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glarius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:44 AM
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Maury Povich should be charged with child abuse!
I was just flipping through the channels and what should I come across but dear Maury. Usually he is trying to prove who has fathered someone's child. This show is about mothers who over feed their children to make them fat. On the stage are grossly overweight small children who are being discussed and disected on stage and before the world. This is CHILD ABUSE in my opinion. How does he get away with it?...He's a DISGUSTING PIG!
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:46 AM
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1. Because people love this shit
it makes no sense
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glarius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:48 AM
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2. Even though people "love this shit" isn't there a law to prevent this kind
of child exploitation? If not there should be.
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Coyote_Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:48 AM
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3. As they say
everybody's gotta have somebody to look down on. And that is why he gets away with it.
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jilln Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:51 AM
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4. The child abuse is allowing them to get that life-threateningly obese.
I didn't see the show this morning but I have seen him do similar subjects and he is always very thoughtful and considerate. He gets those people help, which clearly they need.
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glarius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:00 AM
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7. I have seen enough of his shows to not think of him as a great
humanitarian. His many shows on "guess who is the daddy" are pathetic. I've never watched one all the way through but have seen enough to form an honest opinion of him. These children will be taunted and teased by their peers for the sake of his ratings. IMO
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hadrons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:03 AM
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8. I love those "guess who is the daddy" ....
I will never get tired of them ... the parents are the ones abusing the kids and sorry, but these children will be taunted and teased by their peers whether or not they appear on Maury
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:52 AM
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5. Why charge him? He isn't the childrens' guardian?
Charge the parents with child abuse. They are both the ones who overfeed their kids and the ones who agreed to have their children go on camera.
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glarius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:55 AM
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6. They're ALL guilty of child abuse.
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:04 AM
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9. I don't necessarily disagree.
Where should the line be drawn, though. Are the people in the Middle East child abusers, for rocketing kids on either side? Maybe everyone who supports either side is guilty of child abuse, knowing that their favored organization is likely to kill children. What about people in a society that allow children to go homeless and hungry, are they all guilty of child abuse? I won't even start on the abortion issue and/or when a child should be considered an individual. Should the letter of the law be determined by what is prosecutable or by what is fair, and to whom?

Rhetoric aside, I think virtually all involvement of children in showbiz is child abuse to some extent, and I don't trust the motives of parents who allow or push for it.
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reichstag911 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:16 AM
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10. My nephew or sister had this on...
...and I thought my head would explode from the inanity. Whether it's the audience, Maury, or the mother who is most disgusting, I couldn't decide. The abuser, though, is the mother: "She's my damn baby, and she gets whatever she wants."
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jackstraw45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:21 AM
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11. How about targeting the parents first...
Maury needs to be charged for a lack of taste but it's the parents feeding this child. And the pain a child like this will face will not be from television viewers but from peers within a few years.

Poor kid.
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glarius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:29 AM
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12. The parents and their behaviour is a different issue. I'm talking about
this sort of child exploitation being on TV. It just doesn't add up to me. They bleep out words as innocuous as "shit" but allow this sort of obscenity. Where are these guardians of the public's morals when you need them?
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:52 AM
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13. Why blame Maury...it is the parents that actually take the kids on.
Maury can say all he wants but if there are no guests it is a no go show.

PARENTS are the ones you should target.
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Literate Tar Heel Donating Member (555 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:57 AM
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14. pssh ... that's nothing
do a search for "Maury" and "pickles" and watch one of the videos that comes up as a hit ... a Maury guest with some pathological fear of pickles (or at least pretending to have said phobia) being taken by Maury to a pickle factory and then being chased around the Maury stage by a staff flunkie with a plate full of pickles while she freaks out ... quality television, my friends
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:02 AM
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16. LINK TO PICKLE PHOBIA GUEST ON MAURY
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 11:05 AM by Nutmegger
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPtB4MrJILs

She's a damn fine actress. :)
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:59 AM
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15. Why is it child abuse?
I mean I can understand an argument for overfeeding your kids is child abuse, but talking about it on TV?
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glarius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:16 AM
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17. It's not the talking about it....that's a good thing...it's the dragging
little children on TV that is exploitation. These kids have no choice in whether they want to be made an example of for the viewers at home. The problem can be discussed without using actual children on the shows. IMO
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:18 AM
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18. If you feel it's exploitative...
why are you watching it?
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glarius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:21 AM
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19. I saw about 4 or 5 mins. of it. As I said before I was channel surfing and
came across it.! SHEESH!!!
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:22 AM
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20. am i the only one that thought Povich's show was canceled a long
time ago? I thought he went away with Riki Lake.
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