While the average person may watch maybe 25 minutes of a given news channel per day, some of those networks are on 24/7 and have to constantly come up with programming to keep their impossible dream of around-the-clock reporting afloat. It can be a daunting task, which is why it quickly becomes hilariously apparent when the news has absolutely nothing left to talk about.
4 News Station Bases Entire Report on a Facebook Post ... About a Fake Monster
A local news station in Cuba, New Mexico, recently spent two entire minutes talking about a blurry photograph of a carnival monster that had reportedly been seen wandering around the open highway, because there was quite literally nothing else going on in Cuba, New Mexico, that day.
"They say the beast strikes at victims with a combination of Pilates and yoga."
Because the "sighting" was based entirely on a single anonymous Facebook post without any details, the crackerjack news team did its best to inflate the narrative into something that would fill enough time on the evening report, including detailed maps of the monster's alleged prowling zone and an explanation of the term "skinwalker," an in-no-way-nonsense word that Internet commenters decided was the only possible explanation for the photograph. Except, of course, for a screenshot from the film Xtro, which was exactly what it was:
"Hey, maybe we should double check that segment about the farmer being attacked and killed by tomatoes."