I know we on the blogosphere enjoy referencing Chris Hansen of "To Catch a Predator" on Dateline. At one time or another we have all made a kiddie-porn joke. Mostly because we are sick, sick perverts.
That being said, ever notice that he is kind of a prick?
I mean, I get that he is talking to dudes who are trying to make whoopee with 12 yr olds and stuff, but seriously, Chris, you don't have to get all judgmental.
The cookie thing is the worst. This guy thought he was getting some sweet young ass, and now you are trying to force a cookie down his throat? Don't act like you just baked those, either, we all know you paid $3.99 at the local grocery and they taste like cardboard. They may be pedophiles but that doesn't mean they don't know a good cookie when they see one.
Then he starts reading all the creepy shit these guys wrote in the chat. What guy hasn't said some ridiculous shit to a girl to get laid? I sure as hell don't want someone reading back, verbatim, the things I say to my girlfriend. Especially when he reads them like a judge reading a sentence. "I want to cover you in red hots and call you 'Shazam'" sounds a lot hotter when I say it in my sexy voice. Don't ruin this for me, Chris!
Then he lets the guy go, thinking he is free and as soon as he walks outside some cop hits him like a linebacker. These guys are all 5'6" 145 lbs and have mustaches - I don't think you need to bring in The Hulk to tackle him. My grandma could arrest most of these guys.
And finally, I realize the guys he is talking so say some dirty shit - but Chris is the one pretending to be a 12 yr old girl and chatting with a 40 yr old guy about sex. I've read those transcripts before - and they sound more like the lyrics to an LL Cool J song than an online chat. I've seen porn that was cleaner than the shit he writes about.
I'd like to meet Chris Hansen and tell him to lighten up, have a little more fun. Maybe we could even have "game night" at his house.
But he better bake some real fucking cookies.