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Esquire Magazine’s feature on Dateline NBC’s ‘To Catch a Predator’

An unbelievably disturbing article about an unbelievably disturbing show. The show, if you haven’t seen it, lures men to a house to meet an underage person to have sex with and then ambushes them with cameras and eventually a police take-down (which is alway much more violent than it needs to be). The strangest part of the show is when men have seen it and acknowledge they’re on the show and will be taken down by police when they get outside. It’s like some alternate universe.

January 17, 2008