Sunday, October 30, 2011

John and Kate Plus Eight And A Connoisseur Of Child Pornography

You may remember that I was one of the last people on the face of the earth to have heard of the show, Jon and Kate Plus Eight.

Since I don't generally watch reality TV or read gossip rags, I wasn't following the ups and downs of the Gosslin marriage. I guess you could say I had better things to do with my life.

I accidentally stumbled upon this show one day when I was bored and wound up watching an all day marathon which I seemed almost incapable of turning off for the next four hours. It seemed like a train wreck searching for a track.

Who were these people and why was Kate so full of herself? Why does Jon not have a spine? Why is this mom pimping her kids for clothes, play houses, etc.? Does she really believe that this sort of lifestyle could possibly be healthy for the kids?

I just didn't get it. Since then, I have been made aware that the Gosslin marriage was not on solid ground despite the vow renewal show I watched during that marathon.

Jon, the formerly henpecked husband, turned out to be a cad and people who had once hated Kate rallied to her side in light of John's dalliances.

Now it turns out there is something else the audience of this show did not know. William Blankinship who had been involved in editing such TLC shows as "Jon and Kate Plus 8," "Kate Plus 8," "17 Kids and Counting" and "Table for 12." was arrested Oct. 21 on charges relating to child porn.

Parents, do you need any more reasons not to put your children on one of these "reality" TV shows?

Thankfully, Mr. Blankinship was never in the field or in direct contact with any of the talent for any of those productions. Let's hope that if he is indeed guilty he serves a long prison sentence.

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