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#1 of 14 Old 04-05-2007, 06:31 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Did anyone else watch this? I tivo'd it and just watched. I cannot believe that he basically told the mother she was wrong for believing her dd. WTH is she supposed to do? Let her dd spend time with the man she said molested her just because he can't take a polygraph? What happened to erring on the side of safety and the child? I am not saying this guy is guilty but when in doubt, you would never make your child spend Christmas with the man she believes molested her. Good grief! I think he should be in trouble for making the mom feel like crap for protecting her dd.
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I don't watch his show, cause he annoys the crap outta me. But WOW! This is so serious, I think we need a call to action to boycott his show and maybe a letter writing campaign to whoever owns his show. I don't know if it's syndicated, if so people could contact their local affiliate about yanking the show. We got "dr" Laura off so maybe we can all get him off.
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Wow!
I boycott the man also, but just...wow!
Unbelievable!

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I watched this, and that's not the way I heard what he said.

I thought he said that he personally didn't see evidence of molestation, and that his gut told him the guy didn't do it.

However, he also told the mother & grandmother that obviously, their first duty was to their child and that since he wasn't there, he didn't know what happened.

He also said that he thought it was better for people to be falsely accused of molestation than for a child to not be protected.

I'm not a Dr. Phil fan, but I got a much different impression than the one you describe.
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I got a much different impression than the one you describe.
Whew!

I stopped watching the Dr. Phil molestation episodes (I feel the amount of shows he's doing on the subject this year is almost perverted...who needs that in their house every day?), but I hadn't gotten the impression in the past that Phil was anything but an "err on the side of the child's emotional security" kinda guy. The OP had me a bit worried that I may need to watch the next molestation episode to see this for myself!
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He did act like that in the beginning but the end was a different story. He told them repeatedly that they had the wrong man and she asked him what she was supposed to do and he said I don't know and went on to talk about how he felt strongly that this guy didn't do it. He was very hard on the mom and grandma in the end.
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He also said in the beginning, "No, you do NOT have to believe your daughter and yes, children DO make stuff up."
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Um, how does he claim to "know" that the guy didn't do it? What crap.

OT but what did dr. laura do? And what was she yanked from?

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Well, you can critisize Dr. Laura all you want, but I can gurantee you that she would never say something like that. She is a firm advocate in believing your child about things like that even if your gut tells you otherwise.
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He also said in the beginning, "No, you do NOT have to believe your daughter and yes, children DO make stuff up."
Well that is enough for me, but I think he sucks anyway.

There is a thread in lactivism about this weeks show where he whined about being "creeped out" by wet nursing :
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Um, how does he claim to "know" that the guy didn't do it? What crap.

OT but what did dr. laura do? And what was she yanked from?
eh, she is a well known homophobe, along with being a hypocrite and lying about herself being a Dr before she eventually got her PHD.

And I agree, there no possible way he can KNOW the guy didn't do it.
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I'm disgusted by him saying that.

Not the first time I've been disgusted by Phil, tho. Anyone else get the feeling that he's feeling a little full of himself this season? He seems to think he's some sort of diety. His plan seems to be to save the world...using only his intuition to guide him.
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Well, you can critisize Dr. Laura all you want, but I can gurantee you that she would never say something like that. She is a firm advocate in believing your child about things like that even if your gut tells you otherwise.
I actually was appalled to hear her very recently tell a mother that her small son was upset about being molested by the child of a friend because they were the same age, so the victim actually wanted it, and was not a victim at all. I believe the children in question were 8 or 9, and the mother of the victim had called because there had been a "playing doctor" incident when they were preschoolers, and her son had just come to her to tell her that the other boy had continued to force him into the same type of situation, and that he was suffering from behavioral problems, and starting to wet the bed again. "Dr" Laura's advice? He is upset because he is starting to realize that he is actually wanting/liking it and that it cannot be called molestation because the two children are the same age, so the one cannot be forcing the other to do anything he doesn't want to do. I was physically ill listening to her dispense this tripe, and I am not even a CSA survivor.
But back to Dr. Phil. . .sorry.
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I didn't see this, I don't think. It wasn't the one with Kaylee, was it? I feel so sorry for that poor baby--whether she was molested or not, she should not have been dragged on national television like that. She has a right to privacy, even if she's only three.

I had to quit watching Dr. Phil after seeing the Kaylee episodes. It made me too mad.
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