[QUOTE=pauliec;2940736]I don't know anyone who idolizes the mafia, except those dago trash POS "Growing up Gotti" brothers on TV. Look, if you're Italian-American and your family was from NY or North Jersey in the 40s, 50s and 60s, odds are you have some kind of story relating to the mob. That's what the culture was.[/QUOTE]
That's who I mean -- they are not a huge chunk of the population, but, believe me, there are a lot of "Growing up Gotti" types out there. Anyway, like I said, I don't mind the films & shows about the mob because, as you said, it was a part of the culture and offers some interesting stories.