Pardon my skepticism.
On Drudge? I look at Drudge several times a day and don't recall this. "All over the web." Really? Got some credible links to back this up?
I was looking at the Drudge on my noon hour and saw the story. I decided to look at it in more depth when I got home from work. When I went to the Drudge, it was gone. However, a simple google search had pages and pages of the story. Here is a sample and that is up to page 2 in Google: