Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Forum
I had responded to a post about the loss of news anchor Sue Simmon's. She had actually did a report about me and my daughter and my unconventional Facebook punishment (she portrayed it wonderfully unlike a LOT of news outlets. Because of those comments I had a bunch of DKer's message me about our experience with being subject to national news attention... here is what I posted in the discussion but so everyone that asked see's it I am going to put it out there.
It was back in April that all of this took place but I still get weekly calls and emails about it and if you Google "Denise Abbott" or "Facebook Mom Punishment" you will see that it is still being discussed. CRAZINESS. The Today Show did a poll and 77% of the people that took part agreed with what I did, but of course I still received (and still do receive) a ton of criticism over it. My main intention when I went on the Today Show was not to come off like I was defending myself because I wasn't. I do not regret what I did and the least bit and would do the same thing again if the circumstance called for it.
Here is the link to the Today Show - http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/47203179#47203179
However this was my absolute FAVORITE reporting of our story -
The way I looked at it is if Barbara Walters and Whoopi thought what I did was great I really didn't care what anyone else thought! LOL
It was absolutely CRAZY but honestly I think that every news station did a segment on my Facebook stint. I had calls from as far as Australia to do video newscast. We did go to the Today Show in NY but it was on a Friday and Matt Lauer was OFF!! I was sooooo bummed. They had originally tried to get us to come on a Wed and it would have been him but I was on the fence and waited 2 days!! UGH!! I got a call last week from the producer of the Dr. Phil show asking if we would do a show about social networking and children.
I am NOT a Rosie O'Donnell fan at all, never was, now that she thinks I am evil I don't like her even more - LOL - here is what she said...
Rosie: Facebook punishment ‘a horrific thing’ ( Hey Rosie I find you horrific LOL LOL!! - like she cares what I think! HA!)
First there was the father who shot his daughter’s laptop, and now a mother has punished her daughter with an embarrassing Facebook post. Are these tech-savvy parents reacting appropriately to their kids’ misbehavior? Rosie O’Donnell joins TODAY’s Professionals to debate this and other topics.