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Bug #38550 closed:corrected
President No More

This past August 21, the Huffington Post published an Associated Press story calling Donna Arnett the president of the American Heart Association (AHA). Arnett, who was the first stroke survivor to serve as president of the AHA, actually held that office for the fiscal year beginning... Read more

Bug #38549 closed:corrected
Not Anymore

This past August 20, USA Today published an Associated Press story calling Donna Arnett, the president of the American Heart Association (AHA). Arnett, who was the first stroke survivor to serve as president of the AHA, actually held that office for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012... Read more

Bug #38546 closed:corrected
Not Raw Just Half-Baked

This past June 14 Raw Story carried an article from the Guardian entitled, “Eyeball-licking: the fetish that is making Japanese teenagers sick.” The title kind of sums up the whole article. It’s a now familiar fable that has somehow crept across the pages of newspapers, magazines,... Read more

Bug #38530 closed:corrected
Eye of the Beholder

Mommyish says its writers “combine a thirst for the latest parenting news and trends with a tongue in cheek approach to childrearing.” I guess in following that approach, it was only natural that Mommyish gravitate toward a story entitled “Japanese Teens Are Licking Each... Read more

Bug #38520 closed:corrected
Shangheyed

Alright, so I’m gazing over the Business Insider (BI), when this headline hits my eyes, “Strange Sex Fetish Leads To Pink Eye Epidemic In Japan.” Whoa! Does BI know how to sell a story or what? They had me sold in the first two words. I was all eyes for whatever BI reporter,... Read more

Bug #38517 closed:corrected
Exploding a Media Myth

On August 8th, the famed urban legend-debunking website, Snopes.com had lifted the lid on rampant reports of a dangerous new eyeball licking craze sweeping Japan. Based primarily on the findings of Tokyo-based journalist, Mark Schreiber, Snopes proclaimed the story to be... Read more

Bug #38499 closed:corrected
In the Shadow of Doubt

 “Japan's youth is caught up in a new craze -- eyeball licking…, ” says the Toronto Sun. I have seen this story repeated by dozens of major news organizations around the world, including ABC News, the Guardian as well as Time Magazine to name just a few, and I’m... Read more

Bug #38478 closed:corrected
Another Code Brown!

“An "eyeball licking" fetish seems to be spreading pink eye among Japanese school children, who describe the act, also known as oculolinctus, as an expression of intimacy between young lovers,” writes Ashik Siddique in the Medical Daily (MD). It was the beginning of a... Read more

Bug #38453 closed:corrected
Faking It

This past June 17, denizens of greater Syracuse, New York looking to the Post Standard’s Syracuse.com for a daily dose of health news got quite an eyeful. Reporter, James T. Mulder, didn’t sugar-coat anything when he delivered the news about “eyeball licking” which he... Read more

Bug #38447 closed:corrected
Not a Lick of Truth

“Japanese craze for eyeball licking leads to rise in infections,” screamed the headline on a Telegraph article by Tokyo correspondent, Danielle Demetriou. There was even more to it than that I soon learned as I scanned my eyes across the lede to read that “A craze for "eyeball... Read more