History Series / Dateline

10th Sep '16 8:43:21 PM Usagi1992
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* DrivenToSuicide: One of the men they captured with To Catch a Predator killed himself when he realized the cops were closing in. [[http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2008/06/nbc-resolves-la.html NBC "amicably resolved" his sister's lawsuit.]].

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* DrivenToSuicide: One of the men they captured with To Catch a Predator killed himself when he realized the cops were closing in. [[http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2008/06/nbc-resolves-la.html NBC "amicably resolved" his sister's lawsuit.]].]]
27th Aug '16 8:34:54 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* TheBlindLeadingTheBlind: The majority of these predators fall victim to the widespread myths concerning entrapment and the perceived requirement that undercover police must answer truthfully if asked "Are you a cop?". Most of these myths originate in television police dramas. One memorable individual even claimed that his druggie friends advised him on this issue.



* GenreSavvy: Some predators will try to search the house for adults, especially camera crews.



* TheBlindLeadingTheBlind: The majority of these predators fall victim to the widespread myths concerning entrapment and the perceived requirement that undercover police must answer truthfully if asked "Are you a cop?". Most of these myths originate in television police dramas. One memorable individual even claimed that his druggie friends advised him on this issue.
23rd Apr '16 4:05:50 AM whateveryousay21
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first To Catch a Predator special was actually titled ''Dangerous Web'', and spent only half the time on the home encounters. The latter half focused on reactions and interviews with teens and parents, as well as instructing people on how to keep their kids safe on the internet. And of course the police arrests didn't begin until the third special.


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** Even before the show had direct police involvement, they were still handing all evidence over to authorities, and many of them were eventually arrested despite walking free.


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* IdiotBall: In the second Predator special, one of the men is caught in a chat room less than 24 hours after he'd already been confronted at the house. Chris was especially irritated when they confronted him the next day.
** Then there was the guy caught in one of their California stings, only to show up at their next sting 8 months later.
23rd Feb '16 4:33:50 PM JamesAustin
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->''Hi there. Why don't you take a seat right over there...''what'' are you doing?''
-->-'''Chris Hansen''', [[OnceAnEpisode every time they "catch a predator".]]

->''When a show makes you feel sorry for potential child rapists, you know it's doing the wrong thing.''
-->-'''[[Creator/CharlieBrooker Charlie Brooker]]''', ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Guardian]]''

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->''Hi ->''"Hi there. Why don't you take a seat right over there...''what'' are you doing?''
-->-'''Chris
doing?"''
-->--'''Chris
Hansen''', [[OnceAnEpisode every time they "catch a predator".]]

->''When ->''"When a show makes you feel sorry for potential child rapists, you know it's doing the wrong thing.''
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-->--'''[[Creator/CharlieBrooker
Charlie Brooker]]''', ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Guardian]]''
15th Dec '15 11:39:41 AM crazysamaritan
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* StupidStatementDanceMix: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Hfm4kvVB0g An affectionate remix of some Dateline clips has become very popular on Youtube.]]

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* StupidStatementDanceMix: StupidStatementDanceMix:
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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Hfm4kvVB0g An affectionate remix of some Dateline clips has become very popular on Youtube.]]



* TooDumbToLive: Guess who?
** Special mention should go to John Kennelly who was caught entering the house naked and was caught having another explicit chat with a decoy less than 24 hours later.

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* TooDumbToLive: Guess who?
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Special mention should go to John Kennelly who was caught entering the house naked and was caught having another explicit chat with a decoy less than 24 hours later.



** VillainousBSOD: One predator went still and literally fell out of his chair to faceplant into the kitchen cabinet, after learning that he was being recorded.

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** * VillainousBSOD: One predator went still and literally fell out of his chair to faceplant into the kitchen cabinet, after learning that he was being recorded.
11th Dec '15 6:10:15 PM hamza678
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[[caption-width-right:300: Website/{{4Chan}} had a field day.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300: Website/{{4Chan}} Website/FourChan had a field day.]]
11th Dec '15 3:13:59 PM hamza678
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11th Dec '15 3:11:12 PM hamza678
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[[caption-width-right:300: Website/4Chan had a field day.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300: Website/4Chan Website/{{4Chan}} had a field day.]]
11th Dec '15 3:10:57 PM hamza678
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[ImageBoards 4Chan]] had a field day.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:[[ImageBoards 4Chan]] [[caption-width-right:300: Website/4Chan had a field day.]]



-->-'''[[Creator/CharlieBrooker Charlie Brooker]]''', ''[[BritishNewspapers The Guardian]]''

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-->-'''[[Creator/CharlieBrooker Charlie Brooker]]''', ''[[BritishNewspapers ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Guardian]]''
2nd Dec '15 9:19:13 AM dreamofwritting
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* TwoWordsObviousTrope: "Two words for you: Roleplaying chatroom, [[VerbalTic dude]]!"

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* TwoWordsObviousTrope: TwoWordsAddedEmphasis: "Two words for you: Roleplaying chatroom, [[VerbalTic dude]]!"
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