Seasoned Journalist Angers The Masses Comparing Philadelphia Shooting To “Breaking Bad”

October 7, 2013  |  



Not all jokes or headlines are funny! Yesterday, Philadelphia Fox News Anchor Joyce Evans found that out the hard way when she tweeted:

// tweet landed Evans in hot water with her comparison of the hit television show with a 23-year-old being pronounced dead and six others, wounded.  The Daily News reported: Joyce Evans believed her tweet advertised the news story as real life drama opposed to “Breaking Bad’s” fictional story line. To clean up her mess, she tweeted:

Twitter followers responded wagging their fingers at Joyce Evans’ desensitized presentation of Southwest Philadelphia’s gun violence.

“I don’t think people missed your point as much as they didn’t agree to how you presented it.”

“Gun crime and potentially fatal circumstances aren’t something you should be jokingly referencing.”

Despite all the criticism she received, Joyce clearly does not feel she was wrong, as her Twitter timeline is full of explanations to people who “missed” her point. We can understand she wanted news viewers to tune in for the report, but trying to align similarities between a scripted show and the very serious issue of gun violence in our communities is not a good look, considering how many people already don’t take this issue seriously. Evans has set a tone that gun violence is as fictional as a television show.

Do you think Joyce Evans’ comparison was wrong?


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  • Transitioning

    She could have said “breaking bad is fictional” but the 6 lives effected today isn’t … tune into blah, blah, blah

  • niqsanddimes

    It was definitely poorly executed. Twitter, and it’s 140 characters, make fools out of the mighty. Someone on her staff should have reviewd that before it went out.

  • taz

    I also happen to live in the lovely city of Philadelphia and I must say that it happens so much that i don’t even bat a eyelash when i hear about it on the news. Its to the point that it is almost fictional. Although it may not be fictional to the parties involved…it has become a normal backdrop of the city and many cities like it. I wasn’t outraged.Sadly, not phased at all.

  • lulu

    i have ALWAYS hated her i no longer watch fox except for family guy anyway so…but yes that was horrific she should be ashamed you are not funny

  • Jacara Fatin

    I do. I live in Philadelphia and was OUTRAGED to see that tweet. My boyfriend actually pointed it out to me and tweeted her, demanding to know why she was making light of the situation. I am disgusted by her lack of sensitivity and poor attempt at being comical. Not funny. An apology and a suspension from being able to tweet links in relation to her job is very necessary.