Monday, January 8

CSI:NY & The Idiotarod

So this week's episode of CSI:NY has this description on the CBS website:
"A man found dead in the snow with a price tag inside his stomach leads the CSIs to the annualIdiotarod race where young New Yorkers in creative costumes race decorated shopping carts from Brooklyn to Manhattan as if they were dog sleds."

Humph. I didn't know Idiotarod was in the common domain. (Although if you watch the preview, it appears they are using the name "Idoitrun" in the actual episode.) And why must the media continue to portray shopping cart racers as murders and thieves? For years, we have been bombarded by negative images. How do we expect our children to hold their heads high if this continues?

Let me add the conversation from November that COBRA had with CSI:NY's producers in regard to this. Link to the phone call.

And couldn't have been a Law & Order show? I like Law & Order.