A United States government agency is currently engaged in a propaganda/ misinformation war directed at the people of the United States. They're using TV to accomplish it.
The makers of CSI do not want to teach people how to be better criminals. They rig the plots so that they don't quite work. Let everyone search their house for a window cleaner containing HF so they can kill themselves. Let people try to blow themselves up by burping gasoline while talking on a cell phone.
The plots are deliberately flawed. I'm ok with that, although it's not as fun.
The BATFE agents were asked to come up with an explosive system for the Dec. 11th, 2003 show.
The BATFE chose Ammonium Perchlorate. It doesn't work, and it makes the public think that a common fuel for toy rocketry is a threat to every American, especially the ones who fight terrorism like the sky marshals.
If the facts don't back your position, why not start a propaganda war? Lie to the American public for their own good, right?
This way, even though the regulations are unnecessary, stifle commerce, and are draconian, the American public will approve them.
It's a guerrilla marketing campaign, and not the only one going on right now.
Watch CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI: Mayberry, Without a Trace, Without a Clue, Cold Case, Case of Cold Beer, Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, Law and Order:CI, Law and Order: Elevator Inspectors, and Law and Order: Jag.
You have no right to genetic privacy. If you don't volunteer your DNA, you're either a criminal, evil, scum, or evil criminal scum.
Never mind that police departments can't keep up with the DNA samples they have. In Chicago, rape victims are getting together to pay to have their own rape kits tested for DNA so that the rapists can be caught. The cops don't have the money to do the DNA tests. I guess catching rapists isn't a high priority item.
We're being played folks. I hate to say it, but the majority of the American public is falling for it.