Generally, I do not wish for misfortune to befall others, but in the case of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, I find it difficult to not want to see them fully exposed for their hypocrisy and poor parenting. First, with three children of my own, I challenge the concept that one can be a good and engaged parent with 19 children. But putting that aside, one should not be lecturing others about how they are living their lives when your own life and family seemingly are a total train wreck. After going on Fox News to do damage control, more details are emerging that Michelle and Jim Bob lied and failed to disclose pertinent facts - namely, that they and their family are still under investigation by the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Salon looks at the apparently on-going investigation. Here are excerpts:
A new investigation involving questions about child welfare has been launched against the Duggar family, and it seems as if the “19 Kids & Counting” clan has not been entirely cooperative.One has to wonder when TLC will grow the balls to cancel their freak show once and for all.
According to In Touch magazine, which first broke the news that eldest son Josh Duggar sexually abused his younger sisters when he was a teenager, the Arkansas Department of Human Services and law enforcement were called last month when the Duggars refused to allow DHS officials to see a minor upon request. Several members of the family sat for a controversial interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly last week, where they failed to mention an ongoing DHS investigation. Via In Touch:
The Duggars made no mention of the fact that they have been under investigation again, but In Touch discovered what they are hiding via another Freedom of Information Act request that produced the 911 call.
After identifying himself as a Washington Country DHS employee and stating the Duggar family address, the caller tells the 911 operator, “We have an investigation and I guess they’re not being cooperative. We have to see the child to make sure the child is all right. So we just need police assistance.”
The Duggars were also investigated in 2006 for Josh’s several acts of sexual abuse, which parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar failed to report after they were committed in 2002 and 2003.
NOTE: I have no ill will toward the Duggar children who I pity for having been raised in such a screwed up family.