Re: How tabloid speculation on the status of the marriage of Jon and Kate Gosselin is sure to drive up numbers for the TLC hit show "Jon and Kate Plus 8" which focuses on the young couple trying to raise a set of twins and a set of sextuplets without losing their minds:
"Attention and big audience are desirable," said Robert Passikoff, president of the market research firm Brand Keys, "but not at the expense of the network's brand -- or the audience and advertisers who like the show the way it is.
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"I can't imagine this does anything to reinforce the core values of TLC or the show itself."
Or, you know not at the expense of the lives of the people at the center of this mess. You know, children? Human beings? Mortal bodies wrapped around immortal, imperfect, perfect souls?
Robert Passikoff, that was a horrible, horrible thing to say.