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i <3 louis. this looks like it's going to be good.
Don't ruin it, Louis.
Hell of a lot of beards
Hell of a lot of joanna newsom
Shame about the context though...
who cares if he gets a house
i'm not sure i can handle much more of it
"I AM NOT A PAEDO"
"not a mental one" WTF. So if it were legal it'd be ok???
I loved that bit so much :D
who thought it was a good idea that he was serving the drink?!
But then it cut to some scenery and more music. I felt like they did that to tell the viewers 'No he's not doing one of those things!!'
I know a few who would be running scared thats for sure
but they're not perfect, whats to say some freak's not gonna get aroused by that desk flap?
and be thinking "Heheh, this is to check whether I get aroused by the phallic object in that kids mouth. Oh actually I remember a couple of years ago my wife was deliberately eating a banana seductively once to try and turn me on, that was HOT!"
and then bang, they've got a raging erection.
I just watched it, how and why do they get some special cushty little paedo haven? Everyone of them beats around the bush trying to make out they weren't disgusting kid pests. They should be put in the big boys pen and be bummed to death.
and gave them a go-kart p'haps.
How is it fair that they serve their sentences but then continue to remain locked up?
but if you're going to have a justice system in place then don't fuck about with it by adding what are essentially extra years behind (albeit cushier) bars.
but if you're going to have a justice system in place then don't fuck about with it by adding what are essentially extra years behind (albeit
If they're not safe then their original sentences should be longer and with a stretched out rehab period afterwards.
no way, I was in a room full of people and missed that. I'm surprised the US government can get away with that but truth is, if these guys have got an illness like that, how can they be let out??
Argh, going to have to iplayer it.
I've not got a problem but that one girl here looks like she could be 12. mmmmmmmmmmm.
I should have stuck with my instinct and watched south park instead
Really lazy, unintelligent journalism. I think I've finally properly decided I don't like Theroux. He has this really insincere condescending naive thing going on and seems to think merely making a TV show about a controversial subject constitutes as journalism. It doesn't, Louis- you have to ask some interesting, challenging and at least vaguely probing questions too.
I don't think he gets people to open up at all. He certainly didn't get anyone to open up any more than they usually would have done yesterday. Appearing naive only works as a journalistic tool if you can convince people you are being sincere and I think he usually fails to do that.
It isn't necessarily even a matter of 'putting people in their place'- I thought he asked some very boring and tedious questions and didn't do anything to even attempt and get to the crux of the issue he was discussing. Where were the challenges to the idea that committing a sex crime meant you were in some way mentally dysfunctional? Where were questions regarding sexual orientation, if it can be 'cured' and whether or not the men in that facility were in essence being punished for acting on this orientation? Where were the questions regarding liberty and whether or not their incarceration was justified or not?
It was lazy journalism in that it covered an issue and yet failed to address it in any interesting or provactive way.
I think you're wrong. And I've seen plenty of his other shows.
Theo you cunt
There's only one Arsene Wenger...
Chelsea are a bunch of cunts by the way, I hope they all die.
you're basically _vikram?
We're all going to die.
when they were all sitting around paul bearer singing the adams family.
they're creepy and they're kooky, they're just a little spooky.
a troupe of singing vile sex pests. I wanted to throw my shoe and the telly several times during this program.
was the row between the therapist and the inmate. I didn't think it was really that big a deal, but then when they met the next day it was like they were saying he could have been up before a judge for his attitude or something, and then there was all that crap she was spouting about how she did not feel like she was victimised by him and she 'wouldn't be carrying it with her.' WTF? Don't take any shit from the paedo!
Almost EVERYONE there apart from Louis seemed to have this institutional speak. The therapist sounded so defensive, it was ridiculous. The only normal people seemed to be the social workers, and I'm not sure how they put up with so much weird manipulative bullshit from the paedophiles. I do imagine some of them are reformed, but the institution seemed to have brainwashed them to such an extent that it was impossible to know how much of it was natural manipulativeness on their part and how much of it was institutionalied talk. The castrated guy kept saying 'we...' when asked to talk about what he had done, talking about the process of talking about what he'd done, rather than being able to say directly, until pushed, what he'd done.
It was all very strange. Louis is still pretty hot but I find the naive act a bit charmless now. He was way better when he was Michael Moore's sidekick/counterpart on that channel 4 show.
she was like a Dementor
Yeah, it was telling to me that one of the very last parts was the castrated guy saying when he was in court, the judge asked him whether he was just using a load of 'clinical buzz-words'. Which to me implies the judiciary is very sceptical of the progress they can make with therapy. Which also suggests they are caught in a kind of vicious circle where, no matter what happens after, once you have committed that sort of crime there can be no redemption in the eyes of the justice system, or society as a whole.
he's the most inoffensive person in the world!
I can see what he is trying to do, dip his toe into more serious journalism, but i think last night he seemed really, really out of his depth. With his previous shows i always got the impression he had a game plan but last night night it kinda felt like a boat lost at sea. I'm sure with a few more shows though he'll find his footing soon enough though.
but was still pretty good for the fact that it showed the system that operates in the US for paedophiles after release from prison, that I for one wasn't aware of. Whether or not you like his journalistic style, his programmes are generally pretty good discussion points.
'in parts of the US' then.
I'd have to hold my hands up and say that it hadn't even occured to me that such a programme might exist, never mind the idea that it had been around for years.
because it is as much about him and his getting involved in the lives of his subject as it about the subject, lately his programmes have been lacklustre, he just seems to be there as a typical journalist which isn't his forte
tragic in the absurd not the sympathetic sense.
does anyone notice the parallels between this and the way homosexuals used to be treated?
sexuality and metal illness are not the same.
pedophilia is a vile crime, but these people live in this bizarre, bureaucratic purgatory. everyone seems deluded in the belief that they might somehow cure themselves even to the point of castration!
this hospital seems more of a punishment than any jail imaginable!