Link: Rumor Accounting

Shawn King for Stupid Apple Rumors:

Wouldn’t it be better if if your favorite site were more accurate? If they published fewer rumors from fewer suspect sources? If we could trust what they say more? Stupid Apple Rumors’ goal isn’t to have rumors go away - we like rumors as much as the next person — but to have the rumors, and the sites who publish, waste less of our valuable time with ridiculous stories from ridiculous sources. Our goal is to track, document and report on the rumors and the sites that publish them in the hopes that those sites will take notice and make a concerted effort to get better at their jobs - thereby providing even greater value to you their readerships and advertisers.

Honestly, the only thing that surprises me about this analysis is that the shit-bag rumormongers did as well as they did.