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Philly Fox anchor under fire for shooting tweet

October 7, 2013
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An anchor for the Fox TV station in Philadelphia referred to the cable drama "Breaking Bad" in a twitter post trying to get viewers to watch the station's coverage of a shooting that killed one person and wounded five.

The Philadelphia Inquirer ( ) reports WTXF-TV news anchor Joyce Evans tweeted "Thought 'Breaking Bad' was hot last Sunday? See who's breaking bad in SW Phllly, leavin' 6 people SHOT -- Tonite at Ten!" The tweet referred to the show that ended last week about a chemistry teacher turned methamphetamine dealer

Viewers immediately criticized Evans as Sunday evening's shooting remained under investigation, with one person writing: "this tweet sounds like it was written by a sociopath."

Evans later responded that she was trying to compare the "very real life drama" of the shooting to the drama of the TV show.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer,



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