Free Discussion 6/26 - 7/2

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Opinion Piece by a Reader

A sociologist has written an opinion piece to USA Today about children in reality TV.

Excerpt: "So what's different when it comes to kids and reality television? These kids are not classified as performers, denying them the protection of Coogan laws. In fact, the children are not even classified as workers, also denying them the protection of child labor laws. Kid reality stars fall through the cracks of the protections crafted by early 20th-century reformers, who likely never imagined that someone would consent to potty-training their children on camera (Season Three, Episode 4 of Jon & Kate Plus Ei8ht)."

Free Discussion 6/19 - 6/25

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Warning: There Is A New Sheriff in Town!

It is only fair that we pass on this threat that we received today to our posters. Please behave with caution. This is a direct copy and paste, but we did want to make sure that our posters here knew that we didn't write this badly, so there are a few suggested corrections.

"Beginning August 2010, I will be Kate Gosselin's spokepernon (sic) for people like you: Haters on Kate.
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Here's the deal.......
I will go toe to toe with all the haters. If you dog Kate, I dog you! (sic) If you talk about her parenting skills, I will talk about yours. If you talk about her looks I will take a picture of you, post on the internet and ruthlessly poke at your looks.
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If any of you approach Kate with your bull*hit YOU WILL GO TO JAIL (should be a period?)
I will create a blog that specifically targeting blogs like this.(sic) I am hiring a private investigator to get ALL THE DIRT (background checks, credit checks, employment history.(end of parenthesis, sic?) I will circulate newsletters about you in your neighborhoods and on the internet.
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Kate's children HATE you and wish you would direct your so-called concern for them somewhere else.
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If you don't want to see Kate on TV, change your channel (punctuation, sic)
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Stop trying to count Kate's money. It is none of your damn business (as above) Should this be damned?.Stop trying to tell Kate what her career choice should be. It ain't your business (punctuation, damned?).
Kate IS raising her children! How she raises her children is none of your damn (damned?) business. Why don't you mind your family and not Kate's? Go start your hate campaign with Toddlers and Tiaras or Raising Sextuplets on WE TV.
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Kate doesn't have to deal with you hags. I will deal with you and I DARE you to harass her, intimidate her, threaten her, come on her property, etc.
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By the way, stop calling that hag Jodi, Kate's children aunt. Jodi and Kevin HAVE NOT seen Kate's children for over two years AND in Kate's home they are not liked or welcomed. Jodi is not an aunt. Jodi and Kevin paid off their home exploiting Kate, Jon and the eight children. (I think Jodi is their aunt.)
There is a new sheriff in town and it is me. Mark my words... I am out for blood."


That was interesting. There was an update!


"Here you bitches go again! Why are you worried about Kate and kids getting $700,000 for 4 episodes? Ain't your money. Charlie Sheen is getting 1.78 million per episode and he is a crack head, jail bird and he ain't funny.
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Why you bitches are worried 'bout Kate's titties is beyond me. Kate's kids cannot stand you. Her boys want to "whup" some ass."



So you have been warned. I look forward to seeing us all on "America's Most Wanted".

Free Discussion 6/12 - 6/18

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Z's Take

From Z's blog at the Baltimore Sun.

I confess that I did not stick around for the full second hour Sunday, which was titled "Inside Kate's World." I could not care less about Kate or what's "inside" her world anymore. It is too packaged, phony, compromised and debased for me. Life is too short to spend too much time with this kind of television. Besides, I was embarrassed for some of the folks from the world of TV entertainment journalism who agreed to be part of the hype, hype, hype, sell, sell. sell. Not to be holier than thou, but they should look in the mirror Monday morning and ask themselves if this is what they want to do with their careers.
How absolutely true it was along with his saying the entire episode was hype, hype, hype, and sell, sell, sell.

That it was Kate has become isn't it a shill for TLC to simply push the show and whatever they are giving us an ad for that week?

Free Discussion 6/5 - 6/11

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Sunday, June 6, Kate Plus 8, Inside Kate's World

Spouting the mantra of "Kate Clean Slate," the newly single Kate Gosselin has already become a new woman in a matter of months. In this episode, see a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse into the daily life of Kate Gosselin.

60 minutes

Sunday, June 6, Kate Plus 8, 6th Birthday Surprise

Another year has flown by for Kate and her adorable kids. The little ones are turning six, and Kate's planning a special birthday filled with exciting celebrations. Will she be able to keep it a surprise or will she crack under the pressure?

60 minutes