TLC Remains Mum as the Duggars Dig Themselves Into a Deeper Hole

TV interview ignites another firestorm

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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar kicked off their PR campaign last night, appearing on Fox News' The Kelly File in an attempt to salvage their family's reputation after they confirmed reports that their oldest son molested five underage girls as a teenager. Instead, their comments—which seemed to downplay Josh Duggar's molestation because it was "not rape" and his victims "didn't know or understand" what was happening—seemed to make their situation worse.

The family "dug themselves into a PR hole no amount of high-minded righteousness can get them out of," wrote The Daily Beast's Kevin Fallon.



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