To Those Who Said It Was All in Our Heads

TLC editor among those arrested.

53 comments:

GimmeGimme said...

What say you now, sheeple? said... http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/10/28/1600197/child-porn-effort-snares-25.html Does anybody know if any of the Gosselin children showed up in anybody's stash? I sincerely hope not, but if they did Katie Irene's goose would be permanently cooked. Jon would finally have REAL amunition against her.

Geri said...

Praise the Lord. It's about time!

Protect8 said...

It is not surprise to GWOP readers that a writer/editor for the show has just been busted for child porn. Worst thing? Kate, apparently in one of her many tweets about how great she is, stated she had never heard the writer/editor's name. So either she really is stupid and unaware. Or she just doesn't care about protecting her children. The Gosselin children are and have always been a commodity. I hope, hope, hope that the Gosselin children do not show up in any of the predator's videos. But Kate, (snip) will turn this all into how she was victimized. Heck, maybe her next source of income will be to sue TLC! I can see her plotting and planning at this very moment. Write The View. Express your concern. Tell them that all of the hosts need to knock off the stupid softball questions and be direct with Kate Gosselin - Kate - who honest to God thinks she is just one of the ladies of The View.

WonderButton said...

And I also think Protect8 is onto something - this is fuel to Kate's fire. She will use this to her advantage. She's probably giddy thinking of the $$$ she can get out of TLC, Figure 8, and Serious Robots in damages. She'll finally be putting her kids' welfare first - because that's exactly what will benefit HER the most in this situation. Any awards should be made in trusts directly to the children.

WonderButton said...

If you look on imdb, you'll see that this guy's company did post-production on episodes in 2008 and 2009. Just search "William Blankinship" at imdb.com.

Hannah Leah said...

Can either of the parents sue the editor?



Its sad and sick that this happened. Poor Kids =(.

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

Hannah Leah said...
Can either of the parents sue the editor?
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I'm sure once the families of the children (and the children themselves) that were abused and featured in the porn are done with this editor in criminal and civil trials there won't be much left for Kate G. to sue for.

I'm not in the industry but I suspect the contracts the idiotic TLC parents sign protect TLC from such lawsuits. Remember - police checks of potential and actual employees TLC hires to film the children in their shows only reveal those people who are CAUGHT committing sexual offences against children. And sadly, most paedophiles abuse many children before they are caught. TLC is aware of this I'm sure and made sure the contracts signed were iron clad to protect them in case an employee later turned out to have a history of child abuse.

At the end of the day the only lawsuits that could hold up in court would be those the Gosselin children file against their parents.

Katykat said...

Ohh, if she thinks this is the ONLY person to ever get his jollies looking at her nude/potty training kids...she has another think coming.

Bottom line--It's a mother's job to protect her kids from pedophiles...she invited every pervert on the planet to oogle her children and more.

The Painted Pony said...

Hannah Leah said...
Can either of the parents sue the editor?

^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Absolutely. If any of those photos are of the Gosselin kids, and if the editor manipulated them in any way so that they fall under the federal definition of child pornography (google it), they can use Masha's Law as a basis for their lawsuit. This allows a civil claim for child pornography victims to file a civil lawsuit in federal district court against anyone who produced, distributed or possessed any sexually explicit images of him or her. The victim can recover actual damages of no less than $150,000 along with attorneys’ fees and costs of the suit.

$150,000 times 8.

Ampersmom said...

GimmeGimme said...

What say you now, sheeple?

The sheeple are saying it is not Kate's fault, she protected her children. And he was never around the children so this is not her fault.

Anyone who lets someone take video or pictures of their children in the state of undress that happened to these children is at fault also.

Those that "protect" Kate always will, how many of us have heard of someone committing a crime and have someone say "but they are such a good person". Same delusional effect here and only us "haters" can see any different.

Sad, just sad. Poor kids lose again.

Brummygirl said...

The thing which immediately came to my mind, was Toddlers and Tiaras. That program in itself is pornography as far as I am concerned.
Do we know that he actually worked with the Gosselin children and their editing? I would like facts on this before throwing mud.
Let's face it, Kate is unaware of anything else in the world other than herself, not sure she would have picked up on anything strange going on.

Brummygirl said...

I meant to add, that this is a good time for Jon to add this to his ammunition against the kids being filmed ever again.

foolish kate said...

And he actually worked on Kate's show:

Editor for jon and kate plus 8

gr8 wo kate said...

You know this is the guy who would have applied the fuzzy screen around the naked little children's private areas, for the tv screen.

But, this pervert SAW the gosselin kids naked. He had the video! They took showers, went potty and had their clothes changed, and this sick dude saw the footage and did God knows what with it....

What say you now, sheeple said...

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2011/10/jon-kate-plus-8-editor-charged-sex-exploit-a-minor-10-counts-north-carolina

Jenny O said...

The sheeple are saying it is not Kate's fault, she protected her children. And he was never around the children so this is not her fault.
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Of course it is Kate's fault, and it's Jon's fault as well. Those two are the parents of these children, and it's their job to protect their children. I've never sought out a reality tv show to place my child on, for many reasons. One being his complete loss of privacy; the other being that I know there are too many perverts out there who could possible become obsessed with my child and begin stalking him.

So they put their children in harms way right there.

I also have never allowed people to film my child in any state of undress and certainly never on the toilet or bathtub. Kate and Jon allowed that to happen. So it is indeed their fault that a pedophile was allowed access to viewing their children in a state of undress and possibly posting a video online of one such occasion.

Whether this man had direct contact with the children or not - he had plenty of access to footage that should never have been taken.

I hope this wakes up even more people to the dangers of allowing filming of children for reality tv, and the need for strong protections in place. (I bet this isn't the only pedophile working for TLC - they better get working on those background checks now.)

8unhappycampers said...

What totally galls me is her attitude. She didn't know him, he wasn't in the home...she did nothing wrong. No hon, you allowed your children's most private moments to be filmed and put directly in the hands of a pedophile. Oh but they don't need security, you do. Yup, mother of the year once again.

And love her justification of reality kids being so different from child actors. Yeah no similarity in the contived situations being filmed, the directives and oh yes, retakes. Whatever.

ratherbkayaking said...

From NewsObserver.com: A large bust in North Carolina included the arrest of William Johnson Blankinship, credited by TLC as Bill Blankinship, who is listed as a writer, editor and on-line editor for Jon and Kate Plus 8 from 2007-2009 and an on-line editor for Kate Plus 8 from 2010-2011. Blankinship also worked on 19 Kids and Counting, Sister Wives and Table for 12, three other TLC shows about children.

This makes me sick. I hope all these shows are put onto hiatus immediately so they can see what kind of stuff shows up on his personal computer.

NotaKateFan said...

Here is a better story with more details pertaining to K+8:

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/45088429/ns/today-entertainment/

How sickening! I hope they ask K8 about this when she appears on The View for the upteenth time on Monday. The whole thing is disgusting, how scary that so many of TLC's child stars (the WHOLE Duggar clan too????) were exposed to this man.

O-Hi-O said...

"The thing which immediately came to my mind, was Toddlers and Tiaras. That program in itself is pornography as far as I am concerned."
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I so agree, Brummy. And I've never seen a CREEPIER group of people than those participating and in the audience of these inane 'beauty pageants' for little girls.

Along a similar line, if reports are true, K8G is getting her kids hooked up with singing and dancing lessons. One wonders the goal of this decision .... more hoped-for exploitation of her kids for $$ and attention? Well, let's hope the 8 inherited their mother's genetics that obviously included the Two Left Feet, Both Made of Concrete Gene.

O-Hi-O said...

Remembering how K8G always bragged that 'our crew are like family!'

SOME family.

SuzieO said...

I read the comments from the link "foolish Kate" provided and I just don't understand how after all that's happened they can still like Kate.

I understand that they think there is nothing wrong with putting your kids on t.v. but how can they justify all the horrible things we have seen? If nothing else then I thought for sure the Palin episode would have changed all minds... how can they justify what they saw on that episode???

Even the most devout Kate fan could not justify how she acted there, how could they???

Kate's a fool said...

To every kiddie pornographer out there,TLC stands for only one thing:
Tiny
Lewd
Children

I'm guessing Jon was right after all this time,and I certainly hope hatey is quivering in her boots. Serves her right--we all knew karma would at some point bite her in the butt..and now she's getting what she so justly deserves.I'm sure hatey has heard of this perv's name before,but just won't admit it...could you imagine the field day some reporters would have with that tidbid of info? So why do I think,that this isn't the end of the story with the arrest of this one pervert? I'm guessing "where there's smoke, there's fire", and there will probably be more arrests made. TLC are the bigger of the 2 dips@#$&, too bad they forgot to check the background of this kiddie porno before they allowed him to continue in their employ. SO glad I took TLC off my viewing list a while back...lookout Toddlers and Tiaras,you too may be the subject of some unwanted "feature presentations".

Anonymous said...

This guy really found his dream job, didn't he? I bet this scandal goes WAY beyond Kate and 8. All the kids on TLC are implicated. This is the creepiest think I think I have ever heard.

laura linger said...

I *would* feel vindicated...

...if I weren't so nauseated.

Remember back when we all raised the alarms about the children being shown in the bathtub, and all of their potty habits being shown in excruciating detail?

Yeah, sheeple. This is why we did that.

I don't believe Hatie Irene for ONE HOT SECOND that she didn't know this guy, never met him, and that the kids never had any contact with him. Did you read that through, Hatie (because we know you frequent this site): I DO NOT BELIEVE YOU.

You put your kids in harm's way so that you could make a buck, and for that, MAY YOU BURN IN HELL.

WonderButton said...

OHIO Said.....

"Remembering how K8G always bragged that 'our crew are like family!'

SOME family. "

Actually this raises a thought - Isn't there a statistic that shows alot of sexual abuse of children is perpetrated by family members?

gr8 wo kate said...

Again....her "security man" failed.

He is the WORST security man, in the WORST security company, I have ever witnessed!

AND a liar, by the way. He says in his bio that he protected President Clinton...LOL! NO ONE protects Presidents but the Secret Service! Even former Presidents. Katie's boyfriend may have stood on the sidelines of a street when clinton walked by, but he did not security work for our President. The Secret service do all that themselves. They go to other countries and set things up months ahead of time...

Those two deserve each other.

Shoka's Understudy said...

I am sure the View with kate on Monday will be taped?

I think the best thing is to hit Joy Behar on her twitter, because she does twitter.

I just saw a commercial for her show on HLN and she says about interviewing, I want to know what is going on in a story.

Let's inundate her with tweets about this for her show for Monday night.

Ampersmom said...

SuzieO said...


If nothing else then I thought for sure the Palin episode would have changed all minds... how can they justify what they saw on that episode???


Even the most devout Kate fan could not justify how she acted there, how could they???


Sorry to tell you, the sheeple believe that Kate did no wrong with the Palin camping trip. Per the sheeple, Kate does not like camping so she is "allowed" to act this way.

Kate and her sheeple will always find a way to "excuse" her of anything while accusing us "haters"of finding things wrong with her.

Once again to the sheeple, Kate is the victim here, not those children. Meanwhile the rest of us moms are sicken by this.

For the sheeple, no we are not doing a happy dance that pedophiles may have utilized any pictures of any child. we are extremely sad to think the truth has come out.

GimmeGimme said...

WonderButton said...
Actually this raises a thought - Isn't there a statistic that shows alot of sexual abuse of children is perpetrated by family members
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For the record: From what I've read, stepfathers are #1, uncles are #2, and biological fathers are further down the list. Mothers are pretty rare as sexual predators, although they do exist.

Brummygirl said...

Remember this back in May on ROL?

"Someone claiming to be a pedophile has been following Kate Gosselin on her Twitter account, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.

The follower was going by the name GeorgeHarvey2 and using a photo of the actor Stanley Tucci as his ID. George Harvey was the evil character -- who murdered a young girl -- Tucci played in the movie The Lovely Bones.


GeorgeHarvey2 tweeted that he is a member of NAMBLA, the organization that supports pedophilia.

“He also made several inappropriate tweets involving porn as well as the young girl who was raped and murdered in the film The Lovely Bones,” Polly Kahl, MA, LPC, author of Kate Plus Eight: Reality TV & The Selling of the Gosselins, tells RadarOnline.com exclusively.

A few of her fans alerted Kate about GeorgeHarvey2 and her own security team took over. He has since been blocked from following her.

It's called neglect said...

What astoundse is that Turkey Neck claims she doesn't know this creep, end of story. Isn't she even the slightest bit interested to know if he used images of her kids to get his jollies or if her kids' images were distributed in states of undress? Hell no. She needs to prepare to sit her lipo'd ass on her dream chair. No concern whatsoever for her kids.

Hannah Leah said...

When did he start with the them? I read on a site. Is that really true.Does anyone have dates?

And the "fans" are worried about the non-fans? Heck... Kate led these individuals right into her own home.. If not in actual person...then via that camera lens... This is the "family" Kate invited into their home.. I read that this individual was involved in the editing after the divorce... AFTER Jon said he wanted to cameras gone...

jojow said...

I have to say, I hate Kate as much as the rest of you, but I don't see how the contractors that TLC uses are Kate's fault.

She had no control over who edited their film. Yes, the film was present in the first place, but that fact stands on its own regardless of who was looking at it.

This is one thing I don't think Kate can be held liable for.

Katykat said...

Kate and Jon ARE responsible for this as they allowed their children to be filmed nude (being bathed),in various states of undress, as well as on the potty. All a pedophile's wet dream...literally. To say she's not responsible for inviting this trouble is really burying your head in the sand.

Annie2 said...

Jojow, Jon and Kate are at fault for allowing their children to be filmed while naked and while going to the bathroom. This would not be an issue if they had respected their children's privacy. The contracter also worked on 17 kids and counting but the Duggars never let them film the kids while naked or in the toilet. The same goes for table for 12.

Duck said...

JoJow said

She had no control over who edited their film. Yes, the film was present in the first place, but that fact stands on its own regardless of who was looking at it.

This is one thing I don't think Kate can be held liable for.
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Yes, she had no control over who was looking at the film, BUT she DID have control over WHAT state of dress the kids were in when filmed. That she should be held liable for. She knew raw footage would be there forever and viewed by others and edited footage would be the same. As such, she should never have allowed still photos or film of the kids naked, bathing, or potting knowing that they would be viewed by millions. WHen things are on TV or the internet, they have the potential to go global and be viewed by anyone, no matter the intentions. It is no longer the next door neighbor or guy at the local supermarket that is the concern, it is EVERYONE. The internet and TV are a great thing (at times) but this is the real downfall of the global social connections.

Ronlee said...

Put in correct thread and removed excessive capitals.




This just posted on AOL for the world to see. Former 'Jon and Kate Plus 8' Editor Arrested for Child Porn by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 1st 2011 10:45AM Filed under: TV NewsCelebrities and Gossip ----- William Blankinship, a former editor on TLC's 'Jon and Kate Plus 8,' was arrested and charged with 10 counts of sex exploit of a minor, according to RadarOnline.com. Blankinship, 56, was taken into custody on Oct. 21. The sex exploit of a minor charges means he had in his possession photos and/or videos of a minor engaged in a sexual act. He was arrested in North Carolina as part of a sting known as "Operation Spyglass." Radar reports 24 men were handed felony charges for "possession and distribution of child pornography and/or sexual acts with a minor." In addition to 'Jon and Kate,' Blankinship worked on 'Kate Plus 8,' 'Table for 12,' and '17 Kids and Counting.' The editor wasn't an employee of TLC, he was a subcontractor for Figure 8 Films. The company fired him after his arrest. He was never around any of the families featured on the TLC shows. "Bill Blankinship was employed by Serious Robots, with whom Figure 8 Films subcontract for editing services," Figure 8 said in a statement. "Upon learning of the shocking allegations, his employment was terminated. At no time was this man ever in the field or in direct contact with any of the talent for any of our productions." No bond for Blankinship has been set. This is just the latest in child porn offense connected to a reality show. In October, Morgan Wilson, a former 'Top Chef Just Desserts' finalist was indicted on three second-degree felony charges of possession with the intent to promote child pornography.

ronlee said...

From Radar on Line Jon Gosselin is preparing to take legal action in the wake of the horrendous revelation that a film editor who worked on the reality show Jon & Kate Plus 8 was recently arrested for sexually exploiting a minor, Star magazine is exclusively reporting. As RadarOnline.com previously reported, William Blankinship was arrested on October 21 on 10 counts of sexually exploiting a minor, and now the reality show dad told Star in an exclusive interview that he is sickened by the news. PHOTOS: Jon Gosselin Picks Up the Kids From the Bus Stop “My first thought when I heard this was, ‘Oh my God!’” Jon said. “I’m sure everyone working on the show is shocked and never expected something like this.” The father of eight, who met Blankinship several times, said he is distressed about the access the film editor had to raw footage of the kids he shares custody of with their mother, Kate Gosselin. PHOTOS: Kate Gosselin Shows Off Her Sexy New Look “I have contacted an attorney and I’m trying to gather all the information from the authorities in North Carolina to see if there is any evidence he has footage of our family or if he has distributed it.” Gosselin said he has not discussed his concerns with his ex-wife, but plans to contact her about the situation. “I will write her an email because I feel this is going to explode, because it is so bad,” Jon told Star. PHOTOS: Jon Says Goodbye To His Dogs For now though, Jon said he is primarily concerned about footage Blankinship might have seen. “Of course we filmed potty training…Any parent would be freaked out by this, because the cameraman definitely shot the kids getting ready for bed, being showered and being changed.” For more exclusive details from Star magazine’s exclusive interview with Jon Gosselin pick up the latest issue of Star -- on newsstands Thursday.

I'm Ready.Mr. DeMille said...

With all of the new stories about the film editor and the Gosselin family, makes one question...Was the experience, high style living and money worth it in the long run? What's the old saying..if it seems too good to be true, it usually is.

Annie2 said...

At least Jon is trying to get to the bottom of this. Kate was willing to just brush this aside because the man never went into her house or had contact with her children.

http://theclicker.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/02/8596160-jon-gosselin-worried-after-plus-8-editors-child-porn-arrest

Shoka's Understudy said...

kate just makes me very ill. She is acting like kim kardashian not batting an eyelash when the heat is on.

But she is more concerned about going on the View dressed as a Zombie.

kate claims she doesn't know the man arrested. IMO, she is lying through her teeth.

Jon said he had met and saw him several times. Jon is very concerned about this and is trying to do something about it.

Instead, kate plays dress up on tv with her "girls".

Shoka's Understudy said...

It would be wonderful if Joy Behar invited Jon on her show to talk about it.

kate would so *issed.

IMO, she doesn't want the public to find out that the kids may be involved if that is true, with this mess and people would think she knew and didn't care, just cared about the money.

That would be the last rusty nail in her coffin.

Jon is afraid it is going to explode. Praying for Jon and kids!

Shoka's Understudy said...

I remember the corn field pictures and the guy that was chasing one of the boys was creepy as heck.

I am just going to buckle down and pray for those kids and Jon!

Will the Light Bulb ever hit?? said...

At least Jon is trying to get to the bottom of this. Kate was willing to just brush this aside because the man never went into her house or had contact with her children.

http://theclicker.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/02/8596160-jon-gosselin-worried-after-plus-8-editors-child-porn-arrest

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At least Jon recognizes now that this guy didn't have to have contact with the kids. There is still a concern about what he may have on tape. Too bad Jon didn't realize this before the filming. Kate NEVER will understand. From the article:

“I have contacted an attorney, and I’m trying to gather all the information from the authorities in North Carolina to see if there is any evidence he has footage of our family or if he has distributed it,” Gosselin told the magazine.

The sort of footage that is of particular concern to Gosselin would consist of innocent images in the eyes of any parent, but given the context of Blankinship’s arrest, could take on a much less innocent angle.

“Of course we filmed potty training,” he said. “Any parent would be freaked out by this, because the cameraman definitely shot the kids getting ready for bed, being showered and being changed.”

No Way I believe it! said...

So Jon says he has met Blenkenship several times (did I read that right?) and Kate says she never met the man.
HMMMMM.....

Robin's Nest said...

"Kate and Jon ARE responsible for this as they allowed their children to be filmed nude (being bathed),in various states of undress, as well as on the potty."

$$$$$$$$$$$$

Yes, indeed, and they did so not even questioning what happens to the raw videos that end up in the hands of strangers. Wouldn't that scare the heck out of any parents? It's bad enough to film children's private moments, but then to not even question where that video goes is beyond irresponsible.

Jon realized his mistake and regrets it. Kate - not so much.

logical said...

Kateplusmy8 Kate Gosselin
Re news issue at hand, I'm dealing w it properly.Serves 0 purpose2run2 tabs esp w/o all facts.not helpful 2 any1...other than 2 make quick$

typical Kate make a veiled reference to JOn and ignore the issue as beneath her...how sad for those kids..

Brummygirl said...

“Of course we filmed potty training,” he said. “Any parent would be freaked out by this, because the cameraman definitely shot the kids getting ready for bed, being showered and being changed.”
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What is the saying "Too Little Too Late". My answer to this was it should not have been allowed to film in the first place.
Am not quite sure whether Jon is after payback time from T.L.C. or someone, or is genuinely concerned.
Kate on the other hand, ignores it like an ostrich with its head in the sand. She lets nothing ripple her pond water. She is such a cold witch.
If Jon has met the editor several times, how come Kate hasn't. Oh, I forgot, this is lie number 756!!!
One of them is lying.

Jenny O said...

Kate claims she doesn't know Bill Blankenship (and therefore, presumably never met him). If Jon says he met him several times during the course of filming, then Kate was probably present at the same time. Because she's only able to focus on herself, I could see how she would forget him the moment he walked out the door.

However, that's not the point. Kate and Jon put their children on a reality tv show, during which time they allowed film crews to film their children in various stages of undress, while they were potty-training, while they were being bathed, etc., etc. They seem to have given the film crews carte blanche to film whenever and whatever they desired, with little to no regard for the privacy, much less the safety of their own young children. Even if one signs up for a reality show, a parent can step in and say "I won't allow filming of my kids in a state of undress, nor any bathroom filming. Period." There is plenty of other stuff to be filmed. Furthermore, I'd never allow a film crew unless I or another adult I trusted was present at all times during the filming.

At some point in time, it finally begins to dawn on Jon that a) his wife is playing him for a fool with the bodyguard; b) he's been relegated to the position of unpaid babysitter and house-husband; and c) oh yeah, the kids aren't really happy with all this filming. He has his semi-breakdown, drinks and parties too much for awhile, and he and Kate get divorced. In his tailspin, he dates bimbos and idiots, and tries to hang onto some version of celeb fame.

Then it further dawns on him that it.is.over. He gets some therapy, meets a normal woman, and I think this is when he really comes to understand the poor choices he made on behalf of the children, and to regret them. He tries to stop filming of the children, but TLC has the money and the power, and he can't stop it til the contract expires.

Now it surfaces that a pedophile was one of the editors that had access to all that footage of his children. He is understandably upset and hires an attorney to look into the matter. Kate tweets about how a tree or two fell on her property and how excited she is to be on The View.

From the alleged bodyguard, we hear nothing and see nothing. Perhaps if the pedophile had been a young teen girlfan with a camera, Mr. Nield would have bravely ripped said camera from her hands and deleted any pics of Kate. Or perhaps if the pedophile had been hiding in one of Kate's purses, or even worse, TOUCHED a piece of pizza reserved for Nield -- then he would have shut him down but quick! All while wearing an outfit that coordinated with Kate.

WOW said...

logical said...
Kateplusmy8 Kate Gosselin
Re news issue at hand, I'm dealing w it properly.Serves 0 purpose2run2 tabs esp w/o all facts.not helpful 2 any1...other than 2 make quick$

typical Kate make a veiled reference to JOn and ignore the issue as beneath her...how sad for those kids..

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Wow, just wow is all I can say. And I was just at one of the Kate-Lovers site and I can't believe they are ripping apart Jon for his handling of the situation while praising Kate. The kool-aid was drunk way too long again by some people!

STLmommy said...

she looks so ridiculous and immature when she uses every opportunity that comes up to bash Jon. She's just a big bully! She is so ugly in the inside. Those poor kids

Lies? said...

No Way I believe it! said...
So Jon says he has met Blenkenship several times (did I read that right?) and Kate says she never met the man.
HMMMMM.....

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The both could be telling the "truth". If Blenkenship was at a TLC meeting, or where ever they happened to meet, I could see Jon taking the time to meet him while Kate ignored the guy, or just has totally forgotten since he wasn't in a position to advance her carrer.