I'm not one to normally watch the local news -- especially during November sweeps -- but after recording my dog's evening news' debut Saturday night (she's the fluffy, white one), TiVo recorded the news again on Sunday night. Just in time to find out about the PlayStation "pornable" (a moniker undoubtedly borrowed from Minneapolis affiliate station, Fox 9) from another local Philadelphia news outlet making specious claims about handheld game systems to get a quick boost in the ratings department.

The best part: when they show Google's first result for "psp porn" to be a humble Joystiq post about a pornographer's attempt to bring the online porn world to your PSP ... don't bother, the link in question has ostensibly been dead since June 2005. But what they're talking about is a web browser, not a game system. Type "porn" into Google, sans "PSP" and you're still gonna find porn. A slightly less sensationalistic piece would have discussed the prevalence of web browsers in various devices; or shown parents how to actually, y'know, use the PSP's parental controls to restrict access.

Nope. Instead they rode porn, terrorism, hate groups, pedophilia, sexual predation, and other "pathways to trouble" all the way to ratings heaven. "Eye-opening" clip embedded after the break.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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