Another Journalist's Thoughts

Another journalist has seen the truth about Jon and Kate. Hopefully more aren't far behind. link

Thank you Christine for the link

75 comments:

Charlie Rose said...

The comments were going back and forth as I suspected. IMHO, there is no difference between anyone who exploits their children and the Gosselins. Exploitation is exploitation.

Monica said...

I'm not bothered by either Kate or Nadya having multiples: it's the expectation of getting things for it. But most importantly what is troublesome is Jon & Kate's exploitation of their kids to get more, more, more. They didn't just want cribs, they wanted NEW cribs. They didn't just want clothes, they wanted MATCHING clothes. And their old house wasn't enough, they wanted a bigger house with new appliances. When is it ever going to be enough for them??

Anastacia said...

Wow.

First time to try and post here, but avid reader.

You wanted publicity about your cause and it certainly looks like you are getting it. Two articles in such a short time.

This article seemed to be way more blunt and actually outright offended at what is happening.

Amazing.

I love my son! said...

Well hopefully this will start a chain reaction and others will soon follow.

abouttime said...

YES... Because of the first article.. attention is now going to the Freebie Family..
It might not be to late!
Journalist need to cover this ASAP to save the kids!

Moons in Leo said...

I'm setting off the fireworks!

More and more writers it appears are getting the exploitation gripe out there.

Yes! Yes! Yes!

Damage Control said...

If I have to read 1 more moron in the comments section say that this was an 'opinion' piece and not valid journalism I'm going to bust my monitor. For crap's sake, I cannot understand how unwilling people are to see the TRUTH.
It's mind boggling.

organizedblogroll said...

The problems with Jon & Kate were already set into motion. Octomom
just exaggerated what is wrong with the whole premise of people becoming ENTITLED.

The whole concept of the show in the beginning got totally blurred when $$$ came into the picture, thus the disappearing relatives and friends.
It should have been cut off at the knees THEN.

ConcernedMom said...

Excellent, I hope these two articles are just the beginning of the end for KON.

Sue said...

The house of cards is beginning to fall.

luvmytwins said...

Hooray!!!!!!! Finally! Keep'em coming baby!

mollybloom said...

The point is right on: Jon and Kate need to own their behavior. if they want to live it, they need to believe it. If they think they're right, they need to be honest about it. The scam is the problem.

3ts said...

Years ago, my sister and I were waiting with my young sons for Grandma to check out at the local department store. This nice looking guy kept looking at my son, at first I thought it was because he was a cute toddler. But then, I noticed HOW he was looking, so did my sister. We both went to scoop up my son at the same time. Twenty years ago, we didn't have reality shows that shot kids in the shower, on their potties, in their underwear, clips showing up on YouTube. Every time I see these children being exposed like that, I think of that sick, sick look on that man's face "checking out" my son. (A nice, good looking "normal" young man.) I hope something gets done about TLC and other networks exploiting children. Shame on Jon and Kate's greed.

the other judy said...

http://www.jacksonville.com/interact/blog/tracy_jones/2009-02-17/momblog_jon_kate_among_those_i_now_hate

Here's yet another :) The lightbulb is beginning to flicker....

the other judy said...

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1513290/jon_and_kate_plus_eight_is_the_end_pg2.html?cat=39

And one more.....

Ol Blue Eyes said...

... and now the end if near

JoseM said...

I quite enjoy that the ball might have gotten rolling, and now more people will be drawing attention to the Gosselins, in a negative fashion, as well. w00t!! awesome to see this!

JoseM said...

Not only is it another article, but its from an 'undisputably' credible source!! Sure, its a blog on the magazine's site, but still!

sheeples open your eyes said...

A good thing about posting these links on here is that the sheeple can see them too, because all they do is read this blog so they can go talk about it on theirs.

Hopefully enough of these articles will finally make them see the light.

Anonymomma said...

Not to try and sound like Keight but....AWESOME!

jon and kate are cons said...

sheeples opn your eyes,

You are so right about the "sheeple." They all spend more time on this blog, then any other blog. Little comments like "oh, I just went over there."
Or "I never go there but I went there today." Please, give me a break. They live over here.

Hopefully, one day they will see the light.

2exhausted2name said...

I'd say Nadya could be considered a blessing to the Gosselin kids - do you think the media would finally be shining a spotlight on this without her?

While I agree that some of the comments made on these blogs aren't constructive I don't see why they should be and why it would lead to the label of being a "hate site". Last I checked freedom of speech still extended to the internet and snark was not outlawed. And there are no anti sites up in arms about ER or the million CSI's being snarked about. No anti sites worried that the Roloff's, Duggar's, Hills cast, Survivor castoffs, etc. are being unfairly discussed.

I feel sorry for Christine now having to weather the backlash of daring to share her opinion. And it's quite amusing that one of the comments stated that her opinion, and the original article, "lost credibility" merely by being linked to from this site.

So I say stop linking to anti-Gosselin articles! Start linking to the "credible" pro sites. If this blog is so all powerful perhaps doing so will lend some "credibility" to those who are speaking out against the Gosselin money machine.

A bit off-topic: Did anyone else fall off their chair when TLC announced that 'Table For 12' will debut after the season FINALE of J&K? There's a FINALE?!?! The kids actually get a break from filming?? Or is it like the fake season 3 finale with the new season starting the following week?

my9cats said...

the other judy said...
http://www.jacksonville.com/interact/blog/tracy_jones/2009-02-17/momblog_jon_kate_among_those_i_now_hate

Here's yet another :) The lightbulb is beginning to flicker....

3/02/2009 5:54 PM

Sorry. I have tried and tried but can't see the article. Can anyone help?

Heidi said...

I think this is wonderful. The more articles that come out, the more attention will be cast on them.

What is going to be the Sheeple`s excuse if say The New York Times did a similar article in their Sunday issue? Are they going to say the same things? That nobody reads the Sunday NY Times, or that the reporters at an equally prestigious tome were GWOP lovers?
Some of the sheeple are going to give themselves a stroke over all of this. I can just see their blood pressures going up reading their posts on the comments sections of the articles.
That is one reason why I like this place. We can get riled up about stuff but basically we do not *take it home* with us, so to speak. Their families (and cats) are probably sick and tired of hearing about the Gosselins.

ThreeFarmers said...

A good common sense piece. That's the thing. Even fans of the show, when they apply logic and common sense, will see that it is truly exploitation.

Crystal said...

Some of the sheeple's comments just amaze me. It seems like the majority of people are saying, "you are just jealous because you don't have a reality show", or "This is America, if they want to show their kids on TV they have every right to do so, it's called 'free enterprise' people".

Well yes, in some countries child prostitution could be considered free enterprise, but it does not mean that it is right to do so.

I can't believe how blind some people can be. I'm sorry, the way I see it is if you are using your kids to better your own personal lives it is the same as "pimping" your kids out. Yes, there is no "physical" involvement, but you are still using your kids' bodies in order to get the material things you desire. Sorry for being so crass, but honestly when it comes to the actual definition of the word, other than the physical part, I don't see a difference. The fact that J&K do not have to work "actual" jobs to sustain their family as a result of this show, which the primary purpose of the show was the kids--not the parents, in my opinion, just further emphasizes this.

justmyopinion said...

It is funny to me that there is a huge outcry against Octomom.Yet Kon was (are)doing the same things to provide for their kids.I don't get the double standard.The same people that praise the Gosselins for their way of exploiting I mean providing for their kids have judged Octomom for wanting to provide for hers.Anyway I would much rather see her get the help than for the Gosselins to receive anything else FOR FREE they can consign or sell for a profit.`
On another note,I don't agree with someones comment on here that they can have as many multples they want but they can't expect free things.That implies that only people with money to begin with should be blessed enough to have them.If that was the case we as soceity wouldn't know what multiples were because there haven't been any rich people that had them.And that concept is assanine.Blessings happen to anyone not just the ones that could afford them.

BB said...

This show could be a real tragedy for at least some of those 8 children, who face lifelong emotional and physical challenges that go beyond money. Jon and Kate Gosselin should be a warning to us: by sensationalizing them, we're inviting more trivialization of the most sacred aspects of humanity. This show needs to be cancelled before more harm can be done to those children.

Monica A said...

Just wanted to add something....

Last night I received a survey call about where I shop and what household products I buy. I NEVER do these surveys but I was curious if I could voice my protest to any and all products that sponsor the KONS.

So a few questions into this, the guy asks me if I ever shop at K-mart and I replied, "No I do not and as long as Kate Gosselin is their spokesperson I won't" He seemed a little suprised by my response but I explained why and I could hear his keys typing as I rambled on. I continued on with the rest of the question each time making a point to mention the products that I will not use and why.

Anyhow, I don't know if this will make a difference but it felt good to believe it might for a few minutes....

Virginia said...

I see the house of cards beginning to crumble. I only hope it is soon enough for these kids to regain some sense of normalcy. Kon would probably say "well, they aren't normal". I say to them that each child is an individual and doesn't deserve, a word Kon likes to use, the kind of herd parenting they've received. They do not deserve a lifetime of having themselves ridiculed because you've let them be photographed in every sort of distress from flu to bowel impaction to diarrhea and everything in between. I can not imagine that Mady will get good feedback in the years to come for what you've allowed the camera to witness of her, and then had the gall to dissect in your comfortable couch sessions later, calling your kids any names you could pull out of your very limited vocabulary.

So I'm thrilled more journalists are picking up the pen for the cause, as someone put it. Maybe there is still hope for the Gosselin children if the show goes off the air right now and the kids are not put on display again.

Nanny Lu said...

The comparison to the Octo-Mom is a little strange to me. Jon & Kate were married, had a home, both working, and only had 2 children before the went in for "just one more". Nadya Suleman was single, living with her parents, unemployed, and had SIX other children (3 of which had special needs) before SHE went in for "just one more, two at most". I feel like the Gosselin's started out fairly innocent, while Suleman started off very selfishly. BUT - exploitation IS exploitation! Jon and Kate figured out pretty quickly that they could make a living by exploiting their children, while Nadya seems as though she knew it was a possibility going into it.
Media Networks offered good money to be the first to have pictures of the Octuplets... so what does Nadya do? She drags camera crews on into the NICU with her perfectly manicured french tip fingernails - giving NO thought or concern to the babies HEALTH, to get her first exploitation paycheck! Good Job Babies... too young to even be out of the womb and already you're earning $$!

I don't think the Gosselins deserve any more or less critisism than Octo-Mom. They are all doing the SAME THING. Exploiting their beautiful children to the public for MONEY. For their parents GREED.
Unfortunately, it works. Enough people are interested in multiples, fascinated by multiples, to WATCH. So their parents merely have to put them on display, and waa-laa, the dough comes rolling in!

BoyMomInTX said...

I too am amazed that they don't concede even one INCH that there is any wrong-doing. They won't even say Kate behaves in a negative way towards people. I'm on the opposite side of the fence from the fans, but I can admit that yes, the kids are cute, yes, the house is beautiful and Kate is looking great, yes, Jon can *sometimes* act like he's a good father, etc. But they won't give in on any of the opposite points, which really takes all the fight out of their comments. Kind of like a pouty kid that will argue just for the sake of arguing. They don't realize that it really defeats their true purpose to bring jealousy into it. Give a substantial answer to the actual grown-ups that are voicing concerns and your point of view might be taken more serious.

Jo Ann said...

When Kon is gone, what will people write about? :)

Sherp said...

Whats the truth here?
This "gal" writes that Home Delivery redid the Gooselin House. I have read that the Church Members from Dad's Church did the remodel and it was so bad, Kate does not have the parents in her life.

Get a clue said...

The short answer is people get confused. The long answer is the home show did it as a TV episode and it's widely known and documented. I think that's even in Kate's/Beth's book. :) Some people get very confused between Kate and Jon's church and her father's church. Both churches took donations and one or both may have had volunteers helping on the remodel, but it was done/coordinated by the TV show.

Anonymomma said...

I feel like the Gosselin's started out fairly innocent, while Suleman started off very selfishly.
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See that's the thing. When interviewed by Berks county press after the tups were born, Kate's mother opened up about Kate's own personal longing for multiples. She admitted that Kate would carry around the McCaughey septuplet's first book like it was a bible. Then she met Jon, was diagnosed with PCOS is a miraculously short amount of time, and without having to have to go the typical 'try for a year or so' approach most docs recommend before saying 'ok maybe now it's time for fertility aid', she somehow managed to fast track IUI. She got pregnant with the twins, 2 happy and beautifuly healthy girls. A year later she wanted more. Jon said no, for 3 years. Finally he admits he gave in. But suspiciously, instead of going back to the doctor who helped her conceive Mady and Cara (and quite quickly too) she changed up, and went to another doc at RSI in Wyomissing (Jon often times tells this to anyone who approaches him and tells him about their own fertility struggles).

During Kate's second try for the tups, she was found to have hyperstimulated ovaries and hospitalized. At this point in IUI the doctor will cancel the insemination part of the process, considering it a failure. He will also warn the patient against any intercourse.

So Kate gets out of the hospital, takes a pregnancy test two weeks later, and gets an ultrasound three weeks from that which confirmed the tups. Now, how can that be when the doc canceled the insemination? She states clearly, that during that ultrasound Jon was visibly upset and "it was then that (I) began to worry". Very telling, IMO. She duped him into thinking they can go ahead and have sex, it was safe, everything was fine. And the guy got the shock of his life upon seeing that sonogram.

Also, they both admit they were in no financial position to bring sextuplets into the world and they say in their own words that they were barely able to take care of the two they already had. Yet they did it. Kate was on PA Medicaid for the duration of the pregnancy and post natal care. The taxpayers also picked up the tups NICU bills and medical care up until roughly 20 months of age at which point Jon became employed thru the state and had insurance. The NICU bills alone are estimated to be in the millions.

Then Kate was given the aid of a state funded LPN, Angie Krall, for 12 months. Angie was basically an extra set of hands, as the tups had no lasting effects of prematurity. The state cut her off at 12 months and she freaked (see links on the front page, it will take you to the articles about this).

The best part? When the babies were approximately 8 months old Jon's dad passed away. Jon was left with a sizeable inheritance (rumored to be 6 figures). They hid the money under a relation's name and continued to collect services such as Medicaid and WIC.

The only difference between KON and Suleman is that KON beat Suleman to the punch. And, of course, KON hide's their lies behind a stack of bibles. Nadya tends to out her own flaws to the public. Maybe she should hire KON's PR (that's public relations) machine.

the other judy said...

My9cats~ You have to copy and paste the link into your address browser....I'm sorry I have never taken the time to learn how to do an automatic link :(

I just tried it and it worked...let me know if you still have problems with it :)

Travis Noodle said...

I didn't watch - again. But I am waiting for the recap.

Miz Brenda said...

I don't know if anyone here watches Chelsea Lately but would she ever have a field day with Katie Irene. If anyone knows how to contact her please do. She can be pretty rough, LoL. I guarntee she would be NO Larry King or Fake Fool Phil. If someone can tell me how to contact her I would be happy to as well. She is on E at 10:00 central time. I would love to see what she has to say about child explotation believe me she pulls no punches :)

Arieslikekate said...

I think Kate is actually shaking in her designer boots as the world sees more and more of "Octomom" as the first person people will think of is KATE.
And methinks Queen Freebie Irene doesn't want the world watching her that CLOSELY.

SkunkStripe said...

Whats the truth here?
This "gal" writes that Home Delivery redid the Gooselin House. I have read that the Church Members from Dad's Church did the remodel and it was so bad, Kate does not have the parents in her life.


Home Delivery redid the Gosselin house. The Dad's Church Members tried to donate stuff - cribs, clothes, etc. Kate turned the stuff away as they did not "match" - that is why supposedly they are estranged. Kate's parents were mortified at her behavior toward their flock.

Bicoastal said...

Anonymomma, your post is really sharp. That's the info I want to read from a national journalist.

If I can ask, where was Kate's mother quoted talking about the McCaughey septuplets and Kate's interest in them? Was it in a local paper?

That suggests to me that old Kate was planning her fame-whoredom in advance, like odd-ball Suleman.

And a question: have girlfriends of Kate ever been on the show? And I don't mean Beth, who came after the tups. Or the paid help.

Shouldn't Kate have some buddies from her nursing program? Her time at work? Growing up in the area? Why are there no women friends around? (And I'm not asking a rhetorical question as in "because everyone hates her.")

Same with Jon; have his male friends ever been on the show? I've watched about four episodes total (starting around the time the two older girls rode the school bus). I saw the "carnival" birthday party; there were a lot of people at their house but I don't recall either KON ever saying "... this is Kathy, my friend from work" or "... Tom and I went to high school together."

Does any one here know why there are no parental friends around? And again, I'm not looking for a pithy slam of KON; I get their unpleasant personalities.

It's hard to believe that all of KON's friends decline to be on TV. And harder still to believe that two regional natives (KON) have no close friends.

Jennifer D. said...

I agree with the article but find the comparisons to octomom to be a stretch. Jon and Kate were married and employed when they decided to try for another baby. I don't think they purposely had 6 kids to create this cash cow. After the situation presented itself Kate learned to spin it for her advantage.

It's just not the same thing as a single unemployed mother of 6 bringing 8 more children into the world with no means to support them.

BoyMomInTX said...

I too have wondered about their friends. They literally have none?! I don't buy the line that they just don't want to be on camera. According to the fans, isn't that what everyone wants?!

I think everyone has been waking up to the Gosselin scam for a few months now and it's just now starting to trickle down through the media. It'll take a while yet, but I think it's coming. Nadya couldn't escape it and Kate won't either.

my9cats said...

the other judy said...
My9cats~ You have to copy and paste the link into your address browser....I'm sorry I have never taken the time to learn how to do an automatic link :(

I just tried it and it worked...let me know if you still have problems with it :)

3/03/2009 10:53 AM

Hi Other Judy,
OK I am dumb.
Is there a certain category I should look at?
Thanks for any help provided.

Karma said...

anonymomma's post was awesome!

It sounded like the script for a really bad movie to be seen on the lifetime channel in the not so distant future. Heres my suggested cast list;

Jon..............William Hung
Kate.............Tina Youthers
The twins........The Olsen twins
sep's............Suleman oct's
Beth.............Valerie Bertineli

I smell a producers's Emmy! yea, something else for Jon's man cave!

AnneMarie said...

Well, well, well. Oprah today was about neglected children. ( I don't usually watch, but had my hands into raw chicken and couldn't change the station.) Granted, her example today was a worse case example, but I found the last fice minutes of the show interesting.

She and her Dr. guest went on to discuss how the lack of actual parental involvement and participation in a NORMAL child's life can have serious developmental/emotional reprecussions. A child that spends more time in front of a television than interacting with an parent, will be less likely to develop empathy skills, and be a train wreck of an adult.

I'm sure it's on her website.

I just found it very timely. So-to-speak.

Sheeple People said...

Just for the sake of argument...

If the sheeple think we hate the Gosselins because we hate the things about them that we hate about ourselves ( yelling, slapping, etc ).....

then what is their reason for hating us?

Do they see things in us
(hate ?) that they loathe in themselves?

I thinks these sheeple just hate everything and everybody and are the ones you see in stores throwing fits and wanting to speak with management to get somebody in trouble. They're the ones who go over a child's teacher's head and complain to the principal instead of...gasp...the teacher. They're the ones who gossip about their co-workers behind their backs, and probably even people in their own churches. I really think they could care less about the Gosselins and are just looking for a group of people with an opinion to unleash their own hatred of life on. You can spot these types a mile away. They try to appear all self-righteous, protective and "I would never judge anybody I don't know".

Listen, if they don't hesitate to call critics haters and trolls, and hurl all sorts of insults, then they ARE someone who judges someone they don't know and their insecurities are flashing like the neon sign at the bar Jon frequents.

pinkdiamond611 said...

Karma's suggested cast: Jon..............William Hung
Kate.............Tina Youthers
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ROFLMAPIMP. I just hope that Yawn knows who William Hung is, cause we know he reads this blog. Tina Youthers might be a miscast though. ;-)

Anonymomma said...

http://www.freebies-n-friends.com/showthread.php?t=1326

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That's the link to the first interview with Kate's mom. I'm searching for the second...

Anonymomma said...

Many parents of triplets, quadruplets, sextuplets (pick a number, any number) find themselves vastly outnumbered, in need of armies of volunteers to help feed, change and hold the babies -- all the while attending to the needs of the older children. But even that is complicated. Infants born prematurely are vulnerable to respiratory syncytial virus, a flu-like illness that can be fatal and highly contagious. So the volunteers must be healthy and conscientious. And accepting help means sacrificing even more privacy.

''It's an institutional existence,'' said Kate Gosselin, of Wyomissing, Pa., who has about 50 volunteers helping with her 5-month-old sextuplets and her 3-year-old twins. ''One of our bathrooms is like a public restroom because so many people are in and out of it. There are notes and signs Scotch-taped everywhere. That's just not normal.''

Then they will have the risks any new parent takes. After the Gosselins had their sextuplets, Mrs. Gosselin lost her job as a nurse and Jonathan Gosselin, a network engineer, lost his. Though companies donated everything from diapers to home improvements, the Hayeses still have mortgage payments to make.

''We're scraping the bottom of the barrel,'' Mr. Gosselin said/


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that was found here http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?sec=health&res=9C04E2D7163AF934A25753C1A9629C8B63&pagewanted=2

BRB w/ More...

Anonymomma said...

PS- I especially like the part where Jon claimed to be a network engineer. What network would that be? TLC?

emptynester said...

Not sure where to put this, but here's another article. Looks like the s**t is starting to hit the fan!
Just ran across this. Thought you might be interested.

http://www.newsweek.com/id/187344?GT1=43002%5C

twitter.com/mccaw said...

Look, this is a MAJOR issue for me. Yeah, I know the Wikipedia is an open source that "anyone" can edit, but the fact that there is not ONE (1) (((neagative))) thing written about the KON entry just stinks to high heaven! WTF?! There's SUPPOSE to be some neutrality to a basic Wikipedia entry, but KON's reads like an infomercial! I'd like to see some "pros and cons" of doing the show included... even though to me, it's aaaaaall a con/KON!

realitybites said...

'Then they will have the risks any new parent takes. After the Gosselins had their sextuplets, Mrs. Gosselin lost her job as a nurse'

LOST her job as a nurse, or requested a leave of absence from her job as a nurse?? LOST her job IMO implies the loss of her job as a nurse was a decision other than her own (laid off or 'let go').

3ts said...

I think the Wikipedia has been "cleaned up" for Jon and Kate. I remember reading it before and it included as Kate says, "the good, the bad and the ugly". I noticed the change last week. It seems Wikipedia must play "politics" with who they like whether they will publish negative articles.

"Scraping the bottom of the barrel" to a mini-McMansion and no jobs in 4 short years! Must be magical coupons.

Anonymomma said...

I had links to articles written that refferenced Kate carrying around a copy of the book "Seven from Heaven" by the McCaughey's but it seems the links all went poof (???? hmmmm). I'm still working on it. And if I'm not mistaken, Aunt Jodi's sister also spoke f this on her own blog before it was taken down. If anyone out there knows of a valid link please post it.

Interestingly, links to the Penn State speaking engagement Jon recently did are poofing in various places as well...

mollybloom said...

Wikipedia has archived negative information about Jon and Kate. I've looked at it, although it was a while ago. Wiki won't add this information to the site because of "insufficient" documentation. Most of the information has acceptable documentation, in my opinion. Wikipedia may indeed have different standards for different topics, perhaps depending on outside pressures.

Anonymomma said...

According to Kate the tups were discovered at five weeks gestation. I remember reading somewhere that at 7 weeks gestation she was either put on bedrest or 'could no longer work'. Can't remember for certain. If anyone knows please correct me.

...... said...

When one of the Wiki editors has made his bias known on an open board these things happen.

Anonymomma said...

Another interesting read, when Kate call's Jon a 'retard' in the "Twins Turn 6" Episode....

http://web.archive.org/web/20071009101435/community.discovery.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/2641989898/m/9661963209

Anonymomma said...

http://www.imperfectparent.com/community/about4109-0-asc-15.html

I can't get the links to work but it's Kate's sister and an od friend who confirm the whole septuplet obsession. Maybe it's my computer. Feel free to try it.

Pamela Jaye said...

Not sure if anyone has noticed this yet, as I haven't read every post - and I don't even know where to put it.

Just saw an ad for Table for 12, during a Duggar ep.
Couldn't find anything at TLC or anywhere else, and so cannot tell if it's a series or a one off but it looks like the Twins Twins Sextuplets (that's where I should have posted!) gang are back.

Aside from the exploitation, I look forward to seeing them, as they are such a refreshing change from the Gosselins.

Travis Noodle said...

http://www.jacksonville.com/interact/blog/tracy_jones/2009-02-17/momblog_jon_kate_among_those_i_now_hate

Here's yet another :) The lightbulb is beginning to flicker....
________________________

I really enjoyed this article.

Jimmy said...

I also saw the ad for Table for Twelve last night.

4girlsoneboy said...

Anonymomma said...
http://www.imperfectparent.com/community/about4109-0-asc-15.html

I can't get the links to work but it's Kate's sister and an od friend who confirm the whole septuplet obsession. Maybe it's my computer. Feel free to try it.

Anonymomma,
it isn't your computer. I am finding that so many of the links giving us the truth on the scam artists are no longer opening. Did they repeal Freedom of Speech in the last week? I hope the PR firm pays their employees overtime as they sure have been busy. Good thing they can't shut down the major magazines.

Heidi said...

Bingo! That Newsweek article is the tippity top of the Iceberg. That is what I was waiting for. Are the sheeps going to say that NO ONE READS NEWSWEEK? That it is JUST A BLOG?

I dont think so!
hehehehe

babs said...

ok so ive been surfing the net and tlc has been on in the background and sorry, but the Wed marathon is on. After a while I noticed how much KATE interrupets Jon when HE is talking. Interesting.

they're so greedy said...

I am so excited to see another article like this! I hope this is only the beginning of this type of publicity. The Gosselin kids may soon have the cameras out of their faces, yay!

Curious said...

Might I ask was the original article was about? I clicked the link and it got blocked for adult/nudity. I'm curious.

PSU mom/alum said...

Anonymomma said...
I had links to articles written that refferenced Kate carrying around a copy of the book "Seven from Heaven" by the McCaughey's but it seems the links all went poof (???? hmmmm). I'm still working on it. And if I'm not mistaken, Aunt Jodi's sister also spoke f this on her own blog before it was taken down. If anyone out there knows of a valid link please post it.

Interestingly, links to the Penn State speaking engagement Jon recently did are poofing in various places as well...

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Here are some links to stories from Penn State:

http://live.psu.edu/story/37338

http://live.psu.edu/story/34150/image/23751

http://www.collegian.psu.edu/
archive/2009/02/09/father_
of_eight_discusses_real.aspx

http://live.psu.edu/stilllife/1958

www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=53789572536

http://www.collegian.psu.edu/
archive/2009/02/06/
jon_minus_kate_eight_
to_visit.aspx

also, if you go to www.psu.edu (Penn State's website), you can do a search from their homepage on the births at Hershey

Jamie said...

I guess it's kind of wrong I mean did they ever asked,maybe not the sextuplets but the 8 years old twins if they were ok with being on screen all the time> And the thing that's actually bothering me is taht ,and it's very very wrong",those kids only play with each other.I never saw them playing with other kids.I never saw jon and Kate ecouraging them to socialise.Also,the fact that they're dressed the same,is extremely wrong it's like they don't really have their own clothes i know it's cute but it's actually shutting their personality.They're different and the clothes make them look like coppies.Anyone else who thinks the way I doo?

babygirlhk11 said...

I just have to add something...and it may be off topic but....I have watched the show from the start and have seen Kate's behavior get worse and worse with each season. This makes me think that we are seeing the real Kate now and that was just a front in the first couple of seasons. Either way her head has grown huge! I would think, had she been being real the whole time, she would have been more stressed back when she was potty training...still changing hundreds of diapers a week and getting along without the extra help while Jon was at work for twelve hours a day. Now he works from home...the kids are in preschool half of the day and lets face it four year olds are much easier to care for than two years olds. Not to mention she is not at home taking care of the kids by herself all the time anymore with her numerous speaking enagements! So why now is she sooooo stressed and so nasty.

Being a mom of mutiples and a clean freak myself...I used to "relait" to her lists and bugets and even stress levels because my husband works overtime most of the time to keep us going. Now she is a diva and I can't relait. I can be a clean freak and organized without being nasty to my husband or avoiding time with my children for the sake of household chores!She gives us mothers of multiples a bad name saying "who wouldnt act like this with so many kids". I don't and never have. Sure we all as mothers have our days. But I am certain that TLC doesn't just film her bad days!

I also Can't believe the amount of stuff they get for free. I could maybe understand back when they lived in their first house and they were "really" struggling...really needed coupons and so on and so forth. Now it's just ridiculous! And they aren't even humble or grateful for it anymore!

Distgusting really!

babygirlhk11 said...

JAMIE SAID,
"I guess it's kind of wrong I mean did they ever asked,maybe not the sextuplets but the 8 years old twins if they were ok with being on screen all the time> And the thing that's actually bothering me is taht ,and it's very very wrong",those kids only play with each other.I never saw them playing with other kids.I never saw jon and Kate ecouraging them to socialise.Also,the fact that they're dressed the same,is extremely wrong it's like they don't really have their own clothes i know it's cute but it's actually shutting their personality.They're different and the clothes make them look like coppies.Anyone else who thinks the way I doo?"

I have multiples and I have never dressed them to match. And I guess if some moms want to well...to each their own. IMO my children derserve to have their individuality! Just because they were born on the same day does not make them the same people. I personally have never had any problems with laundry or finding them in public just because they didn't match! I go as far as having different themes for each child at Birthday parties because they each have their own interest. Sure it cost a little more but I think its worth it to be able to celebrate with the things they love not what their sibling loves!

Of the multiples I have talked to as adults...all of them have had complaints of feeling Like they were not their own person but instead a couple or group. it robbed them of their identities to be matched like dolls.

babygirlhk11 said...

Hey Bicoastal.

I too have wondered about their relationships with friends and family. Does anybody remember in the first special ( i think) That they were friends with a family with quints...what ever happened to that. Have they really alienated that many people?