Josh Duggar Edited His Cheating Confession -- Did He Think We Wouldn't Notice?

This whole "Josh Duggar is a monster" saga really won't quit -- we thought it was done after the molestation scandal surfaced in May, then again after he confessed to that, then again after he was accused of having an Ashley Madison account and cheating on his wife, and then again after he admitted to that. But no, it's not over yet -- Josh Duggar altered the confession he posted on his family blog to take out some key phrases. Like we wouldn't notice, Josh.

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Here's what the changed passages of his confession looks like right now:

I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have been unfaithful to my wife ...

I have brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans of our show with my actions.

And here's what they looked like when they were first posted:

I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife ...

I brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans of our show with my actions that happened when I was 14-15 years old, and now I have re-broken their trust.

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Okay, first of all: Did he really think no one would notice?? Everyone, and I mean everyone, was talking about his confession within minutes of his posting it. The whole thing was copied and pasted and screenshotted into eternity. Josh didn't have a chance.

So what about the changes themselves? He took out the part about getting addicted to Internet porn, presumably because no one was accusing him of that in the first place. But now we are. No editing will change that.

Nixing the sentence that mentioned his actions as a teenager seems to me like something a PR professional might tell him to do. You know, something like: "Hey, Josh, let's not talk about how much of a monster you were when you were a kid so everyone can talk instead about how much of a monster you are now?"

I'm assuming this all happened in a mild state of panic, so Josh probably wasn't thinking through his actions. Hey! That sounds familiar. 

 

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