Sweeps Story Gone Bad?
This from a tipster: KFSM started a health scare Thursday night. Mary Marsh reported about
a leprosy "outbreak", only to have the health department send out press releases talking about how untrue it was.
KNWA, 40/29 and FOX all ran stories about the erroneous report,reminding people "the other station" was wrong, and there's no outbreak at all. KFSM on the other hand, seemed to blame the doctor they interviewed for the mistake.
Noticed Drudge Report picked up the link to the story on the station's website. The story was removed from KFSM's website Friday afternoon. A story reporting the Arkansas Department of Health debunking the claims appears now on Channel 5's site.