Should I Stay or should I Go?
I've noticed conflicting messages sent by two types of TV shows:
Local News, and Crime Shows.
When watching local news, you're given a frightening list of all the muggings, rapes and murders that have occurred in your home town. The message is, "It's not safe outside. Stay home."
However, on crime shows (like Law & Order), the detectives invariably ask the suspect, "Where were you on the night of the 15th?"
The suspect replies, "I was at home, watching TV.""
Did anyone see you? Can anyone verify your alibi?"
"No, I was alone."
So these are our options:
1) Go out on the town, be seen, and run the risk of being a crime victim.
2) Stay home, and run the risk of being a crime suspect.