Anchors Admit Chupacabra Report Only for Ratings

By Andrew Gauthier 


It’s a summer Wednesday at your local news office and nothing particularly spectacular has happened in the area, but, as news anchor, you’ve still got a half-hour to fill and the script shows nothing but dead air for a good five minutes. What do you do?

At WOAI San Antonio (an NBC affiliate), anchors Randy Beamer and Elsa Ramon resurrected a decade-old alien story, and felt too guilty not to admit it was a shameless attempt to raise ratings. More…