NBC news, in association with Perverted Justice, have now taped and aired three televisions programs — and all subsequently re-aired on MSNBC — where pedophiles are entrapped in online chat rooms and in-person “meetings” are set up between the pretend underage teen and the alleged pervert.
When the pervert comes over to the home he — I have yet to see a woman on the show — is met by a camera crew and a reporter instead of the “child” and he is confronted with cold questions and not warm flesh for pleasuring. In the third installment of the program the perverts are arrested by the local police department when they flee the house.
While I admire the effort to remove perverts from our streets so they are unable to prey on our children, I do not approve of the commercial desire to use perversion and mental illness for television profit. What is the point of “interviewing” a pervert about perversion on television? To get great ratings? To sell soap?
To remind us to watch the evening news? The interviewer’s questions are always obvious and as coarse as the pervert’s intent and there’s always a denial from the pervert caught with his hands still in his pants. You can’t help but feel a tinge of sympathy for these pathetic souls as the interviewer attempts, but ultimately fails, at taking the high moral ground by haranguing and pitchforking feeble and incoherent minds.
Several of the men appear to be mentally incapacitated and a couple of the men are repeat offenders by making more than one appearance on the television show! That kind of wounded mind deserves a permanent hospital stay with no hope for parole and not mockery on television because the real message being sent by the television producers is child predators make interesting and compelling entertainment. At no time is a child in danger so the entire setup is a skewering morbid take on Candid Camera.
Let the Perverted Justites do their honorable mission in private. There’s no reason to publish the horror of their work on television where some dangerous minds might just get inspired by the notoriety and fame provided the perverts caught in a national televised net.