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Bug #38493 closed:unresolved

Houston We Have a Problem

 
This bug appeared in a news report published by KRIV Fox 26 (Houston, Texas) on Aug 15, 2013. View the original news report.
Bug Type:  Other

This from KRIV Fox 26 in Houston, Texas:

“Eyeball Licking."  It is apparently a trend among young Japanese according to an article in medicaldaily.com”

Apparently it’s not any more, or rather never was. Medicaldaily.com has since corrected its story to reveal reports of the bizarre trend as nothing more than a hoax. Let's hope KRIV Fox 26 can correct this unsightly problem in its report.

(The Fox 26 news story mentioned above was first posted to its website on June 14, 2013 and updated on Jun 28, 2013 )

Supporting Information:

If you want a real eye-opener, take a look at "Lick This!" by Mark Schreiber and read how the tale of a fake fad made in Japan made its way into online publications like MNT as well as the pages of newspapers, magazines, and more all around the world.

Also see: "In the Public Eye" on Snopes.com

 

Related MediaBugs reports (the same error over and over again):

The Spread (Houston Chronicle); Seeing Eye to Eye (Huffington Post/UK edition); Eye Witless News Report (ABC News); UPI Out of Focus (United Press International); Another Code Brown! (Medical Daily); Entertaining... Licks Telling the News (ABC2 News, WMAR-TV, Baltimore); Didn't Get the Memo (New Zealand Herald); Here is the Thing (MSN News Canada) Fatal Error (CTV News Canada); Time to Correct? (Time Magazine); More Than Meets the Eye (New York Post); A Cock-eyed Story (New York Daily News); Faking It (Syracuse.com/The Post-Standard); Bucking the Trend That Wasn't (The Times of India); If You Can't Lick 'Em Join 'Em (Fox News); Not a Lick of Truth (The Telegraph); Eye Network Lacks Nose for Fishy Stories (CBS News); Calling Out the Daily Caller (The Daily Caller); Code Brown (Medical News Today); Gawk at This!  (Gawker);  Not a Thing (The San Francisco Chronicle);  Less Than Meets the Eye (The Guardian); A Blind Eye to the Truth (Huffington Post); Falling for a Fake Story... (The Washington Times)

Fixed/Updated:

Gawk at This!  (Gawker); A Blind Eye to the Truth (Huffington Post); Another Code Brown! (Medical Daily); Code Brown (Medical News Today)

Disappeared (story deleted by news org.):

Faking It (Syracuse.com/The Post-Standard)

 

 

Response

JT Cassidy has contacted KRIV Fox 26 (Houston, Texas)

Bug History

Aug 15, 2013 7:42 pm Open JT Cassidy
Aug 15, 2013 7:47 pm Open: Under Discussion JT Cassidy
Oct 15, 2013 9:01 am Closed: Unresolved admin

Discussion Leave a comment

 

Correction:

The bug report above states: "This bug appeared in a news report published by KRIV Fox 26 (Houston, Texas) on Aug 15, 2013. View the original news report." The Fox 26 news story mentioned above was first posted to its website on June 14, 2013 and updated on Jun 28, 2013.

Aug 15, 2013 7:47 pm