Local TV loves breathless reports on trends — especially things that can be made to look scary or dangerous. The stories are often ridiculous. I was going to write about Fox 23’s absurd story about vodka eyeballing, but then a reader suggested something even better: teen werewolves.
Here’s a perfect example from San Antonio, which shows how TV news takes a goofy teenage fashion trend and churns out a story devoid of even a shred of wit or irony. They didn’t even do a good job of exploiting the Twilight angle. Dopes.
This is the money quote, from a school administrator: “They walk down the hallways and meld into the fabric of the school, and don’t seem to be troublesome in the school environment.” Wow! Those teen wolves are crazy!
This is nothing new. Step into the wayback machine and watch this hilarious story about the dreaded punk rockers. At least this one is smart and well done.