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    Declow

    [21]Feb 28, 2007
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    LeeroynJenkins wrote:

    This show entirely exists purely to exploit and they are kidding themselves if they think they are doing a public service of any kind with this near beer version of porn.



    You think TCAP is supposed to be pornographic?
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    NovemberKat

    [22]Mar 15, 2007
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    These guys should be sent to the moon and do whatever the F*** they like.  That's where we should send all these sicko's.  You'd think they might catch on after awhile.  Sweet tea?  Come on.  They must know by now.  They should really have this type of set-up in every city in the U.S.  We need to catch these perverts and punish them like they deserve! 
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    tbird00

    [23]Mar 18, 2007
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    When is the next episode  To Catch A Predator
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    Regulator0013

    [24]Jun 11, 2007
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    Disturbing, yet amusing in a way. These people need to be exposed for what they are. My fiancee and I love watching it, and it amazes us that people still keep trying to meet these girls in light of several highly publicized investigations. Furthermore, as a psych student, its interesting to watch their reactions and behaviors when put into the situation they are in. Oh and I read that a new episode of To Catch A Predator will air in July of 2007.
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    CURLYHURLEY

    [25]Jul 25, 2007
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    marvelfan89 wrote:

    http://www.firstliberties.com/nbc_dateline_controversy.html

    Yeah it was very informative and entertaining to read about that sexual predator shooting himself.....give me a break. They are  doing it for the ratings and money. Dateline NBC while they have done great segments over the years has also made itself look like pop culture crap as well part of that in your face tabloid news reporting that a lot of people have accepted.



    So you don't like that the sex predator killed himself????? Whats a matter with you??? I think they gun them down once they walk in the house and pile the bodies outback!
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    marvelfan89

    [26]Jul 26, 2007
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    CURLYHURLEY wrote:
    marvelfan89 wrote:

    http://www.firstliberties.com/nbc_dateline_controversy.html

    Yeah it was very informative and entertaining to read about that sexual predator shooting himself.....give me a break. They are doing it for the ratings and money. Dateline NBC while they have done great segments over the years has also made itself look like pop culture crap as well part of that in your face tabloid news reporting that a lot of people have accepted.

    So you don't like that the sex predator killed himself????? Whats a matter with you??? I think they gun them down once they walk in the house and pile the bodies outback!

    What kinda crazy statement is that? I might ask you the same question and no I don't care that the guy killed himself (I never said that and you took it the wrong way). What I meant to say which I thought was quite clear is that it's tabloid news trash that people eat up and can't get enough of.

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    CURLYHURLEY

    [27]Jul 27, 2007
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    marvelfan89 wrote:
    CURLYHURLEY wrote:
    marvelfan89 wrote:

    http://www.firstliberties.com/nbc_dateline_controversy.html

    Yeah it was very informative and entertaining to read about that sexual predator shooting himself.....give me a break. They are doing it for the ratings and money. Dateline NBC while they have done great segments over the years has also made itself look like pop culture crap as well part of that in your face tabloid news reporting that a lot of people have accepted.

    So you don't like that the sex predator killed himself????? Whats a matter with you??? I think they gun them down once they walk in the house and pile the bodies outback!

    What kinda crazy statement is that? I might ask you the same question and no I don't care that the guy killed himself (I never said that and you took it the wrong way). What I meant to say which I thought was quite clear is that it's tabloid news trash that people eat up and can't get enough of.



    Its my crazy statement, muhahaha
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    gilmorecrazyluv

    [28]Jul 29, 2007
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    marvelfan89 wrote:

    http://www.firstliberties.com/nbc_dateline_controversy.html

    Yeah it was very informative and entertaining to read about that sexual predator shooting himself.....give me a break. They are doing it for the ratings and money. Dateline NBC while they have done great segments over the years has also made itself look like pop culture crap as well part of that in your face tabloid news reporting that a lot of people have accepted.

    The guy who killed himself was an Assistant District Attorney. I saw that episode. The guy actually didn't know about Dateline being involved. In Texas the laws are really strict so he was being arrested for soliciting a minor online who was really a decoy from "Perverted Justice," the online watch site who helps catch these men. It's.... sad I suppose but at the same time, he did it to himself. He screwed up his life. The only difference is we know about it rather than him getting to a child and no one knowing. How many times had he done it before?!
    Edited on 07/29/2007 9:54pm
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    pineapple4u

    [29]Dec 29, 2007
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    To Catch A Predator must die. i don't think what that mens doing is good but. they put you in jail with a decoy where is the real 13 or 14 child. let say the marijuana is iligal right and i have a regular cigar and i say this is marijuana the cop can arrest me for that.

    in other example if they guy go to jail without the evidence (the child) why the cops dont arrest a Chris and all the crew for left a child home alone without supervision. is to much stuff. you know when is a cop as a prostitute is different she is the evidence but here where is the evidence. one of those mans can say i know is a decoy and the real girl have 18 and thats way i came, i just let her try to fool me with her under age. people dont buy the products who support to catch a predator program with their commercials during the show that is the best way to stop the abuse the have for onli tv ratings.
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    marvelfan89

    [30]Feb 27, 2008
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    gilmorecrazyluv wrote:
    marvelfan89 wrote:

    http://www.firstliberties.com/nbc_dateline_controversy.html

    Yeah it was very informative and entertaining to read about that sexual predator shooting himself.....give me a break. They are doing it for the ratings and money. Dateline NBC while they have done great segments over the years has also made itself look like pop culture crap as well part of that in your face tabloid news reporting that a lot of people have accepted.

    The guy who killed himself was an Assistant District Attorney. I saw that episode. The guy actually didn't know about Dateline being involved. In Texas the laws are really strict so he was being arrested for soliciting a minor online who was really a decoy from "Perverted Justice," the online watch site who helps catch these men. It's.... sad I suppose but at the same time, he did it to himself. He screwed up his life. The only difference is we know about it rather than him getting to a child and no one knowing. How many times had he done it before?!

    That's not quite the point of my argument but I see where you are going.

    pineapple4u wrote:
    To Catch A Predator must die..

    Ironically enough it might. the lawsuit against Dateline has been approved whether or not Dateline will win this case is another story. Here's more interesting facts following this story:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Conradt#Aftermath

    "Conradt's death prompted criticism of the show, already attacked by some on the legal and journalistic profession for breaking down the walls between the press and the police. A year after the incident, national magazines Rolling Stone and Esquire published articles attacking To Catch A Predator. Esquire obtained raw footage of the incident that contradicted Dateline's and host Chris Hansen's previous denials of the show's alleged collusion with law enforcement officials"

    The incident immediately brought international attention to the already popular Dateline show, much of it negative. Some of Conradt's friends continued to believe he was innocent of all accusations, and that his sex chats had actually been part of his own operation to net sexual predators (even though he had played the part of the john), or that he knew "Luke" was an adult pretending to be a child.

    On June 1, 2007, the Collin County District Attorney's office announced that it would not pursue any of the indictments that To Catch a Predator had netted. Officials from the DA's office believed that cases were riddled with errors. More problematically, it appeared that nearly all of the investigative work had been done by Perverted-Justice and Dateline, with the police only playing the role of the arresting force. In its response, PJ said it had complied with the DA, offered assistance and evidence, but had found the DA to be corrupt and lazy.

    Detective Walter Weiss, after the failed sting, resigned from the Murphy Police out of guilt.

    Patricia, Conradt's sister, said she plans to file a $105 million wrongful-death lawsuit against NBC."

    Which as it stands now is going through.

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    WylieR

    [31]Jan 31, 2011
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    To those posters complaining about this show: if it's so bad and offensive, then why are it's ratings so high? Why don't TV viewers boycott it en masse?


    If I am allowed a bit of self-promotion, then those TV.com members with a sense of humor might appreciate the web parody of TCAP, which is on the "Funny or Die" website. Just go to the home page, and type in "To Catch a Comedian". That is our parody, we hope you enjoy it!



    Thanks, Wylie (Producer / founder of Two Loose Screws Video Prods.)



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    fbarcenas

    [32]May 22, 2011
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    It is utterly cruel to punish humans for being human. Sex is what we are made to do. It's our prime directive. Everything else is just diversion and entertainment.

    We don't punish lions and tigers for lashing out and attacking their trainers, that is their nature; it's what they are supposed to do. It's those that wish to control and tame that are in error.

    Sex nor attempted Sex, should not be a crime. Unless is was unwelcome at the moment.


    This is so "much to do about nothing". You Americans keep finding new ways to punish yourselves for not living up to your own puritanical principals. You are forgetting your own rhetoric and have to remember that you ALL fall short of the glory of your god.

    You are taking mostly normal people and criminalizing them. The fact that they are only luring men when women would fall for the same lure is terrible.


    I don't think they will ever target women. There would be a public outcry at that point. It's OK to target men, but women get some sort of protection. Because in their head, it is whom they are trying to protect. If they ever showed women, it would burst that imaginary bubble and the show would be exposed for what is really is. Let's make a profit out of the depravity of others.

    Leaving a family without a mom is a tragedy, but leaving them with out a dad is OK?

    If you sit back and look at it objectively you will realize how sick the producers of this show are.

    To catch these guys is OK. To air it and make a profit off of it as entertainment is deplorable. You guys might as well execute prisoners on TV, too. Why not bring back the arena and gladiators, too? This is just sick all the way around.

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