Philadelphia anchor under fire for shooting tweet

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Associated Press

Posted on October 7, 2013 at 7:05 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 7 at 7:06 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia TV news anchor is being criticized for trying to get her Twitter followers to watch the station's coverage of a deadly shooting by comparing it to "Breaking Bad."

The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/1af41Ut ) 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!"

Viewers immediately criticized Evans, with one person writing it sounded "like it was written by a sociopath."

Evans is a longtime anchor at the Fox affiliate. She later responded that she was trying to compare the "very real life drama" of the shooting to the fictional show about a chemistry teacher turned methamphetamine dealer.

Sunday evening's shooting killed one person and wounded five. It remains under investigation.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.philly.com

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