Yeah, I read TFS as a big giant "holy cow are police forces actually this damned stupid?"
How can these idiots take themselves seriously when they have such monumentally idiotic ideas? And why should they expect us to take them seriously?
You're talking about someone who managed to make it his paid, full-time job to write X-File fanfic and hang out at Star Trek conventions, most likely putting everything on a government expense account. The word you're looking for isn't "stupid", it's "brilliant".