Monday, November 13, 2006

Snitch of the Week: 11/5 - 11/11 (Dateline)

The week in Snitching:

  • A soldier turned on his boys after getting that federal pressure. It must suck to be one of the few soldiers prosecuted for killing a civilian during war.
    Still, the other soldiers should have known who they were committing war crimes with.

  • The gays are on a closet cleaning rampage. In the last few weeks they outted Lance Bass from N'Sync fame, Doogie Howser M.D., another TV doctor from Gay's Anatomy and most importantly Ted Haggard.
    Outting celebrities seems a little redundant since people assume a certain level of gayness in Hollywood, not to mention it's a bit toothless.
    Pick a target worth a damn. They should go after more Ted Haggard types because those are the people living that lie that deserve to get outted.
    I'm just waiting for the first outted rapper.

Those stories were good and all but the cake taker was NBC Dateline's "To Catch a Predator."
That show is already the pinnacle of Snitching and the person who came up with the idea deserves some sort of lifetime achievement award.

But they took up a notch because they are now killing the perverts they catch.
Or making the pervs kill themselves out of shame.

A district attorney was about to be arrested by authorities in front of NBC's cameras when he took the express checkout line out of life. I don't think they caught the suicide on camera.

I think the unabashed voyeurism of the show is a disconcerting for some. Someone I know once told me they almost felt bad for the guys who got caught, more because of the public shaming angle than them being a pervert. And I can almost see where they are coming from.

Regardless of how NBC does it, the people they bust deserve to be put on blast in the worst way possible and since they helped clear up the court calendar a little bit on this one, NBC Dateline is the Snitch of the Week.


  1. When are they going to start out these fake ass thug rappers?

    Ok, Lil Wayne and Baby make 2.

  2. Every time I watch Dateline, and I'm waiting for the guy to come to the kid's door, I pray to myself, "Lord, don't let 'em be black."

  3. Baby and Wayne outted themselves with that picture.

    I'm still waiting for the big rapper outting.

    - I don't think I've seen a black person on Dateline yet.

    They'll be sure to fix that soon.

  4. They have a couple of black guys on the Dateline sting. But, they are few and far between.