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Megyn Kelly conducted an “exclusive interview” of Jill and Jessa Duggar last night. The title of the interview was “Exclusive:Jill and Jessa Duggar on feeling “helpless”.”
These quotes from the interview illustrate the exploitation of these two young girls by Fox News:
1. MK- Jill and Jessa Duggar feel violated by the public disclosure of their ordeal.
2. Victim #1- We are again “helpless”…using it (the abuse) sensationalizing it for their own profit. In this situation we are helpless again
3. MK – Do you think it has something to do with who your family is?(violation of privacy rights)
4. MK – Victim #1 “I definitely feel like they didn’t have the victims in mind.” If you had the best interest of the girls in mind, no you really didn’t, if you did you would respect our wish for things to remain private.
5. MK – With the exclusion of the disclosure of it today, what was the most difficult part of this?
6. Victim #1 “I don’t think we can exclude today. …Every step was difficult, but these past two weeks have been 1000 times worse for us.”
Salon has done a summary of the most significant exchanges of the interview. In particular they quoted Dillard as saying:
“DILLARD: You know, I think we didn’t choose to come out and tell our story. This wouldn’t have been our first choice. …”
It is Fox News that has taken advantage of the story, and featured the young victims of abuse on national television. The girls mentioned that they feel their privacy was violated by the disclosure of the police reports. However until this interview on Fox, they never appeared on national television and were asked to talk about the abuse. It is Fox News that has made this “1000 times worse” for the victims of the abuse.
It seems that Fox and Sarah Palin share a willingness to exploit children for ratings and national attention. Fox and Palin are vile creatures.
A story is just out today announcing a documentary on Sarah Palin which is scheduled to debut in Iowa next month. Conservative filmmaker Stephen Bannon produced the film and financed the film himself, at a cost of $ 1,000,000.00.
The film is entitled “The Undefeated” as is advertised as presenting Palin in a “highly favorable light.” Bannon intends to feature the film in early primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. So why would Bannon attempt to promote Palin when she has only a 5% approval rating in states like New Hampshire? Why would TLC make a “reality” show about Sarah Palin doing a variety of things she has never done before? Why would Fox News employ her as a commentator when Roger Ailes views her as an idiot? Why would John McCain choose her as his Vice Presidential running mate, if he would not endorse her in December of 2008? . The answer is clear. Money. Palin is willing to be used, and people are willing to use her for financial gain. That is advancing the Palin brand at the expense of the country.
Drug dealers sell drugs for profit, and seem to lack any concern for the damage they cause to people’s lives. John McCain, TLC, Fox News,and now Stephen Bannon seem to be willing to sell Sarah Palin for profit, regardless of the damage caused to the country. Each has been rewarded by the decision to promote Palin. McCain was re-elected in Arizona. TLC received a $1.2 million dollar tax credit for Sarah Palin’s Alaska. Fox New enjoys the highest ratings in the country, and now Stephen Bannon joins this group of users. They each may have profited by their association with Sarah Palin, but at what cost?