Here is what Mr. Anonymous wrote this morning, in response to the earlier post on NBC's To Catch A Predator:
"I believe I heard it on Glen Beck maybe not, that no convictions resulted from Catch a Preditor[sic]"Stop and let this sink in for a second: This person typed in this factually incorrect comment while connected to the internet.
Now, yesterday morning, before I started putting the finishing touches on the post in question, I knew pretty much squat about the Murphy, TX/Louis Conradt flap. Thanks to the magic of Al Gore's intertubes, in about an hour I had read a 12 page Esquire magazine exposé, a half dozen news reports, a double handful of Wikipedia articles, and some assorted editorial columns and blog posts, as well as watching several YouTube clips of Dateline: To Catch A Predator, a show I had never actually seen on TeeWee.
If only there were some big network of information-filled computers to consult rather than relying on what one might or might not remember from listening to Glenn Beck...
So, Mr. Anonymous, whoever you are, I hope you take this in the spirit in which it was intended, for you have provided a valuable lesson for us all.