Views Preview: TLC Pulls '19 Kids & Counting' Following Josh Duggar Sex Abuse Allegation

May 26, 2015

Duggar family with other S.O.S. Ministries team members in 2008.
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Cable channel TLC pulled the reality tv series “19 Kids & Counting” amidst allegations the eldest child, Josh Duggar, was named in an underage sex abuse complaint. When did TLC first learn of the allegations?

In Touch Weekly: "Bombshell Duggar police report: Jim Bob Duggar didn’t report son Josh’s alleged sex offenses for more than a year

Allen Reed, Associated Press: “Police destroy Josh Duggar’s record

Hank Stuever, Washington Post: “As much as some might like to, now is not the time to cancel the Duggars

Tom Molloy, “Is it OK to be happy about Josh Duggar’s collapse?

Vinay Menon, Toronto Star: “Josh Duggar says he’s sorry, but is TLC?

Katie Glueck & Nick Gass, POLITICO: “Duggars’ political connections run deep

TMZ Staff, TMZ: “Mama June: Bring ‘Honey Boo Boo’ back or I’ll sue for a million bucks!!!

Emily Shire, The Daily Beast: “How long did TLC know about molestation claims against Josh Duggar

Univision announces plans to buy The Root

The network, known for its Spanish-language programming, is buying the news and culture website, which has traditionally attracted an African American audience.  Univision executives say they want to bring more online properties into the mix.

Yesha Callahan, The Root: “Univision announces acquisition of The Root

Shannon Bond, Financial Times: “Univision buys African-American news site The Root

Charter deals for Time Warner Cable, Bright House

Just weeks after the Comcast-Time Warner merger fell apart, Charter Communications announced its plan to buy both Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. This time, the merger is more likely to get past regulators.

Gautha Nagesh & Joe Flint, Wall Street Journal: “Charter deal with TWC more likely to get approval than Comcast

Sydney Ember, New York Times: “In cable deal Charter seeks national heft

Zachary M. Seward, Quartz: “The charts and maps you need to understand why Charter is buying Time Warner Cable and Bright House

Cutting back on film criticism

Brent Lang, Variety: “New York Times changes film review policy, can’t guarantee coverage

Steve Pond, The Wrap: “How NY Times new review policy could hurt docs’ Oscar chances

Todd Cunningham, The Wrap: “New York Times cuts movie reviews in blow to independent, documentary films

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The Clintons and the media

Hadas Gold, POLITICO: “Clinton emails shed light on media diet

Michael S. Schmidt, New York Times: “State Department releases Hillary Clinton emails

Lauren French, POLITICO: “The 15 Benghazi emails you need to read

Errol Louis, CNN: “Hillary Clinton’s emails: “A tangled mix of conflicts?

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Clinton Foundation muscles the media

Rem Rieder, USA Today: “Rieder: Why Stephanopoulos flap matters

Michael Getler, PBS: “On donations: It’s not the money, it’s the idea

Benjamin Mullin, Poynter: “Judy Woodruff to PBS ombud: ‘What you wrote was unfair’

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos: ‘I sometimes chafe at some of the restrictions’ for journalists

HuffPost’s trauma series

Gabriel Arana, Huffington Post: “A mental-health epidemic in the newsroom

Catherine Taibi, Huffington Post: “It’s not just war reporters: How viewing graphic content secondhand can lead to mental health issues in journalists

Catherine Taibi, Huffington Post: “How newsrooms are changing – and putting employee happiness first

Jackson Connor, Huffington Post: “The web has opened up opportunities for freelancers, but it’s still as hard a life as ever

Credit WCIA-TV

Dave Benton (1962-2015)

WCIA-TV announced Tuesday that anchor Dave Benton passed away after a prolonged battle with cancer.