Chris Hansen Accused of Cheating, Gets Exactly What's Coming to Him (UPDATED)

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Twitter almost collapsed under the weight of all the "Why don't you have a seat over here?" jokes being made Wednesday night.
Update, 2:17 p.m.: Random Pixels blogger Bill Cooke has put up the Hansen spread, complete with a photo of Hansen leaving a Palm Beach liquor store, his wedding ring gleaming in the sunlight.

You know who he is: The expensive haircut, the cheap ties. The fake tan, the small-town wrestling announcer voice.

He's Chris Hansen, the former host of NBC's To Catch A Predator, who built a career around pretending to be a cop so he could plant would-be pedophiles on stools and get them to blabber on national television about how sorry they are. You know, in the name of justice (and making as much money as possible).

Well, the National Enquirer says it caught him -- on camera -- cheating on his wife with a South Florida newscaster. And yeah, he's one of the 30 people she follows on Twitter, which these days is pretty much the same thing.

The Enquirer's online post claims the full article is "ON SALE NOW!" but the July 4 edition currently on newsstands doesn't mention Hansen.

We're taking the claim, like all others from the National Enquirer, with a grain of salt, but it should be noted that the supermarket tabloid was right about the affairs of Jesse Jackson, Gary Hart and John Edwards, and then again about Edwards' love child. This is kind of their specialty. They say they've got photos, but we haven't seen them yet.

If it's true, it couldn't have happened to a bigger sleazeball.

This is not an endorsement of pedophilia. Repeated, for the sake of the comments section: Attempting to have intercourse with children is wrong. But for a "journalist" to lure men to a house and then coerce them into an interview under false pretenses is not justice, or karma, or a service to society -- it is ratings, and it is disgusting.

Yes, yes -- we're supposed to be really mean to pedophiles. But that's the job of the courts and big prisoners named Treestump, not a guy who's supposed to be an investigative reporter. And now Hansen's been hoisted with his own petard, except somehow even the National Enquirer reporters ended up acting more like journalists than he did in his Predator days.

The man does not have an ethical bone in his body, and now even his wife and kids know it.

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Vjstump
Vjstump

Good Grief, don't bring fame to be your 'game'.  I believe in Chris, he has done a great job!  Be awesome to see him in Canada doing same show.  He has saved many of our children and brought awareness to parents (like me) who don't know the evil powers of internet across the nation.  I dare not miss the predator show every Sunday night.  Chris, you rock!!   Everyone has marital issues, the Chris Hansen so-called-tabloid nonsense did not involve a 13 yr old girl.  The ones who bark the loudest are the ones who have some unsettling, jealous, greedy conscience about your own insecure relationships.  Chris has something you want (face it)!  Chris is a hero of many hero's who has opened eyes to many parents if not as many perverts. Who ever was spying on Chris wanted Chris out of the way so they can pursue their own pleasures with the young and innocent of our society....right???

KE
KE

he is a sexual offender with his wife and kids, he is a sexual offender in the real life with a real woman with a real human being, his act must be in court, is a family predator, he is a sexual offender who will pay in his own family  for the rest of his life....so shame...

Wa Aayne
Wa Aayne

to catch a predators a great show, thats why we all watch it, we wanna see the broad spectrum of what a pedophile can look like, especially to show our kids that "hey, it can be ANYONE"u call it disgusting, we call it finally seeing some justice take place. u dont know chris hansen so stop judging him, your jealousy is disgusting!

Wa Aayne
Wa Aayne

your a GREAT journalist with your personal attacks on: haircut, voice, ties...the only point i get from your ramblings is: IM SO JEALOUS CHRIS HANSEN MAKES A BUNCH OF MONEY & I WRITE A BLOG FOR A TINY CRAP-RAG. you sir are the sleazeball, chris hansen shows us justice and scumbags getting busted! he makes $ too, so what?! thats how we live idiot, is by making money, its called a JOB u should try it sometime!!

Wa Aayne
Wa Aayne

WOW RICHIE! were u on to catch a pred?  why the hate? "Yes, yes -- we're supposed to be really mean to pedophiles. But that's the job of the courts and big prisoners named Treestump" NO ITS NOT u douchebag, maybe U would be nice to a pedophile, but I and probably every other normal human being are going to hate on the old guy trying to have sex with a child! take your envious/jealous rant about hanson somewhere else!!

Nutalina
Nutalina

I have always wondered how "ethical" this show was,  HOWEVER, I couldn't seem to look away!! The realization that I could actually know in advance what these sleazy predators look like was more than tempting. The possibility of recognizing, or even remembering these monsters' faces, that could someday try to harm my children, or anyones for that matter, was more than enough for me to be glued. Yes, he was horribly cheesy, and it was definitely for the ratings, but I didn't care. I wasn't paying one bit of attention to him!! How often do you get the chance to  "see" these animals, BEFORE they are caught?? This was their natural environment, and some even said they had a feeling it was a sting - Yet, here they were - because they just couldn't resist. They should have no rights at all, the kids sure don't

Troymott55
Troymott55

To Rich Abdill the person who called Chris Hansen a sleazball you are the biggest sleazball of them all maybe you do not like his show for the rest of us Americans who enjoy watching him it is a pleasure to see him at work catching theese creeps that can harm our children maybe in  the end your closest pedaphilia whom in the near future Chris Hansen would have busted there is a big difference in  man who cheats onn his wife or a woman who cheats on her husband and one who prays on children you Rich will soon be exposed to your demons to the Miami News you should be ashamed of yourselves for letting this kinda freak (sleazball) work with you..

Mike in Austin
Mike in Austin

She's 20+ yrs his jr which increases the creepy factor given what he did for a living. They reportedly slept together the first night they met, which increases the likelihood she wasn't Chris' first affair...

Djnova50
Djnova50

"But for a "journalist" to lure men to a house and then coerce them into an interview under false pretenses..."  Chris Hansen works with local law enforcement to set up the sting.  The theory is that perhaps if the predators see themselves on national TV that it might help them get rehabilitated.  Law enforcement would do the sting with or without Chris Hansen or any other media celebrity.

james_cambridge
james_cambridge

Have you heard of periods, commas, colons and semi-colons?

Rich Abdill
Rich Abdill

Law enforcement could do stings without Hansen, but Hansen has also done stings without law enforcement -- who was he helping when he taped the first two "Predator" specials without any police involvement at all?

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