Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Another Interview- Babble.com


Click here to read this article. This is on babble.com and is written by Gwynne Watkins.

26 comments:

cali-mom said...

Great article. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

I enjoyed it, too. Thanks Nina!

Anya said...

Before I forget - I like the New Year's widget!

I thought it was another nice article. I like the question and answer format better than the profile articles. I think we get a little bit more insight from this format.

Kate admitted to knowing that many people think she mistreats Jon. I don't necessarily entirely agree that she does, but how can you argue when someone acknowledges an issue, says they are working on it and admits they are not perfect? Isn't that what you want to hear?

Of course, there is information we have heard before, (other than keeping a list of the cost of all the products they buy - wow!), but I wonder with these articles spread out all over the place, how many potential new viewers they are reaching out to. It will be interesting to see if the show has a ratings bump in January with all the publicity, as well as the move to the new house, etc.

SamanthaNC said...

Nice article- I would love to see an interviewer mention the blogosphere and hear her reaction. I'm still curious to see if they are aware of "us" and the "others".

indianprincess said...

The last two articles were great with some new questions. Finally!!I'm looking forward to Monday's episode.

Linda said...

Did you see the comments to the article? None other than Preesi has made an appearance.

Wow.

She's made a full-time career out of hating Kate Gosselin. I really wonder what she gets emotionally out of hating someone she does not know that intensely.

Florida Mom said...

Another good article. Thanks Nina.

Anya said...

Linda said..."She's made a full-time career out of hating Kate Gosselin."

Well, I think it's the only "career" she has. Methinks she is not part of the workforce due to some, uh, personal issues!

When Kate is out in the world taking on new projects and making something of herself, Pressi....well, Pressi sits in front of a keyboard for hours and hours on end. What a life!

She is as nasty as they come, but I thought that comment was a new low for her.

Of course, to your point, she has generated a lot of buzz for herself with her commentary. So if one believes there is exploitation of the children going on, she is part of it.

scarfoot said...

I thought it was an interesting article, and good to hear Kate give a few more details. I wonder if it makes Kate feel good to get out and do a little work - get away from the craziness of home? Not that she doesn't love her children, but I'm sure it's positive for her to be doing some work, and positive for Jon to be with the kids.

This article continues to reaffirm my personal opinion that the Gosselins are doing this because it gives them a chance to provide for their family in a way that allows them to both be home. I can't say that I blame them. I'm sure it's not always easy.

themrs said...

who is preesi?

themrs said...

oh my word! i just read the article and comments. did that person really say kate is raping her children? although i'd prefer they cut back or end the show, rape? that's a bit much. i like reading these articles but many times the comments make me uncomfortable. i may not be a big fan of kate, but i just don't understand the blatant hatefullness. i don't feel that strongly about anyone i know (and i know some crappy people lOL) much less a stranger.

happymama said...

Kate says "I know that people think that I treat Jon horrendously." I wonder where she is getting that information from.

Linda said...

themrs -

preesi was an active poster on GWOP although she did not post under that name.

She's big into diagnosing Kate with narcissistic personality disorder, but I read elsewhere that she also has a rabid hatred of Rachel Ray and suggests that RR has the same as well.

themrs said...

oh ok! sounds like someone has alot of free time on their hands and an armchair PHD. how do you know it's the same person?

indianprincess said...

This person has a website hating Kate Gosselin. A very unigue person I would have to say. http://preesi.lefora.com/headlines/

Anya said...

TheMrs - just google her name - Preesi and the very first thing that comes up is her screed "My Case Against Kate Gosselin." It's a good laugh if you don't end up creeped out. LOL.

Linda might have more information about GWOP. I just know that Preesi is one of the more prolific members of the Kate Hate Club. She's been all over the web. You are right about a LOT of time on her hands!

Daisy said...

preesi thinks that Kate got pregnant with sextuplets on purpose. IMO she has no credibility.

honeyhush said...

OMGosh! There is woman on a site I'm member of that every other post is "Kate is a narcissist." and she often posts about Kate "intentionally" having tups. I could swear y'all are talking about the same woman!

michelle said...

Good article. I did not read the comments though. I wonder how the twins handle being on t.v. and the kids at their school. They have to already know that other kids do not have cameras around their home filming them. I hope they do not get teased. Kids can sometimes be mean.

I would bet that Jon and Kate read some of the comments on the blogs. I feel sad/mad for Kate when the comments are just flat out mean-spirited &/or make fun of her. Even grown-ups can be mean.

Linda said...

Honeyhush wrote:

she often posts about Kate "intentionally" having tups. I could swear y'all are talking about the same woman!

Yep, that sounds like preesi.

I don't know for sure, but it is one of her standard "talking points."

Here is what gets me. If she really really believes that the kids are in danger because of the supposed exploitation then why does she not give her name. Absent of that, she's a bully.

Paul Peterson's advocacy did not seem as offensive to me. I did not agree with everything that he said, but I think that he offered some thought-provoking commentary. He saw some problems and commented on them. He didn't diagnose the parents or kids. He didn't snark on body parts, hair, or dissect every single word. Without hiding behind the anonymity of a computer screen, he did offered his concerns.

themrs said...

oh my.... i went to her blog. i'll admit i made it several paragraphs down before i couldn't take anymore. here's what i found ironic, she talks about how kate doesn't pay her own mortgage or bills but in her own profile at the top she is listed as a single, stay at home mom. sounds like someone else isn't paying their own bills either? hypocritical much? who has time for all that hate. she should think about getting a job. it'd be a good diversion.

FIONA said...

Another good piece.

I too like this format better.
I guess Kate is a work in progress too...I hope we see more of it.

Why would Pressi post at GWOP under another name? You would think she would be welcomed.

BTW, it looks like Serena is back on with GWOP.

Anya said...

michelle said...I wonder how the twins handle being on t.v. and the kids at their school. They have to already know that other kids do not have cameras around their home filming them. I hope they do not get teased. Kids can sometimes be mean.

Michelle, I do think you bring up a valid point. I don't have an easy answer for that other to say I think it is probably a good idea to minimize the twins time on camera. They are heading into tween territory and things only get rougher from there. That said, children tease and they will find any number of reasons to do so. I don't think any one of us leaves adolescense unscathed and I worry a bit about a child that has never experienced any teasing. Is it because they are a bully that all the other children are scared of or are they a "golden boy or girl" that will have to wake up one day and realize what the real world is really like?

An effective school administration will help to ensure that it doesn't get out of hand, but still it is something children ultimately have to handle on their own.

Jersey Girl said...

pressi is notorious on the internet. I should thank her though, after seeing the pics she put of herself in various states of undress, I didnt eat for several days. Nothing like seeing someones huge butt sticking out of skanky lingerie to make you lose your appetite.

Mary said...

I enjoyed reading the last 2 articles w/ question and answer formats with Kate. It validated my feeling that she has made an effort to change and move forward, not unlike most of us in our own lives. I have often thought that I have seen a difference in her this year. As for the kids, I agree that the older girls are heading into an age group that is going to require a different circumstance for them where the show is concerned. Maybe the new things like the book publishing, the speaking engagements and the spokesperson roles taken on by J & K will help to move the financial aspect of their lives over from the filming of the kids and family so much to less of that. Maybe specials or 2 episodes every quarter. Who knows? I don't know this person you are talking about. Since I hope to spend more free time OFF of the computer, I don't think I should visit any other Gosselin blogs LOL! I need to spend more time on my own blogs and writing.

michelle said...

Anya,

I agree. And Happy New Year to you and everyone!


I don't think we should make fun of someone. Disagree or have your own opinions, but there is no reason to make fun of how one looks.
That is what some other sites do with Kate's looks.