L.A. Times Story Suggests Pedophiles Are Trekkies

Corante catches the Los Angeles Times playing fast and loose with the details of the Toronto Sex Crimes Unit efforts to identify child sex predators by focusing on the locations their disgusting pictures are set in. The article contains this paragraph:

On one wall is a “Star Trek” poster with investigators’ faces substituted for the Starship Enterprise crew. But even that alludes to a dark fact of their work: All but one of the offenders they have arrested in the last four years was a hard-core Trekkie.

It turns out it’s not “all but one” rather “a majority”, and it’s not “hard-core Trekkie’s” but “show at least a passing interest in Star Trek.”

Given that the L.A. Times has a pretty strong track record of sloppiness (See Paterico’s Pontifications); recently fired reporter Eric Slater for substantial errors in a story about death of a college student; and lost all GM advertising; you’d think someone might have questioned such a pointed allegation before publication…

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