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Posted Dec 20, 2012 @ 6:39 PM

I am not easily surprised but Phil doing that interview with the CT families really, really, surprised (and appalled me.) He did mention the kids were in the room because the parents just couldn't be away from them yet but I do not see that as nearly a valid reason as to why he did the interview with two of the kids in the room. He was talking about them as if they weren't there a lot too. "How are you going to talk to them about it?" Well, Phil, they are going to answer your questions which will clue in the children who are right there. Dumbass.

The only saving grace in that episode for me was that one of the kids fell asleep. Sure he's 6 and everything, but I like to think Phil bored him to sleep.
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Posted Dec 20, 2012 @ 7:31 PM

He got three shows out of the tragedy. He only did 3 to show respect for the victims. Any more and he would have been using them for his own selfish motives.....did anyone sense the sarcasm in my post?
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Posted Dec 20, 2012 @ 9:50 PM

Shows like these are just emotional porn. There's nothing to learn here.
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Posted Jan 3, 2013 @ 4:03 PM

Ah, Phil and his flair for the dramatic, burning those papers in an oil drum when he could have just thrown them in the trash. Followed by a completely unnecessary shot of Robin's goofy face. Then the 10,000th plug for his book, published by his kid. Par for the course for Phil.
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Posted Jan 3, 2013 @ 6:13 PM

Ah, Phil and his flair for the dramatic, burning those papers in an oil drum when he could have just thrown them in the trash.


Oh, it was worse than I thought when I read your comment. It was realllllly dramatic. I understand, though, that Raelynn NEEDED something that grossly dramatic to put her issues to rest. I just hope that she has been freed of the hold that cult leader. I do feel sorry for her...in a way...but the whole deal with the daughter turned my stomach. I wish both of them the best.
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Posted Jan 9, 2013 @ 10:06 AM

Raelynn was so very manipulative with the constant tears, repeatedly wailing "forgive me!" , making sure that we never forgot that she was the victim here. I had to turn it off before the Burning of the Box because I just couldn't stomach watching everyone soothe and hover over her, while the daughter she served up to this charlatan sat there, just one in the coterie devoted to making sure Raelynn feels good about herself.
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Posted Jan 9, 2013 @ 4:59 PM

What sort of business did the sister who took $100,000 from her frail, elderly parents start or plan to start or said she planned on starting on Tuesday's Elder Abuse show?
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Posted Jan 9, 2013 @ 5:02 PM

What sort of business did the sister who took $100,000 from her frail, elderly parents start or plan to start or said she planned on starting on Tuesday's Elder Abuse show?

A Subway sandwich store where here brother worked for her & supposedly stole food & cash.

Edited by MedicineCrow, Jan 9, 2013 @ 5:11 PM.

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Posted Jan 9, 2013 @ 6:06 PM

Brandon didn't seem too bad when speaking with Dr. Phil, unless he likes to pick his battles. I'm surprised Dr. Lawlis didn't say he had lithium or something in his brain.
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Posted Jan 9, 2013 @ 10:28 PM

I have two kids on the spectrum. Once they started describing the behaviors, and then they interviewed the boy at home, I knew that the boy was on the spectrum. I thought that it was very sad that he had been on 23 medications, 14 treatment centers, and performing at 4 years/grades below actual age/grade, and no one had ever explored an ASD diagnosis. It certainly seemed like news to the parents.

I hope that boy can get the help that he needs. There was so much going on with that situation,
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Posted Jan 10, 2013 @ 8:58 AM

23 medications, 14 treatment centers


With that and writing to Phil 800 times (?) I thought that although harried and exhausted, those parents were putting up a daily fight for their kid. I always look at a child like Brandon and think "what if?..." What if he had been born to another kind of couple, since in 2013 there are still many US parents who think that misbehavior can be dealt with hitting or exorcisms of a sort, Brandon is lucky his parents look for medical solutions.

(Reminds me of a Donahue show decades ago where they were discussing outrageous behavior by children due to food allergies. Phil asked,"How many kids are getting beaten up by their parents because they don't know the kid's allergic?")

The drugs, though, were ridiculous. The doctors, I think, need to remember they aren't looking for the right drug to ease an 80 year old's arthritis pain, they are doing chem experiments on a developing brain.

I know the parents are the ones okaying the meds but I think they are frantic, exhausted, looking for help, and some doctors took advantage of that.

I have to add that I hated that pseudo-consult between Phil and Frank Lawliss. PUHLEEZE$. When two med/psych professionals discuss a patient they do it in front of TV cameras? Nicely lighted though. Camera angle? Perfect.
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Posted Jan 11, 2013 @ 4:03 PM

Wow - I can't say I blame the mother and sister for resenting the hell out of hte 'bipolar' sister/daughter. No way do I think the sister kicked the pregnant one in the stomach. Also...hardly any talk of how her kids are doing. Finally, this woman is clearly an adult. It's time to kick her out of the house.

The poor son of the mom with 22 personalities. She's attached herself to quite a charlatan who doesn't compensate her at all for the book and just reaps in the profit. Then to SUE the son about a documentary he made for his class...for copyright infringement????????? Dr. Phil can definitely recognize a co-quack when he sees one!
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Posted Jan 11, 2013 @ 5:17 PM

The bipolar sister did seem to be able to switch the drama off and on at will. Oh well, Phil's pal Dr. Lawliss and the PNP Center to the rescue again.

Edited by Hag23, Jan 11, 2013 @ 5:21 PM.

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Posted Jan 11, 2013 @ 9:30 PM

I also think that the " bipolar" sister is lying bout being kicked in the stomach. The "bipolar" sister reminded me of the girl who faked her pregnancy a couple of months ago.

The 22 personalities satanic cult human sacrifices lady was so being taken advantage of by her therapist. You know you're bad when opportunistic Dr. Phil calls you out for being opportunistic and taking advantage.
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Posted Jan 12, 2013 @ 2:27 PM

I don't know if the sister is bipolar or not but I agree with the other sister that she's using "I can't control myself! I'm bipolar!" as an excuse to be a bitch.

It's so obvious the psychiatrist was using the DID woman for her book and probably planted the stories of Nazis and sacrifices during their sessions to make her book interesting. You know it's bad when the woman sounded confused and the psychiatrist was like "you know, the Satanist-Nazi-Brainwasher."

Edited by Constant, Jan 12, 2013 @ 3:05 PM.

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Posted Jan 12, 2013 @ 4:16 PM

I don't know if the sister is bipolar or not but I agree with the other sister that she's using "I can't control myself! I'm bipolar!" as an excuse to be a bitch.


This.

Edited by aimistrue, Jan 12, 2013 @ 4:16 PM.

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Posted Jan 14, 2013 @ 9:17 PM

Oh my God, is he going to pimp that stupid book for the entire season?
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Posted Jan 15, 2013 @ 3:15 PM

I only see the closing credits of this show because it comes on right before Judge Judy. A part of me hopes that as soon as Phil and Robin get offstage that she yanks back her hand and screams,"Get away from me, you jackass!"
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Posted Jan 16, 2013 @ 10:23 PM

Did you see the episode where Phil had on the woman who said she had 22 personalities? Phil straight out and LIED on that episode. He said he never met someone with that condition yet just a couple of months ago he had a woman on the show who could summon the different personalities. Did he really think we'd forget his previous episodes?
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Posted Jan 17, 2013 @ 1:47 PM

I was puzzled as to why Shill never once uttered the word "drugs" during the segment on the tantrum-throwing 25 year old. Because stealing your mom's Coach bags to sell isn't something you do to "live like a millionaire"; that's what you do because you're a ceackhead. Surely Phil recognized that?
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Posted Jan 17, 2013 @ 5:02 PM

I sincerely hope that Phil's "This is America, not India" remark was sarcastic.

It's a reflection of our sports-obsessed society that a winning football season can make people look the other way, even in a crime as horrible as rape, or rise up in righteous indignation like the blonde lady on stage when someone does dare to accuse. Not to mention using the tactic of blaming the victim. I do applaud Phil for calling her out on that.

Edited by Hag23, Jan 17, 2013 @ 5:04 PM.

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Posted Jan 17, 2013 @ 5:34 PM

I haven't watch Dr Phil in a year. I tuned in today to see how he would handle the Steubenville case. Not surprisingly he reminded us that he was a star football player. Perhaps coming from high school football crazy Texas would give him some insight into the case? No, he was typical jerky pompous Dr Phil. Talking about the victim as being a party girl who made bad decisions and even if she let herself get drunk, the boys should have behaved. WTH Dr Phil! The victim was a 16 year girl who was the former girlfriend of a star player on the team. She broke up with the boy and he vowed revenge (on his twitter). According to witnesses, he arranged for one of his teammates girlfriends to invite the victim to a cheerleading party. That was the last time the victim tweeted. Story is she was drugged and brought to an underage drinking party at a coach's house. Then the ex-boyfriends friends took over, raped and sodomized her, took photos and video of it, dragged her out unconscious (there's video proof of this) and brought her to 2 additional underage drinking parties where naked photos were taken of her, posted online and she was further degraded by being tossed out on a front lawn where another teammate urinated on her. Way to go Dr Phil. Skip all that and go with, you can't date rape a drunk party girl. How about you can't premeditate a rape? Jackass.
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Posted Jan 17, 2013 @ 7:14 PM

I live less than 10 miles from Steubenville and I was appalled by that mother. For her to ask if its possible if the girl is lying is ridiculous. That girl has said she has absolutely NO memory of anything. If she was lying wouldn't she be making accusations instead she doesn't know what happened? That mother didn't do Steubenville any favors by appearing on this show. She came across as very defensive and unwilling to say that she thought it could be true. We've all seen some of the pics, something obviously happened and for her son to say well he really doesn't think his friend would do that, yeah right.
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Posted Jan 17, 2013 @ 7:20 PM

The blonde mom on today's show lost all credibility when she started screaming at the guest in the audience.
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Posted Jan 17, 2013 @ 9:12 PM

I can believe something like that could happen. You get a bunch of hormone driven teenage boys together, throw in some alcohol, maybe some weed and automatically their little brains shift to sex. Add a drunk girl to the mix and you have a recipe for disaster.
And of course the parents of the boys just KNOW that their choir boys are so innocent and righteous.
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Posted Jan 17, 2013 @ 9:25 PM

The bigger problem is so many people in the community refusing to believe these boys could do this. I absolutely believe if they weren't football players they wouldn't have the support they do. Athlete worship is alive and well and happening at an even younger age.

The local media was covering this story very little at first. It only became a real priority for them when it broke nationally.
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Posted Jan 17, 2013 @ 10:31 PM

The blonde mom on today's show lost all credibility when she started screaming at the guest in the audience.

I like how loud and nasty she got while she screamed "I like to be positive and not focus on negative"! Yea, there's nothing that says positive more than anger, rage and hostility.
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Posted Jan 18, 2013 @ 1:21 AM

To EVER say "is it possible that she is lying?" about a girl saying she was raped, especially when you have NO earthly idea what happened other than you "feel like" it couldn't have happened, is despicable. Blaming the victim is disgusting. Especially from a woman. I'm sorry if that sounds sexist but I believe that we women need to be more sensitive to other women that have been violated/assaulted rather than help make them feel worse about what happened. Hell, the blonde woman didn't have a dog in the fight. Her son wasn't even involved. If it would have been the mother of one of the kids accused I would understand the indignation - what mom wouldn't go to the mat for their kid regardless of what they did - but she's going off because she's "focusing on the positive"? Get the hell out of here with that mess.

Dr. Phil played this a little too politically correct for my tastes but it may be because the case is still ongoing and/or because children were involved. I understand that they have not been convicted and the facts of the case are still being sorted out but the way he kept saying "alleged" felt like a wink and "you know it's probably not true". It may have just been the tone of his voice but I frowned every time he said it. It was CYA of course. I just think the show wasn't well done because the guests were not involved. Who gives a shit what the mother of a football player thinks? Would the teammates of the guys involved ever say "you know, I do think they would rape a chick if they got the chance"? No to both. The teammates are going to support their friends, period. The mother is going to think about this possibly being HER son and go into protection mode and "of course these kids (read: my kid) wouldn't do that". It was bullshit.

SOMETHING happened. There is pictoral evidence. SOMEBODY was talking about something after the fact or the dude who wasn't at the party wouldn't have been discussing raping the "dead girl". Some friend of the boys thinks this is terrible because he kept talking about what if this was his sister. They need to talk to him since he's not drinking the "we're teammates/we agree with everything each other does" kool-aid.

Edited by scruffy73, Jan 18, 2013 @ 1:24 AM.

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Posted Jan 18, 2013 @ 1:24 AM

The bigger problem is so many people in the community refusing to believe these boys could do this. I absolutely believe if they weren't football players they wouldn't have the support they do. Athlete worship is alive and well and happening at an even younger age.


Of course what you said is completely true. The same thing happens all the time and it gets worse as these jocks (jerks) move on to college and pro sports.

SOMETHING happened. There is pictoral evidence. SOMEBODY was talking about something after the fact of the dude who wasn't at the party wouldn't have been discussing raping the "dead girl".


Something did happen. A girl got drunk, probably passed out and those little f**kers took advantage of her. Why? Because they were all there and the opportunity presented itself and their wild teen hormones and peer pressure to "MAN" up and "SCORE" pushed them to rape her.

Edited by JoeMack, Jan 18, 2013 @ 1:29 AM.

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Posted Jan 18, 2013 @ 3:38 PM

What I noticed about the Steubenville episode and they talked about an earlier case involving a 14-year-old girl that law enforcement said is being investigated. Phil had the Sheriff on and asked him why people thought there was a cover-up in that case and the Sheriff responded that the Prosecutor's son's name came up in relation to that case and the Prosecutor immediately removed herself from that case and then Phil praised the Sheriff's service & whatever. In a different publication I had seen where the Sheriff was asked about that case and he said it was investigated and deemed to be "consentual" despite the fact that it is never legal, or "consentual", to have sex with a 14-year-old which is why it's called "statutory rape." Pigs.

It was weird recognizing Katie Beers photo after so many years & good to know she's doing well. The second girl was still so emotionally raw that it was too painful to watch and her Dad seems pretty clueless.
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