Huckabee, a longtime pal of the Duggars, posted a statement on his Facebook page decrying the media for its "insensitive bloodthirst" to discredit the Duggars by dredging up "long ago sins.""Today, (wife) Janet and I want to show up and stand up for our friends. We will run to them with our support," Huckabee wrote.

Hell no."What's the likelihood of TLC keeping the show on?

Not high, despite the show's top ratings, says pop-culture expert Robert Thompson of Syracuse University's Center for Television and Popular Culture.

The show is not currently in production."Effective immediately, TLC has pulled all episodes of 19 Kids and Counting currently from the air.

We are deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and victims at this difficult time," said the network statement emailed by publicity chief Shannon Llanes. She's Honey Boo Boo's over-the-top mom, and her family's "redneck reality" show on TLC was canceled in October in the wake of reports by TMZ and others that Shannon was dating a man once convicted of child molestation.

On Friday, she was fuming to TMZ that she wants to sue TLC about unfair treatment, since — so far — the Duggars still have a show, even though, she believes, the parents covered up Josh Duggar's confession to groping five girls 12 years ago in Springdale, Ark."I read that the Duggar family said this happening with their son brought them closer to God and each other," Shannon complained to TMZ.

"So they're saying it's OK to have family touch time?When they married, she was 17 and he was 19; neither attended college.Together they first launched a used-car business, then towing and real estate businesses, and both are licensed real estate agents.(The show's season finale last week "There's this idea that it's just not worth the trouble," Thompson says."It would take some kind of incredible sleight of hand and hubris for TLC to think they could get out of this."Moreover, he says, it's ironic that Mama June makes a valid point about inconsistent treatment."I never would have expected that it would be Mama June who has to become the conscience of TLC — the voice of reason," he said.The Duggars avoid birth control saying they have decided to allow God to determine the number of children they have.