Skip to comments.TV triplets bid $2,000,000 for octuplet story
Posted on 02/02/2009 12:53:42 PM PST by slomark
Yes, we hate the media. With a passion. And this story demonstrates why.
Televisions talk triplets Oprah Winfrey, ABCs Diane Sawyer, and CBS Katie Couric are reportedly involved in fierce negotiations for the first interview with Nadya Suleman. Her price tag is reportedly $2 million.
Of course, Sulemans the wacky 33-year old California woman who recently gave birth to octuplets and is now the mother of 14 children under the age of 8.
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Why? Its the perfect story for the matriarchy that runs the news & entertainment industry today.
She should get her kids taken away from her, and go directly to jail for being an idiot
Will she get her own TLC show?
What's the "story" here? Yeah, having octuplets is highly unusual, but so freaking what? How much can there be to say about it? It's an interesting headline, that's all.
If she gets the $2 million for her story; she certainly won’t be a “burden on society” (as many have opined).
When I was a kid, several families in our (rural) area had large families. A dozen kids wasn’t unusual. Two sisters of one of these families were in my grade 1 classroom — one as a classmate, the other as the teacher.
I hope they take the money. This way they won’t have to be on welfare.
She is a wack job, but if someone came to me with $2M in cash and wanted to interview me I would tell them anything they wanted to know, in triplicate, AND hooked to a polygraph machine.
She isn’t the one being crazy here, the three twits are.
She'll say, "I had lots of babies, hospital food was lousy, now you give me money, big house and new car".
Her selling her story tells me she doesn’t give a damn about her kids, she was only after making free money without having to work. If she cared about her children she wouldn’t prance them around like they are objects
So if mom takes the $2M, pays taxes, puts the money away in a passbook or some other kind of “secure” account, with today’s interest rates and after taxes she is looking at an annual income of about $35,000 (lots depends on tax brackets and state taxes etc).
Seems to me that for a while, that cash flow will be positive. But once those kids hit school, man, that is going to go fast.
Of course, there will be other deals as well, corp sponsorships, etc. but not a bad start financially if it happens.
Remarkable how the left so consistently rewards bizarre, aberant, grotesque and disgraceful behavior while criticizing the good, virtuous and moral. And we wonder how the US could be in trouble?
Sad that this piece of human garbage could get rich from this.
You forgot, "What a country!"
Babies for money.
Start of a trend here?
Wonder what daddy has to say about all these children?
They told us this lady was crazy.
Ya, crazy like a fox. She knew morons in this country would slobber over her story.
Here she is
Yes, TLC has become the Uterus As Clown Car Channel.
You know, you'd think this foolishness would end eventually, but it shows no sign of abating. It's goten to the point where people routinely commit heinous acts with the expectation of getting paid by the Circus Media.
Just wondering......is this woman a citizen?
“Just wondering......is this woman a citizen?”
I’ve seen no indication she isn’t. Second generation, has a college degree.
I invite you to do the math. Very rough math: $2,000,000 divided by 14 kids divided by eighteen years yields $7900 a year per kid. Be assured that this amount per capita will not keep this woman off the dole.
After taxes that should just about cover the hospital bill.
Not really. The three "twits" aren't any crazier than Ms. Suleman. They (more accurately, their producers) know they can make a boatload of money by paying this woman $2MM for her first interview, because many tens of millions of Amreicans will soak it up, buy the products that are advertised during the breaks, etc. Let's face it, there are tens of millions of twits at the root of this.
Personally, I more intrigued by what medical science may learn from this woman. Something went VERY right with her body once this pregnancy was established. These are not only just the second set of octuplets to be born alive, but the smallest of her set weighed 230% more than the smallest of the Chukwu octuplets (which didn't survive), and all eight are breathing without ventilator assistance (only two needed ventilator assistance even briefly after their births) and digesting breast milk. The largest of the Chukwus was 1 lb 10 oz (just 2 ounces more than Suleman's smallest) vs. Suleman largest who weighed in at a whopping 3 lb 4 oz.
Presumably, several specialists were monitoring her very closely, and recording a huge number of physiological variables as the pregnancy progressed. I think it's very likely that many future preemies (multiples and singles) will end up surviving and thriving because of what medical science learns from this woman's case.
this woman is obviously so ardently pro-life that she would have rather had all 8 of her embryos implanted than see any of them destroyed.
yes, she is a loon and this whole thing is very sad, but the reason she did this was because she wanted to give them all a chance to survive. obvioulsy no one thought they all would, but that is another story.
the media, on the other hand, is fine with all the baby-killing that goes on. it's weird that they are fawning all over her.
I don't see corporate sponsorships for a woman that the country views so negatively.
Fourteen kids under age 8 is. No matter how you slice it.
In those large families that I grew up with, the older children could help tend to the younger ones and/or work. That won't be the case here.
Two million dollars won't begin to cover the needs of this crew over time.
The whacky mother is Nadya Suleman, of Palestinian origins.
Most likely mass-producing Hama, Jihadis and al Qaedas.
All at US taxpayer expense.
“I invite you to do the math. Very rough math: $2,000,000 divided by 14 kids divided by eighteen years yields $7900 a year per kid. Be assured that this amount per capita will not keep this woman off the dole.”
True but you forgot all the free stuff and paid endorsements for diapers, baby food, baby wash, etc.
You may be correct though I imagine that if the family can portray an image of 1) they are US citizens and 2) they are not being a burden on US citizens ... then I think that many attitudes would change towards this family.
Unfortunately, there is no law against stupidity. Most idiots do not even realize how dumb they are. Most democrats that I know constantly tell me how smart they are and how all republicans are stupid, racist, and greedy pigs. If there were such a law, the democrats would use it to get rid of us conservatives.
I suspect that, in addition to excellent medical care, this awesomely successful outcome for an octuplet pregnancy is due in part to “obsessed” Nadya’s obsessions including exceptionally good nutrition, physical fitness, avoidance of alcohol/tobacco/drugs, and everything else that goes into giving babies the best possible in utero environment. She deserves credit on that front. Plenty of naturally conceived singletons in this country are born in a lot worse shape than any of the Suleman octuplets, because their mothers refuse to maintain a healthy lifestyle even when they’re pregnant.
“she was only after making free money without having to work. “ I would argue that being the single mother of 14 children under the age of 8 is far harder than just about any job out there. The work must be overwhelming. I have 5 between the ages of 13 and 18, and they were a full time job for my wife.
I don’t get what everyone is so upset about here. Its her life, and the kids are her responsibility. That is the great thing about this country....we have freedom to live our lives as we see fit. That should include having as many children as we want, in any way that we want. She is selling her story, and making enough to support her kids. She isn’t asking me for anything. What is the problem?
Remember to note that Miss Suleman is unmarried. Where is the Dad?
What a way to fuel this woman’s obsession for having kids.
The State of Kalifornia is requiring I spay my female dog so she won’t have any litters, wanted or unwanted.
What medical facility agreed to implant the embryos into this person?
Is the “sperm donor” of all 14 of her kids going to be required to have some responsibility for the results?
Unmarried—Unemployed—Parents bankrupt—very small house.
To think that Nevada County tried to tell me and others a few years back that my horses needed so much space that we should NOT be allowed to have more than 2 horses on 5 acres.....
The worst twist in this story for me is that all of these 8 kids are considered “preemies” and no matter how healthy they grow up to be, SSI will be paid from the moment of birth to the day they each die...currently $600/month/baby.
That is an instant $4800 a month to her—and it isn’t subject to income tax.
Don’t have any info on whether any of her other children were preemies.
I could go on and on.
If she gets the $2 million for her story; she certainly wont be a burden on society (as many have opined).”
NOT just an opinion:
All these 8 kids are instantly eligible for S S I.
I don’t know which administration passed this into law.
Parents filed bankruptcy a year and a half ago- and they walked away from their house at that time.
Grandpa supposedly used to be in the Iraqi Army- perhaps about when Saddam came into power. He was quoted as saying he wanted to go back to Iraq and try to get back into the military there and earn money for “his family”.
I would think he would disappear up the Amazon to not have to live in a house with 14 kids all under the age of 7, along with a “mother” who obviously has mental problems.
Its her life, and the kids are her responsibility. “
How does that square up with SSI paying $600 per child per month from the moment of birth to each and every one of their individual deaths?????
Obsessed Momma will get $4800 a month tax-free for a very long time.
The overall physical and mental health of these kids is far from having been evaluated yet, also.
That might qualify for even more money to her.
I don’t call that “her responsibility”.
I call that the taxpayers getting shafted.
THIS IS SOOO COOL.
Three reasons this is good.
1. We don’t have to pay for her zillion kids.
2. The members of the view can once again look like dopes.
3. She can afford to have zillions more kids.
Every one should be happy, this is a perfect deal.
What are you talking about? Why do you think the mom will get 4800 per month? The article was about the mom getting 2 million from Oprah for giving her story. That would go a long way in supporting all the kids...at least until they are in school and mom can work. I don’t know what you are talking about.
She won’t go on welfare. But the same idiots who pay taxes will willingly support her by buying US and InTouch magazines, the products advertised on Entertainment Tonight, and Oprettah, and so on. Same difference, doncha think? Or call it private enterprise welfare!
Thanks. First time I’ve seen any mention of a Palestinian connection. Though it’s not clear whether the octuplets’ mother, or grandmother have any Palestinian connection, or how much of a connection the grandfather really has. Lots of sane people have the area known as Palestine over the past few decades, so he may even have been taken out of there by his parents when he was very young. A lot of the early media reports seemed to suggest he was a native Iraqi, or at least had lived there before coming to the US, and one FReeper who had worked with Kurds immigrating to the US said Suleman was a fairly common name among that ethnic group.
There’s definitely no indication that these people are practicing Muslims, much radical jihadist sympathizers. If they were the latter, Nadya would have been killed a long time ago to save her father’s “honor”. Instead, he’s knocking himself out working to finance his daughter’s very unconventional lifestyle, and apparently approving of his wife spending huge amounts of time providing free child care to support Nadya’s ever-expanding brood. It looks like both the parents are allowing their adult daughter to run their lives — not something any sort of religious Muslim would do.