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(Hollywood Reporter)   ABC's "20/20" is investigating Dateline NBC's "To Catch a Pervert." No word on if it will air on CBS or Fox   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 306
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2007-08-16 11:45:29 AM  
I hope Chris Hanson body slams John Stossel.
 
2007-08-16 11:55:33 AM  
suck it libs
 
2007-08-16 11:55:38 AM  
Reporter FIGHT!
 
2007-08-16 11:56:16 AM  
Headline = Win

/+1
 
2007-08-16 11:56:35 AM  
"The notion that ('Dateline' correspondent) Chris Hansen or anyone at 'Dateline' could or would 'control' or 'manipulate' the actions of law enforcement personnel is preposterous,"

Yeah right.

These people will do anything to get the shot. (no pun intended)
 
2007-08-16 11:56:49 AM  
Good. Finally, someone in the MSM gets it. The institution most in need of a good proctological examination is the media. And Dateline, IMO is the most egregious of the bunch
 
2007-08-16 11:57:00 AM  
thatguyfred

Damn it!!! ROFLMFAO!
 
2007-08-16 11:57:01 AM  
www.bucknell.edu

Why don't you have a seat over there?
 
2007-08-16 11:58:42 AM  
....but then who will save the children ?
 
2007-08-16 11:59:02 AM  
www.itsevansville.com
"Don't FARK with Chris Hanson."
 
2007-08-16 11:59:37 AM  
Actually, I think it's Hansen.
 
2007-08-16 12:00:02 PM  
A SWAT team for a suspected child molester? You've got to wonder how much of that was done for TV, I'd imagine they'd normally proceed with a couple uniformed officers at most under normaly circumstances.

Then again, I'm not a cop.

But hey, it's just one more molester off the streets.
 
2007-08-16 12:00:24 PM  
What I don't understand is--what could this guy have possibly been arrested for?! The only "crime" he committed was talking to an adult pretending to be a child on the internet. He didn't even want to meet the "child" in real life. How is this grounds for a warrant, much less an arrest?!
 
2007-08-16 12:01:40 PM  
I hope that NBC gets their ass handed to them in court over this. That Predator show is an abomination.
 
2007-08-16 12:01:46 PM  
Good. Neither Dateline nor Perverted Justice are the police; they should STFU.
 
2007-08-16 12:03:07 PM  
Not_Enginerd: I hope that NBC gets their ass handed to them in court over this. That Predator show is an abomination.
==============================================

...because sending pictures of your crank to a 12 year old girl should be protected under the law?
 
2007-08-16 12:03:17 PM  
What I don't understand is--what could this guy have possibly been arrested for?! The only "crime" he committed was talking to an adult pretending to be a child on the internet. He didn't even want to meet the "child" in real life. How is this grounds for a warrant, much less an arrest?!

It's the intent to commit a crime -- right now, we're all about charges based on intent. I remember a pretty famous case around here regarding "Assault" with a secondary charge of "Intent to commit sexual assault".
 
2007-08-16 12:03:20 PM  
Dateline NBC needs to do 2 very important things to improve those Predator shows:

1) Put Chris Hansen in a Punisher skull t-shirt

2) Kill those scumbag pedophiles


That's all.
 
2007-08-16 12:03:43 PM  
fred_chan: What I don't understand is--what could this guy have possibly been arrested for?! The only "crime" he committed was talking to an adult pretending to be a child on the internet. He didn't even want to meet the "child" in real life. How is this grounds for a warrant, much less an arrest?!

I think it's based on the person's intent, but I agree with you, how could he be accused of a crime if he didn't even want to meet the "child?"
 
2007-08-16 12:04:56 PM  
ihatedumbpeople: But hey, it's just one more molester off the streets.

Well would-be molester, actually. Of a child.... or really a teenager. Who never really existed in the first place. Yeah, I feel like I'm living in Gotham under the care of Batman. Good work.
 
2007-08-16 12:05:52 PM  
Not_Enginerd: fred_chan: What I don't understand is--what could this guy have possibly been arrested for?! The only "crime" he committed was talking to an adult pretending to be a child on the internet. He didn't even want to meet the "child" in real life. How is this grounds for a warrant, much less an arrest?!

I think it's based on the person's intent, but I agree with you, how could he be accused of a crime if he didn't even want to meet the "child?"




Next you'll be telling me that most of reality TV is fake...


Then again, there was that guy who blew his own brains out rather than get arrested. He was innocent right?
 
2007-08-16 12:05:58 PM  
Does fark still ban image flooders?
 
2007-08-16 12:06:14 PM  
DROxINxTHExWIND: ...because sending pictures of your crank to a 12 year old girl should be protected under the law?

No, but we don't need NBC to act as the internet police.
 
2007-08-16 12:06:48 PM  
I think it's based on the person's intent, but I agree with you, how could he be accused of a crime if he didn't even want to meet the "child?"

Yes, and while I don't believe this is the exact wording (since I'm not a lawyer), the charges all involve "Soliciting sex from a minor", and often "Traveling across state lines with the intent to sexually assault a minor"
 
2007-08-16 12:06:59 PM  
www.robsell.com

Can I get in this? I'm a serious reporter too!
 
2007-08-16 12:07:05 PM  
Not_Enginerd: I hope that NBC gets their ass handed to them in court over this. That Predator show is an abomination.

Yes! How dare they stalk and embarrass pedophiles trying to...diddle....little...kids.

Oh thats right, they are exposing monsters to public scrutiny. Honestly I wish they would kick it up a notch and take Carlos Mancia's idea and run with it. This country is way too pussified, "oh no, were hurting the pedophiles feelings now, boohoo!"
 
2007-08-16 12:07:24 PM  
Could someone report ThatGuyFred? It's one thing to abuse a cliche, but another thing entirely to spam the same damned cliche into every thread. It was annoying when Dittybopper did it, and it's annoying when he does it.
 
2007-08-16 12:08:34 PM  
Not_Enginerd: DROxINxTHExWIND: ...because sending pictures of your crank to a 12 year old girl should be protected under the law?

No, but we don't need NBC to act as the internet police.

===========================================

And this offends you because...?

The police have said the man hours that it would take to cinduct these investigations would make them impossible. I despise the police and hate snitches but I have a special place for a person who would hurt a child. Fark 'em.
 
2007-08-16 12:09:03 PM  
NineInchNader: What I don't understand is--what could this guy have possibly been arrested for?! The only "crime" he committed was talking to an adult pretending to be a child on the internet. He didn't even want to meet the "child" in real life. How is this grounds for a warrant, much less an arrest?!

It's the intent to commit a crime -- right now, we're all about charges based on intent. I remember a pretty famous case around here regarding "Assault" with a secondary charge of "Intent to commit sexual assault".


wouldn't this all be something like talking about robbing a bank and then never doing? or saying your going to beat that guy up and never doing it?
 
2007-08-16 12:09:04 PM  
I am just waiting until one of these guys shows up at the To Catch A Predator house armed and starts shooting.
 
2007-08-16 12:09:20 PM  
i.realone.com
 
2007-08-16 12:09:20 PM  
seoblackhat.com

Just wait until the day when they arrest you before you even think of committing a crime.
 
2007-08-16 12:09:35 PM  
VideSupra: Then again, there was that guy who blew his own brains out rather than get arrested. He was innocent right?

Even if you're innocent, just being accused of being a would be child molester would ruin your life. All the more reason that NBC should not run around with a camera crew looking for ratin...er predators.
 
2007-08-16 12:10:09 PM  
DROxINxTHExWIND: ...because sending pictures of your crank to a 12 year old girl should be protected under the law?

I guess I missed that in the article:
an actor had been hired to pose as a 13-year-old boy who had been chatting online with a man who was later identified as Conradt. Esquire said "Dateline" producers tried to lure Conradt to the house where police were waiting, only to find that Conradt wasn't coming.

So, the guy was chatting online with an actor posing as a youth. When they tried to lure him into going to the house, he didn't go.

Nothing about a 12 year old girl, nothing about sending pictures of his crank, nothing about protecting his right to send them. Are you sure your response went to the right thread?
 
2007-08-16 12:10:26 PM  
Instead of blaming Dateline, maybe they could, I don't know, blame the suicide on the guy's own actions? This guy was busted trying to lure a young, underage child to have homosexual sex with him, he knew he was going to be arrested, had three computers with extensive cryptography and locks to prevent people from accessing the ugly things he was hiding on his computer? (Somehow I don't believe a man hides his stash of legal porn under layers of passwords and encryptions, but that's just me)

Is ABC really trying to make me believe that the guy saw the police coming to arrest him and thought "oh shucks." and then saw the Dateline cameras, yelled "WELL YOU'LL NEVER TAKE ME ALIVE NOW" then killed himself? Or better yet, that these things should not be investigated and this guy should have been left alone trying to pick up young children without being busted on national tv?

I mean, hey, I could be wrong, but I believe that guy would be alive today if he hadn't been trying to fark children.

/thanks for the totalfark mate, I'll send you an email
 
US1
2007-08-16 12:11:22 PM  
oh no a perverted da, commited suicide. Boohoo. Cry me a river. Basically, he saved the taxpayers a bullet,
 
2007-08-16 12:12:02 PM  
If the crime being comitted is the intent, I wonder if anyone of these guys has tried to use the defense that they were a fan of dateline, had a feeling this was one of their set-ups and their intent was to hopefully get on TV and meet Chris Hansen?
 
2007-08-16 12:12:05 PM  
fred_chan: What I don't understand is--what could this guy have possibly been arrested for?! The only "crime" he committed was talking to an adult pretending to be a child on the internet. He didn't even want to meet the "child" in real life. How is this grounds for a warrant, much less an arrest?!

"The thought police would get him just the same. He had committed-would have committed, even if he had never set pen to paper-the essential crime that contained all others in itself. Thoughtcrime, they called it. Thoughtcrime was not a thing that could be concealed forever. You might dodge successfully for a while, even for years, but sooner or later they were bound to get you."

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime is death."
 
2007-08-16 12:12:06 PM  
VideSupra: Then again, there was that guy who blew his own brains out rather than get arrested. He was innocent right?

At that point, his career was over, and his personal reputation was destroyed. No matter how things turned out, he was going to be front-page material as a suspected (and that equals 'guilty' to far too many people) kiddy diddler, and he would never be able to lose that distinction.

Look at Ray Lewis. People still think of him as a killer. Kobe's still a rapist. Doesn't matter if they were found innocent or not.
 
2007-08-16 12:12:47 PM  
Not_Enginerd: I hope that NBC gets their ass handed to them in court over this. That Predator show is an abomination.

www.itsevansville.com

Why don't you have a seat right over there?
 
2007-08-16 12:13:13 PM  
They should have sent Stalkers after him instead, then we'd have The Running Man.
 
2007-08-16 12:13:51 PM  
US1: oh no a perverted da, commited suicide. Boohoo. Cry me a river. Basically, he saved the taxpayers a bullet,

Don't get me wrong, I see no problem with him being taken off this planet by his own doing - saved everyone a lot of money - but what of people who MIGHT be wrongfully accussed?


/I get a kick out of this show
//Shaudenfreude
 
2007-08-16 12:13:57 PM  
And so it begain, the great VHF war started.

First it was stories about the other stations lousy reporting.

Soon they were mounting machine guns on the traffic copters and last
came the lighning raids.

Until only Ric Romero and chris hansen were left.

Their death duel was the highest rated tv show ever.
 
2007-08-16 12:14:03 PM  
Tatsuma:

Holy shiat!! Where you been man? Haven't seen you in ages. Oh, and I have to disagree with you.

Yes, this guy had MAJOR problems. What if he had a change of heart and was trying to seek therapy? Then all of a sudden SWAT shows up at your door even though you didn't do anything. Like someone said before, just being accused of something can ruin your life.
 
2007-08-16 12:14:16 PM  
Now the media is feeding on itself.. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
 
2007-08-16 12:14:24 PM  
honk: DROxINxTHExWIND: ...because sending pictures of your crank to a 12 year old girl should be protected under the law?

I guess I missed that in the article:
an actor had been hired to pose as a 13-year-old boy who had been chatting online with a man who was later identified as Conradt. Esquire said "Dateline" producers tried to lure Conradt to the house where police were waiting, only to find that Conradt wasn't coming.

So, the guy was chatting online with an actor posing as a youth. When they tried to lure him into going to the house, he didn't go.

Nothing about a 12 year old girl, nothing about sending pictures of his crank, nothing about protecting his right to send them. Are you sure your response went to the right thread?

===========================================

You are familiar with the show aren't you smart ass? The person who I was responding to, who happens to not be you, understands that I was talking about the show in general and not just this specific case. But, don't let that stop you from posting another smarmy response.
 
2007-08-16 12:14:28 PM  
While the show seems to do a service, especially when they catch repeat sexual offenders, it's definitely over the top.

As much as I love watching Hansen talk to these guys, he'll eventually lose his job over this.
 
2007-08-16 12:14:37 PM  
wouldn't this all be something like talking about robbing a bank and then never doing? or saying your going to beat that guy up and never doing it?

Actually, it's more like talking about beating a guy up, showing up at his house with a baseball bat but getting stopped by cops at the door.

I'll agree -- it's messed up that we can claim to file charges based on knowing what someone's going to do before he does it, but that's the way the law is written. Messed up? Yeah, but don't go hitting on internet kiddies no matter how hot they are and you'll be okay.

Well.. until you get that speeding ticket at the top of a hill because the cop KNEW you had no intention of staying within the limit.
 
2007-08-16 12:14:45 PM  
DROxINxTHExWIND: The police have said the man hours that it would take to cinduct these investigations would make them impossible.

Well we all know the police would never lie just to get to act tough on TV.

The fact that this show is making money off of the suffering of children who are molested by- wait, what's that? They're actors? And they never get molested?

EVEN WORSE. Take this bullshiat off the air, you sickos.
 
2007-08-16 12:15:04 PM  
VideSupra: Then again, there was that guy who blew his own brains out rather than get arrested. He was innocent right?

A SWAT team went into his house, came out and said that he'd killed himself. Therefore he's guilty of child molesting.

Please stay off of any juries.

(I despise child molesters as much as anyone, but what they're doing is wrong.)
 
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