I got a breaking news email today that the first sentence had me laughing:
What used to be an unconfirmed rumor is now a confirmed one.
So it’s officially gone from a rumor that we don’t know is true to a rumor that we know is actually a rumor.
Makes me wonder what the stages of news are. Does it go:
unconfirmed rumor – confirmed rumor – anonymous source – breaking news – confirmed statement – history