Jon & Kate Plus High Ratings, Allowance Rumors, More Tabloid Talk

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This is all your fault, people.

We really don't wanna keep writing about Jon Gosselin and Kate Gosselin, as these below-average parents seem more interested in attention than their children these days.

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But there's clearly interest in this couple, as 9.8 million people tuned in for Monday night's fifth season premiere; that's twice as many viewers as the show's previous high, and more than the number that watched this year's Lost finale. Sheesh!

So, what's the latest on Kate, who complained on the episode that her life was "just so hard," due to the media and pressure on her marriage.

(To which The Baltimore Sun's David Zurawik aptly replied: "Is it really, Kate? Tell that to a family in which the breadwinner has just lost her or his job, you silly, self-absorbed fool.")

According to David Rothermel, Jon's former employer at Style Craft Corp, his wife had him on an allowance; a miniscule one, at that.

"She used to give him only $5 to spend, and if he was out and needed more money, she would give him hell," Rothermel told Us Weekly.

Rothermel - the latest in a long line of friends and relatives to either sell out the Gosselins or go along with their publicity-seeking strategy - also recounted a story in which Kate stormed into the office because Jon's father failed to bring her lunch; while also detailing Kate's lack of gratitude over the donation of a van for the family.

Isn't this fascinating stuff?!?

We beseech you, readers: stop watching this show. For the sake of Jon and Kate's children - as well as our sanity - it's best if this family is kept off TV for awhile.

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The media has dangled a carrot infront of a family already high in stress with multiple children. Once bitten, the media goes in for the kill- and it is a blood bath of riddicule, gossip mongering and media propaganda. How can any family survive that environment. I'm not saying that the parents are perfect but they seem to love their children and take good care of their needs. Stop leading a family to the slaughter.

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these are 2 adults with equal voices & decision making responsibilities. i just hope they remember their wedding vows, the joint goal of raising their children, and christian roots.

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Although the prayer schedule featured on the link below has the Gosselin's with 24/7 prayer coverage, there's always more room to remember this family in the coming days as the media and others continue their campaign of gossip and hate. http://richardtgarner.blogspot...

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"Below-Average"? I don't know where you get your information, but Kate is a great mom, she does not deserve your harassment. The actions of her husband and others cannot be put on her. She is a above average parent and her kid will grow up "normal". TLC asked them for the show...they just took the opportunity to have their life on record and it all has spiraled out of control. The press needs to stop falsely accusing the things they do.

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"Below-Average"? I don't know where you get your information, but Kate is a great mom, she does not deserve your hurrassment. The actions of her husband and others cannot be put on her. She is a above average parent and her kid will grow up "normal". TLC asked them for the show...they just took the opportunity to have their life on record and it all has spiraled out of control. The press needs to stop falsely accusing the things they do.

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I guess all the attention was on Octomom and kate was furious that their new season was coming out with no publicity. Well must be true. With all of this kate stuff we have hardly heard about octomom. It's called controlling the media in your favor AND IT WORKED

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