Tucker Carlson, former host of Cable News Network (CNN)'s Crossfire, said on the July 30, 2002 show that:

“Now, we know something about television ratings here at ‘Crossfire,’ and I know a desperate attempt to appeal to the public’s… interests when I see one, and ‘John’s TV’ is just that…

What about child molesters? What about rapists? I guess the point here is, people soliciting prostitutes are really at the lower end of the threat scale here, whereas child molesters, I would say, are right near the top.

Why not put them on the tube? …[T]he problem here that strikes me is for a relatively low-grade crime you’re potentially destroying someone’s entire family.”

July 30, 2002