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Ok, ringing in the new year with To Catch a Predator.
WTF is up with this show? Watching it made me develop some serious stomach upset and gas (or also could have been Joey's tuna cassarole). Watching peoples' lives get destroyed...What fun...
Already read a gazillion blogs for and against the show, for and against the Perverted Justice people, sympathetic to and (actually much less) antagonistic to the thwarted "guests" of the program.
Methinks it's the blatant humiliation of these folks that made me so queasy watching the show. I essentially participated in their ultimate punishment just by watching the program. The punishment for their private, nefarious deeds: broadcast them caught in the act on TV.
I feel gross for helping punish them, and feel very sorry for what will be an extremely difficult rebuilding of their lives afterwards (if they don't just end up putting a gun in their mouths). However, something else is, for lack of a better phrase, completely f___ed up about this:
That cancer-research doctor guy they caught. They showed him call up his wife and ask her to bring bail money and not to tell their girls. Yet he was there for a 13 year old girl...
And almost all of them knew they'd done something wrong, and denied they sent pictures of their dongs to these girls...
And of course, the question always comes around to: what if it hadn't been a sting? What could have happened to those potential girls and bois? (That "bois" term definitely translates to "...am a sick f__k") Answer most likely is: something not good.
Ergo, yes they deserved punishment. Did they deserve TV punishment? Who knows. I just wish I hadn't participated in it. Although I do hope the YouTube link gets me some traffic here...
Next post: maybe some f-ing code for a change, eh?
posted @ Monday, December 31, 2007 3:41 PM