I just finished watching the new Monday night episode of Jon and Kate plus 8 about Jon cooking a Korean dinner for the family. That in itself will tell you that I am not a huge fan of the show. It is not on the top of my list of shows to watch. On my list it would fall below The Closer, Law and Order (all of them), Rescue Me, Damages, Entourage, Curb Your Enthusiasm and the Dog Whisperer ( I have three very lovable dogs - but desperately in need of Cesar Milan's help) among others. However it is still on the list and I do enjoy the show. I just like it. The kids are adorable and I would have to say very well behaved.
So why start this blog? I am not a fanatic. Maybe not even a fan. The contributing writers are not either. I would have to say that we were just completely irritated at some of the message boards and other blogs out there that are hell bent on bringing this show down. To quote someone who posted today in the comment section "These people claim to care so much about the Gosselin kids, but they care far more about putting Kate in her place."I couldn't agree more. There were bloggers out there that were so giddy over the National Enquirer article that I wondered what they had been smoking.
Did this article put Kate in her place? I don't think so.There was no hard facts. Nothing new. It appeared to me that the writer had just copied information off the blogs that are out there. No quotes or inside information from anyone close to the situation. I wonder where they came up with the idea for that article???? It doesn't appear to be in line with many of their other articles. You know what I am talking about. Like "Lance Bass' Married Lover" or "90210: The Bitch is Back." It was almost as if someone had dumped that into their laps and it was a slow news day (if you could call it that).
And while we are at it, I would like to comment about that growing movement to put "Kate in her place." . It's a Mob mentality! It happens a lot when people get an idea in their head about someone or something and everyone jumps on the bandwagon to crucify them without any proof. Look at Richard Jewell at the Olympics or the Duke LaCrosse players - (even most of the professors thought they were guilty, without even a trial first) their lives are ruined forever totally because of the Mob mentality.
Let's give Jon and especially Kate a break. Let them live their lives with their family the way they feel is best for them, just like we all live our own lives. I know they thrust themselves into this life in a goldfish bowl, but I just don't get the resentment.