We may need a catchier title.
But in light of the recent, positively ridiculous i-dosing and vodka-soaked tampon stories, I thought it might be fun to scrounge up all the lazy, absurd, hysteria-promoting local news stories we can find, then vote ourselves a couple winners for a public shaming. Bonus points for particularly lazy reporting, re-reporting old stories that have already been debunked (see i-Dosing), reporting well-known urban legends as news, and reporting on some new “trend” without actually finding anyone who has engaged in it.
Email me your nominees, or leave links in the comments section. The reports could be from any year, so long as there’s video.
We’ll kick things off with one of my all-time favorites.