I think we've all forgotten how to laugh, because so many of these fake news stories do not even pass the laugh test.
Not the issue! If you want to laugh, just read The Onion... or /. on April 1...
If I get an inadvertent laugh because of true news, then that's just icing on the bread (bread, since most news sucks and definitely isn't worthy of being called 'cake'.)
But journalists not confirming before they publish is just irresponsible... and could be dangerous.
"...was reported by Fox News, the New York Post,Variety and other news organizations..."
After seeing which news outlets jumped the gun for eyeballs over brains, it's understandable, however. Makes me wonder if solikearose works for Fox News -now that sounds like a (fake?) news story!