June 8, 2015 1:00 pm -


intouchWaPo goes into detail on how InTouch magazine broke the disturbing story of serial molestation by “family values” [sic] activist and “19 Brats and Breeding Kids & Counting” cast member Josh Duggar. I have said it before, and I’ll say it now: grab the popcorn, because it likely is not over!

Tandra Barnfield apparently was a helpful guide.

Barnfield was contacted by an InTouch reporter, Melissa Roberto, earlier this year after Barnfield posted a photo on Instagram of her kissing her wife, Samantha Muzny, in front of the Duggars’ home near Springdale, Ark. The photo — a protest, Barnfield said, of Michelle Duggar’s role in promoting opposition to an anti-discrimination initiative last year — had gone viral.

During their conversation, Barnfield, who lives in the Houston area but has family in Springdale, told Roberto about the police report. “It wasn’t like it was a rumor to us,” Barnfield said in an interview. “We knew all about it. . . . It wasn’t hard to get it. You just had to know where to look.”

In fact, it was a little more complicated than that. [InTouch editorial director David] Perel quickly dispatched two reporters to Springdale and hired a local law firm to advise the magazine about Arkansas’ open-records law, which enables residents (but not reporters from New Jersey) to obtain public documents.

The law firm filed the records request — and was rewarded with a copy of the original police report several days later. “We got it fast,” Perel said.

More requests and more documents followed, although Perel said the magazine hasn’t got everything it wanted. “Do I have more information on the Duggars in general?” he said. “Yes, I’d say we have some significant things coming out,” though he declined to say what.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

44 responses to More Duggar Bombshells: ‘Significant Things Coming Out’

  1. whatthe46 June 8th, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    i knew this would happen. can’t unring the bell. i got my bag and butter.

  2. Gindy51 June 8th, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Here’s hoping even more names and politicians are outed in this hot mess. I want Huckabee to wish he’d never heard the name Duggar.

    • whatthe46 June 8th, 2015 at 2:11 pm

      too late for huckafuk.

    • tracey marie June 8th, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      He has deleted their pictures and presence from his campaign and FB.

  3. Bunya June 8th, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    I’m almost sure there’s more. After all, a simple charge of pedophilia, which is rampant in the Christian religious sects, is now considered small potatoes compared to what else that can come to light.
    I hope this family goes down in flames. Not only because of their heinous, disgusting crimes, but because of their blatant hypocrisy.

    • tracey marie June 8th, 2015 at 3:51 pm

      I hope they are jailed and shunned for covering up and allowing the abuse to continue for years.

      • anothertoothpick June 8th, 2015 at 8:18 pm

        Do you have any idea how convicts treat “chesters” in prison.

        • whatthe46 June 8th, 2015 at 8:40 pm

          i’m always asking for the address to the prisons they’re in so i can send the brightest tube of red lipstick.

        • tracey marie June 8th, 2015 at 9:14 pm

          I hope the pedophile and the parents go to jail.

  4. Suzanne McFly June 8th, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    I honestly wish the stories stopped, I wish no one else was a victim of this sick family. Since there are more victims, I hope we can use them as an example. You make young children deny who they are and make them feel guilty for having human urges, this is what happens. We need to live and let live, if someone is different, then celebrate your differences, don’t shun one another. Let emotions and urges be openly discussed and not let anyone judge another. I could not imagine how these kids lived when they were made to feel guilty for feeling certain urges every teen has. Their parents simply failed them and did not prepare them for the real world.

    • dave-dr-gonzo June 8th, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      I believe I have heard exactly one person in the “mainstream media” suggest that maybe, perhaps, there is the likelihood that their family is too big to manage.

      • Suzanne McFly June 8th, 2015 at 4:46 pm

        Didn’t the mother say something to the effect that she let her older kids raise the younger ones? If you can’t be a mother to all your children, you have too many kids. And this damn woman wanted to give birth again didn’t she? I never thought I would say this, but that woman needs to cross her legs.

        • wpadon June 8th, 2015 at 6:51 pm

          When I was growing up, there were a couple of large families in the neighborhood, more than 10 children, and that is how they did it. If you got in a fight with one of them, and you won, then the next older one would come after you.

      • anothertoothpick June 8th, 2015 at 8:17 pm

        They were easy to manage. Just put the boys in one bedroom, the girls in another bedroom and lock the doors.

        Good old fashion christian religion.

        • Dwendt44 June 8th, 2015 at 11:34 pm

          I think that’s exactly what they did after the stuff hit the fan. The new house has the girls at one end of the house and the boys at the other end; mom and dad are in the middle. Doors have locks.

          • fredoandme June 9th, 2015 at 12:38 pm

            a prison.
            that’s so sad. and they bred and their children are breeding. without thought. like ants.
            the duggars are far from the only case. sad. sad.

      • Gindy51 June 9th, 2015 at 6:50 am

        Believe it or not the resident psychiatrist guy, Ablow, on Fox said the same thing. Stopped clock and all that but still for someone like that to go against the Duggars is kind of a big deal.

    • Dwendt44 June 8th, 2015 at 6:07 pm

      The sad part is the Duggar’s are only one of several in this ‘re-population’ movement.

      Efforts to keep the white majority, christian majority, or rabid right wing movement going; what ever the motivation, there are more than this family cult involved.

      The Battes (similar situation, different channel) also have 19 little robots as well.

      • Suzanne McFly June 8th, 2015 at 7:56 pm

        They better figure out how to sustain themselves because the rest of us are working on conservation.

    • anothertoothpick June 8th, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      Jesus’ mom was found to be with child thanks to the holy ghost so Jesus was born without sin. The rest of us who’s mom’s were not banging the holy ghost are not so lucky.

      • whatthe46 June 8th, 2015 at 8:15 pm

        you are so going to hell.

        • anothertoothpick June 8th, 2015 at 8:21 pm

          I got every thing you wont or need
          Your darkest fear, your fondest dream
          I ask you questions, tell you lies
          Criticize and sympathize
          Be careful what you wish for friend
          Because I’ve been to hell and now I’m back again.

          Thanks to Steve Earle.

          • whatthe46 June 8th, 2015 at 8:39 pm


          • anothertoothpick June 8th, 2015 at 8:40 pm

            I’l be here all week.

          • whatthe46 June 8th, 2015 at 8:43 pm

            good to know. you better be.

        • StoneyCurtisll June 8th, 2015 at 8:49 pm

          Add me to the imaginary hell list..:)

          • whatthe46 June 8th, 2015 at 8:52 pm

            i’m writing your name down as i type.

          • StoneyCurtisll June 8th, 2015 at 8:53 pm

            No need to write it…
            Im sure it’s already etched in stone somewhere…:)

          • whatthe46 June 8th, 2015 at 9:01 pm

            idiot. lol

          • tracey marie June 8th, 2015 at 9:20 pm

            and me.

          • cwazycajun June 9th, 2015 at 10:50 am

            well yall all can stay with ex wife gave me hell which wasn’t all that bad … now I got a great condo rite on the lake………of fire…lol

        • Bunya June 9th, 2015 at 2:24 pm

          Since people like the Duggars, Pat Robertson and Mike Huckabee are going to heaven, how bad could hell be?

          • whatthe46 June 9th, 2015 at 2:25 pm


    • ohpaleasegivemeabreak June 12th, 2015 at 1:09 pm

      There is very likely to be found a lot more truly icky stuff going to come out about this bunch and many if not all of the rest of their evil holier than thou cult.

      There usually is with a group like this.

  5. StoneyCurtisll June 8th, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    So the whole “political biased release of Josh Dugger’s crimes” (according to Tucker Carlson) is just another Fox/Tucker fabrication and another lie from the cult of Dugger…

  6. StoneyCurtisll June 8th, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    How soon we forget the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints…
    And why that outfits leader, Warren Jeff’s
    Is serving Life+ 20 years in federal prison for his and his cults sexual crimes against minor girls..
    This was happening at the same time that Josh Dugger was getting his freak on with 4 of his younger sisters and a baby sitter..

    • whatthe46 June 8th, 2015 at 9:03 pm

      but… but… the duggars said he’s forgiven. guess it was the wrong god or somethin’

      • StoneyCurtisll June 8th, 2015 at 9:04 pm

        If it was only that easy…;)

      • Bunya June 9th, 2015 at 2:28 pm

        David “diaperman” Vitter said the same thing. Unfortunately, since Jesus forgave him for cheating on his wife (after he got caught, of course), the poor folks of Louisiana are still stuck with him.

        I really wanted him to run for president, though. The liberals would’ve had a field day with him.

    • Talkin_Truth June 9th, 2015 at 1:07 am

      How many stories have we heard of some religious “family values” guys being an abuser?

      But that doesn’t stop conservatives from calling is liberals degenerates.

  7. Talkin_Truth June 9th, 2015 at 1:04 am

    After watching “Big Love” I’m suspicious of all large families.

  8. Obewon June 9th, 2015 at 1:08 am

    Coming up on next weeks episode: Duggaring sister wives and their incest offspring.

  9. William June 9th, 2015 at 1:58 am

    “We knew all about it. . . . It wasn’t hard to get it. You just had to know where to look.”

  10. robert June 9th, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Yes it sends a subliminal message