Friday, April 29, 2005

LIVE LONG AND BREATHE A LITTLE EASIER: It turns out that not every child molester and sexual predator is also a Trekkie, as The L.A. Times misreported this week. Ernest Miller at the Corante blog actually picked up the phone, did a little reporting and discovered that while The Times article claimed "All but one of the offenders [the Toronto Sex Crimes Unit] have arrested in the last four years was a hard-core Trekkie," which would mean that 99 out of 100 pedophiles can speak Klingon, the truth is that the detective can only claim a majority of pedophiles he's caught have shown "at least a passing interest in Star Trek, if not a strong interest." Still not the greatest feeling for you Trekkies, I'm guessing.

The Times is now a Tribune Company paper, but the Trekkie controversy isn't the only trouble the company's papers have been having this week.

1 comment:

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