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Wonderwall Logo By Mark Gray of Wonderwall | Slide 2 of 23: Jim Bob Duggar suffered from a case of, shall we call it, "selective amnesia" during a late November pre-trial hearing for his son, Josh Duggar, who was facing multiple charges of receiving and possessing child pornography. Prosecutors wanted to show that Josh's previous molestation admissions should be allowed in the new trial. But when asked to look back at the 2006 incidents, Jim Bob seemed to remember some things quite vividly while remaining hazy on other key details. When asked about a police report involving his son, Jim Bob said, "I can't remember" and called the police report "tabloid information." The judge in the case clearly didn't believe the Duggar family patriarch, writing in his decision, "The Court found Mr. Duggar's selective lapse in memory to be not credible; he was obviously reluctant to testify against his son." Jim Bob even tried to play judge at one point. "I'm not going to allow it. Are you going to allow for that?" he reportedly asked the judge during one phase of questioning. The judge reportedly fired back, "If there is [an] objection to be made, someone will make it but it won't be you." A few weeks later -- while Jim Bob was running for a seat in the Arkansas state senate -- Josh was convicted on two felony counts of child pornography possession. On Dec. 14, Jim Bob lost the primary in a landslide. 

Jim Bob Duggar suffered from a case of, shall we call it, "selective amnesia" during a late November pre-trial hearing for his son, Josh Duggar, who was facing multiple charges of receiving and possessing child pornography. Prosecutors wanted to show that Josh's previous molestation admissions should be allowed in the new trial. But when asked to look back at the 2006 incidents, Jim Bob seemed to remember some things quite vividly while remaining hazy on other key details. When asked about a police report involving his son, Jim Bob said, "I can't remember" and called the police report "tabloid information." The judge in the case clearly didn't believe the Duggar family patriarch, writing in his decision, "The Court found Mr. Duggar's selective lapse in memory to be not credible; he was obviously reluctant to testify against his son." Jim Bob even tried to play judge at one point. "I'm not going to allow it. Are you going to allow for that?" he reportedly asked the judge during one phase of questioning. The judge reportedly fired back, "If there is [an] objection to be made, someone will make it but it won't be you." A few weeks later -- while Jim Bob was running for a seat in the Arkansas state senate -- Josh was convicted on two felony counts of child pornography possession. On Dec. 14, Jim Bob lost the primary in a landslide. 

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