Rumors are Juicy and Rotten

Rumors are a funny thing.

Rumors on the internet are like honey to bees.  If it’s sweet, we flock to it.  Like Jim Mora said in the video above “you think you know, but you don’t know.  And, you never will.” You can keep speculating if rumors are true, but when it isn’t, it’s a huge letdown, because you either expected it, for fear or for excitement.

A large number of websites, message boards, and blogs strive to be accurate by checking with credible sources.  For the most part, they do a phenomenal job of giving you the best objectionable view of a story.

Fleetwood Mac thinks that "rumors" can be stretched into a false "truth."

Besides, would you believe anything being said from a guy behind you in the checkout line who is friends with his dentist whose daughter lives on campus with a roommate that has a boyfriend who is friends of another friend who knows someone on a football team?

That’s not a source.  That’s a rumor that started out small from “heresay” and evolved into fodder for fans to go nutty about.

The boys from Deadspin hit it on the nail with this explanation from 2008 about how internet rumors can develop.

I was told once and I have never forgotten the message:  “if something sounds too good to be true, it isn’t.”

Rumors are like a juicy, delicious, and enticing fruit, until it’s turns rotten and you have to toss it away.

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