Monday, October 07, 2013

Philly news anchor Joyce Evans blows up Twitter

So, you're probably asking: Who's Joyce Evans?

Joyce, it turns out is a news anchor for the Fox affiliate in Philadelphia.

Last night, she did this:
[L]ast night veteran Fox29 news anchor Joyce Evans achieved all that and more -- thanks to a remarkably ill-advised Twitter posting trying to create a Sunday night pop-culture tie-in to the big story -- the shooting of six men on a Kingsessing street corner.

Tweeted Evans ( @JoyceEvansFox29 ): "Thought "Breaking Bad" was hot last Sunday? @FOX29philly See who's breakin' bad in SW Philly leavin' 6 people SHOT - Tonite at Ten!"

The next sound you heard was Twitter exploding. Within minutes, Evans' posting had been re-tweeted by users of the social network more than 2,500 times (note: that's a lot!) and drawn dozens of reactions -- first shock and horror over the tie in to the just-concluded TV drama about a chemistry-teacher-turned-meth-kingpin. Especially since a 23-year-old man had died on the hail of bullets outside of a Philadelphia deli.  [-via Will Bunch -]

No doubt, the question everyone is asking this morning is, how did a classless, low-rent, insensitive, degenerate like Joyce Evans reach a position of responsibility in a respected industry like television news?

And, where did she get her start?

Where else?

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