Friday, October 08, 2004

The lifecycle of a rumor

A few days after the debate, someone on the Daily Kos posted something about Bush possibly wearing a little earpiece during the first debate. Evidence lied in the picture of an apparent protruding wire that ridged out from his suit, and also his weird hesitations and that "let me finish" utterances apropos nothing.

Nutjob theories abound on Kos, so I thought nothing of it. But then I saw the rumor pop up in other blogs, and yesterday, there's a Salon cover story investigating the earpiece rumor. Today, Keith Olbermann apparently questioned a Bush flaky about it, and now Reuters has a story discussing it.

From blog rumor to mainstream wire story, in about five days.