Fayetteville, Arkansas — The former television reality star, Joshua James Duggar, was sentenced today in a US federal courtroom to over 12 years in prison for the uploading of illegal digital content (child pornography) over the Internet.
I have not written about this story before today for several reasons, but mostly because I have been spending my time covering the world pandemic.
I do believe the Joshua Duggar story has important components connected to it that should be addressed on the NoFakeNews platform.
The Duggar family was featured on the TLC network for many years. The show, Nineteen Kids and Counting was a reality television program that followed the lives of an ultra-conservative Christian family which left the number of children they had up to Jesus Christ.
The Duggar family are followers of a Christian sect/cult known as the IBLP (Institute in Basic Life Principles).
Millions of Americans became obsessed with the show and the Duggar family during the years the TLC network broadcast the product.
The Duggars were portrayed as a wholesome family that worshipped Christ while homeschooling their children. The group’s philosophy was to leave the size of their family up to God and not to use birth control.
America grew up with the Duggars and the births of their children. Many of those children would later become famous reality television stars.
The Duggar story was infectious and captured the attention of plenty of Americans. Many people watched Jim Bob Duggar and his wife, Michelle raise 19 children with what seemed like the precision and ease of a smooth-running assembly line.
The children were all beautiful-looking people that appeared to be model citizens.
America watched the Duggar children court their future spouses and then marry them. America watched some of the children’s children born. America had an inside look at this very unique, conservative family.
Then the unthinkable happened! News leaked into the public domain that the Duggar’s firstborn child, Joshua sexually molested some of his sisters. Years later, more news came out about Joshua’s ties to the cheating website, Ashley Madison, and his extramarital affairs.
Then, the most horrible news came out that Joshua Duggar was arrested by federal agents for uploading and distributing illegal digital content that featured minor children. The materials have been described by some people in law enforcement as very bad and in some cases, children were harmed.
As I write these words, Joshua Duggar has just been sentenced to over 12 years in federal prison.
Other than a few video clips showing the reality television family entering and exiting the courtroom, there’s been no live coverage whatsoever concerning the trial of Joshua Duggar. The question that needs to be asked is why has this case not been received by a live audience.
America has been shown live continuous coverage of the ridiculous Johnny Depp and Amanda Heard court case. That’s a case about defamation of character…who cares?
The Duggar case deals with child pornography, the dark web, and possibly human trafficking. I believe that this is the reason the powers that be don’t want this story covered on live television.
There are, undoubtedly, plenty of US and other high-level government officials in different countries involved with what Joshua Duggar was convicted of doing. In many cases, the elites involved with pedophilia and human trafficking have committed crimes that are far more horrible than the nasty stuff Joshua Duggar was convicted of last December.
The powers that be don’t want certain taboo subjects on public display for this reason.
One of the most publicly visible reality television families of all time is now invisible and the crickets are chirping in the background.
For years the TLC network branded and molded an image of the Duggar clan as wholesome and pure while reportedly knowing that there were dark machinations taking place behind the scenes. When you’re receiving dollars for Duggars, you have a vested interest in preserving the wholesomeness of your brand.
TLC, the corporate media company that allowed this product to come to fruition in the first place has a responsibility concerning this crime, yet it continues to create more content that showcases weirdness and dysfunctional family lifestyles.
What do you think about this story?
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Thanks for reminding us of this and posting. Frankly, I just can’t remember that much about this story. I must have been busy with something else at the time. But, I believe your instincts are correct that there is a lot more to this than meets the eye. It seems like another story of a very large family that hits the jackpot on National TV i.e. The Jacksons, the osmonds, and then we have just your plain ole hillbilly one or two. I appreciate being reminded of this and would love to know more. I am now doing some research on the Duggars.
You are welcome, Sandy! 🙂
John, in all honesty, I have never heard of Joshua Duggar, his family or their reality television show.
I guess I am not into these families that portray themselves as wholesome good loving Christians. There always seem to be snakes in the grass when people go out of their way to have the light shine upon themselves as being righteous.
Although, that does not mean that there are not good, loving and well meaning Christians out there. I am just saying, “If it looks to good to be true, it most likely isn’t!”
And I hate to think what might have really gone on in that household with all those children!
(And nice photo of one of the big stars of the “Target List”!)
It is a good picture of Clyde Daniel, Lisa.🙂
As for Joshua Duggar, there are a lot of dark things happening, in my opinion, with him, his family, and the ILBP. It’s a creepy world with plenty of creeps out there.