History YMMV / Dateline

10th Aug '16 2:33:02 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Average income did notably fall, though, as the show became well known, which was speculated to be because of GenreSavvy among the more educated.

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** Average income did notably fall, though, as the show became well known, which was speculated to be because of GenreSavvy among the more educated.known.
25th Nov '15 9:27:14 AM MeAndMyNerdyBat
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdD7moRwN0M&feature=youtu.be One of the predators]] was caught twice in 24 hours, using the same account both times.
6th Oct '15 7:20:21 AM matruz
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Former Subway's spokesman, Jared Fogle, appearing in the show as a commentator on the predator hunt, this was before he was ousted as a pedophile himself, made even more cringeworthy when all he does is laughing at the child molesters and saying how stupid they are for falling in the traps.
3rd Aug '15 6:03:10 AM Hubbin
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* InternetBackdraft, BrokenBase: Although these tropes likely existed as early as the whole "exploding GM cars" thing, they didn't really kick off until the whole "To Catch a Predator" bit got started.

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* InternetBackdraft, BrokenBase: Although these tropes likely existed as early as the whole "exploding GM cars" thing, they didn't really kick off until the whole "To Catch a Predator" bit got started. Proponents of the segment either feel that the predators deserved the humiliation, that the segment was necessary to scare pedophiles from soliciting sex from children, or both. Those who disapprove believe that the predators' crimes didn't justify Dateline humiliating them, that the segment [[KarmaHoudini enabled the pedophiles to get away with it]] (several cases were thrown out due to insufficient evidence because Dateline did the investigating, not the police), or both.
13th Aug '14 1:25:16 PM MCanter89
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* AcceptableEthnicTargets: The majority of predators busted are white men, many of whom are middle class or above. This is in sharp contrast to other reality crime based shows where the majority seems skewed towards low income minorities.
** Average income did notably fall though as the show became well known, which was speculated to be because of GenreSavvy among the more educated.

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* AcceptableEthnicTargets: The majority of predators busted are white men, many of whom are middle class or above. This is in sharp contrast to other reality crime based shows crime-based shows, where the majority seems skewed towards low income minorities.
** Average income did notably fall though fall, though, as the show became well known, which was speculated to be because of GenreSavvy among the more educated.



* [[JustHereForGodzilla Just Here For To Catch A Predator]]: Alright, this show has been running in some form for at least 20 years. [=TCAP=] lasted as a few standalone segments for 4 years. Now look at how many tropes cover just that segment...

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* [[JustHereForGodzilla Just Here For To Catch A Predator]]: Alright, this show has been running in some form for at least 20 years. [=TCAP=] ''TCAP'' lasted as a few standalone segments for 4 years. Now look at how many tropes cover just that segment...



* {{Narm}}: The [=NBC=] staffers' readings verbatim from the chat logs between the decoy and predator, with voices ranging from deadpan or disinterested, all the way to overly excited.

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* {{Narm}}: The [=NBC=] NBC staffers' readings verbatim from the chat logs between the decoy and predator, with voices ranging from deadpan or disinterested, all the way to overly excited.



* UnintentionallySympathetic: This is constantly discussed in Dateline, as you will see the predators in a sympathetic light. They may be very genuine. However, Chris Hansen, or the narrator, will remind themselves AND the audience that these are the same men who were soliciting sex from a minor who clearly had perverted intentions in mind (and that is at best. Some had ''much worse'' intentions).

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: This is constantly discussed in Dateline, ''Dateline'', as you will see the predators in a sympathetic light. They may be very genuine. However, Chris Hansen, or the narrator, will remind themselves AND the audience that these are the same men who were soliciting sex from a minor who clearly had perverted intentions in mind (and that is at best. Some best; some had ''much worse'' intentions).



* WhatAnIdiot: The ToCatchAPredator series make it a point to highlight predators who come to the traps despite having seen the specials before.

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* WhatAnIdiot: The ToCatchAPredator ''To Catch a Predator'' series make it a point to highlight predators who come to the traps despite having seen the specials before.
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17th Jul '14 10:45:53 AM SheldonDinkleburg
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** Brooker is incorrectly using the term "paedophile," as is the case much of the time. Paedophilia is a sexual interest in ''prepubescent'' children -- in other words, 11 years old or younger. The individuals captured on this show might more accurately be described as engaging in hebephilia (sexual interest in children ages 11-14) or ebephilia (interest in children ages 15-17). Some have claimed that since Brooker's incorrect term indicates some slipshod research, nothing he said is to be taken seriously.


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** On the other hand, the questionable ethics surrouding entrapment led Charlie Brooker to claim that it made him feel sorry for the child rapists.
11th Apr '14 1:29:10 PM falcon2484
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** Brooker is incorrectly using the term "paedophile," as is the case much of the time. Paedophilia is a sexual interest in ''prepubescent'' children -- in other words, 11 years old or younger. The individuals captured on this show might more accurately be described as engaging in hebephilia (sexual interest in children ages 11-14) or ebephilia (interest in children ages 15-17). Some have claimed that since Brooker's incorrect term indicates some slipshod research, nothing he said is to be taken seriously.
5th Apr '14 4:33:14 AM AngelHalo
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* Unintentionally Sympathetic: This is constantly discussed in Dateline, as you will see the predators in a sympathetic light. They may be very genuine. However, Chris Hansen, or the narrator, will remind themselves AND the audience that these are the same men who were soliciting sex from a minor who clearly had perverted intentions in mind (and that is at best. Some had ''much worse'' intentions).

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* Unintentionally Sympathetic: UnintentionallySympathetic: This is constantly discussed in Dateline, as you will see the predators in a sympathetic light. They may be very genuine. However, Chris Hansen, or the narrator, will remind themselves AND the audience that these are the same men who were soliciting sex from a minor who clearly had perverted intentions in mind (and that is at best. Some had ''much worse'' intentions).
5th Apr '14 4:33:04 AM AngelHalo
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* Unintentionally Sympathetic: This is constantly discussed in Dateline, as you will see the predators in a sympathetic light. They may be very genuine. However, Chris Hansen, or the narrator, will remind themselves AND the audience that these are the same men who were soliciting sex from a minor who clearly had perverted intentions in mind (and that is at best. Some had ''much worse'' intentions).
** The saddest part is that there are some genuinely nice guys who talk to them, which would normally earn our sympathy. Until we are reminded, or we learn from factual evidence as to how intent they are as a predator, shattering any sympathy for them.
25th Nov '13 7:17:12 PM Quag15
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* FridgeHorror: Beautifully explained by British journalist Charlie Brooker:

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* FridgeHorror: [[http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2008/may/31/features16.theguide6 Beautifully explained by British journalist Charlie Brooker: Brooker]]:
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