lived in fear,” she said.
Fear of what? ISIS? Obsessed fans? Child Protective Services?
Sing us out boys!