Fake iPhone Recall Story Gets Coverage as Real News

We were watching the local news tonight and the ABC affiliate aired a story claiming that Apple had recalled the iPhone. It was clear that the local news crew didn’t understand that the iPhone wasn’t on the market, despite recent rumors (1, 2). I figured that if this story was real, it would have been all over the internet and my feeds would be littered with hundreds of posts about it.

A quick search yielded the following:
Apple Recalls iPhone; Forgot to Include ëPhoneí Feature

Which was reposted here (without credit):
A nutty right-wing blog.

I so wish I could link to the video of the news report. Local news can be awesome in all the wrong ways.