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Friday, June 5, 2015

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Fox News's Megyn Kelly Has Issues With Release of Duggar Molestation Records

Click this link for more Kelly rationale, but Kurtz could not totally agree. Yet, Kurtz got his MSNBC dig in!

Fox News is not only circling the wagons around the Duggar family, its most prolific rationale "gunslinger" (excuse the weapon metaphor), Megyn Kelly, seems taken aback by the release of the Duggar scandal records. 

Megyn Kelly is an attorney by profession. One would think she and her production team would check Arkansas State law record Freedom on Information requests before airing segments with disdain for the Duggar's molestation cases.

Mediaite places the Kelly, Duggar and Fox News defense in proper perspective.

Ark. City Attorney Defends Legality of Releasing Duggar Police Report

There’s been a pretty big debate these past few weeks over the legality of the release of the 2006 police report invoking the multiple incidents where Josh Duggar molested young girls as a teenager, including his own sisters. A judge recently ordered the report to be destroyed, and Megyn Kelly––who interviewed the Duggars––said it was released illegally.
Well, tonight, the city attorney of Springdale, Arkansas released a statement defending the legality of the report’s release.
Here’s the statement in full:
On 5/20/15, in full compliance with Arkansas Law, the Springdale Police Department responded to a records request under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. The requested record was not sealed or expunged, and at the time the report was filed, the person listed in the report was an adult. Any names of minors included in the report, as well as pronouns, were redacted from the report by the Springdale Police Department in compliance with Arkansas law prior to release.
In Touch, the magazine that broke the story in the first place, fired back today by also insisting the report’s release was legal.
[h/t NBC News]
[image via screengrab]

Does Fox News have a legal team? Corporate attorneys are masters at seeking answers via legal publications. Arkansas statutes are a matter of pubic record, Or, does the network focus more on the immediate message to the unsuspecting and the unknowing LIVS (low information viewers/voters) who patronize the network?

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