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Shanna
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Post Protest new Lifetime network reality show "Deadbeat Dads"....
on: April 27, 2009, 17:20
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http://glennsacks.com/blog/?p=3653

Just one more thing to hurt fathers and their relationships with their children....I read this about the premise of the show, and was like most of you will be, appauled and I hope all of you jump on board and click on the link above to send a premade email to protest this new show. " it follows National Child Support founder Jim Durham as he tracks down and confronts dads who don't pay child support.” According to Reuters, Durham "functions as a sort of 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' for tracking deadbeats…It's ambush reality TV." Durham will target fathers who are behind on their child support by "making their lives miserable -- foreclosing on their house, repossessing their car. He will squeeze them."

Last April, Fathers & Families led a highly-publicized campaign against the show (originally called “Bad Dads”) and got Fox to drop it. Now Lifetime TV, which reaches nearly 100 million households, has picked up Deadbeat Dads, which unfairly depicts divorced fathers as uncaring and selfish. Research clearly shows that most divorced dads pay their child support and remain a part of their children's lives, often under difficult circumstances. In fact, federal government data shows that the overwhelming majority of "deadbeat dads" earn poverty level wages--only 4% earn even $40,000 a year."

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Shanna
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Post Protest new Lifetime network reality show "Deadbeat Dads"....
on: May 7, 2009, 08:22
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If you go to the link, in the first two sentences of the article is a link to send a letter to Lifetime protesting. The sentence says, "To email and fax a letter to Lifetime Executives protesting this show, click here." The "click here" is in blue. There are spaces to add your information, then just click "send to email and fax", and it will send you email to the right people. It is pretty sad that a show like this is in the works. I hope it fails.

mitcheli
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Post Protest new Lifetime network reality show "Deadbeat Dads"....
on: May 7, 2009, 09:13
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You know, many years ago, long before I was even aware of the equal parenting movement and before I was even married, I used to refer to Lifetime as the "Wife Beater" Channel. Why you might ask? Well, it seemed that every time I went channel flipping and landed on Lifetime, there would be some show about a poor woman being tortured by her husband. It became so common place to me that I just dubbed them that. So frankly, it doesn't surprise me in the least that Lifetime would carry such a show.

In my opinion, it's just another example of wagging the dog. By showing a select few dead beat dads, they hope to alter public perception, but while over 60% of non-custodial parents pay their child support in full, and almost 90% pay at least some, and a majority of "dead beat" parents are low income earning less than 40K per year, they hope to present that "Dads" are irresponsible by skating out of their support obligations.

In any rate, it's important for EVERY parent to provide the emotional and financial support their children need and deserve. It's important that such support be within the means of that parent and that the parent be afforded the opportunity to be as fully supportive in every respect as they can be.

Shanna
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on: May 14, 2009, 04:49
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I know what you mean about the Lifetime Channel. Seems like the seek out making men the bad guy, and the women victims. Very sad. Those are the statistics that I wish people would see. There are more spiteful ex's out there who are witholding visitation out there, than what the pubic calls "deadbeat dads". Makes me ill. I have watched my husband suffer at the hand of his ex, booking their child's dance card, so to speak, or just flat out withholding visitation. He has come to a new agreement with his ex on the visitation, but I know she isn't very thrilled with the circumstances. She now knows her move was not legal. AMEN! She came out of her cloud of denial

Children definitely need both parents in their lives. I wish there was more done to punish the spiteful exes who choose to withhold or interfere with visitation of the NCP. I hope one day these gender biast laws will change.

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