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 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.
Thought "Breaking Bad" was hot last Sunday? @FOX29philly See who's breakin' bad in SW Philly leavin' 6 people SHOT - Tonite at Ten!— Joyce Evans (@JoyceEvansFox29) October 7, 2013
Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.philly.com
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