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To Catch a Predator Catches up to Roman Polanski

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Oct 13th 2009 9:02AM
Chris Hansen meets Roman Polanski on a fictional version of To Catch a Predator.Before it got self-referential and started playing up its own celebrity, NBC Dateline's "To Catch a Predator" series was a distinct guilty pleasure. It did the heart good to see some genuinely depraved lowlifes humiliated on nationwide TV before heading off to prison where they'd no doubt meet predators more adept than themselves.

Meanwhile, with so many in Hollywood reaching out to defend confessed child rapist Roman Polanski, It was inevitable that some clever video editor would bring "Predator" host Chris Hansen and moviedom's most prominent pedophile together for a brief interview on YouTube (video after the jump).

The exchange hits all of the "Predator" chestnuts as, whenever Hansen ambushed one of these depraved disasters, there'd be excuses and denials galore. Sadly, Polanski outlived the real "To Catch a Predator" as lame lawsuits involving tired notions of due process and entrapment ruined the fun for everyone.

Fortunately, even while televised arrests of the depraved fade from our screens, the Polanski-mocking videos keep coming. In this recent YouTube gem, TV's Sgt. Joe Friday gives Polanski a good going over on Dragnet. Suffice to say, this is rougher treatment than this convicted attacker of 13-year-olds would get in the offices of Martin Scorsese or Michael Mann.

If you come across any similar videos fictionalizing a sense of justice the world continues to deny us, or if you make a video on the topic yourself, be sure to let us know in the Comments section.

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Catching Chris hanson cheating on his wife happens everyday. You can't compare the catches he made ontocatch a preditor. Those men were messing with under age girls. Jailbait. Children under 18. That is a crime.
It is not a crime to get caught cheating on your wife. Its just hurtful to the spouse.

June 30 2011 at 6:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

that a good ideal

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