The media is partly to blame for clown scares

9NEWS at 6 p.m. 9/30/16.

There are more creepy clown threats in the news today.

First Greeley.

This time in Jefferson County.

And it's time that we, in the news media, acknowledge our role in this.

Creepy clowns are catnip for TV news.

And threats against schools always get people riled up.

But perhaps "riled up" is no way to go through life - for no reason.

And JeffCo Schools says the clown thing is just "social media hysteria" due to "recent media coverage."

Some of the blame probably belongs with the fools making these threats.

But sometimes these rumors get going without any kind of threat at all.

...Just some thoughts from Kyle Clark

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