History YMMV / Dateline

5th Jul '17 12:30:37 PM themaniacinthemailbox
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** Played straight with some of the more memorable predators, like Michael Wilusz (genericwhitemale), Joe Wunderler (Vamale_692005), and Michael Warrecker (can_i_rape_you_anally).

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** Played straight with some of the more memorable predators, like Michael Wilusz (genericwhitemale), Joe Wunderler (Vamale_692005), Marvin Lakhan (CrazyTrini85) and Michael Warrecker (can_i_rape_you_anally).



** Joe Wunderler's entire chatlog. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ml0MQhDXZIQ&t=2s It starts with wanting to have sex with her while she pees,]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m48vhh5ZQi8 then onto wanting the decoy to have sex with a ''dog,'']] and then it somehow finds a way to get worse from there.

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** Joe Wunderler's entire chatlog. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ml0MQhDXZIQ&t=2s It starts with wanting to have sex with her while she pees,]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m48vhh5ZQi8 then onto wanting the decoy to have sex with a ''dog,'']] dog]], and then it somehow finds a way to get worse from there.
5th Jul '17 12:26:44 PM themaniacinthemailbox
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** Played straight with some of the more memorable predators, like Michael Wilusz (genericwhitemale), and Michael Warrecker (can_i_rape_you_anally).

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** Played straight with some of the more memorable predators, like Michael Wilusz (genericwhitemale), Joe Wunderler (Vamale_692005), and Michael Warrecker (can_i_rape_you_anally).



*NauseaFuel: While all of the chats are disgusting, Joe Wunderer's and Marvin Lakhan's truly stand out.



* {{Squick}}: Putting aside the obvious squickiness that comes with the {{paedo hunt}}, there was once a man who planned for a girl to perform a sex act ''[[BestialityIsDepraved on a cat.]]''

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* {{Squick}}: Putting aside the obvious squickiness that comes with the {{paedo hunt}}, there was once a man (Marvin Lakhan) who planned for a girl to perform a sex act ''[[BestialityIsDepraved on a cat.]]'']]''
** Joe Wunderler's entire chatlog. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ml0MQhDXZIQ&t=2s It starts with wanting to have sex with her while she pees,]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m48vhh5ZQi8 then onto wanting the decoy to have sex with a ''dog,'']] and then it somehow finds a way to get worse from there.
28th Jun '17 3:24:50 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* WhatAnIdiot: The ''To Catch a Predator'' series make it a point to highlight predators who come to the traps despite having seen the specials before. Numerous examples lean on WrongGenreSavvy, and others are GenreSavvy gone wrong, and some are just plain ignorant to the law. For instance:

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* WhatAnIdiot: The ''To Catch a Predator'' series make it a point to highlight predators who come to the traps despite having seen the specials before. Numerous examples lean on WrongGenreSavvy, and others are GenreSavvy gone wrong, and some Some are just plain ignorant to the law. For instance:
9th Jun '17 9:12:22 PM whateveryousay21
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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'' 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'' lasted as a few standalone segments for 4 years. Now look at how many tropes cover just that segment... to make the point even worse, Hansen's career has covered a wide range of topics and crime reports, but he's mostly only known for the ''TCAP'' stings.
1st Apr '17 8:38:36 PM asknostalgiabum
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** A few predators had shown up on these episodes more than once. This includes Michael Syvert in California.

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** A few predators had shown up on these episodes more than once. This includes Michael Syvert Seibert in California.
30th Mar '17 3:21:25 PM PeaceAndLove
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** Among the predators themselves, LorneArmstrong.

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** Among the predators themselves, LorneArmstrong.Lorne Armstrong. Well, about as much of an ensemble darkhorse as a pedophile can be, anyway.
7th Mar '17 6:57:36 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* YouLookFamiliar: Invoked in reality at least two times:
** One man caught in a California sting operation showed up again at their next California sting 8 months later. Chris is quick to remind him of that.
** In a recent ''Hansen VS Predator'' episode, Chris believes he recognizes the man who shows up at the house, later revealed to be a man that Chris had traveled with on the commuter train for several years.

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* YouLookFamiliar: Invoked in reality at least two times:
** One man caught in a California sting operation showed up again at their next California sting 8 months later. Chris is quick to remind him of that.
** In a recent ''Hansen VS Predator'' episode, Chris believes he recognizes the man who shows up at the house, later revealed to be a man that Chris had traveled with on the commuter train for several years.
26th Feb '17 7:28:22 AM asknostalgiabum
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: The segment and Chris Hansen are this to Dateline as a whole.
** Among the predators themselves, LorneArmstrong.
17th Feb '17 3:02:38 PM AngelHalo
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* WhatAnIdiot: The ''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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* WhatAnIdiot: The ''To Catch a Predator'' series make it a point to highlight predators who come to the traps despite having seen the specials before. Numerous examples lean on WrongGenreSavvy, and others are GenreSavvy gone wrong, and some are just plain ignorant to the law. For instance:
** Plenty of these predators would attempt to absolve their intents, or explain away incriminating evidence (such as pornographic images) by claiming the (decoy) child was the one who invited them. Unfortunately for them, a child cannot legally give consent.
** A few predators had shown up on these episodes more than once. This includes Michael Syvert in California.


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** Some attempt to run from the police, such as Michael Patterson in New Jersey, which got him a taser shot and tackled to the ground for his trouble.
** Despite Chris Hansen making it clear he has evidence in front of the predator, they still attempt to lie their way out of the situation, which only harms their case.
13th Jan '17 7:22:34 PM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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** Played straight with some of the more memorable predators, like Michael Wilusz (genericwhitemale), and Michael Warrecker (can_i_rape_you_anally).
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