Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sex TV sweeps story cancelled after violent threats

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Amazing Sex, Third EditionDallas station KDAF 33 tried to do a sexy sweeps story that was sure to bring in the ratings. The station recruited a DFW couple to see if they could have sex everyday for 30 days and report back about the experience.

Pastor Ed Young in Grapevine pushed his parishioners to try this a few years ago too. I saw him on Good Morning America talking about.

I am sure KDAF picked an attractive couple to talk about having sex on air...what could go wrong? Jacquielynn Floyd of the Dallas Morning News fills us in:

The young woman told me she and her husband were initially surprised when their all-in-fun TV appearance turned up on blogs and news headlines all over the Internet.

But then, she said, her son's baby sitter, searching for sites that were talking about the story, came across an anonymous blogger who knew their family's address and the name of their young son.

"He said he was going to shoot my 2-year-old son in the head," she said, her voice shaking. READ THE REST

KDAF pulled the story from its website after that and ended the affair. You can still see the couple's blog entries here. The perils of infotainment I guess.

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