"Cut and paste" journalism carries a price and INC should feel fortunate that a public 'mea culpa' is all that this little piece of journalistic malfeasance has cost them.
Read the 'corrected' story here:
Just one simple phone call to Dr. Yager for a comment or verification would have prevented this debacle.
This is what happens when facts are not checked, sources are not verified, and when 'news' gets on the air, in print, or is published on the web with little or no supervision. It's all fun and games until someone gets a lawyer and threatens to wipe out all of the media outlet's 1st quarter profits with a nice defamation lawsuit and/or hefty settlement.
Perhaps now, our established local media will be a little more careful about cutting and pasting from the internet, when that information should have been gathered (and verified) the old fashioned way....by talking with human beings.