We all know that local TV news operations work hard to make us afraid not to watch, and that May Sweeps is like their Halloween. This month I'll show you some of the most spine-tingling, blood-dripping "Special Reports" from around the country.
WPVI Action News 6 in Philadelphia is a good place to start; the promotional shot above, from an ABC News site, shows them literally chasing an ambulance.
This is how WPVI's own site promotes a flesh-crawling exposé that will not only scare the shit out of you, but remind you to watch Desperate Housewives:
Desperate Housewife to the RescueThey actually say, "It's REALLY scary!"
An Action News Special Report
April 28, 2005 — A warning that will change the way you use your computer!
From cities to suburbs, we cruised the streets with a laptop in hand to show YOU how easy it is to access YOUR private internet account without EVER setting foot on your property.
Anyone can access this?
If it's that easy, who else is doing it?
And what DAMAGE can they do?
It's REALLY scary!
Consumer Reporter Nydia Han with an eye-opening alert that will change the way you use your computer.
Monday on Channel 6 Action News at 11.